They say with languages, one never really stops learning, even if it's their native language. Lexisgoo English Dictionary & Thesaurus is an app that can help you strengthen your skills to add a bit of zing and pep to your day-to-day interactions, or in my case, it can even be applied to my work!
Lexisgoo English Dictionary & Thesaurus brings 215,000 entries, 3.7 million words, and 2,800 idioms right to your fingertips inside your iPhone or iPad. Not only does it feature a user-friendly interface, but it also comes with a search function and an enhanced speaking function to ensure you can speak the words correctly.
Available for just 99 cents, this app packs a lot of great content for which it has been awarded the Best English Dictionary right from 2004 through 2008 at the PocketPC Magazine Awards.
Lexisgoo English Dictionary & Thesaurus comes in a package of 29.7 MB. In this moderate amount of space, you will receive a load of content, most of which can be accessed even without an Internet connection.
Included in this app is the full WordNet 3.0 which comes with 200,000 entries, 3.5 million words, and 1.7 million links. There is also a thesaurus, an etymology dictionary, and an Idiom dictionary, each containing 20,000, 35,000, and 2900 entries respectively.
When you search for a word, you will receive a quick rundown of the word's definitions from various dictionaries. If you happen to be connected to the internet, you will also get results from Google dictionary, MobileAnswer, MobileWikipedia, and WordReference. While you are online, be sure to use the Google Translate-supported Translation feature which works between a selection of 36 languages.
Preparing for the GRE, SAT, or TOEFL? This app has word lists and test modules tailored specifically for those preparing for these tests.
There is a great VOA Special English modules section which will help you improve your listening and reading skills. There are over 120,000 audio pronunciation samples in the International Phonetic Alphabet.
The Smart Searching feature allows you to perform Wildcard, Anagram, and Phonetic searches. Other features include spell-check for English Keywords, Word of the Day, Favorite & History list, and the ability to add notes to aid learning.
Comprehensive content by many built-in & online dictionaries
VOA Special English modules for improving listening & reading skills
Smart word searching including spell-check & auto look-up features
Quick link for synonyms, antonyms, and hyponyms
Complete audio pronunciation support
There is nothing negative to say about this app
Lexisgoo English Dictionary & Thesaurus is truly a highly comprehensive app that has plenty of great features that overshadows other similar apps both in the content as well as functionality. You will not regret purchasing this for handy reference on your iPhone or iPad as it's well worth the money.
Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.