Useful free apps for learners of German

Whilst there are plenty of apps and online outlets out there to help you learn German there are also apps to support your learning and that take up less room than a dictionary in your bag.


A decent dictionary is very useful, and Leo is my absolute favourite. I use mine on an almost daily basis and it hasn’t let me down yet. You can search in both English and German, also other languages are available. This is an online dictionary though, so, no internet, no access. There is advertising but it is as minimal as the screenshots show and does not effect the apps use.


An extensive list of verbs along with their conjugations. Really useful in support of other learning, and very easy to use. The search function is available in both English and German making it very user friendly for beginners and more advanced learners.


If you’re learning German and haven’t yet heard of Deutsch Perfekt magazine you need to get down to a newsagent pronto, it’s a magazine specifically for learners and it’s actually interesting, unlike some textbooks. Anyway, this app is from the same people. It is a word of the day app, but the main difference between this and others is the inclusion of the pronunciation, context and use in a sentence of each word. No annoying computer sounding voices here, just a range of both male and female of all ages and an easy save for your favourites. There is no English translation so this isn’t really directed at beginners but it is useful in expanding your vocabulary.

Do you have a ‘go to’ app to help you with your Hausaufgabe?

2 thoughts on “Useful free apps for learners of German

  1. Ami Schwabenland says:

    The dictionary app I use is, and it can be used without the internet. I downloaded the big German-English dictionary, and it’s been worth it for me. I used to use Leo, but now I use almost exclusively also on my laptop. Other languages are available, too.

    I’ll have to check out iVerbs – I’d never heard of that one. Helpful post!

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