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Dictionary .NET

By fish's dotNET Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 8, 2009

Dictionary .NET is a small program that uses Google's dictionary and translation services. It's not very intuitive, but once you get it figured out, it's a handy tool to have around.

The program's interface is mysterious, with an empty space where you're supposed to enter your search term, and a larger empty box where we figured the search results would appear. We tried searching for some words in English, and English definitions came back. That was all well and good, but we thought that the point of the program was to translate between languages, not just give us English definitions. We clicked around a bit, starting with the question mark on the interface, which we assumed would lead us to the Help file. But there was no Help file. The Options menu did contain a long list of languages with check boxes next to them, but we weren't sure what that meant in the context of the program. Finally, quite by accident, we stumbled upon the answer; a well-disguised button on the interface that opens a list of languages between which users can translate. We tried several languages and were able to easily translate back and forth. Users should note that the program really is a dictionary and not a translator; you won't be able to translate blocks of texts with it. But as a dictionary it works fine, once you figure it out.

Dictionary .NET is free. It comes as a ZIP file and doesn't require installation. We recommend this program to all users.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 9.5.6861

Version 9.5.6861 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.

General

Release October 23, 2018
Date Added October 23, 2018
Version 9.5.6861

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 45,494
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Developer's Description

Dictionary .NET is a multilingual dictionary translating from or to 81 languages using Google's services. Integrates Google and Bing Dictionary, Translate, Search, Suggest, Virtual Keyboard, Text To Speech, Wikipedia search, Bing wallpaper and more services without installing them. Auto-detect any language > Dictionary > Translate > Search with just One-Click or a Hotkey. Features: Smart Translation, Translate selected text with a hotkey, Single click without selected text, Full-Text Translation, Text suggestions, Document Translation, Image Translation, Translate a web page, Wikipedia Search, Multilingual List. A standalone tool that does not require installation.