Merriam-Webster has released its dictionary application for Android platform with a slew of features including voice search. As a reputed American dictionary, the latest update for Meriam-Webster dictionary app for Android brings some user interface improvements. Available for mobile phones running Android 1.6 or above, the app is free for use but will contain advertisements.
Merriam-Webster App for Android offers a most important feature — offline access. One can simply refer to the dictionary offline, without any need to connect to the internet or WiFi. Complete access to the dictionary will require some initial download.
If you want to push out all the buttons and read just the text, make use of the Reader View. Keep your vocabulary updated with the Word of the Day. Along with that, the app also offers synonyms, antonyms, example sentences and audio pronunciations.
Voice search enables the user to search for a word without having to spell it. Here’s a tip for Android smartphone owners in India who would like to use Voice Search.
On your Android device, go to Settings>Voice input & output>Voice Recognizer Settings> Language Search. Then scroll and choose the language as English (India) from the pop-up list. That may help the Merriam-Webster app recognise and offer search results for an Indian audience as well.
You could download the Merriam-Webster app from Android Market or visit this link to check it out on your desktop browser.