WordWeb Dictionary brings a wealth of definitions directly to your iPhone. For those who love words or just want to make sure they're using the right one, this is a nice addition to your apps, but overall we felt it didn't beat Apple's native application.
WordWeb Dictionary has a well-designed interface, but its settings were a bit hard to find. We had to search a bit to find them hidden under the share button, but this was the only issue we noted during our testing. The settings tab proved useful, though, allowing you to enable and disable multiple filters to refine searches. Using the app proved much easier than locating the options. You just need to start typing and the app will display a list of words that match the letters you've typed. The definition for any word will pop up in another window. You can also see synonyms and the app will try to help you find a word if you're not sure how it's spelled, a great feature for those who are spelling-challenged. We were also pleased that this free app didn't come loaded with advertising -- as promised, it's ad free. However, despite how well it performed, it didn't add any outstanding features or functionality that make it better than Apple's native dictionary app.
The bottom line is that we liked the app and it worked well, but we couldn't find enough reason to switch from our built-in dictionary.
From WordWeb Software:
The WordWeb English dictionary and thesaurus: fast searching, spelling suggestions, definitions, usage examples, synonyms, related words - and no adverts. An offline audio version is available separately. The comprehensive WordWeb dictionary database includes: 285, 000 words, phrases and derived forms. 225, 000 word sense definitions. 70, 000 usage examples. 85, 000 text pronunciations. Synonyms, similar and related words. N. American, British, Australian and international English. A version with 70, 000 professionally recorded audio pronunciations is available as a separate product. The intelligent word entry suggests possible correct spellings as you type, as well as listing words that sound the same or are often confused. Additional features include the ability to drill down on any word in a definition, full bookmark support and history. Search features include: Alphabetical listing. Spelling suggestions. Sounds-like and often-confused. Fast pattern-matching search (? vowel and consonant). Filter search results by noun, verb, adjective, adverbs. Customize search options (case, derived forms, etc). Is it better than dictionary.com? Judge for yourself. No Internet connection is required to use WordWeb, and it's free. Chambers dictionary and thesaurus are also available, and you can cross-reference to both Chambers and old Oxford dictionary apps from WordWeb.