Review: QuickDic – A great offline dictionary

Usually it is a matter of personal choice that which apps you want to install on your phone, however there are certain types of apps that can be used by almost everyone. One such category of such apps is the one that falls under the genre of dictionary apps. No matter how good your vocabulary is, you often need to quickly look up a word. Perhaps that’s how the app QuickDic found its way to my phone. QuickDic as the name suggests is a dictionary app. Just like all dictionary apps it allows users to quickly look up the meaning…

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Usually it is a matter of personal choice that which apps you want to install on your phone, however there are certain types of apps that can be used by almost everyone. One such category of such apps is the one that falls under the genre of dictionary apps. No matter how good your vocabulary is, you often need to quickly look up a word. Perhaps that’s how the app QuickDic found its way to my phone.

QuickDic as the name suggests is a dictionary app. Just like all dictionary apps it allows users to quickly look up the meaning of any word they want. The great thing about this app is that its database is very similar to that of Wiktionary and apart from displaying the meanings of words, it also displays their IPA consonants and the history of the word along with teaching its proper use with the help of a few example sentences. With language support for English, French, German, Spanish and a whole lot of other languages, the app even offers multilingual dictionaries, though the total amount of words in a specific “pair” language dictionary may vary as some are more complete than others.

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The greatest feature about the app is that unlike most dictionary apps, it doesn’t really require a constant internet connection to work. You can simply choose to download a specific dictionary and simply keep it in your phone to access it any time without having to use your internet connection. The data base of each dictionary whether it’s English to English or English to Afrikaans is quite impressive.

My only complaint with the app is that often even after you have downloaded a certain dictionary; the app fails to look up certain words especially if you are not connected to the internet and gives the “connection to internet failed” error. I mean what is the point of downloading a full-fledged dictionary to your phone, if the entire data base isn’t transported to your memory card?

The UI of the app is very user friendly and doesn’t really need much explanation. With a simple search bar and well detailed settings, it doesn’t really take users much time to get used to the app. However, the app does lack a certain outlook and needs to get a little bit more color.

However, QuickDic is totally free on the Play Store and is definitely one of the great free dictionary apps that you must have on your phone if you are in to money saving techniques.

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