Category: "Scrabble"

Using Hoot Card Boxes

Card boxes have been added to the Hoot app in version 1.97. Using card boxes is a way to organize your study of Scrabble words based on the Leitner system. Each word or anagram is assigned to box 0, and is moved up or down depending on whether you get… more »

Import Lexicon for Android

My last post explained how to create a lexicon from the new NASPA word list (NWL2018) for the Android app. At that time you had to create a new database with the PC version of the program and transfer that to the Android device. Since then I've… more »

Creating OTCWL2018 (NWL18) for Hoot

Update: The NASPA lexicons are now identified as NWL2018 or NWL18 (NWL2020 for new lexicon effective in 2021). It is also included in the Hoot Android app, so you don't need to create it unless you really want to. I'm leaving this post to show how you… more »

Hoot - the Android app

New! Two Android apps of Hoot are now under development. Each app includes a database with the installed lexicon, and the ability to use external databases. Update: The first release of the Hoot app is now available on Google Play. The search screen is… more »

Scrabble Draw Probability

Food for Thought The traditional way to calculate probability uses Combination. It's a bit computational but it is essentially based on the number of tiles of a certain type in a set, and the number of tiles drawn. Normally the combination is based on… more »

The Hoot Cardbox

Hoot finally includes Cardbox quiz options. Similar to Zyzzyva's cardbox quizzes, Hoot adds the List feature where users are tested on a selected list of words, like 2 letter words or bingo stems. more »

Hoot Year End

This is a year end update on Hoot, the Scrabble™ and word game study tool I began developing in 2016. Version 2.0 of the program was released in May of this year, featuring a multiple document interface and Office style ribbon. Since I haven't really… more »
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