By MobiSystems, Inc.
The application is regarded as one of the flagship products in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt catalog, featuring advanced search and learning tools designed by a vastly experienced developer. It combines rich Dictionary database and extensive Thesaurus vocabulary. - THE AMERICAN HERITAGE® DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE contains 10,000 new words and phrases, over 4,000 dazzling new full-color images, and authoritative, up-to-date guidance on usage. Thousands of definitions have been revised in rapidly changing fields such as astronomy and biology. Geographical entries and maps have been completely updated, and the dictionary’s signature feature notes on word history, synonymy, and language variation have all been enhanced and improved. - THE AMERICAN HERITAGE® ROGET'S THESAURUS offers an intelligent and sensible guide to synonym selection. It provides a wide range of synonyms, ranging from mainstream vocabulary to the colorful alternatives that make English such a rich and versatile language. Thousands of slang, informal, and regional words broaden the coverage even further. Each synonym list focuses on a clear definition that quickly guides the user to the relevant meaning. This app is tailored to professionals, students, and academics, as well as anyone who needs a comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of current English at work or at home. LATEST APP UPDАТES: • Learn in style with any of the four colorful new themes – The colorful layout will turn your learning experience into an enjoyable routine. Customize your dictionary and benefit from the cheerful mood your favorite color brings you. • Dive right into the intricacies of the language - With new and convenient Home page, sleeker and more intuitive visual layout, as well as innovations that enhance the speed of searches, you can get to the desired entry faster than ever. • Translate and learn as you speak by using Talk & Translate – Use the speech recognition & text-to-speech app by downloading it for Free from the App Store. The great synergy between the two apps will be there to help you optimize your studies. SEARCH TOOLS - quickly find words with the clear, functional, and easy-to-use interface. Designed to provide the most comprehensive search experience, the dictionary combines several search tools to match or predict what are you looking for, including: • Search autocomplete - helps you find words quickly by displaying predictions as you type. • Keyword lookup - allows you to search within compound words and phrases. • Camera search looks up words in the camera viewfinder and displays results in seconds. • Voice search - helps you find an entry when you don’t know how a word is spelled. Looking for a specific word but don't know how it's spelled? We've got you covered with our automatic ‘Fuzzy filter’ to correct word spelling, as well as ‘Wild card’ filter to replace a letter or entire parts of a word with '*' or '?'. LEARNING TOOLS - engaging features that help you further enhance your vocabulary. Designed to give you freedom to structure your studies, the dictionary combines several learning tools to help you be more organized, including: • ‘Favorites’ that allow you to create custom folders with lists of words. • Recent list which helps you to easily review looked-up words. • Swipe-to-delete functionality in the Recent and Favorites menus. • Word-of-the-day option to teach you a new word every day. Feel excited by the new word or definition you just learned? Share your discovery with friends on social media, email or any other option available on your device.
It's needs a refresh. It feels like the designers don't actually use the app.
This is the best dictionary!
I've used this dictionary for many decades through multiple editions and am delighted with the electronic version, which makes access even easier. Its special strengths, beyond very well thought out definitions, are excellent attention to etymology and explicit discussions of usage panel recommendations and sometimes disagreements. I was disappointed a year ago that my purchase did not carry over to a new iPad and I had to buy it again, and a third purchase came with a new iPhone. The management company could solve this only if I could come up with my original receipts and it wasn't worth searching for them. That's flaky, to be sure, but the quality of the dictionary is worth it anyway.
Had the current developer simply included all the features from the previous developer, this would remain a superior product. Mobisystems is either unwilling or unable to include the word quiz component which was present in the previous software developer’s version. It stands to reason, the people willing to spend the money on this dictionary are word aficionados and as such appreciate the quiz feature. Furthermore, the word of the day feature is shamefully lacking in quality and seems comically random. The splash screen insisting on a 5 star rating is relentless. I certainly hope that screen will go away after I send this review!
Like the pronunciation feature, the images if applicable and been able to jump to words in the definition.
5 star rating
Excellent dictionary. Pretty nice app. Positive feelings about the app, however, are destroyed by the annoying prompts to rate the app. It seems every time I open it, I'm forced to click through a prompt to review the app. I'm working and want a definition. I don't want to be slowed down by intrusive prompts. I've finally given in and am reviewing in the hopes that the prompts will go away.
I literally was forced to review this app because of a pop-up that will not go away. What a disingenuous (to use a word) way to “earn” a reputation. Folks, the AHD content is excellent and licensed to a variety of apps. Some apps are designed better than others to deliver the same licensed content. This one annoys me. Even though it does have some good features.
The AH dictionary is available at any time to increase your knowledge of our glorious English language. I appreciate the derivation of many words as well as the available synonyms. Very easy to use. I've had hard copies of AHD from the first one issued. Worth the cost.
Just don’t like the redesign near as much as the old. Upon launching the screen choices are more about selling the app to other (rate the app and share with friends). Generally speaking I want my dictionary to be a dictionary. Not some social app.