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WordBook (Universal) app review: a mobile reference tool

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Introduction

While you won't likely run into someone who travels with a Thesaurus or Dictionary book with them there are plenty of people that can find everyday uses for the reference books. The WordBook (Universal) app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone gives users a simple and convenient way to carry around with them a Thesaurus and English Dictionary. This is the perfect app for students or anyone who wants to be able to expand their vocabulary. This tool is absolutely loaded with options, has spelling suggestions, and even a built-in spell checker as just a few of its features.

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WordBook (Universal)

$2.99

Expand and Check Your Vocabulary

Here's your chance to check your spelling and also really expand your vocabulary, something that may come in handy in your next paper or essay! The WordBook (Universal) app provides users with 150,000 entries in the English dictionary. With that said there are over 70,000 usage examples and over 220,000 definitions to ensure you have a clear understanding. If you want to take things a step further there are the International Phonetic Alphabet pronunciation guides and the 23,000 root word origins for those interested in it. The word pronunciations have been professionally recorded for perfect sound quality.

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The app requires iOS 7.0 or later to use and currently has 4.5 out of five stars from users. Scrolling through their comments, they seem to enjoy how simple and quick this tool is to use and that it replaces any other spelling tool you've been using. In its last update it was enhanced for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Keep in mind this app supports British and American English and an Internet connection isn't required to use it.

Look up words quickly and easily
Look up words quickly and easily

Additional Tools

The tools and features in the WordBook (Universal) app doesn't end there. As mentioned this app has built-in spell checker and there will be spelling suggestions that will pop up. The history and bookmark tool can make your life much easier and you can tap on the word to view its meaning. The app is also able to connect words semantically with the Thesaurus.

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Another cool way to use the app is to expand your vocabulary with random Words of the Day. These are words you may not be familiar with and have never used. Just shake your device to discover new words that you can incorporate into your day. The user interface is a bit of a disappointment in the looks department but it makes up for it in ease-of-use.

Get over 220,000 definitions
Get over 220,000 definitions

WordBook (Universal)

$2.99

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The app doesn’t require an Internet connection
  • The dictionary contains 150,000 words with more than 220,000 definitions
  • Use this app as a Thesaurus and expand your vocabulary
  • Enjoy the Words of the Day
  • The app has a built-in spell checker

Cons

  • The user interface is quite dull and not engaging

Final Thoughts

The WordBook (Universal) app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone is a user-friendly tool that makes it possible to access dictionary definitions and a Thesaurus while on the go.

WordBook (Universal)

$2.99
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