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iPad App Review: Thesaurus Rex

App Name: Thesaurus Rex

Cost: $2.99

What does it promise?  From the people at, this thesaurus app does far more than indentify related words.

Thesaurus RexDoes it deliver? Yes. Users can sort synonyms with new filters such as Relevance, Complexity and Length. They can also create personalized lists of their favorite synonyms.

This app boasts over 550,000 synonyms and antonyms, making it a perfect companion for the English student of any grade level. Students can go beyond basic homework assignments, exploring Word Origin and History for important context and background. They can also learn words in context and improve their writing with the Examples and Tips feature.

A brilliant aspect of this app is that it is completely native to the device. There is no need to tax a mobile data plan or be concerned about connecting to a WiFi network. Everything the app needs to perform is self-contained.

Can I use it in my classroom?  For English teachers this is a no-brainer, but teachers in other academic subjects also will find it useful.

All apps can be found in the iPad apps store under education.

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Article by Jason Tomaszewski, EducationWorld Associate Editor
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