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

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by mattraehl, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. mattraehl macrumors 6502

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    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
     
  2. sunny5555 macrumors newbie

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    Apr 2, 2012
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    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
     
  3. Kid A macrumors regular

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    #3
    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.
     
  4. Abazigal macrumors 604

    Abazigal

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    Singapore
    #4
    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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