What about a Dictionary App?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by umdjb, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. umdjb macrumors regular

    May 27, 2006
    Washington D.C.
    I was thinking that maybe Apple could add a dictionary app like that they have on OS X. I mean it would be pretty simple, and could be very useful.

    What do you think?
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    That's a good idea, and I'm sure we'll see one eventually (probably very similar to the OS X widget).

    In the meantime, you can text Google SMS.
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    Not an exact replacement, but Google does an automatic spell check on search. If you want a definition, just use "define: <word>" in Safari's Google search feature. It'll give you a list of definitions found on the web. Since it's mostly text, it should be reasonable over EDGE, too.

    Knew about using the keywords in search, but this might be handy, too. Thanks.
  4. marksman macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    Seems like an iPhone interface for something like dictionary.com would be good.

    This is a case where a web app would probably work as well as anything else.
  5. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    any widget made for mac os x would make for a great iphone app. i mean, that's all dictionary looks like to me, just with a different skin. add dictionary, translation, unit converter, flight tracker and all the third party widgets, and you'd have yourself quite the library of iphone "apps."

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