|Rating||0 ★ / 5|
|OS Require||Android 4.1.x - Jelly Bean|
|Author's Notes||Hoot for Collins helps word game enthusiasts effectively prepare for games|
Hoot is a study tool for players of word games like Scrabble and Words with Friends. While Hoot can show anagrams for a set of letters, Hoot is much, much more than an anagram tool for word games like Scrabble, Words with friends, Wordsmith, Scrabulous and others. If the lexicon contains them, you can even use Hoot to search for words up to 21 letters for games like Super Scrabble.
Hoot has multiple search options (see below), and the entry screen lets you enter multiple parameters to consider including the number of letters, beginnings, and endings. You can specify sort order with two specifications (sort by, then by). Results are displayed in common format showing hooks and inner hooks with score in the margin. You can optionally show probability and playability rankings, and number of anagrams.
Look up the definitions of words by clicking on the word in the results. Both words and definitions are local, so Internet isn't required. Results are not limited to a certain number of words.
Use wildcards (?, *) in many searches, and pattern searching available using a modified regular expression engine. See www.tylerhosting.com/hoot/help/pattern.html
With each list of results, Hoot includes a context menu to let you expand your search based on a word in the results. For example, RAISE anagrams has PRAISE as one result. Long clicking on that word lets you search using one of nine different options, including
In addition to the search options you can use the app as an adjudication tool to handle word challenges in club play and tournaments. Enter multiple words and the app will tell if the play is acceptable without identifying which words are valid.
Hoot for Collins uses Collins Official Scrabble Words (CSW19) for WESPA games. The companion app Hoot includes both NWL18 and CSW19. You can, however, use your own database from the desktop version of Hoot with one or more other lexicons. (see below).
• Free unlimited version with no ads
• More than a dozen search options
• Easy to select search parameters (length, begins, ends)
• Wildcards (blank tiles) and pattern searches available
• Immediate results for most searches
• Results show word, hooks, inner hooks, score
• Word definitions (click)
• Nine context searches of word in results (long click)
• Word Judge
• Can install on SD Card
• Supports multiple window (split screen) on supporting devices
• Letter Count (Length)
• Hook Words
• Word Builder
• Contains All Letters
• Begins With
• Ends With
• Vowel Heavy
• Consonant Dumps
• Q not U
• Blank Anagrams (Stems)
Hoot desktop companion
This app is a companion to the desktop program Hoot Lite. Using the desktop version you can create databases that can be used in the Android app. Importable lexicons are available for download from the website www.tylerhosting.com/hoot/downloads.html, including ENABLE (early Words with Friends) and ODS5 (French). The desktop version also lets you create your own lexicon from a plain text word list.
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