Ultralingua Bookshelf Raises the Bar for iOS Dictionary Apps

By on May 30, 2013 at 9:04 am

Minneapolis, Minnesota – The dictionary software team at Ultralingua has announced a major upgrade to their line of over 30 multi-lingual dictionary apps available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The updated apps are available now on the App Store. Existing customers can upgrade for free.

Rewritten From Scratch:
According to Ultralingua’s founder and CTO Jeff Ondich, “This update is a complete rewrite and redesign of the apps’ user interface and search engine, based on years of user testing and customer feedback. We learned enough about our products’ strengths and weaknesses that we decided to just start from scratch and take our time. We love the result, and think our customers will, too.”

Major Improvements Include:
* Streamlined navigation, for fast consultation. All searching, conjugation, number translation, etc. happens from a single search box, with all results on a single screen
* Smart search searches both languages simultaneously, finds root words and accent-insensitive matches, adjusts for articles and prepositions (e.g. “l’homme” finds “homme”), etc.
* The dictionaries feature a beautifully rendered, completely redesigned dictionary display
* The powerful and convenient in-line verb conjugator includes translations and many new tenses
* iCloud enables you to combine your separate Ultralingua dictionaries into the convenient all-in-one Ultralingua Dictionary Bookshelf app
* Mark words and conjugations as Favorites, and share them using Twitter and Facebook
* You can change fonts and font sizes

Free Demos:
To try out an Ultralingua dictionary before buying, you can download the Ultralingua Dictionary Bookshelf app for free and try any of its demo datasets. All of the titles available for sale in the Bookshelf come with a free, fully functional demo containing only the entries starting with the letter M.

New Collaboration With Collins & Le Robert:
Collins-Robert Concise French Dictionary Ultralingua’s top French-English app has received a major overhaul, developed in close collaboration with Collins and Le Robert, publishers of French-English dictionaries widely considered the best in the world. The updated app, which is extremely rich in example phrases, usage guidance, and cultural notes, uses the Collins Robert Concise Dictionary 8th Edition (C) HarperCollins Publishers and Dictionnaires Le Robert 2011.

Ultralingua’s announcement also includes upgrades to seven other titles based on Collins datasets.

New Dutch Titles:
There are four new Ultralingua Dutch language titles: Dutch-English, Dutch-French, Dutch-German, and Dutch-Spanish, all of which include full conjugations of verbs for each language. These titles are available exclusively through the Ultralingua Dictionary Bookshelf

Big Upgrade To Latin-English:
Ultralingua’s Latin-English app is now based on the 1879 classic “A Latin Dictionary” by Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, digitized and made available in the public domain by the Perseus Digital Library, and edited for Ultralingua by Classicist Robert Hardy, Ph.D. This revamped title provides complete conjugations for both the Latin and English verbs found in the text.

Language Support:
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th generation), and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 10.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Ultralingua 2.3 is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Reference category.

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Ultralingua makes high-quality mobile applications for people who love languages. We have been developing reference tools for business, education, and travel since 1997. Our apps are available for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows, the web, and other mobile devices. 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 on the App Store. Copyright (C) 2013 Ultralingua. 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.