Archive for the ‘happiness’ Category

Speed Scrabble Notifier for Firefox

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Firefox
If you’re a Speed Scrabble player and running Firefox, then you might be interested in trying the new Speed Scrabble Extension.

The add-on helps you keep track of who is currently online so you can easily drop in for a game. Try it out!.

Speed Scrabble is a fast, fun and free online multiplayer word game. If you’ve not played it before then check it out!

If you aren’t a Firefoxer, there are similar extensions for Safari and Chrome.

If you’re a software developer interested in seeing how the extension works, the source code is freely available and can be used for any purpose.

If you have any thoughts on the new extension, feel free to get in touch!

Helping the world through microlending

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Supernifty likes helping others out, especially those who really need it. Microlending is one way to do this.

Microlending involves lending a small amount – sometimes just a few dollars – to someone just to help get their business off the ground.

In developing countries, often this is all that is needed to get a viable business up and running. The recipient starts earning money, can pay back the loan, and can help bring their whole family out of poverty. Children can afford to go to school, get proper jobs, and the cycle of poverty is broken.

Kiva is a well-known microlender. One of Kiva’s founders gave a good explanation of how this works.

Interested? Well then, try it out.

You can lend as little as $25, and since the loan is (typically) repaid, you get to help someone out and improve our world a little – for next to nothing. Brilliant!

Visit Kiva to learn more.

Play Speed Scrabble on your iPad

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Exciting news! Speed Scrabble is now compatible with the iPad. Yeeha!

Speed Scrabble iPad

To play Speed Scrabble on the iPad, just drag the letters around with your fingers to form words. Too easy!

Your iPad might just give you the competitive advantage over your mouse-based opponents… or simply a more enjoyable way to brush up on your word skills.

If you have an iPad, please try out the updated Speed Scrabble game.

As always, feedback is welcome… we are aware that the background grid can get a little messed up during play on the iPad, this shouldn’t interfere with the game play.

We hope to tweak the iPad experience in future releases – and potentially release an iPad app.

Now, go try it out! Happiness is word games

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 Kamakawiwo╩╗ole’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.

OpenID available on Supernifty

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

No more passwords
Supernifty is pleased to announce OpenID as a login mechanism on its website.

OpenID is a scheme that allows users to login to Supernifty, by entering their login details at another site.

So if you already have an account with Google, Yahoo, AOL, or any other OpenID provider, you can now log in to Supernifty without having to set up yet another account, or create yet another password. Hurrah!

Handy for the Speed Scrabble players, and any of Supernifty’s other offerings requiring login, such as the time tracker, site ranker and lifestyle tracker.

Currently, only the most popular OpenID providers are listed – if you use a provider that you’d like to see listed, let us know.

Supernifty – saving you from remembering yet another login smile

Self-Reference – Comic #3

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Supernifty Comic #3 - Self-Reference
Click to see the comic full size

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

Play Speed Scrabble on your iPhone

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Supernifty is very pleased to announce that Speed Scrabble is now available on the iTunes App Store.

Speed Scrabble (aka Take Two!) is a fast, fun and challenging word game, enjoyable either as single or multiplayer, now playable on your iPhone.

Speed Scrabble for the iPhone

Features:

  • It’s soooo much fun fun
  • Single player mode – race the clock, beat your high score, get longer words
  • Multiplayer mode – compete online against other Speed Scrabblers

If you’re not familiar with the game, try Speed Scrabble Online, join the Speed Scrabble Facebook Group or learn more.

To see more screenshots, details and to get Speed Scrabble, go to iTunes


Or read more on the Supernifty Wiki.

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

Now go get Speed Scrabble!fun