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Spell-O-Gram for Mac

Key Details of Spell-O-Gram

  • Word game with a twist
  • Last updated on 10/13/2015
  • There have been 5 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Spell-o-Gram is a fun, but feature-bare app that allows you to test your word scramble skills against the computer in multiple high-score runs. The result is an app that is both fun and a little frustrating, because it never goes beyond its core premise -- short scramble puzzles. Still, if you enjoy these puzzles, you will enjoy this app; and because it is free, there is no reason not to give it a shot.

The installation process is quick: download the app and run it from the developer, though you'll need to input a security override because it's a third-party app. After this, a single-screen interface will pop up with a variety of information on it. You can change the time settings and a handful of options before clicking the "Start" button, which causes the game to throw out puzzle after puzzle at you. These puzzles are basically four- to ten-letter word scrambles of varying difficulties, and the more you complete, the higher your score. Because it is timed, of course, there is a cap, but the time limit is a fun addition that will keep you pushing for ever-higher scores.

Whether you enjoy word scrambles or are looking for a short distraction on your Mac, Spell-O-Gram is a decent app that will entertain you for a bit. It probably won't become a favorite, but if you need a light distraction, it fits the bill.

What's new in version 1.9.0

Compatible with El Capitan.

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Full Specifications

October 13, 2015
Latest update
October 13, 2015
Operating System
OS X 10.8, OS X 10.9, OS X 10.11, Mac OS X, OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6
Additional Requirements
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Developer's Description

Word game with a twist
Spell-O-Gram is a word game that has a purpose and a twist. Think of it as a flash card application with scrambled words. You prepare the Dictionary (word list) from which words are drawn at random and displayed scrambled. Each game has five turns and each turn can be set for 30, 60 or 90 seconds. At the start of each turn you see a scrambled word and try to guess the unscrambled word. If you are correct, you score points and a new scrambled word is displayed. At the end of each turn, the unscrambled word is displayed. If, at the end of five turns, your score falls within the top ten scores, your name and score are entered in the High Scores table. Sound is supported. A Help window is provided. Sound and turn time settings are saved between sessions. The Dictionary can be prepared using the Maintenance window or prepared by any text application and loaded using the "Load File" on the Maintenance window. A Dictionary file is a plain text file with one word per line and up to fifteen lowercase characters per word.