Webster’s New World Dictionary

April 10, 2009

Webster's New World Dictionary$14.99 from AcroDesign Technologies Webster's New World Dictionary

The official dictionary of the Associated Press, Webster’s New World Dictionary is a well-recognized collegiate English dictionary. With 163,000 entries and the power of advanced search in the palm of your hand, this dictionary is sure to please everyone from students and word lovers to professional writers.

Dictionary Features
* Large dictionary with over 163,000 entries
* Over 12,000 Americanisms
* Includes pronunciations (text), usage notes, examples, and synonyms
* Fast lookup using the first few letters of a word
* History list to quickly see recently viewed definitions
* Lookup words from within another word’s definition
* Bookmark words to learn
* Ultra-small database (10MB)

Advanced search
* Wildcard word search
* Scrambled word search
* Full-text definition search

The entire dictionary is stored on the iPhone/iPod touch and an Internet connection is not required.

Does not include etymologies from print edition.

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American Heritage® Dictionary – Fourth Edition

April 9, 2009

American Heritage® Dictionary - Fourth Edition$29.99 from Enfour, Inc. American Heritage® Dictionary - Fourth Edition

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

America’s favorite dictionary!!
and the AppStore’s best selling commercial dictionary.

This iPhone/iPod touch version has the entire 2,074 page, 7.5 pound dictionary with its nearly 300,000 terms –plus 64 thousand recorded sound files by native speakers– all available instantly at your fingertips.
More than 33,000 written examples, totaling 4,222,000 words, makes this largest mobile dictionary on ANY platform
The indexes alone are larger than most brand-name dictionaries. Even without the sound files, AHD4 would still be over 100MB and the largest dictionary in the AppStore.

Main Features:
* entire text of this best selling book
* complete front matter and appendicies
* three-way cross-referencing search
* real-time progressive look-up
* wildcard searches for unknown spellings or crosswords
* internal hyperlinking
* pop-up pronunciation chart & automatic IPA conversion
* unique two-way external application interaction
– only iPhone dictionary with external linking!
* bookmarks with editable notations
* automatic history
* professionally recorded sound files
* zoomable graphics
* complete offline use – no internet connect is required

Now also available in a bundle with “Roget II Thesaurus”.

Search on “American Heritage Deluxe” in the AppStore.


The renowned American Heritage® Usage Panel, a group of more than 200 distinguished writers, scholars, and scientists, offers advice on problems of grammar and style; engaging notes explain word histories and clarify differences among synonyms; thousands of quotations and example sentences show words in context; and elegant definitions are enhanced by numerous full-color photographs, drawings, and maps, making this one of the most complete reference tool available on any mobile platform.

Reviews for the application:

“As apps go, only Enfour’s American Heritage Dictionary stands out for its graphic appeal and functionality. Although I was pleased to have so much lexical firepower in such a compact form, I was annoyed at how poorly the other dictionaries present on the platform.”

Editor’s Choice. ranking = “Great”

(and these were for just version 1.0!)

Reviews of the print version:

“The Best Dictionary…Designed to appeal to the eye as well as the mind, it is notable for its imaginative illustrations….This is a great family dictionary, and ideal for schoolrooms.”
– The Courier Journal

“This dictionary, now in its fourth edition, makes it fun to look up definitions of words….This up-to-date and eminently useful dictionary features fabulous full-color design that quickly and effectively guides users to the information they seek.”
– Library Journal


The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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Longman English-Japanese Dictionary

April 8, 2009

Longman English-Japanese Dictionary$20.99 from Enfour, Inc. Longman English-Japanese Dictionary


Natural English – Natural Japanese!

The “Longman English-Japanese Dictionary” is the first and only bilingual dictionary to be based 100% on English and Japanese corpora and is designed to help learners easily find information and focus on natural meanings that are important.

NOTE: This dictionary was designed with the native Japanese speaker in mind. For a non-native Japanese speakers, a good understanding of kana and kanji is essential.

All English examples and collocations are based on the Longman Corpus Network, a 330-million-word database of spoken and written English across a spectrum of sources. All Japanese translations are based on Longman’s new and revolutionary 50-million-word corpus of contemporary Japanese. A 100% corpora backbone ensures that different meanings of a word are presented in order of frequency.

This cutting edge full color dictionary includes over 500 illustrations and photos, 102,000 headwords and phrases, 83,000 example sentences, 63,000 collocations, clear grammar presentations, error notes for Japanese learners, notes about formality, sound/pronunciation and much more.

This iPhone version also includes:

* progressive look-up for quick searching
* lookup from English or Japanese
* wildcard searches
* natural English pronunciation for almost all headwords
* links out to English dictionaries and Thesauri.
* bookmark facility
* search history function
* zoomable illustrations and photos
* complete front matter and communication guide

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A Crossword Solver

April 2, 2009

A Crossword Solver$1.99 from Poulet Maison Ptd Ltd A Crossword Solver

** New Colored Skins coming soon!! **

Crossword Solver is a great tool for solving the most difficult crosswords. It’s also great for creating words in Scrabble™ and otherboardgames.

The crossword solver database contains over 270,000 words from both American and traditional English. You can search for individual missing letters or for multiple missing letters.

To start a search simply click the box marked “Enter word pattern…” and a keyboard will popup.

To search for individual missing letters use the full stop “.” symbol. For example typing D.G then hitting RETURN will find every 3 letter word from DAG to DUG.

To search for multiple missing letters use the at “@” symbol. For example typing D@G then hitting RETURN will find every word from DABBING to DYNAMITING. You can scroll through and view them all.

You can also use a combination of the two. Typing .Z@T. will find words such as AZYGOBRANCHIATA (A technical medical term.)

The full stop “.” and at “@” are both right there on your keyboard. The search results also appear on the same screen. This keeps the number of clicks you need to a minimum.

By using the at “@” style multiple letter search you could return a large number of words. Due to the memory limitations of mobile devices I’ve restricted the returned results to 1,000 words. If you are returning a large number you may want to change you search pattern to something more specific.

Crossword Solver is a stand alone product with no need to connect to the internet. If user feedback suggests that a link to an online dictionary would be helpful then it may be included in future updates.

Crossword Solver is very quick and easy to use. You’ll be hitting those triple word scores in no time.

Webtopia is a trading name of Poulet Maison Pty Ltd

Also by Webtopia

** A Low GI Diet
** Army Night Vision
** Afterlife
** A Past Life
** Are We Related
** A Blackjack Card Counter
and more..

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Art Envi Deluxe

March 31, 2009

Art Envi Deluxe$3.99 from Open Door Networks, Inc. Art Envi Deluxe

An endless art museum in your pocket! Art Envi Deluxe turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a Web-based art gallery, with collections from the world’s greatest artists. It gives you easy, full-screen access to thousands of the world’s masterpieces, indexed by artist and by period.

From classics like the Mona Lisa and Botticelli’s Venus, to Rembrandt’s, Renoir’s, van Gogh’s and Cézanne’s, to major Asian artists, Art Envi Deluxe displays Web-based artwork the way you would expect on the iPhone: full screen, with multi-touch controls, in automated slide shows.

Art Envi Deluxe is based on the acclaimed iEnvision Web-image browser, which organizes images from the Web into groups, with indexed lists in each group. With iEnvision not only can you view Web-based art, but also astronomy photos, children’s books, comics, manga, news, travel guides and more.

Art Envi Deluxe goes beyond our top-selling Art Envi application by including:

– The ability to save any image
– Nearly 100 new artists, and access to many additional works from others
– A group dedicated to Asian (Japanese) artists
– Captions on many shows, providing details of each work
– Greatly sped-up display
– Artists listed by the period in which they painted, as well as alphabetically: Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Romanticist, Impressionist, and Modern.

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March 28, 2009

Cocktails+$2.99 from Skorpiostech, Inc. Cocktails+

The Authoritative Cocktail Reference for the iPhone

Cocktails+ lovingly presents over 2,000 contemporary and classic mixed drink recipes drawn from critical sources spanning two centuries. Every recipe includes a full citation as well as ingredient descriptions and substitution information. Recipes are categorized by base spirit, drink type, flavor, and other characteristics and can be filtered by name and ingredient through search.

Other features:

– No “noise”; all recipes were vetted by experts and nearly all have been published
– Contemporary Masters program presents cutting-edge recipes from esteemed mixologists
– Imperial (ounces or gills) and metric (centiliters or milliliters) units
– Mark favorites for future reference
– Share recipes with friends via email and Twitter


Advanced English Dictionary & Thesaurus

March 23, 2009

Advanced English Dictionary & Thesaurus$3.99 from jDictionary Mobile Advanced English Dictionary & Thesaurus

ON SALE: 50% off for limited time!

The best-selling English dictionary for Symbian and Blackberry is now available for iPhone/iPod touch!

Advanced English Dictionary is distinguished from the other (paper, electronic) dictionaries in many ways. Not because it contains far more words than a conventional paper dictionary, but because it uses a radically new approach and technology. Instead of just listing the words and their definitions, Advanced English Dictionary shows how every word is linked to another. Type in the word “tree” and you will get not only the definition, synonyms and opposites, but the hypernyms (a tree is a kind of what?), meronyms (what are the parts of a tree?) and more. You can also find a list of hundreds of trees, from yellowwood to the Tree of Knowledge. This revolutionary approach will help you to understand the meanings of words better. Take a look at the screenshots to get the idea!

Up to 250,000 entries, 1.6 million words, 335,000 relations

134,000 pronunciation guides in International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)

Content sensitive IPA pronunciation symbol assistance
(just tap the pronunciation guides to open it)

Clear and precise definitions

Apart from “everyday” words and definitions, Advanced English Dictionary also includes biographical and geographical data, technical and scientific terms and more

Thesaurus functionality with word links

Sample sentences show you how to use the words in your own speaking and writing.

Fast look-ups, snappy user interface, smoothly scrolling screens

Editable history/bookmarks function

Adjustable profanity filter (Home screen -> Settings)

Word Shake – shake the device to look up random words!

Designed specifically for iPhone/iPod touch

No internet connection required

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