By Sonico GmbH
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Ultra-fast translation dictionary that works without an internet connection.
◆ Offline translation. Most translation apps require an internet connection. Languages stores all words on the phone itself so you always have translation when you need it, whether you are traveling internationally or simply don't have a connection.
◆ Lightning fast. Start typing a few letters and boom, you already have the translation you need.
◆ Unified search. Type a word from either language and you'll get the results you want. No more switching modes.
◆ Search or browse. Search is great but sometimes it's useful and fun to explore a language by browsing through the words alphabetically.
◆ Innovative A-Z index for quick browsing.
◆ Common phrases included for most languages.
12 complete language dictionaries included
Most offline translation apps charge $5+ for each language pair. With Languages you get all language pairs for one low price.
◆ Tap and hold the index to magnify the letters.
◆ Swipe to the right to search.
◆ In search, swipe to the left to go back to the dictionary.
◆ In search, swipe to the right to clear a search (much faster than reaching for the clear button).
◆ Pinch to close a language dictionary.
◆ Tap and hold to move a dictionary on the shelf.
◆ Tap a word to copy it or to jump to the main entry for that word in the dictionary.
◆ Tap the flag icon to switch the primary language.
Languages is brought to you by Sonico Mobile, the leader in language translations apps, and Tapity, Inc., winner of a 2011 Apple Design Award.
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What's New in Version 1.1
- By popular request: You can now delete books from the shelf in case you don't need them. Just tap & hold a book until an x button appears on the upper left corner. You can always restore them in the settings.
- Various bug fixes and performance improvements
If you like Languages please take a moment and leave a review on the App Store!
Good, but not perfect...(yet)
This multi-language dictionary app is great for those who need a good offline alternative with reliable translations. Although I cannot speak on behalf of the other languages included for offline download, my review will mostly focus on the Spanish-English translations the application provides.
-Simple, fast and intuitive interface.
-Reliable translations according to my knowledge (as I am Hispanic and have been spoken to and studied Spanish since I was very young.)
-Ability to access dictionary offline. (Which has been proven extremely beneficial when I'm in a no service area or when I'm in a 3G slow zone)
-From my experience, the app cannot seem to recognize (most) verbs already conjugated. This can prove to be problematic if one doesn't know the I un-conjugated verb tense or the type of ending I.E. (-ar, -er, -ir)
-Not all words are searchable. I feel the app lacks the completeness of a VOX Dictionary, which I have found to be the most complete and accurate Spanish-English dictionary available.
Overall, I do understand the developer is providing multiple language packs, and as a result, must update each and every one in a timely and most importantly, accurate and reliable manner. I do hope that the developer does improve this application as it is simply one of the best in terms of UI, price, features, and offline ability. Though the library of terms could be expanded, in time I know that they will. (But hopefully soon).
I would prefer to give this zero stars because this application has been more of a headache. I used it exclusively for a month almost everyday in Spain. The interface is easy to use as suitable I'f your doing some reading and need to look up words. But that is where the problems begin. First upon opening the app a dictionary there's a small pause which is tolerable in reading sessions but if you are on the street talking to friends it just takes too long to use it on the fly like you would want. Then there is the complete lack of words. I've looked for words and only gotten a translation 80% of the time which I feel bus unacceptably for a dictionary. Many Spanish reflexive verbs aren't here and it cannot find conjugated verbs they must be in the infinitive "to + verb" form which is a little frustrating when you do to recognize the verb to begin with. There are also no definitions and many Spanish -English speakers I meet don't feel the translations are always accurate. I believe this mean that the dictionary doesn't have country based translations. Also no definitions just translations. it's just not as useful as other dictionaries
I am so impressed by this developer. This is a beautiful and gracefully simple app, and it comes with a bunch of different language dictionaries you can choose to download (so easy - they are all in front of you on a book shelf to choose from). But two are pre-downloaded along w/ the app. I didn't need one of those languages and emailed to see if there was a way to remove it from the download so as not to take up space on my device. They responded to my email right away. And not even a week later an update that included that possibility just came in. Kudos for quick response time. A big plus in addition to this already well-done and beautiful app.
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Feb 18, 2013
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 45.6 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
- Seller: Sonico GmbH
- © 2012, Sonico GmbH & Tapity Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.