Developer: Langenscheidt GmbH & Co. KG
Current Version: 8.7.510
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Download Size: 87.7 MB - Download
45 Langenscheidt dictionaries for 13 languages available for in-app purchase
Full wordlist and 100 sample translations of each dictionary to preview before buying
The app allows a quick and easy navigation and for you to try out any of the 45 Langenscheidt dictionaries. Experience the most advanced search, learning and translation features. In order to take full advantage of your digital dictionary, we recommend the purchase of an upper-level Standard, Professional or Expert series dictionary.
Search and translate features:
• Search through dictionary headwords.
• Fulltext search mode – includes examples of how to use a word.
• List of similar words in case of misspelling.
• Wildcard Search if you are not sure about exact spelling. Use “?” and “*” symbols to replace the letters you are unsure about.
• The Morphology module can translate words in any grammatical form (for English, French, Spanish and Russian dictionaries only).
• Look up any desired word without leaving that application.
• Search through Favorites.
• Search history - all looked up and viewed words/phrases are saved in the History.
• Audio pronunciations recorded by native speakers (available for English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages).
• Irregular verbs.
• Word forms.
• Quick access to virtual keyboard.
• Synchronization of dictionary language with the keyboard input source.
• Favorites - to quickly access frequently searched words.
• Enlarge or reduce font size for your comfort.
Dictionary compatibility: Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) and higher, including the latest OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
About Langenscheidt Publishing Group
The Langenscheidt Publishing Group is best known for its area of core competence: dictionaries and language learning material in various formats and on several media. Langenscheidt sets the highest editorial and production standards for all the products it publishes. The corporate logo, a blue “L” on a yellow background, is instantly recognized by many people all over the world.
Minor bugs fixed
Most Helpful Reviews
Good dictionary and dictionary app, annoying marketing strategy - I use the Expert German-English, and it is a solid dictionary. The app works well too, although I wish it had a search function to find certain words within a given definition (like Apple’s Dictionary.app). I also wish it could lead me to words with an “ß" when I type the equivalent “ss". There’s no excuse for it not knowing that equivalency. What annoys me most are the frequent updates that offer nothing other than a chance to check out one of their basic dictionaries. That wouldn’t be so bad, but often I need to restore my purchase afterwards. That’s the annoying bit. Couldn’t they make this offer from within the app without having to have us download a new version each time? And couldn’t they make this bit optional?
Lost dictionary - Two years ago I purchased the $80 "Expert" dictionary. While it was (emphasis on WAS) a superb product it has now gone missing after an upgrade of the Langenscheidt app, which serves as little more than a device for selecting and purchasing dictionaries (think about the implications of this: since any purchases of dictionaries are conducted outside the Mac app store, the dictionary itself will not be backed up on the app store — all that can be recovered in the greatly limited demo dictionary). I've submitted a help request (including the original receipt) on the "hotline", but have yet to get a response. While I am still hoping I will (eventually) get a response, the entire experience has left me decidedly leery of the company.
More Reviews for Current Version
Abandonware and questionable vendor/developer track record - This app hasn't been updated in about 1 year, as of my writing this in April 2020. Moreover, if you already purchased any of the expensive separate technical dictionaries that Langenscheidt/Paragon/Slovoed used to offer, these are no longer downloadable. So not only are they nickel-and-diming you, but they make you buy your dictionaries anew each time they let this app fall out of date. While I am a big fan of Langscheidt in terms of the quality of its lexicography and comprehensiveness, I don't think the app developer or Langenscheidt have been acting in an ethical or consumer-friendly way with their management of dictionaries on the macOS platform over the past decade. There are now many excellent, reputable, reliable and entirely free translation resources online anyone can use instead. I strongly recommend steering clear of products by Langenscheidt, Paragon, and Slovoed.