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Dictionary Tab

By Elon Wu

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English Dictionary and Thesaurus: fast searching, definitions, usage examples, synonyms, related words - and no adverts.

- 295,000 words, phrases and derived forms
- 245,000 word sense definitions
- 75,000 usage examples
- Synonyms, similar and related words
- N. American, British, Australian and international English

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Customer Reviews

It’s what I was looking for...

This app was exactly what I was looking for, a means of looking up a word without oppening another app just click, type and boom the word i was looking for is there without having to open the Mac default dictionary app. it lives in the menu bar and is there when needed. The one thing i noticed that ultimately kept me from rating this a 5 star was when I went to quit the App store I had already started Dictionary Tab, so when i hit command + Q it quit the dictionary tab rather than quiting the App store. Even when I started Dictionary Tab again and made sure that the app store was the active app, it still quit Dictionary Tab rather than the App Store. Frustrating and a little irritating but not enough for me to uninstall and demand a refund, just something to be conscious of when using the app for now.

Make sure you need it before buying, the free dictionary included may be enough

I’ve just bought this app and then figure out that the Oxford dictionary available with the OS X distribution was enough for me. Actually, I do prefer the Oxford dictionary definitions, but this is a matter of taste, of course. Only buy it if you really prefer a tab instead of running the dictionary as a regular app.

Dictionary Tab
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  • $1.99
  • Category: Education
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 1.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6.0 or later, 64-bit processor

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