Dictionary Universal

Dictionary Universal

By Dmitry Zhuk

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2009-04-29
  • Current Version: 8.3.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 4.54 MB
  • Developer: Dmitry Zhuk
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 131 Reviews)
  • Price:
Dictionary Universal App Ratings: 4.5
From 131 Reviews

Dictionary Universal App Description

Dictionary Universal is iPhone, iPod touch and iPad application for viewing StarDict dictionaries and dictionaries in Lingvo DSL format ¹. Many of these dictionaries are available on the Internet for free ². Features: * Very fast. After dictionary is indexed, minimal time is required to start before you can type text. List of matches appears without delay while you type. * Supports morphology for English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. * Fuzzy search. This functionality will help you find words if they are misspelled or when you don't know how to type word correctly. Just type in the text and hit Search button on the keyboard. * Pronunciation support. * Searching text in currently displayed article. * Profiles group dictionaries, pronunciation and morphology for quick switching. Useful if you work with several languages. * Favorites and Search History. * Ability to lookup word in clipboard when switching to the application. Copy word to clipboard and switch to Dictionary Universal to see translation. * Most complete StarDict format support in the AppStore (including images, synonyms, and various dictionary formats). * Color highlighting for better text readability (when supported by dictionary format). * Arbitrary word lookup. Tap any word in article to lookup it in loaded dictionaries. *Full screen mode support. *Multitouch gestures support: - swipe horizontally to switch between dictionaries; - swipe with two fingers from left to right for navigating to previous article; - tap with two fingers to toggle full screen mode. * Compressed dictionaries and resources support. * Embedded web browser for downloading dictionaries from the Internet. * Multitasking and iTunes File Sharing. ¹ Lingvo DSL format is a text format with dictionary source code. Dictionary Universal does not support compiled Lingvo dictionaries (LSD format). ² No dictionaries are bundled with the application. You will need StarDict or Lingvo DSL dictionaries to use them with the application.

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App Reviews

  • Split View?

    This app works well and I like it. But when will be the Split View available? I bought this app for that function, but more than a year there's not an update! This app is abandoned?
  • Good

    By squalamack
    This app is pretty good, but it needs to support sharing extensions. The app Dicty for example allows me to share definitions via message, email etc. Also I wish results would come up in Spotlight searches as they do in other apps like Terminology.
  • Great

    By Deezeezy
    Great dictionary - best ive used
  • Wonderful Dictionary.

    By Ahmad Manouchehri
    It's a wonderful dictionary with a smart search which really works :) I'm waiting impatiently to have it on the SlideOver panel of my iPad to fulfill my happiness with it and give it 5 stars.
  • Flawless!!

    By FixChocolate
    Thanks for continuing developing this app! Always support you!
  • До свидания abbyy lingvo

    By Lexuz777
    Прекрасная оболочка для словарей. Так держать! Поддержим отечественного производителя!
  • Amazing app! Крутая прога!

    By Asdf73827
    The app is amazing. This is my favorite dictionary app and it is truly one of the best out there. I swear by it! Программа - супер! Подбивает Lingvo словари на ура! (Словари нужно скачивать отдельно самому) Можно залить несколько языков и создать профили для каждого, что очень удобно! Безумно полезная вещь, особенно при путешествии. To developer: - please add an option to enable navigation menu when viewing translation of a word. I am really sad it was replaced with gestures :( - please make a quick profile switch button so I don't have to navigate to Settings to switch to a different profile/language. Perhaps similar to layout switch on the keyboard? Some special gesture? - add a built-in guide to explain available gestures - please add an option to create a profile based on the input folder with dictionaries. So I can upload a folder "en-ru" that has all of those dictionaries and have an option to easily make that a profile. It is a real pain to scroll through a ton of dictionaries to select the ones I want for that profile...
  • Superb, Quality and Fast

    By K0000001
    This is great software! The developer is also very approachable and eager to help out. The program works just as described. It is also a very well done iOS application (all the normal bells and whistles, no gimmicks). It is also fast. I have loaded about 10 databases with a total of 1,000,000 entries and search is very fast. Well done, well worth the purchase!
  • Great app!

    By Andy Koval
    What a great app! Fast, stable. But this is not exactly a dictionary, it is rather a shell that can be used with dictionaries you have. And believe me, it is the best shell available in the market (not only iOS).
  • The BEST dictionary reader in IOS eveeeeer

    By Ammmorou
    Dictionary Universal is the perfect application to read stardict and lingvo dsl format dictionaries .it supports viewing sounds and pictures if available in dictionary resources . I installed 40 dictionaries and after indexing (it takes few minutes) it can load them within milliseconds and search them instantly .definitely worth the money .