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Dictionary! app review: helping to understand the words you know and the ones you don't



When I was in school and didn't know the spelling or use of a word we would have to get up walk over to the bookshelf, pull the giant dictionary down, and lug it back to our desk. The Dictionary! app makes this a thing of the past.

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Of course you could do a simple search for the word you are looking for and in most cases you will get the correct meaning and spelling, but having the Dictionary! app makes everything so much easier. I can almost feel my backpack getting lighter.

Dictionary! by Wordset


Extremely Fast and Easy

Dictionary! is a no-nonsense and no fluff app. Once you launch it all you are greeted with is a picture of a dictionary and a search box with "type word here." Input any word you wish and it will populate a list of not only the word but associated uses below. Just tap the usage of the term you are looking for and the app provides you with the spelling, definition, what type of word it is (noun, verb, adjective, et cetera), and the context in which it can be used.

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If you type the spelling of the word incorrectly, the list will populate with words that come closest to matching the term you entered.


Options are Basic but Helpful

In addition to your standard definition and spelling, Dictionary! also provides you with synonyms with a quick tap of the screen. This is extremely helpful if you are writing something and don't want to keep using the same word repeatedly; trust me, I know how beneficial this can be. It also offers a link to Wiktionary, just in case you don't trust the app as much as you trust Wiki sites.

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As it is a free app there are pop-ups but they stay at the top of the screen and are completely out of the way of the interface of the app.


Dictionary! by Wordset


Pros and Cons


  • Extremely fast and easy to use
  • Provides you with everything you need to know about the word
  • Provides synonyms for the word or phrase
  • Links to Wiktionary to double-check spelling and meaning



  • There is nothing negative to say about this app


Final Thoughts

All in all Dictionary! is a great app. It does exactly what it sets out to do, and doesn't require any bells and whistles to accomplish it. If you're a writer or student, this app is a must-have as it's a great time-saver and delivers exactly what it promises.


Dictionary! by Wordset

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Matthew MacCallum

Matthew MacCallum is an award winning filmmaker, screenwriter, actor, and comedian. He is a lifelong Apple products user and has vowed never to seek help for his App addiction.