Drops in the News

Praise for Drops.

Most Innovative Companies, Fast Company

“Daniel Farkas and Mark Szulyovszky wanted to create a language-learning app that was accessible and visually appealing—and would make users feel like they’re playing Candy Crush.” [Read more]

How Google’s ‘best app of 2018’ was built off the back of a failed project, CNBC

“Drops’ unique offering and strong user satisfaction rate is now leading to financial success. The app recently surpassed 10 million downloads, with year-over-year revenue increasing fivefold in 2018.” [Read More]

Drops Language-Learning App Will Be The First To Offer Hawaiian, An Endangered Language, FORBES

“Drops has become the first multi-language app to offer this beautiful language whose survival is threatened. ” [Read more]

The Hawaiian language is endangered. This app wants to help it survive, FAST COMPANY

“The app uses word puzzles and mnemonic association to make learning feel more like a game than a chore. Practice enough and you’ll be helping to revive a nearly lost language and make you able to hang with the locals in Kauai.” [Read more]

Language learning app Drops adds Native Hawaiian, more than doubles downloads, TECHCRUNCH

“By focusing on visually appealing games and vocab, Drops aims to lower the barrier preventing users from exploring a new language and, ultimately, accessing the social and economic benefits knowing that language may provide.” [Read more]

Drops teaches vanishing native Hawaiian language on iOS and Android, VENTURE BEAT

“Language learning app Drops will be the first-multi-language app to offer native Hawaiian as a language on iOS and Android.” [Read more]

Drops Teaches You Foreign Language Vocabulary in Just 5 Minutes a Day, LIFEHACKER

“It’s a pretty entertaining—and educational—way to spend five minutes.” [Read more]

Here’s the Best Language App for You, BLOOMBERG

“Why we like it: No reading. No typing. Just five minutes a day. That’s how Drops promises to get you to learn one of [31] languages—spanning from French and Spanish to Korean and Arabic.” [Read more]

The Multinational Language App Drops Has Added Te Reo Māori, VICE

“The app, which already has 10 million users across 31 languages, has now launched 2000 Māori words.” [Read more]

Drops’ Effortless Visual Language Lessons, REALLY GOOD UX

“Drops’ intuitive, visual approach to language learning provides a delightful experience. Users are continuously encouraged to keep studying through word-based and time-based achievements, helping to make the application part of their daily routine.” [Read more]

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Meet Drops, the new international app that bridges te reo Māori with the world, Idealog [Read more]

‘Drops’ app helps users learn a new language in five minutesCNet [Read more]

The best language learning apps and how to use them (2019 edition), Phone Arena [Read more]

Google’s Best App of 2018 offers free Te Reo lessonsNew Zealand Herald [Read more]

Linguistic app Drops introduces te reo Māori to world audienceStuff.co.nz [Read more]

Te reo Māori going global, Maori Television [Read more]

Te reo Māori goes global via language app called Drops, Future Five [Read more]

13 Apps That Raise Your Productivity and Make Your Life Overall Better, Mail Herald [Read more]

This Language App is Google’s Pick for Best App of 2018PC MAG [Read more]

From Clowning to DJing: Where Successful Business Leaders Find Inspiration, CNNBUSINESS [Read more]

5 Best Android Apps to Learn a Language App Teaches How To Write, DROIDAPPS [Read more]

Fun Language Learning Tools, DW [Read more]

Drops Android App Review: Learning Languages Gets Interesting Again, FOSSBYTES [Read more]

Asian Language Characters On Your Smartphone, MEDIA POST [Read More]

Best Android Apps 2018: Download These Now, TECH RADAR [Read More]

App is preserving Hawaiian language, KIM KOMANDO [Read more]

Innovation of the Day: Drops, TREND WATCHING [Read more]

Language Learning in 5-Minute Drops, EUROLINGUISTE [Read more]

Sincerely Alice: Language Learning App Review: Drops, SINCERELY ALICE [Read more]

Want to Try and Learn a New Language: Try ‘Drops’, STUDY BREAKS [Read more]

New Learning Times: Language Learning Has Never Been More Visual, NEW LEARNING TIMES [Read more]

Scripts App Gamifys Language Learning Using Finger Swipes, APP DEVELOPER MAGAZINE [Read more]

Top Travel Apps For 2019, TECH SHOUT [Read more]

Meet Drops, Google Play’s Best App of 2018 that teaches you new languages using illustrationsYOUR STORY [Read more]

18 New and Notable Android AppsANDROID POLICE [Read more]

Have Fun Learning Languages in 5 Minutes a Day with DropsUP TO DOWN [Read more]

Saving a LanguageWEST HAWAII TODAY [Read more]

Learning a Language – One Drop at a TimeMONEY LIFE [Read more]

Press Releases

Read the latest on our product releases, updates, and the science behind Drops.


Te reo Māori will have a new international linguistic audience today, as major multi-language learning app Drops launches Māori for iOS and Android. The Māori release will include almost 2000 words, a vocabulary comprehension level that most linguists agree is sufficient for understanding between 80-90 percent of a language. [Read more]


Drops today launched Scripts for iOS and Android, becoming the first multi-language app to teach language learners how to write character-based language systems. With just a few swipes of a finger, learners will be able to write Japanese Kana, Korean Hangul, and traditional Hanzi characters. [Read more]


Drops today launched Hawaiian for iOS and Android, making it the first major multi-language app to offer it. Like the other 30 languages Drops offers, Hawaiian will include almost 2000 words, a vocabulary comprehension level that most linguists agree is sufficient for understanding between 80-90% of a language. [Read more]


Drops today revealed growth figures for the first time, hitting five million downloads, up from two million six months ago. This makes it the fastest-growing language app at scale in the world. To help even more people around the world discover this new way to learn a language, Drops has appointed Drew Banks as chief customer officer, who was most recently Head of International at Prezi. [Read more]

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