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*** iOS 9 and 10 fully supported

"Nifty Words Standard" is a very fast translator and dictionary for English and German words. It includes English phonetics but no sound (please look at "Nifty Words Pro" for that).

The new history and favorites feature lets you easily keep your peronal terms e.g. for learning.

Beside that, it does not have many functions and screens, but therefore it is simple, fast and comes with a huge word database.

• no internet connection needed
• over 85000 translations
• more than 120000 full indexed keywords
• English phonetics
• Search history
• Favorites
• automatic search begins with the 3rd entered character
• search button for exact search (e.g. words with 2 characters)
• searches the English and German keywords at once
• shows many translation possibilities
• very fast full-text search, while typing
• iOS 9 and 10 fully supported

Please have also a look at "Nifty Words Pro". It comes with sound and has additional native iPad support.

To get the German Umlaute Ä,Ü,Ö,ä,ü,ö and ß, please touch the keys A,O,U and S on the keyboard a bit longer. That seems to be a not well known iPhone feature.

What's New

Version 2.1.0

- New Design and latest iOS Version supported

Ratings and Reviews

Ignore the LOW average rating, this is awesome!


I think a lot of Germans must have rated this, and as you may know, getting a "1" in German schools is like getting an "A" in America. This is the only explanation I can think of for why this German-English dictionary has so many 1 ratings. This dictionary is absolutely excellent! It's far more comprehensive than any of my paper dictionaries, and has very useful intelligent searching. Also, when you look at a word, just as with a very good book dictionary, the program also shares various phrases which include the pertinent word. Both my kids study German, and I'm polishing my rusty skills. Nifty Words has been essential to our on-the-go search for words. Thank you for a truly awesome app!

Nifty Words


Whether your mother tongue is English or German, if you move between those languages every day, this app is the only one you need. Incredibly fast and complete. One starts to type the word to be defined, without having to choose the language, and with the entry of the third character a list of likely words appears in both languages. The definitions are modern. Colloquial and slang expressions are included. There isn't another app in this field that is a match for the speed, ease of use, and bullet-proof reliability of Nifty Words.



This thing is great and it's fast and offline! Much more extensive database than any other free dictionary. But two things need changing: need to indicate word gender (M F N - but I see that's in version 1.03 - can't wait for the update) and change the crappy icon (it just looks cheap compared with others). But these things are minor - get this app; a must for lovers of the German language. 


Dieter Saken
45 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, German
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2009-2017 Dieter Saken
In-App Purchases
  1. English speech extension $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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