Signing Savvy. I am begging you to remove the "Logout" button from right above the search bar. I look up a lot of signs and I sign myself out accidentally at least 5 times a day. Why is that even there?! Why isn't it stored deep in the app settings like literally every other app? You don't need to log out every time you close the app.
I used to be a member. Then, after getting busy with work, I stopped. Recently I became a member again. It has been a nightmare. I certainly would not recommend it. Problems: It tells me my password does not work. I must send a “forgotten password” request. Then, I can click on it and it opens the site via the email. Sometimes it will tell me I am signed in and sometimes it makes me reset it. Upon resetting it, I attempt to sign into the app, only to be told….the app doesn’t recognize my password or my email as a member. So, in order to use the app, I must jump through a bunch of hoops to do so. No other apps cause me this much grief. I purchased a 3 year membership and now feel very conned. I have no idea what is going on and I contacted them and was told to take out special characters from my password (in other words, well….you know, make your login less security to actually use our app). I even attempted to do that, though I thought it ludicrous. Still, I can’t sign in. I don’t know if my refund will be granted (though I can’t be refunded for the time dealing with this) but at any rate, warning others of my experience might save other people from my frustration.
I paid for a 3-year subscription to Signing Savvy just so I could use this app on my phone and iPad. It is slow (takes forever to log me in each time I open it) and the search function freezes all the time! I get half a word typed, it brings up a list of “results” (which is just a fingerspelling of the partial word I got to type), and then will not bring up th actual entry when I’ve finished typing the word. I then have to close and reopen the app, wait for it to log me in again…and every third or fourth time (if I’m lucky), it actually works. What a waste! I want my money back.
I love this app I do it every day I’m trying to learn because my brother is deaf but for the love of God ad a slow-mo feature or something they go way to fast sometimes and I like being able to see the whole person and how to be expressive and all but I can’t see there hands very well all of the time and they move them so fast because they’re pros so I can’t replicate…and that’s the most important part!
This is a great ASL site, especially when you're looking for a sign. Often a word will have several different signs depending on what part of the country you live in, and Signing Savvy will show many or all of those signs. It's user-friendly. Much of it is free to use, but I find it to be worth paying for.
I don’t mind having to pay because I understand apps take work to program etc etc. CONS: Although mine freezes up after a bit it usually don’t have an issue after resetting my iPad. I wish they would have some examples of sentences for the words. This would help sometimes when the definition doesn’t. PROs: Love being able to make lists. I sign the songs at church and this has been amazing to be able to make a list with the words in one place. I like that the video plays on a loop. I have used a website before that didn’t do this and this has been a been help when I need to practice a lot.
I love the website, but the app should be accessible to all people who want I learn sign language. I am learning sign language myself, and love the website. But I am a registered guests. So the app does not apply to me. I would be very grateful if the people who made the app would open the app to all people, but have special benefits to registered guests such as myself, and full members. I hope this changes things about your point of view. Thank you, Jeremy (learning beginner sign language)
I’ve been a fan of Signing Savvy for years. Was so excited to be able to use it in my iPad, as I’ve begun interpreting in church. With so much symbolism & allegories in religion, thought this would be the ticket to help me out in a pinch. So disappointed in the lack of technology, that your site seems to have issues with mobility inaccessible. What is the point of PAYING for a service which CANNOT DELIVER !
I love this app we use it as a lifeline for our son, but we had a failed login and reset the password and now we cannot login… which means we can only communicate in a limited way to our son bc we can’t remember all the words on his lists and variation! This is horrible and we need technical support and there is none!
Why I cannot sign in. Tried to rest password. Stating network not operating at this time? This app use to be free if used normally. You have the option to purchase 3 months, 6 months 1 year or 3 years. What happened to the free use?
I like signing savvy enough that after more than two years I am still a paying member. Our world was expanded when our youngest daughter was born and has a ton of different medical complexities. One of them has caused us to learn and speak sign language within the home. Signing savvy has made it very easy and convenient to look up new signs and study. I love that I can make my own word lists because I like to make word list categories for different activities, ie: camping, birthday parties, library, etc. and add in words that fit that category. I then study those lists (if needed) before those activities, to ensure she is getting that input, input, input. Only problems I have is there are some words that are missing and word lists do not hold your place. Other than that I love the app.
I am the Grandparent and guardian of a deaf 3 year old. We have used some of the free and pay "baby sign" apps, but to move beyond just words, to learn syntax, to learn phrases and more complex concepts (things like "time to go to Church" or "grandpa is going to work") one needs training. Membership in Signing Savy- which unlocks all the features of the app- has been a great resource for me. I work full-time (and then some) so my wife can stay home with our grandson during the day and so his parents can go to school full time and raise their son when not studying. I don't have the luxury of "time" to learn ASL in a traditional teaching format. This app has provided me a tool I can use to learn at my pace in my way at my schedule. If you want something to just learn the alphabet or a few simple words like "eat," "more," or "diaper" there may be other apps for you. If you are wanting to learn to interpret or "communicate" in ASL, this is an excellent place to start. I highly recommend this app AND a membership that fits your budget or situation. This is a great way to learn.
This is my favorite ASL app. I especially like the additional information that is included with the sign videos, such as the memory aids for tips on how to remember the sign, "as in" descriptions for when there are multiple signs for a word, depending on its meaning, sign variations (ex. ASL, Signed English), and sign synonyms to view other words that use the same sign. I also like the Word of the Day and that you can create your own word/phrase lists. Although a Full Membership is required to access most of the features in the app, it is well worth it!
This is a great app to use for looking up signs and sign variations for ASL class. Very easy to use and I love the member features for word lists, ASL sentence, English sentence, word bank. Sign of the day is super helpful too in practicing the sign in a sentence. My one suggestion for making word lists is to be able to easily move signs around and add a new sign anywhere in the list easily.
I signed up as a member, I love all the helpful material such as the sign description, memory aide, example sentences, alternate signs, searching...and I think it is good quality signs. I have two concerns: 1. Landscape mode: I use my iPad sometimes and I like to switch between ASL videos and signing savvy while I'm learning but I can't because landscape mode is not supported. 2. Browsing doesn't remember my place in the list: I like to scroll down the list learning all the signs to increase my signing vocabulary but when I click on back from a word it takes me back to the start of the list and it's so much faster if I could switch to the next word somehow. If these two things are fixed, I will rate this app 5 stars.
I’ve use this app for years. It’s wonderful for people who are visual and need an actual video instead of just pictures. However the new upgrade does not allow auto correct. It’s exceedingly frustrating to type on such a small keyboard every letter exactly correct. Time-consuming & slow going.
I'm so happy to have this for my iPhone :-) I use the internet site to study and learn new words all the time. It's so great to have it with me on my phone. I can now have my "Word Lists" that I've made - on hand to study. Thanks for making this app!!! Haven't used it alot yet, since I just downloaded it, but so far - so good.
Great App for anyone who is learning or uses sign!
This is an amazing App for anyone who uses sign language. When you become a member for less than 50 bucks a year, you get the App free and can have access to many features from you smart phone or tablet! What a great resource!
It's really a great tool for learning ASL. It is a bit expensive but totally worth it. And also if I have questions about Deaf culture or how to sign sentences etc. I can email the company and they will email me back with a personalized reply! I only wish the had didn't need wifi!
This is an amazing app that helps those that PAY to use sign savvy online. This is not a free app and too many people have reviewed this app falsely. If you are a cheapskate looking for a free app this is not for you. If you are serious about learning signs and PAY for your material this is a great app
It was really disappointing to find out that you had to have the full membership to use the app. The website is great, even for registered guests its pretty cool, but the fact that you have to pay to use the app is a bit too much.
The last update was in 2014- please update this app so that it will work with the current iPhone running system, otherwise I will have to delete the app, and that would be a sad day! I love this app!!!!
This is only a good app if you're a member, and membership is expensive. I already know a lot of ASL, but stopped practicing and now I forget most. I downloaded this just to look up a few words every now and then, and it said as a visitor or registered guest it would allow me to do so, but it had lied cuz the only screen I could access was " the sign of the day." I was very annoyed, so I have deleted this app and downloaded a different one.
Love it, love it, love it. It's almost perfect. Question: how do I add to or delete from my words list? Will the program ever be able to recognize me as a member without my having to signing in? Signing Savvy Dorothy
I like the Signing Savvy website, so I looked up the app. To my disappointment, I realized you have to be a paying member to use the app...how dumb! If you don't want to pay anything, become a registered guest on the site so you can have a bit more available to you. Not very happy that this app is not available to anyone.
Downloaded tried to sign in with my account and it says you have to have a paid account. This is fine but now no matter if I close the app or anything it only takes you to the login screen. So no longer even to see just the daily sign. Sad but trying to log in blocks you from using it
This website was created as a copy site. They are not original nor are they Deaf. Don't trust their site or teachings. Use a good site that has credibility. These guys need to get a new day job. Not worth the download.
Signing Savvy Member App is for members of Signing Savvy. Signing Savvy is a complete sign language resource that includes a sign language dictionary containing several thousand high-resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada. Signing Savvy also includes a host of resources and tools to use while learning sign language. The Signing Savvy Member app includes a subset of the member features available in a streamlined fashion on your mobile device. The app features the ability to search for and view thousands of high-quality sign videos, build your own vocabulary word lists and share them with other members, view other members shared word lists, create virtual flash cards out of word lists to practice your signing, and much more. If you are a full member on Signing Savvy, you can login and use all the features of this mobile app. If you are not yet a full member, you can use this app to view the Signing Savvy Sign of the Day.