A portable dictionary that's easy to use.
Arcus Dictionary Review
by on May 19, 2011
As dictionaries go, this is an easy to navigate, concise one. It loads quickly and offers a search bar to look up your desired word or phrase, before displaying the definition of any searched-for item, synonyms, an opportunity to see the word used in a sentence, and even an option to ‘favourite’ the definitions you really like (we favourite’d homunculus).
The dictionary declines to offer spelling corrections – which would have been a useful feature – although it does allow for any words not found to be looked up online.
One irritation with Arcus Dictionary Pro is that to open it, we were given the ultimatum to either install ‘Speech synthesis data installer’ or not use it at all. Not only did we feel bullied into downloading this add-on, we weren’t told what it was. Turns out that it’s a text-to-voice; a nice supplemental.
Our advice is start with the free version of Arcus, the only difference to paid being that it’s supported by ads. These are hardly anywhere to be seen though. Given that this isn’t an app you’ll use everyday, the free version will most likely prove sufficient.
If you do like the idea of keeping a virtual dictionary locked and loaded, we rate this as a compelling choice.
Download Arcus Dictionary here
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