Chocolate Chunk Apps let me know that they released their English Dictionary & Thesaurus. The coolest part about this app is that the database is stored on your devices SD card so you do not need a internet connection for it to work. That means you have a 26mb database of 250,000 entries and 1.6 million words in your pocket.
The dictionary is stored in HTML so it works kind of like an iPhone app and easily pulls up information. The first time you run the app you will be asked to download the dictionary which is recommended to be done over Wi-Fi or using a USB cable with your PC though it does work over the cellular connection.
The app is currently on sale for $5.99 until Nov 20 after which it goes up to $12.99. Sadly there is no trial available.
What’s so special about this dictionary?
This application uses one of the largest English databases “WordNet”. It contains over 250,000 entries and more than 1.6 million words (American and British English). This is the only dictionary on the Blackberry that displays definitions in an HTML format (think iPhone dictionaries). This means that each definition has in-built links to related words, and you can jump seamlessly between definitions.
Each definition is displayed in a clean web-page like format and can be scrolled, searched etc just like a normal web page. No web connection needed – once the application data is downloaded the dictionary data is all stored on the device.
- Links between words: More than 300,000 links between definitions. Almost every definition contains links to other definitions including “Similar Words”, “Opposite”, “More General”, “More Specific” and more…
- Accurate content: Clear and precise definitions developed by the Cognitive Science Laboratory at Princeton University.
- GUI designed for Blackberry: not just a port of a standard Java dictionary
- Smooth & Beautiful Layout: Our unique HTML display engine presents definitions as web pages.
- Fast: Searching and jumping between definitions optimized for the Blackberry platform.
- Bookmarks: unlimited bookmarks.