What's New

iOS 8 Compatibility

App Description

Shake-a-Phrase is a fun language app for creative writing prompts, vocabulary, and parts of speech practice. Perfect for learning and laughing in the classroom or on-the-go, it features over 2,000 words and definitions in 5 engaging themes for ages 8+.

- Featured in Everything Mom's "Best Educational Apps For Kids"


"I couldn’t stop pressing the next button to see what silly sentence was in store for me next!" - I Education Apps Review

"My middle school students love Shake-a-Phrase. Thanks so much for making it.” – Speech Language Neighborhood

"This handy little app is perfect for writers, party games and quizzing kids" – App Advice


• SHAKE IT: creates a new random sentence every time you shake - great for discovering new words. Not sure what a word means? Just tap for definitions!

• STORY STARTER: shake up the beginning of a story and let your imagination take over.

• QUIZ ME: test your skills with adjectives, verbs, nouns, prepositions and conjunctions. Tap on the right words to get points and gain levels.

The addictive language fun in Shake-a-Phrase will encourage children to:

• Read the silly, entertaining sentences
• Discover the meanings of unfamiliar words
• Create their own writing projects
• Test their knowledge of verbs, adjectives, nouns, prepositions and conjunctions
• Share language arts fun with friends and family


- 2,000+ age-appropriate vocabulary words, compiled by teachers and parents
- Designed for iPhone and iPad – a universal app
- Story Starter prompts suitable for classroom projects
- 5 colorful, inspiring content themes: Sports, Animals, Fairytale, Monsters and Starter
- Customizable Quiz game tests your knowledge of nouns, adjectives, verbs, prepositions and conjunctions, in any combination you select
- Correct and incorrect answers are easy to see
- Correct quiz answers are rewarded with an audible ping and bonus icons as the levels increase – no penalty for wrong answers
- Save the most hilarious sentences to your Faves library
- Copy your favorite wacky sentences to the clipboard to share with friends


The game designers at Artgig Apps come from a background of educational software development and we put lots of TLC into every detail of each app we crete to ensure a fun and engaging learning experience. We include kids, parents and teachers in our app development and testing to make sure our apps are exceptional tools that kids want to use again and again.

We welcome your comments, suggestions and feedback.

Video Demo: www.shakeaphrase.com

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We at Artgig Apps are parents ourselves, and we hold your privacy and the privacy of your child in the highest regard.

We comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).


- Does not share your personal information with us or anyone else.
- Does not include ads, or in-app purchases.
- Includes feedback links and links to the Artgig Apps website within the app.
- Uses analytics to collect anonymized user data for general information about how people use our apps.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • September 30, 2011 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • October 02, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • October 24, 2011 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • October 25, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • November 05, 2011 New version 1.2
  • December 09, 2011 New version 1.3
  • December 09, 2011 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • December 12, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • May 11, 2012 New version 1.4
  • May 11, 2012 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • May 13, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • July 06, 2012 New version 1.4.1
  • September 11, 2012 New version 1.4.2
  • April 30, 2013 New version 1.5
  • August 24, 2013 Price decrease: $1.99 -> FREE!
  • August 25, 2013 Price increase: FREE! -> $1.99
  • December 12, 2013 New version 1.5.1
  • August 28, 2014 New version 1.5.2
  • October 10, 2014 New version 1.5.3

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