The Chambers Thesaurus is the perfect reference for writers and word game enthusiasts, while all lovers of language will find it a pleasure to browse through. There are nearly 40 000 distinct indexed words, and a total of about 400 000 synonyms and antonyms.
The intelligent word entry suggests possible correct spellings as you type, as well as listing words that sound the same or are often confused. Search features include:
- Alphabetical listing
- Spelling suggestions
- Sounds-like and often-confused
- Fast pattern-matching search
- Cross-reference to offline and online dictionaries
There are also standard bookmark, recent word and random word features. No Internet connection is required.
If our Oxford and/or WordWeb Pro dictionary apps are also installed, the references can all be quickly accessed from separate tabs in the app.
Minor update for compatibility with audio dictionary apps
Ratings and Reviews
I am a professional author and I’ve been using this app for several years. I find it extremely powerful, having a wealth of synonyms and antonyms. The UI is easy to use. In a standard use model you just type the word—the focus will always remain on the input text field so you can alt tab away, do whatever work you are doing, alt tab back and just start typing. In a more in depth use model, you can use that field to start a journey through the massive collection of words and even phrases by clicking on a word that comes closest to what you’re looking for, and by repeating that dig around your word choices. I’ve found it to be amazingly useful, easy to use and one of my go to tools while writing. I ended up wanting something similar for simple definition and purchased the Chambers Dictionary to go along with it. These two apps are always open, side by side on their own desktop and are a central part of my writing toolkit.
Please note that to get the two apps you’re going to spend roughly $30 in total but I was more than okay with this price. To get the similar word-power in a physical book form, you would spend a lot more than that.
Very efficient interface, and great Chambers content
These WordWeb dictionaries (Chambers Thesaurus in this case) are basically an exceptional replacement for the built-indictionaries in MacOS. The content is very well organanized, and the interface is up-to-date with the latest improvements in MacOS. As far as content, it does not get any better than Oxford and Chambers. Of course it would be amaziang to have the entire Oxford English Dictionary, but that license is impossible to obtain and would cost $1,000. But for everyday use this is a fantastic set of products. If you have not looked, check out the other offerings by this developer. I have used these WordWeb softwares for 9 years (since 2009) before they were on the App Store. They are truly excellent for writers, academics, and other researchers. Fast, efficient with good content. (I am also putting this review on the other WordWeb App Store products I own, because they really are part of an integrated product.)
No Dark Mode
- love how synonyms and antonyms are given in one place.
- love how you dont have to leave your working application (MSWORD) to look up the word. Once you hit command c, Chambers automatically looks up the word for me. its a great time saving feature!
One thing I hope to see in the future thought:
DARK MODE. This is the only app that gives bright white projection in the screen when studying.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.