Friday, June 18, 2010

'Verses' the Poetry Game! For iPhone and iPad!

Ever wonder what it would be like to mash-up a Shakespeare poem with a Hip Hop Song? Verses is a new iPhone and iPad app that puts a fresh spin on a cherished classic: refrigerator magnet poetry. We built this app to set your creativity ablaze with Verses's limitless word mixing possibilities that allow you to become a kind of dictionary DJ. After creating a poem out of your own personal mix of dictionaries, you can send your creation to friends via email or publish it in your Facebook photo album! (network connectivity required)

Arranging words into your own poetry is much easier and smoother (and thus more enjoyable) using Verses, as opposed to the original "real life" fridge magnets. But even more enjoyable is the pleasure of sharing your poetic creations with friends. With the click of a button, you can publish your poem to Facebook (assuming you're logged in). Then ALL of your friends can see your creativity, not just the ones who happen to be in standing in front of your fridge (Facebook account and network connectivity required). Plus you can email your poetry directly to your friends, all without ever leaving the app. You can also save your poetry to your device's photo album.

Verses comes with 4 dictionaries, including:

  • Old School Words
  • New School Words
  • 'The' Dictionary
  • If Ands Or Buts Dictionary
You can also buy premium dictionaries for an additional cost, which can add even more flavor and character to your poems. Premium dictionaries are available as optional in-app purchases and include:
  • Hip-Hop Dictionary
  • Beatnik Dictionary
  • 60's Dictionary 1
  • 60's Dictionary 2
  • LOL-tionary
  • Sci-Fi Dictionary
  • Shakespeare Dictionary
  • 19th & 20th Century Dictionary
We've also added Achievements that will track your progress and keep a tally of your own personal "Poetry Score."


  1. This looks cool, but I live in New Zealand so I can't install it. Any chance of an international version?

  2. Should now be available in NZ, let me know if it's not. Thanks!

  3. I bought the hip hop pack and now no words show up at all, from any dictionary. Tried refreshing, shuting down the app completely and restarting it and still nothing. I'm on ipad ver 4.2.1

  4. got it working again, fortunately didn't have to repay for the pack when re-installing:), still acting buggy now and then but it's loading words from that dictionary at least. Might i suggest customizable background themes? possibly a couple theme appropriate ones included with each dictionary pack, i like using it to feed freestyle raps but the bright pastel theme makes it feel a little funny.

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  6. Hey Nick - I'm writing a post on the app and would love to know if you have a Facebook fan page for the app or any plans to add any new libraries in the future!


  7. This is such a great, cool, fun idea! Spent half the night playing with it...fantastic job!

  8. hey Nick,
    I'm a beginner poet and I recently downloaded this app and automatic fell in love with it =]
    thank you!

  9. Hi Nick, love the Poetry app, but I can't get the sliders to appear under the Mix too art icons! So I can't mix my words being offered. How can I access the sliders?