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Idioma app review: a client for StarDict dictionaries



Idioma is an app for the iPhone and iPad which will help you get access to a variety of dictionaries in a single place.

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Whether you are someone who enjoy having a dictionary handy wherever you go to quickly look up new words, or you are an academic who needs to refer to a dictionary with great frequency, this app is going to make your life a lot easier as you quickly refer to not just one, but multiple dictionaries for definitions.

This app can be found in the Reference section of the App Store, where it can be downloaded for 99 cents. Let's take a look at its features.



A Dictionary Hub

Idioma takes up a mere 5.4 MB of space on your iPhone or iPad. Rather than looking at it like a dictionary app, it's perhaps better to look at it as a hub for all your favorite dictionaries. Surprisingly, this app doesn't come with any dictionary bundles. This explains the lightweight nature of the app.

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Although it lacks content, it makes it very easy for users to download StarDict dictionaries within seconds.

Users can add dictionaries from around the web that are downloadable free of charge, and they can also use iTunes to add dictionaries of various formats including WeDict, XDXF, and HTML.

Ease of Use & Accessibility

Once you've got all your dictionaries downloaded, they will be automatically optimized for easy and quick searches. The usual features such as real-time search and landscape support are available. Furthermore, users can even choose to view certain priority dictionaries in the portrait mode, with additional dictionaries accommodated into the landscape view.

Users may play around with the font size until they find a comfortable reading size and limit the number of search results for a given term.



Pros & Cons


  • A hub for all the StarDict dictionaries
  • Speedy functions
  • Comprehensive search features
  • Enable and disable dictionaries
  • Translations and clipboard capabilities
  • Ability to change font size


  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

Final Words

The Idioma app is a great way to keep all the StarDict dictionaries handy in one place, i.e. your iPhone or iPad. I’d highly recommend getting this app if you are a fan of StarDict dictionaries and wish to carry them around with you wherever you go.



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Neha Sinha

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.