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macfanboy
Jul 10, 2008, 02:34 PM
did anyone find a good english dictionary app? i found CheckWord, but that doesnt have definitions, forms of the word, etc. I looked in Productivity, Reference, and Utilities, but found nothing (even for pay). thanks for your help



tobefirst
Jul 10, 2008, 02:37 PM
I haven't seen one yet either. The jailbreak app weDict was good. I can't wait to re-jailbreak my phone.

Rojo
Jul 10, 2008, 02:46 PM
I'm kind of shocked Apple didn't include their Dictionary app. Whatebout other Dashboard basics, like Unit Converter or Translation?

Andrew07
Jul 10, 2008, 02:55 PM
There's an "English Dictionary and Thesaurus b..." but the link to it in iTunes doesn't work

You CAN buy it however. It's 14.7 MB, while Apple's 'Dictionary' in Leopard is 10.4MB. Don't know how much that matters, though

Lee Fyock
Jul 10, 2008, 03:09 PM
You can download eReader from the AppStore, buy a big Merriam-Webster dictionary from ereader.com, and be all set. It's mainly intended to look up words while you're reading a book, but you can use the dictionary standalone as well.

Disclaimer: I was one of the developers of eReader for iPhone and previous incarnations.

I haven't tested eReader on iPhone with the M-W 3rd Unabridged dictionary.

jds4300
Jul 10, 2008, 04:27 PM
Can someone instruct me on how to upload eBooks to eReader app? Will do so on a Macbook to iPhone. Thank you!

dombookpro
Jul 10, 2008, 05:48 PM
I too am disappointed by the lack of dictionary. It would have been SO easy for Apple to port their OSX dictionary to the iPhone. Really disappointing. And I'm not about to spend 18 for a 3rd party app - Especially when I don't know whether it's any good.

kinchee87
Jul 10, 2008, 07:08 PM
I'm so useless without a dictionary. My who academic life revolves around a spell checker :( Don't want to miss weDict ...

bluebomberman
Jul 10, 2008, 08:03 PM
Google Mobile App might be your best choice until something more robust comes along. :o

EDIT: Webclip a dictionary site?

macfanboy
Jul 10, 2008, 08:38 PM
Google Mobile App might be your best choice until something more robust comes along. :o

EDIT: Webclip a dictionary site?

i dont have internet everywhere. sry, forgot to mention i have ipod touch, not iphone

Lee Fyock
Jul 10, 2008, 08:53 PM
Can someone instruct me on how to upload eBooks to eReader app? Will do so on a Macbook to iPhone. Thank you!

In eReader, tap the + button in the Bookshelf, enter your ereader.com info, then tap the book titles to download them.