1. Dictionary.com is a dictionary and thesaurus in one, offering over 2 million detailed definitions. 2. Advanced tools let you enjoy learning about language to the fullest.
If you are looking for a comprehensive and affordable tool to improve your language skills, download Dictionary.com app from the App Store. Its only drawback is that the iPad version is still not available
Once you open the app to check out a particular word, you are guaranteed to stay longer. Why? Dictionary.com is not only a dictionary and thesaurus in one, offering over 2 million detailed definitions. It’s an entire ecosystem that will help you explore words, phrases, and meanings in a surprisingly entertaining way.
Other apps in the Apple iTunes Store offer traditionally organized definitions. Information is delivered linearly, and it’s easy to get lost in more complex entries.
Dictionary.com splits every entry into simpler and cleaner sections: dictionary, thesaurus (synonyms), origin, and learners. In the paid version, you will also gain access to examples, idioms, grammar, or slang, among others.
You can set up your primary search option: dictionary or thesaurus. You can favorite words, see spell or IPA, learn about trending words.
Plus, there are extensive tools that will let you enjoy learning about language to the fullest: Word of the Day (with an option to receive daily notifications), Grammar Tips, Word Trends, Slideshows, and more.
The app offers several options to upgrade, from removing the ads ($1.99) to adding example sentences ($2.99), to the Power Pack Upgrade ($2.99).
The interface is enjoyable. I appreciate the simple themed blog posts about words. I like how you can favorite words and the easy switch to thesaurus mode. It would be cool to have fewer ads, or at least a different type of ad.
– App Store review
Benefits: A comprehensive tool for a language geek. Compatibility: iPhone, Apple Watch. Price: Free, multiple upgrades from $0.99 to $3.99.
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by 99U & Jocelyn K. Glei
The world we work in today is not the world of Michelangelo, of Marie Curie, of Ernest Hemingway, or even of Paul Rand. It is a new world, empowered and entranced by the rapid-fire introduction of new technologies—a world where our metaphysical front door is always open, where anyone can whisper in our ear, where a “room of one’s own” no longer means you’re all alone.
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Taking stock of this challenging new landscape, 99U’s Manage Your Day-to-Day assembles insights around four key skill sets you must master to succeed: building a rock-solid daily routine, taming your tools (before they tame you), finding focus in a distracted world, and sharpening your creative mind.
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