best dictionary/thesaurus app?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Arbaz, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. Arbaz macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2007
    I am looking for a decent dicionary/thesaurus app for my iPhone. I am only interested in british english, or at least an app that supports british enlish. I also need IPA transcription and search.

    any advise?
  2. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2008
    I've an interest in this as well but have found that as the OED isn't available (or Collins), all current offerings have a decidedly American slant, and can therefore be considered NBG.
  3. jstanier macrumors regular


    Sep 6, 2008
    Brighton, England.
    I was always surprised that Apple didn't provide a version of the dictionary application on OS X as it's very good. It only appears to be 10MB in my Applications folder (although whether this actually gets the content from elsewhere on the disk, I don't know) so I wondered why they didn't want to :(
  4. Rojo macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2006
    Dictionary, Unit Converter, Translation, Flight Tracker.... ALL of these would have been logical programs or dashboard apps that would have been lovely to bring over to the iPhone. But I guess Apple never bothered, figuring the App Store could provide for these. And since most of these types of programs cost something in the app store (especially the better dictionary apps, going for as much as $25), Apple gets a nice 30% of profits. So I'm not surprised....though it IS disappointing.
  5. chrisb3 macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY

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