This Fortnight: Traditional and Digital Dictionaries Compared

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Simple Beauty: Leopard's Dictionary Icon

In the next couple of weeks, TouchMyApps will compare glamourous new digital dictionaries with traditional hardcovers versions. We will weigh cost, totability, usefulness and possibly acceptance in places of work and school.  If you are a word buff or like me are a word clutz, stay tuned: we were able to tap a few great resources in our quest for the right word.

The Digital Divide:
Wordbook Dictionary
Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus
Consise Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus
Concise Oxford English Dictionary
American Heritage Dictionary: Fourth Edition
American Heritage Dictionary Deluxe: Fourth Edition
Roget’s Thesaurus II

  • Casey

    Hi,

    If you’re going to review dictionary apps, I recommend this one:
    http://ax.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/browserRedirect?url=itms%253A%252F%252Fax.itunes.apple.com%252FWebObjects%252FMZStore.woa%252Fwa%252FviewSoftware%253Fid%253D299247248%2526mt%253D8

    This is by far the best, most elegant dictionary I used. The price is well worth it. Plus, it comes with a thesaurus.

  • http://www.touchmyapps.com shigzeo

    Funny you say that as they are the only major company who I haven’t been able to get ahold of.

  • Devyn

    Hey,

    I posted the Oxford review on mac-rumors.com. Looking forward to this series!

    You mentioned the Oxford interface was lacking, however I seem to like it pretty well. Perhaps I have one by a different developer? Then again, maybe I’m just new at this… :-}

  • http://www.touchmyapps.com shigzeo

    We got a late start sorry. Tonight, American Heritage Dictionary Edition 4 went up and tomorrow its tie ins with Roget’s Thesaurus and the Deluxe version will also go up.

    From there, we will tackle OED versions and the others mentioned.

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