Dictionary app

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by macfanboy, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2007
    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
  2. macrumors 68040


    Jan 24, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    I haven't seen one yet either. The jailbreak app weDict was good. I can't wait to re-jailbreak my phone.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2006
    I'm kind of shocked Apple didn't include their Dictionary app. Whatebout other Dashboard basics, like Unit Converter or Translation?
  4. macrumors 6502

    Apr 25, 2007
    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
  5. macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2008

    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.
  6. macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2008
    Uploading eBooks to eReader

    Can someone instruct me on how to upload eBooks to eReader app? Will do so on a Macbook to iPhone. Thank you!
  7. macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2007
    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.
  8. macrumors regular


    Jan 9, 2007
    New Zealand
    I'm so useless without a dictionary. My who academic life revolves around a spell checker :( Don't want to miss weDict ...
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2005
    Queens, NYC
    Google Mobile App might be your best choice until something more robust comes along. :eek:

    EDIT: Webclip a dictionary site?
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2007
    i dont have internet everywhere. sry, forgot to mention i have ipod touch, not iphone
  11. macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2008
    In eReader, tap the + button in the Bookshelf, enter your ereader.com info, then tap the book titles to download them.

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