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The [[Technology Committee]] evaluates and certifies word judge software for use at tournaments and clubs.  
 
The [[Technology Committee]] evaluates and certifies word judge software for use at tournaments and clubs.  
  
NASPA also licenses the [[NASPA Word List]] and [[NASPA School Word List]] for use by developers.  
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NASPA also [[Licensing |licenses]] the [[NASPA Word List]] and [[School SCRABBLE Word List 2018 | NASPA School Word List]] for use by developers. Please
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[[contact]] us if you would like to use our word list in your application.
  
 
Certification and licensing are separate processes; software may be either, neither, or both. Uncertified, unlicensed software is listed here only for information purposes, and not as an endorsement.
 
Certification and licensing are separate processes; software may be either, neither, or both. Uncertified, unlicensed software is listed here only for information purposes, and not as an endorsement.
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* '''Notes''': certified and licensed, used at all major events,including the [[National SCRABBLE Championship]], [[National School SCRABBLE Championship]] and [[Canadian National SCRABBLE Championship]]
 
* '''Notes''': certified and licensed, used at all major events,including the [[National SCRABBLE Championship]], [[National School SCRABBLE Championship]] and [[Canadian National SCRABBLE Championship]]
  
=== [http://www.wolfberg.net/what/ '''WHAT'''] ===
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=== [http://www.wolfberg.net/what/ WHAT] ===
 
* '''Features''': anagramming, word judge
 
* '''Features''': anagramming, word judge
* '''Developer''': [[Mike Wolfberg]]
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* '''Developer''': [[Michael Wolfberg|Mike Wolfberg]]
 
* '''System''': Windows
 
* '''System''': Windows
 
* '''Notes''': Certified and licensed. Stands for "Wolfberg's Helpful Anagramming Tool".
 
* '''Notes''': Certified and licensed. Stands for "Wolfberg's Helpful Anagramming Tool".
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== Licensed software ==
 
== Licensed software ==
  
The following software contain licensed copies of NASPA word lists, but have not been
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The following software contain licensed copies of NASPA word lists, but have not been certified for competitive use.
certified for competitive use.
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=== [https://aerolith.org/ Aerolith] ===
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* '''Features''': word study
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* '''Developer''': [[Cesar Del Solar]]
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* '''Systems''': web app
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* '''Notes''': Licensed to use official word lists. Features competitive high-score lists.
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=== [http://www.seattlephysicstutor.com/anagrams.html Anagrams] ===
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* '''Features''': single- or multi-player anagramming game
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* '''Developer''': [[Chris Grubb]]
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* '''Systems''': Windows, Mac OS X
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* '''Notes''': Licensed to use official word lists.
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=== [https://safe-dusk-44647.herokuapp.com/ Anagrams Blitz] ===
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* '''Features''': single- or multi-player anagramming game
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* '''Developer''': [[Carl Johnson]]
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* '''Systems''': web app
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* '''Notes''': Licensed to use official word lists.
  
 
=== [http://www.tylerhosting.com/hoot/ Hoot] ===
 
=== [http://www.tylerhosting.com/hoot/ Hoot] ===
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* '''Notes''': Licensed, but not certified as a competitive word judge tool.
 
* '''Notes''': Licensed, but not certified as a competitive word judge tool.
  
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=== [http://www.quackle.org Quackle] ===
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* '''Features''': anagramming, game analysis, game play
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* '''Developers''': [[Jason Katz-Brown]], [[John O'Laughlin]], [[John Fultz]]
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* '''Systems''': Linux, macOS, Windows
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* '''Notes''': Licensed. Strongest SCRABBLE playing program in the world. It is used by many players for training, and to analyze their games to improve their future play.
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=== [https://www.facebook.com/ScrabbleGO SCRABBLE GO] ===
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* '''Features''': Mobile SCRABBLE game licensed by Hasbro and Mattel
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* '''Developer''': [https://scopely.com/ Scopely]
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* '''System''': [https://scrb.ly/naspa Android, iOS, and Web]
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* '''Notes''': Licensed to use official word lists.
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=== [https://smartword.io/ Smart Word] ===
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* '''Features''': multi-player word game
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* '''Developer''': [[Vladimir Muzyka]]
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* '''System''': web app
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* '''Notes''': Licensed to use official word lists.
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=== [https://snatch.cc/ Snatch!] ===
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* '''Features''': single- or multi-player anagramming game
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* '''Developer''': [[Jay Chan]]
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* '''System''': web app
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* '''Notes''': Licensed to use official word lists.
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=== [https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ulu-ultimate-lookup-utility/id1281832323 ULU] ===
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* '''Features''': anagramming, game timer, word judge
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* '''Developer''': [[Seth Lipkin]]
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* '''System''': iOS
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* '''Notes''': Licensed. Not certified for use a word judge or game timer.
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=== [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=www.scrabbleclock.com.scrabbleclock Wali Timer] ===
 
=== [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=www.scrabbleclock.com.scrabbleclock Wali Timer] ===
 
* '''Features''': anagramming, game timer, word judge
 
* '''Features''': anagramming, game timer, word judge
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* '''Systems''': Android
 
* '''Systems''': Android
 
* '''Notes''': Licensed, but not certified as a competitive word judge tool or game timer.
 
* '''Notes''': Licensed, but not certified as a competitive word judge tool or game timer.
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=== [https://apps.apple.com/us/app/word-checker-easy-judge/id1419607257 Word Checker: Easy Judge] ===
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* '''Features''': word judge
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* '''Developer''': [[Fabien Maurice]]
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* '''Systems''': [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wordchecker Android], [https://apps.apple.com/us/app/word-checker-easy-judge/id1419607257 iOS]
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* '''Notes''': Licensed, but not certified as a competitive word judge tool.
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=== [https://apps.apple.com/us/app/word-expert-word-game-tool/id1437814395 Word Expert] ===
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* '''Features''': anagramming
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* '''Developer''': [[Fabien Maurice]]
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* '''Systems''': iOS
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* '''Notes''': Licensed to use official word lists.
  
 
=== [http://www.wordupdude.com/ Word Up Dude] ===
 
=== [http://www.wordupdude.com/ Word Up Dude] ===
 
* '''Features''': word game
 
* '''Features''': word game
* '''Developer''': [[Tim Gardner]]
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* '''Developer''': [[Timothy Gardner|Tim Gardner]]
* '''Systems''': Android, macOS
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* '''Systems''': Android, iOS
 
* '''Notes''': Licensed to use official word lists in its own word game.
 
* '''Notes''': Licensed to use official word lists in its own word game.
  
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members.
 
members.
  
=== [http://www.quackle.org Quackle] ===
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=== [http://www.poslarchive.com/math/software/qz/ qz] ===
* '''Features''': anagramming, game analysis, game play
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* '''Features''': word study
* '''Developers''': [[Jason Katz-Brown]], [[John O'Laughlin]], [[John Fultz]]
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* '''Developer''': [[John Chew]]
 
* '''Systems''': Linux, macOS, Windows
 
* '''Systems''': Linux, macOS, Windows
* '''Notes''': Strongest SCRABBLE playing program in the world. It is used by many players for training, and to analyze their games to improve their future play.
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* '''Notes''': Unlicensed. Generic flashcarding tool intended for word study, does not ship with word lists, supports bulk input of quiz text files
 
 
=== Maven ===
 
* '''Features''': game analysis, game play
 
* '''Developer''': [[Brian Sheppard]]
 
* '''Systems''': macOS, Windows
 
* '''Notes''': Withdrawn from market when rights sold to Hasbro for use in its short-lived CD-ROM
 
  
 
== Legacy Software ==
 
== Legacy Software ==

Latest revision as of 16:08, 16 June 2020

Software plays a major role in organized SCRABBLE® activities.

NASPA's Web Committee offers web hosting space to software developers, and works with them to develop standards.

The Technology Committee evaluates and certifies word judge software for use at tournaments and clubs.

NASPA also licenses the NASPA Word List and NASPA School Word List for use by developers. Please contact us if you would like to use our word list in your application.

Certification and licensing are separate processes; software may be either, neither, or both. Uncertified, unlicensed software is listed here only for information purposes, and not as an endorsement.

Certified word judge software

NASPA recommends that tournaments and clubs use laptops running word adjudication software to process challenges in competitive games. The following Software Self Lookup (SSL) programs were evaluated by the Technology Committee and are approved for use in club and tournament situations as noted below.

Zyzzyva

WHAT

  • Features: anagramming, word judge
  • Developer: Mike Wolfberg
  • System: Windows
  • Notes: Certified and licensed. Stands for "Wolfberg's Helpful Anagramming Tool".

Tournament management software

Tournament management software assists the director in pairing players, recording game results, generating pairing reports and standings for printing, and generating final tournament data for submission to NASPA for rating of tournaments. There is not yet a certification process for this category of software.

There is at least one popular software package not listed below, at the request of its publisher.

tsh

Licensed software

The following software contain licensed copies of NASPA word lists, but have not been certified for competitive use.

Aerolith

  • Features: word study
  • Developer: Cesar Del Solar
  • Systems: web app
  • Notes: Licensed to use official word lists. Features competitive high-score lists.

Anagrams

  • Features: single- or multi-player anagramming game
  • Developer: Chris Grubb
  • Systems: Windows, Mac OS X
  • Notes: Licensed to use official word lists.

Anagrams Blitz

  • Features: single- or multi-player anagramming game
  • Developer: Carl Johnson
  • Systems: web app
  • Notes: Licensed to use official word lists.

Hoot

  • Features: anagramming, word judge, word study
  • Developer: Dana Bell
  • Systems: Android, Windows
  • Notes: Licensed, but not certified as a competitive word judge tool.

Quackle

  • Features: anagramming, game analysis, game play
  • Developers: Jason Katz-Brown, John O'Laughlin, John Fultz
  • Systems: Linux, macOS, Windows
  • Notes: Licensed. Strongest SCRABBLE playing program in the world. It is used by many players for training, and to analyze their games to improve their future play.

SCRABBLE GO

  • Features: Mobile SCRABBLE game licensed by Hasbro and Mattel
  • Developer: Scopely
  • System: Android, iOS, and Web
  • Notes: Licensed to use official word lists.

Smart Word

  • Features: multi-player word game
  • Developer: Vladimir Muzyka
  • System: web app
  • Notes: Licensed to use official word lists.

Snatch!

  • Features: single- or multi-player anagramming game
  • Developer: Jay Chan
  • System: web app
  • Notes: Licensed to use official word lists.

ULU

  • Features: anagramming, game timer, word judge
  • Developer: Seth Lipkin
  • System: iOS
  • Notes: Licensed. Not certified for use a word judge or game timer.


Word Checker: Easy Judge

  • Features: word judge
  • Developer: Fabien Maurice
  • Systems: Android, iOS
  • Notes: Licensed, but not certified as a competitive word judge tool.

Word Expert

  • Features: anagramming
  • Developer: Fabien Maurice
  • Systems: iOS
  • Notes: Licensed to use official word lists.

Word Up Dude

  • Features: word game
  • Developer: Tim Gardner
  • Systems: Android, iOS
  • Notes: Licensed to use official word lists in its own word game.

Unlicensed software

The following software is neither certified nor licensed, but may be of interest to our members.

qz

  • Features: word study
  • Developer: John Chew
  • Systems: Linux, macOS, Windows
  • Notes: Unlicensed. Generic flashcarding tool intended for word study, does not ship with word lists, supports bulk input of quiz text files

Legacy Software

Software that is no longer actively supported, or has not been updated to current standards, can be found in a separate list of legacy software.