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Jouez à Speed Scrabble (scrabble rapide) en français

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

FranceSupernifty a le plaisir d’annoncer que Speed Scrabble est maintenant accessible en français.

Si votre langue maternelle est le français, ou si vous voulez travailler vos réflexes en français, alors essayez French Speed Scrabble!

To play in French:

  • Visit Speed Scrabble
  • Click “Refresh” on your browser to get the latest version of the game
  • Login
  • Click “Play”
  • Click the pencil next to “English”, to change to “French”
  • Click “Start game”
  • Make words in French!

Feedback on the French incarnation is welcomed.

Thanks Sylviane for the French translationHappy

New game options for Speed Scrabble

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Some interesting game options have been added to Speed Scrabble.

Same Letters
An often requested feature has been for all players to receive the same letters, thus allowing a competition of pure skill. Well, it’s here. Find out for sure who is the best Speed Scrabble player!

Private
If you don’t feel like playing against anyone else, be it so you can pursue that ridiculously long word, or are just learning the game, select the Private option, and nobody else can join your game. No more stressing about some guru coming in and ending your game.

3-letters+
Feel like a challenge? This option disallows 2-letter words, which makes for a surprisingly difficult game requiring planning and forethought.

If you’re tired of ultra fast Speed Scrabble, this will slow you down, and as a reward, winning with this option scores you many more points.

Further details about the new game options are at Speed Scrabble Help.

To access the new options, you will probably need to hit “Reload” on your browser, while on the Speed Scrabble page.

We’re hoping these will make for some interesting variations on the game. Feedback, problems or ideas regarding these new options (or anything else) are welcomed – do not hesitate to contact us with your thoughts.

Why not try out the new game options right now?

Speed Scrabble Safari Extension

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Speed Scrabble Safari ExtensionIf you’re using Safari as your web browser (Apple users, this means you!) you may be interested in the Speed Scrabble Safari Extension.

Speed Scrabble is a fast, fun word game, suitable for single player, but often more fun as multiplayer.

This Safari extension enables you to see when there are players waiting to play on the Speed Scrabble server, so you can join them for a game.

Speed Scrabble Safari Extension Screen Shot

If you use the extension, remember to play the occasional game – otherwise anyone else waiting for a game through the extension won’t know that you are available!

50 Songs on Playalong

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Play along to 50 songs!
Supernifty’s Playalong has reached the milestone of 50 songs.

Playalong started out as a way to play along to Elvis on your ukulele. Nowadays, Playalong offers quite a bit more.

We now support

  • chords for the guitar,
  • chords for the banjo,
  • an iPhone app, and
  • 50 songs!

Supernifty’s Playalong has songs from each of the last seven decades.

Here’s a selection of tag counts from Supernifty’s first fifty songs.

Play along songs by tag

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to Playalong… it’s fitting that the 50th song to be added is Israel Kamakawiwoʻole’s ukulele classic Over the rainbowEnjoy!

Google Chrome Extension for Speed Scrabble

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Speed Scrabble Google Chrome Extension
If you’re a Speed Scrabble player, and you use Google Chrome, you may be interested in the Speed Scrabble Chrome Extension.

Sometimes it’s difficult to know when your playing partner is going to be online, or how much activity there is at the site, without having to stay on the site all day. This extension solves that by showing at a glance how many players are on the site.

Here’s the extension in action:

Speed Scrabble Chrome Extension Screenshot

If you’d like to try it out, you can install it at the Chrome Extensions Gallery.

Just remember that if you’re always watching from Chrome, your friend might be too, so you won’t see each other! Make sure you pop in for the occasional game!

Tune your banjo with alternate tunings

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

Banjo
Good news, Banjo players!

A number of new Banjo tunings have been added to
Audio Tuner and Audio Tuner mobile.

To quickly and easily tune your Banjo to any of the common tunings, check out the latest version of Audio Tuner.

We’ve added the following new Banjo tunings:

  • Standard
  • A tuning
  • G modal
  • A modal
  • C tuning
  • Double C
  • Double D
  • Open C

All versions of Audio Tuner will be updated with these changes over the coming weeks. To comment on these updates, or to request a particular version be prioritized, please contact us.

Note that Audio Tuner is not only available for PC and Mac, but most mobile platforms as well, including iPhone, Android and BlackBerry – keep your Banjo in tune no matter where you are.

To learn more, check out Audio Tuner home.

Top 500 songs of all time – visualized

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

A radio station recently ran a survey asking listeners vote for their favourite songs, the result being a 500 song countdown of the “greatest songs of all time”.

Supernifty has produced a handy tool for you to play with the results, with a simple search function, charts of the most popular artists, and a breakdown by decade of the greatest songs.

Top songs categorized by decade

Can you guess who the most popular artist is? Wondering if your favourite made it? Check it out.

Although the results are in many ways a reflection of the listeners’ demographic, it’s still pretty fun to play with.

See the top 500 songs of all time.

Vancouver Olympics – Comic #4

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Vancouver vs Wall Street - Supernifty Comic #4

Click to see the comic full size

Self-Reference – Comic #3

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Supernifty Comic #3 - Self-Reference
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Word Nerd – a crossword solver and dictionary for the iPhone

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Supernifty is very pleased to announce the release of the Word Nerd Crossword Solver on the iTunes App Store.

Word Nerd is an essential tool for any keen puzzle solver, especially crosswords. It also makes a great dictionary, containing famous people, events, cities, landmarks and traditional “words”.

Features:

  • Fully searchable offline dictionary containing over 140,000 words and 200,000 definitions
  • Search for specific words using wild cards e.g. h.rse
  • Search for anagrams, even using wild cards!
  • Search definitions to find related terms and synonyms.

Word Nerd Crossword Solver for the iPhone

All available wherever you are, as long as you have your iPhone.

To learn more, see screenshots, and to obtain Word Nerd, go to iTunes


Or read more on the Supernifty Wiki.

As always, Supernifty welcomes feedback and ideas – contact us with your thoughts.

Now go be a Word Nerd!fun