Developer: Microton, s.r.o.
Current Version: 1.0
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Download Size: 77.3 MB - Download
The iDictionary is a comprehensive multilingual dictionary, which can be used to translate between English and any of the four major European languages: French, German, Russian and Spanish. It is built around dependable word databases of more than 240,000 translation pairs in French, 320,000 in German, 210,000 in Russian, and 160,000 in Spanish.
The application has a clean user interface, and the dictionary contents are presented in a concise single column list without any cryptic abbreviations or lengthy definitions. The search process is fast and efficient. You simply type the first couple of letters of a word and are immediately able to see all applicable entries along with their translations.
The dictionary is completely self-contained - no internet connection or additional purchases are needed. It is ideal for work, school, travel or leisure reading.
Most Helpful Reviews
"integration" requires reboot - I bought this despite another review claiming lack of integration. Indeed, after installing, it did not show the "integration". An e-mail to the developer brought a prompt response: a reboot is necessary. Did that, and now it works as advertised. It would get 5 stars from me if: - it could work between any two language pairs of the four, not just to and from english; - if there were a setting to have it pop up the translation when hovering over a word; - if one could copy and paste a word from iDictionary's window. This is a great app if you have some familiarity with the languages for which you are using it. It will teach you vocabulary you might have forgotten, but that is incidental. It will not teach you a language, its grammar, nor its pronunciation. That is not its purpose.
More Reviews for Current Version
No pronunciation help, but good otherwise. - This app is great IF you already know how to read and speak the language you are studying because it includes NO pronunciation help whatsover. As it is, you need a different dictionary to get the proper pronunciation. However, I still think the app is worth 4 stars because the description specifically says that it comes "without cryptic abbreviations or lengthy definitions," and therefore, the authors are honest even if the app is minimalistic. An update to include pronunciation would earn 5 stars "tout de suite."
Great dictionary, but no "integration" - I love that this app is simple and elegant, and that it includes the four languages that I study. It is perfect for me! It's a little on the expensive side, but I thought it would be just what I needed -- my languages all in one place, with no internet needed. I would rate it 5 stars, except there is one problem -- It claims to have "seamless integration"… What? Where? I cannot find an option to turn it on anywhere… It is not in the pop-up menu that they show in the picture… and the "support" page is not in a language that I recognize. So it is of no help to me. I will update my review when this issue is resolved.