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THE FINEST FRENCH REFERENCE TOOL ON iPAD — Antidote Ardoise brings together multiple dictionaries and language guides of the highest quality for your iPad.

Antidote Ardoise offers you rich definitions, abundant synonyms, complete conjugation tables and much more, with an elegant interface carefully adapted to the iPad. Type in a word, then see at a glance an abstract of the results from all dictionaries for that word; choose the desired dictionary with a touch. “Turn the page” from one dictionary to the next. Touch any word to see its complete definition or use powerful search engines to find rhymes, anagrams, links between words and much more. Follow the Wikipedia link and access detailed encyclopedic articles, without ever leaving Antidote. Display an interactive map or satellite photo of more than 10,000 cities, countries and regions, or of 1100 UNESCO World Heritage sites.

From spelling to style through grammar, punctuation and history, Antidote's guides cover all aspects of writing in French. Over 800 articles are organized in a clear tree structure with a comprehensive index.

Explore the treasures of French with the Discovery Mode. Ask for countries, famous people or Heritage sites, and Antidote will display them in a random sequence. Add your findings to your list of favorite words to get back to them easily. Play the dictionary game by guessing a series of words from their definitions. Share your discoveries with others.

Antidote Ardoise doesn't need an Internet connection †. Install Antidote Ardoise, and have at your fingertips the most powerful French reference tool ever devised for your iPad.


• Definitions (125,000 entries including 13,000 proper nouns)
• Expressions (47,000)
• Phonetic transcription of all word forms, including verbs (600,000)
• Synonyms (1,000,000)
• Antonyms (100,000)
• Cooccurrences (900,000, with examples)
• Lexical Fields (2 million links)
• Conjugation (9000 verbs, with agreement controls)
• Families (16,000 families)
• Quotations (275,000)
• Usage notes: homonyms, false friends, etc.
• History (98,000 etymologies with spelling evolution)
• Integrated access to Wikipedia †
• Integrated access to 10,000 zoomable maps and satellite images †
• Links to 1100 UNESCO World Heritage sites †
• Proverbs


• Grammar
• Spelling
• Punctuation
• Style
• Typography
• Syntax
• Lexicon
• Phonetics
• History
• Language points
• Business writing
• 1990 Spelling Rectifications


• Display ordinary words at random, to play the dictionary game
• Learn rare words
• Ask for names of cities, countries or famous people
• Discover the UNESCO World Heritage sites
• Read fascinating notes about the origins of words
• Ponder edifying proverbs
• Add your findings to your list of favorite words
• Play the game of guessing a word from its definition
• Share your scores on Facebook or Twitter


• Elegant layouts for optimal use of iPad screen
• SplitView & SlideOver support
• Quick search of a word copied from another app
• Search as you type, to find words quickly
• Error-tolerant search (e.g.: erruers)
• Rhyme search
• Anagram search
• Wildcard search (e.g.: lum*, c?re?)
• “Word starts with/contains/ends in” searches
• Multiword search (e.g.: table ronde, perdre pied)
• Voice commands (e.g.: "Synonymes de joie") †
• Touch any word to look it up
• Record favorite words and articles
• Share any content via email or AirDrop
• Open content in another app
• Swipe pages with your fingers
• Use portrait or landscape display
• Sync your favorites with iCloud †

(Note 1: Antidote Ardoise is intended for native or intermediate French speakers; its interface is all in French.)

(Note 2: the grammar checker of Antidote's desktop edition is not part of Antidote Ardoise.)

(† Internet access only required for marked functions above)