App front-end for the iOS 5 built-in dictionary

mattraehl

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Feb 26, 2005
384
1
Just found an app today that is simple and fantastic. I got tired of typing a word into Notes to look up the definition and figured someone must have done this. It's nothing more than a front-end for the built-in dictionary in iOS 5. A search box, live suggestions while typing, and a history of words you've looked up. Great idea that's been perfectly executed. Free, .1 MB download, no Ads, launches instantly. Perfect.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dictionary/id473493861?mt=8
 

sunny5555

macrumors newbie
Apr 2, 2012
2
0

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/idict+-os-free/id508250568?ls=1&mt=8

Features:

✓ No Internet connection required
✓ Clip to Evernote
✓ Spelling Suggestions
✓ History function
✓ Bookmarks function
✓ Copy and paste feature
✓ Hyperlink feature
✓ Jump within a page
✓ Private browsing feature
✓ Change the font size
✓ The amazing "automatic" bookmark. (Each of these headwords they are further classified alphabetically in the bookmark.)

Website
 

Kid A

macrumors regular
May 1, 2008
238
0
Sadly, this app is nowhere to be found in the US App Store. Have looked for such an app many times, ever since the built-in dictionary was added to iOS. Why Apple hasn't provided a front-end app for the iOS dictionary is beyond me.
 

Abazigal

macrumors G5
Jul 18, 2011
12,896
10,966
Singapore
Launch Centre Pro has a built-in dictionary tool. Use it quite often. Quite handy. Tap on the icon to bring up a prompt, type in the word and tap to define it. :)
 
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