May 11, 2012 in Reference (F)
[prMac.com] Minneapolis, Minnesota - The dictionary software team at Ultralingua is at it again. In response to Ultralingua user requests, they are rolling out a huge round of updates to 29 of their best dictionary apps. The update to version 1.5 is available in the App Store now.
Mobile dictionary users will appreciate the intuitive design and effortless features of Ultralingua version 1.5. The apps contain reworked features that heighten the language dictionary experience: infinite scrolling, retina art and ability to copy terms from the dictionary to paste into other apps.
After Ultralingua for iPad users named infinite scrolling their most loved feature, Ultralingua decided to bring it to the iPhone version so all users could browse related entries more easily. With the infinite scroll function, dictionary users can search once and then browse through the dictionary alphabetically in either direction. Users simply swipe vertically to scroll through hundreds of thousands of entries.
"We know our users probably won't want to search forever through the hundreds of thousands of terms," Ultralingua's Chief Technology Officer Jeff Ondich said, "But sometimes you just want to see the nearby term without starting your search over again. Connecting the entries this way makes the dictionary apps much easier to use. Of course, we kept our advanced search technology in place, since some users will always prefer to jump straight to the next term they need."
Retina display upgrades:
New retina art illuminates the iPad version to make any dictionary search look fantastic. The crisp retina display allows users to look at larger amounts of text with clearer results. Users can zoom into crystal clear words and images without any fuzziness obstructing the view. With updated text and icons, the 1.5 version utilizes the iPad's new retina display to the fullest extent.
Copy dictionary entries:
The option to copy dictionaries to paste into other applications is back and better than ever in this update. Both the iPhone and iPad versions of the universal Ultralingua dictionary apps are equipped with the feature, which can be used by tapping any word in the dictionary results.
Copying entries is useful for students who need to multitask on language projects in and out of the apps. One Ultralingua user commented on how important copy and paste is for her when she switches between iBooks and her Ultralingua app, "[Copy and paste] is my favorite feature. I might as well use a paper dictionary if I can't copy & paste into what I'm reading."
Version 1.5 is available for 29 Ultralingua dictionary apps now.
Other top features include:
* Search results display the word you need, related words, and similar spellings instantly
* Tap any word in the dictionary results to look it up, conjugate it, copy it, or search Google for usage examples
* Browse through recent look-ups in the history view to jump back to a previous search quickly
* No internet connection required
"We raised the bar for ourselves with the Ultralingua 1.5 update," Ondich said. "We know our customers expect a truly exceptional app when they use Ultralingua products, so we constantly challenge ourselves to enhance that premium experience."
Pricing and availability:
Ultralingua 1.5 is available starting Wednesday, May 2 in the iTunes App Store with prices ranging from $14.99-$32.99. Languages options include: French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Latin, and Norwegian. See the full list of available Ultralingua 1.5 dictionaries at Ultralingua's website.
Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Ultralingua, Inc. makes software for people who love languages. We have been developing high-quality language tools for business, education, and travel since 1997. Ultralingua's dictionaries are compiled by a team of language professionals, including linguists, university professors, and professional translators. Our uniquely collaborative approach to software development results in applications that represent the best in design and linguistics. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to learn more about us. You can also learn more about our apps in iTunes App Store. Copyright (C) 1997-2012 Ultralingua, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.