Spell It iPhone App January 14th, 2010
Patrick Stein

Designed (by a Dad) for Kids 3-7 Years Old

Teaches Spelling in a Fun, Colorful, No-Pressure Setting

What could be more fun for a youngster than playing games on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad? What could be more satisifying for a parent than watching their child learn at play?

Spell It (by nklein software) is a bright, cheerful, kid-engaging spelling toy for the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Kids can jump right in and start spelling in English, Spanish, French, Japanese, German, or Nederlands! Adults can have fun, too, seeing what they remember from high school French class or learning some words in Japanese kana.


  • Kid-friendly interface! Just pick the letters you want!
  • Guides your child to the proper spelling of each word.
  • Adapts to your child! Cards that consistently give your child trouble show up more often.
  • Support for English, Spanish, French, Japanese, German, or Nederlands! (Send me translations if you want to see other languages here, too.)
  • Lots of words to learn (with more coming soon).
  • Three different skill levels to challenge your kid!
  • Exercise some or all of the categories: Numbers, Colors, Foods, and Animals.


To view open issues with the application or submit a bug report, please use our Mantis installation (if prompted to login, either sign up for an account or login anonymously).

Animal Artwork and More Languages in iPhone Spelling App March 29th, 2010
Patrick Stein

I just finished up some animal artwork for my iPhone Spelling Toy. I also added translations for Japanese and German (in addition to the English, French, and Spanish that were already there). After I double-check the translations, I will get it uploaded to the App Store. If you have any expertise in Spanish, French, German, […]

Submitted small bug-fix to iPhone Spelling Toy February 10th, 2010
Patrick Stein

I just uploaded the first update to my iPhone Spelling Toy. The update includes two minor changes: Corrected spelling of siete (Spanish for seven) Corrected spelling of colores (Spanish for colors) Today, I am working on adding animal drawings.

Spelling Toy iPhone App Released February 9th, 2010
Patrick Stein

I am pleased to announce, that my Spelling Toy for Kids is now available on the iTunes Store. The first five respondents to this article will receive a Promotional Code to download the app for free! (Edit: all promo codes dished out… if you really want one and will publicly review my app in your […]

iPhone App Submitted To The App Store February 4th, 2010
Patrick Stein

I just submitted my first my first iPhone app to the App Store. Once it is approved, I will announce it here.

Spelling iPhone App sent to Beta Testers January 28th, 2010
Patrick Stein

I am pleased to say that I just sent my first iPhone app out to some friends to beta test. I expect to forward it along to Apple for inclusion in the App Store some time in the next week or two. At this point, I am far more comfortable with Objective-C and the Cocoa […]