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Smart Words

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This extension grows your vocabulary by automatically replacing simple words with SAT/GRE words that mean the same thing.

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Description from store "The best way to learn new words is to read." ...books with big words. The problem is, most of us spend more time reading web pages than we do good old-fashioned books. And let's face it: the internet isn't the best place to go for sophisticated vocabulary words. Until now. Smart Words injects literary steroids into every website you visit. It provides relevant, interesting synonyms for words whose definitions you already know, with ZERO effort on your part. It's noninvasive and allows you to use the internet as you normally world; all you have to do is hover. The SAT and GRE are two infamous exams notorious for their love of obscure, fringe vocabulary words. Regardless of whether or not you're preparing for either test, there's no doubt that learning SAT and GRE words drastically improves your vocabulary. That's why Smart Words' expert list of words comes from SAT and GRE tests. Traditionally, systems like these suffer from one major drawback: words with two or more parts of speech. "They all fall(verb) down in fall(noun)." That's where the "Smart" in Smart Words comes in. This extension uses techniques from natural language processing -- a subset of the booming field artificial intelligence -- to guarantee suggested synonyms are of the same part of speech. Where other programs fail, Smart Words succeeds. "They all tumble* down in autumn*." So what are you waiting for? The SAT's in a couple of months, and the GRE isn't going to get any easier. Install Smart Words now and amplify your productivity. Gone are the days when time spent on the internet could ever be "wasted". Now, every second can be put towards expanding your expressive ability. Soon, you too will be able to use "smart" words. --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- If you're interested in the story and the technology behind this extension, check out this blog post: http://igliu.com/how-natural-language-processing-can-get-you-800-cr-sat/ --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- How to use the extension: For the most part, everything is automatic, but some sites might not play nicely with Smart Words. In those cases, just click the icon to turn the extension off for the specific tab you're viewing (see screenshots). Simple. Easy. Smart. --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- Privacy policy: http://smartwords.anthony.ai/

Latest reviews

  • (2022-02-10) Ves: The idea is good. It would've been nice if the words were replaced instead of having to hover over them. It makes some texts disappear.
  • (2019-10-08) Curious Molar: It tends to break YouTube.
  • (2018-02-15) Melody Liu: Buttons break on websites, text turns wacky without words actually being replaced. May have worked in the past but doesn't now.
  • (2016-10-18) Nikhil Bhagat: it doesn't work
  • (2016-06-04) Troy Blank: Take back what I said. It works well. Just not the way I expected. I thought as I typed it would suggest words to use to teach me more intelligent words. But instead it is meant for on pages like wikipedia where you just hover your mouse over words and then a box floats over the word with another word.
  • (2016-04-19) Elizabeth M: This is a very cool app. The only change I might make is to have an option to add a button that will automatically change each of the available words on the page to the higher vocabulary terms. This eliminates the need for using a mouse while reading texts online (hover to see higher vocabulary terms). It also would allow users to learn new words with Text-to-Speech apps as well. Can you add this feature, please? Thank you!

Latest issues

  • (2023-09-10, v:1.0) Averi Zhizēn Yu: Debug - offering help
    I see there are a lot of bugs. I can offer to help as a programmer. send or comment me your contacts. - Z. Yu
  • (2019-02-21, v:1.0) Nic Y: How do I know if it's working?
    I have downloaded the app and have tried it on various website clicking the extension on and off but it doesn't change any words from my detection. Do you know why this may be the case?
  • (2017-08-11, v:1.0) Vågsøy Ylöjärvi: How can I increase the tooltip size?
    Hello! 1- How can I increase the tool-tip size? 2- Sometimes when I hover over the text in a webpage the tooltip doesn't come, so is there a hot key to force the tooltip to show?
  • (2016-11-22, v:1.0) This changes the display of text on websites
    This app causes all text in Chrome to appear with additional dot marks, which detracts from normal web browsing. I've had to disable the app because it's not compatible with my work style
  • (2016-10-22, v:1.0) fusheng diao: this website cannot use the tool
    for example:Marketwatch
  • (2016-10-22, v:1.0) fusheng diao: 有些网页无法取词
    some website function cannot use。we double click the word,but cannot get meaning
  • (2016-10-08, v:1.0) Anthony Lynch: Sign up
    How do you sign up to this thing? there is nothing telling you how to sign up
  • (2016-07-25, v:1.0) Majid Heidary: how to utilize
    unfortunately i was unsuccessful to use this extension. does it need any manual to use?
  • (2016-04-26, v:1.0) marisa batalla: language
    Is it only in English? Or can we get it in other languages?
  • (2016-04-19, v:1.0) Elizabeth M: add button to allow changing all words outright
    You mentioned in a previous comment that you originally had this change words outright. Can you perhaps add a button option to the extension that allows you to chose whether you want words changed outright or in hover-over style? That would be really awesome! Thank you!
  • (2016-04-19, v:1.0) Elizabeth M: Please add back the feature to change words outright?
    You mentioned in a previous comment that you originally had this change words outright. Can you perhaps add a button option to the extension that allows you to chose whether you want words changed outright or in hover-over style? That would be really awesome! Thank you!
  • (2014-11-30, v:1.0) Raeldri Pazza: It doesn't work
    I have yet to find a site that it works on. I tried 20 wikipedia pages of varying lengths. 2 newyork times, 2 Huff Post, 2 Android Authority, 2 Rockpapershotgun articles. I have yet to see a page for which it noticeably changed words.


1,564 history
3.25 (12 votes)
Last update / version
2018-02-05 / 1.0
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