In September, Dictionary.com Dictionary & Thesaurus was updated to version 6.0 with a significant redesign that introduced a fresh look and feel but also brought about some omissions and points of confusion especially for longtime users of the app like me.
Fortunately, here comes version 7.0 of the app to the rescue with a handful of welcome interface adjustments and refinements, in response to user feedback.
What’s a synonym for thesaurus?
First and foremost, Dictionary.com Dictionary & Thesaurus 7.0 makes it much more obvious that the app, in fact, includes a dictionary and a thesaurus. Now, there’s a toggle right below the search bar that lets you easily switch between searching definitions in the dictionary and searching synonyms in the thesaurus.
To be sure, the app has always allowed searching either resource. But switching between the two has to be done through the ribbon at the bottom. The new set-up makes it clearer what resource you’re about to search even before you enter the word you want defined or synonymized (That’s a legit word, right?).
Recent and favorite words
The latest update to the app also brings back the ability to see and access your most recent searches just by tapping the search box. And favorite (i.e., starred) words are now also accessible at any time by tapping the star icon at the top right corner of the app’s home screen.
Also more accessible? The app’s settings and other options, which you can now get to through the top left menu. And if you want to go to the home screen right away, you can now do that just by tapping the X at the top right corner of any non-home screen page.
Both editions of the app are optimized for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 7.0 or later, with support for Apple Watch.
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