Get Mac OS X like universal dictionary on Windows

dictionaryI am a fan of e-books and that is one of the many reasons why I prefer Mac over Windows. One of the best features in Mac OS X is their universal dictionary. Just select a word anywhere and press command-control-D to get it’s meaning. In search of a similar software for Windows, I found WordWeb.

WordWeb is powerful, light weight (takes around 2MB RAM) and must have tool for an (e)book-worm. The many of it’s best features are:

  • Shortcut – Just press control and right click on any word to get the meaning and thesaurus (this can be customized too).
  • Universal Dictionary – You can use it with anything including Adobe Reader, web-pages, Media Player (for lyrics) etc.

  • Offline – It works offline also, just in case you require it on your office computer which is does not have a net connection, or in classes during lectures.
  • Web Reference – It also provides the web-reference in case you prefer Wiki-Dictionary over other.
  • FREE – and above all, WordWeb is FREE :D.

2009-04-20_215226

So next time you are reading an e-book, don’t look for the handbook dictionary, just press Ctrl and Right Click on the word :D.

Download WordWeb

This article is written by our co-author Pratyush Mittal, who writes @ FuLLy-FaLtOo.com

Mayur

Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter where he is extremely active.

9 Responses

  1. Sabhu says:

    I really like it, thanks Mayur and Pratyush for sharing this.

  2. Hey… Thanxs buddy for such a wonderful post !!!
    Never ever thought that such a software exists.
    Now the fun reading E-Books would just multiply.
    Gr8 post. Thanx…

  3. lonelytomato says:

    Thanks to you, I installed a lot of useful programs today.
    I have to say…. YOUR BLOG IS REALLY COOOOL!!!!

    Thanks 🙂

  4. Kartik says:

    Hi pratyush,

    really nice link… thanks… 😀

  5. Phox says:

    Great post, I was looking for just this 🙂
    Too bad this cannot preserve the same good looks the apple dictionary has.. This one is very… windows like looking ^^’ I guess one of the major differences bewteen mac and windows users, windows users only need practicality not good looking stuff (generalisation, I know)

  1. October 14, 2009

    […] See: WordWeb – Free Dictionary and Thesaurus app for […]

  2. November 30, 2009

    […] have previously discussed WordWeb, a dictionary software for Windows and now comes Lingoes with added support for multi-language […]

  3. March 16, 2012

    […] free dictionary app available for Android was Dictionary.com but that’s no more the case as “WordWeb”, one of the best Dictionary and Thesaurus software for Windows is now officially available for […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *