What's New

Version 2.5.0 update includes :
- Updated for iOS8.
- Ability to now more easily delete old reports.
- Volume default adjusted and other improvements based on user feedback.
- Improvements to Introduction and GUI.
- New icon.

App Description

- "Best Educational App of 2014" - Balefire Labs.
-iTeach: Apps For The Classroom - "Advanced Phonograms exceeded my expectations. As soon as I opened the app, I was immediately in awe of the design and educational thought that has gone into this product."
-Teachers With Apps - "These exceptional apps teach children "how to spell" English words, by explaining how the English language works and by building phonological and phonemic awareness skills that are critical in becoming an adept speller."
- Academics' Choice Award.

Simplex Spelling is one of the best ways to improve English spelling and reading skills. Using a powerful combination of phonics lessons, spelling/word patterns, syllabication, our unique “reverse phonics” (phonics encoding) approach and contextually relevant spelling rules.

Teaching over a year of spelling curriculum with more than 750 high frequency words divided into 52 lists that are organized by spelling patterns and difficulty levels. Each of the 52 lists comes with a lesson that teaches one of the basic building blocks of spelling in the English language.

Our spelling lists focus on some of the highest frequency words in the English language to help students establish a base foundation of literacy and confidence with spelling and reading.

Students learn a new concept for each lesson building on the skills learned from previous lessons and those covered in Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 & 2. Simplex Spelling Phonics Advanced Phonograms guides the student and acts as a personal spelling coach with every word, while teaching students "how to spell" English words. Every word is broken down into its syllables both visually and auditorily to help students build phonological awareness skills. Our “reverse phonics” hint feature breaks each word down further into individual phonemes to improve phonemic awareness, a critical skill in achieving literacy.

Simplex Spelling Advanced Phonograms focuses on some of the more difficult phonograms in the English language in addition to lessons covering contractions and the capitalization of proper nouns.

Recommended age 9+

Note: You can not create your own spelling lists.


- Over 750 high frequency spelling words to help build literacy. 

- Words are spoken and used in a sentence to establish context and improve vocabulary. 

- Introductory spelling list seamlessly leads a student through all of the application’s features.

- 52 instructional lessons teach phonics, phonograms, spelling rules, contractions and the capitalization of proper nouns.

- A full “reverse phonics” approach that builds phonemic awareness.
- Contextually relevant spelling rule hints that help explain “how to spell” English words.

- Letter by letter feedback system provides feedback while the student is in the process of spelling each word. 

- Support for 40 user accounts. 

- Remembers each user’s progress in every list.

- User stats screen track progress with every word.
- Export and email progress reports.
- Ability to set the number of times a word must be spelled correctly to become mastered. 

- Supports upper and lower case letters.

- Supports alphabetic and QWERTY keyboard layouts.

- Supports US, UK and Canadian English spelling of words.

Please check the word lists provided on www.pyxwise.com to ensure that the word lists provided in Simplex Spelling meet your educational needs.


As a MOMs with Apps member, we follow the

"Know what's inside" best practices for kids' apps

Privacy Disclosure:

- Does not contain 3rd party ads 

- Does not share any data 

- Does not contain In-App purchases

- Does not link to social media 

- Contains in app links to view a safe enclosed version of the developer's website for additional information, support and teaching tips.
- Contains link to developer email support and to rate the app.

COPPA Compliant 

App Screenshots

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App Changes

  • December 31, 2014 New version 2.5.0
  • September 06, 2014 Price increase: $1.99 -> $4.99
  • September 06, 2014 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $1.99
  • November 30, 2013 Price increase: $1.99 -> $4.99
  • November 29, 2013 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $1.99
  • October 09, 2013 New version 2.0.0
  • August 10, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • August 04, 2013 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • April 24, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • April 22, 2013 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • February 14, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • January 16, 2013 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • December 11, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
  • December 07, 2012 Initial release

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