SlovoED for Android

As usual, I invite all interested readers to take a direct part in the creation of new releases of software reviews for the Android OS. If you have questions about some programs, the availability of certain types of applications, or you just want to know if there is software for plotting graphs for Android (Dal's dictionary, astronomical calculator, drawing program, etc.), write to me (artem.lutfullin @mobile-review.com).

Actually, there are many dictionaries for Android today. One problem - most of these programs require a constant Internet connection for their work and use, accordingly, dictionary databases from the network. A dictionary is a useful thing, and sometimes you need to access it here and now, when there is no connection to the network or the speed is very low. In this case, the only way out is to always have a dictionary with local dictionaries on hand, that is, those that are installed on the device itself. And here everything is not good for Android yet, the choice is small, and therefore I will tell you about one of the few dictionaries of this type that currently exists - SlovoED from Paragon.

Interface

Like any other dictionary, SlovoED looks very simple and has a strict and simple interface. In the main window - a list of words, the search string is placed on the screen at the same time, as well as up to six words per line. I want to note a small drawback right away - in my opinion, the font size for words is too large, but it cannot be changed. For example, I would be happy to reduce the fonts for this window by half, so that up to ten or twelve words fit on the screen at the same time.

In the line next to most words there is an icon for listening to their pronunciation, a convenient function, however, after clicking on this icon, it takes about two seconds until the announcer pronounces, but I personally have already got used to some slowness of individual elements of the dictionary.

In the program, you need to manually select the translation direction in the settings. It's a pity that the function of automatic selection of the direction of translation by the dictionary depending on what word you enter in the search bar is not implemented here, as is done in Lingvo.

Now about the word card. Here are the different meanings of the word, variants of its use, transcription and explanations. There is a button to call the announcer who says the word. The dictionary has a convenient link system, in almost every word card there is a huge number of links to all English words that are mentioned in the card, you can go to the corresponding cards of these words with one click.

In general, in any card you can go to any word, only in some cases you are transferred to another card with a translation, and in the case of Russian words, these are usually just explanatory pages with an explanation of the meaning, although sometimes these are also word cards. The word card has a menu for moving to the previous or next of the open words in a dictionary session.

Additional Features

In addition to the main functions, SlovoED has several interesting features. The first is the history of viewed word cards. Open the menu of the same name and see a list of words that you have looked at since the last launch of the program.

The second function is to search for similar words. When you enter a word, the program selects all more or less similar words to the entered words. Sometimes this function can be useful, for example, if you need to find a word that is consonant with the entered one.

The last additional feature is word matching. It is used if you do not remember how to spell the word you need. If several letters are forgotten, the sign (*) is put instead of them, if one, then (?) and the word with this gap is entered. The search button is then pressed and the dictionary will suggest the correct spellings for you. Sometimes this feature is very useful.

There are no settings as such in the program, there is the mentioned button for switching the direction of translation and keys for calling the history of viewing cards, as well as additional functions. This is probably for the best, except that the font size setting for the word list could be added.

Speed

An early version of the dictionary was very slow on my HTC Hero. As it turned out later, there was some kind of problem with Hero, which was quickly corrected. Now I'm using the SlovoED 2.0.0 version and I can't say that it works slowly. As I mentioned above, there are some delays in the pronunciation of the word by the speaker, but the speed of the dictionary as a whole is not satisfactory.

The only thing I don't like is that the dictionary is initialized every time I switch to it. That is, even if the dictionary "hangs" in memory and among running programs, and you just switched from it to another application, switching back to SlovoED causes the dictionary to be reinitialized kicukiro Niboyi house for rent which takes 3-5 seconds.

The English-Russian and Russian-English dictionaries for SlovoEd occupy approximately 175 MB on the memory card.

Total

The cost of the dictionary (deluxe version) is 19.95 US dollars or 601 rubles, for comparison: the mobile version of Lingvo for smartphones and communicators costs about 700 rubles. The cost of dictionaries is about the same, but there is no Lingvo for Android yet, so there are not many alternatives for SlovoED. If you need a high-quality dictionary on your Android device with local dictionaries that are stored on a memory card and are always available, then SlovoED is definitely worth paying attention to.

SlovoED for Android

As usual, I invite all interested readers to take a direct part in the creation of new releases of software reviews for the Android OS. If you have questions about some programs, the availability of certain types of applications, or you just want to know if there is software for plotting graphs for Android (Dal's dictionary, astronomical calculator, drawing program, etc.), write to me (artem.lutfullin @mobile-review.com).

Actually, there are many dictionaries for Android today. One problem - most of these programs require a constant Internet connection for their work and use, accordingly, dictionary databases from the network. A dictionary is a useful thing, and sometimes you need to access it here and now, when there is no connection to the network or the speed is very low. In this case, the only way out is to always have a dictionary with local dictionaries on hand, that is, those that are installed on the device itself. And here everything is not good for Android yet, the choice is small, and therefore I will tell you about one of the few dictionaries of this type that currently exists - SlovoED from Paragon.

Interface

Like any other dictionary, SlovoED looks very simple and has a strict and simple interface. In the main window - a list of words, the search string is placed on the screen at the same time, as well as up to six words per line. I want to note a small drawback right away - in my opinion, the font size for words is too large, but it cannot be changed. For example, I would be happy to reduce the fonts for this window by half, so that up to ten or twelve words fit on the screen at the same time.

In the line next to most words there is an icon for listening to their pronunciation, a convenient function, however, after clicking on this icon, it takes about two seconds until the announcer pronounces, but I personally have already got used to some slowness of individual elements of the dictionary.

In the program, you need to manually select the translation direction in the settings. It's a pity that the function of automatic selection of the direction of translation by the dictionary depending on what word you enter in the search bar is not implemented here, as is done in Lingvo.

Now about the word card. Here are the different meanings of the word, variants of its use, transcription and explanations. There is a button to call the announcer who says the word. The dictionary has a convenient link system, in almost every word card there is a huge number of links to all English words that are mentioned in the card, you can go to the corresponding cards of these words with one click.

In general, in any card you can go to any word, only in some cases you are transferred to another card with a translation, and in the case of Russian words, these are usually just explanatory pages with an explanation of the meaning, although sometimes these are also word cards. The word card has a menu for moving to the previous or next of the open words in a dictionary session.

Additional Features

In addition to the main functions, SlovoED has several interesting features. The first is the history of viewed word cards. Open the menu of the same name and see a list of words that you have looked at since the last launch of the program.

The second function is to search for similar words. When you enter a word, the program selects all more or less similar words to the entered words. Sometimes this function can be useful, for example, if you need to find a word that is consonant with the entered one.

The last additional feature is word matching. It is used if you do not remember how to spell the word you need. If several letters are forgotten, the sign (*) is put instead of them, if one, then (?) and the word with this gap is entered. The search button is then pressed and the dictionary will suggest the correct spellings for you. Sometimes this feature is very useful.

There are no settings as such in the program, there is the mentioned button for switching the direction of translation and keys for calling the history of viewing cards, as well as additional functions. This is probably for the best, except that the font size setting for the word list could be added.

Speed

An early version of the dictionary on my HTC Hero was very slow. As it turned out later, there was some kind of problem with Hero, which was quickly corrected. Now I'm using the SlovoED 2.0.0 version and I can't say that it works slowly. As I mentioned above, there are some delays in the pronunciation of the word by the speaker, but the speed of the dictionary as a whole is not satisfactory.

The only thing I don't like is the initialization of the dictionary every time I switch to it. That is, even if the dictionary "hangs" in memory and among running programs, and you just switched from it to another application, switching back to SlovoED causes the dictionary to be reinitialized kicukiro Niboyi house for rent which takes 3-5 seconds.

The English-Russian and Russian-English dictionaries for SlovoEd occupy approximately 175 MB on the memory card.

Total

The cost of the dictionary (deluxe version) is 19.95 US dollars or 601 rubles, for comparison: the mobile version of Lingvo for smartphones and communicators costs about 700 rubles. The cost of dictionaries is about the same, but there is no Lingvo for Android yet, so there are not many alternatives for SlovoED. If you need a high-quality dictionary on your Android device with local dictionaries that are stored on a memory card and are always available, then SlovoED is definitely worth paying attention to.

SlovoED for Android

As usual, I invite all interested readers to take a direct part in the creation of new releases of software reviews for the Android OS. If you have questions about some programs, the availability of certain types of applications, or you just want to know if there is software for plotting graphs for Android (Dal's dictionary, astronomical calculator, drawing program, etc.), write to me (artem.lutfullin @mobile-review.com).

Actually, there are many dictionaries for Android today. One problem - most of these programs require a constant Internet connection for their work and use, accordingly, dictionary databases from the network. And the dictionary is a useful thing, and sometimes you need to access it here and now, when there is no connection to the network or the speed is very low. In this case, the only way out is to always have a dictionary with local dictionaries on hand, that is, those that are installed on the device itself. And here, Android is not doing well yet, the choice is small, and therefore I will tell you about one of the few dictionaries of this type that currently exists - SlovoED from Paragon.

In the program, you need to manually select the translation direction in the settings. It's a pity that the function of automatic selection of the direction of translation by the dictionary depending on what word you enter in the search bar is not implemented here, as is done in Lingvo.

Now about the word card. Here are the different meanings of the word, variants of its use, transcription and explanations. There is a button to call the announcer who says the word. The dictionary has a convenient link system, in almost every word card there is a huge number of links to all English words that are mentioned in the card, you can go to the corresponding cards of these words with one click.

In general, in any card you can go to any word, only in some cases you are transferred to another card with a translation, and in the case of Russian words, these are usually just explanatory pages with an explanation of the meaning, although sometimes these are also word cards. The word card has a menu for moving to the previous or next of the open words in a dictionary session.

Additional Features

In addition to the main functions, SlovoED has several interesting features. The first is the history of viewed word cards. Open the menu of the same name and see a list of words that you have looked at since the last launch of the program.

The second function is to search for similar words. When you enter a word, the program selects all more or less similar words to the entered words. Sometimes this function can be useful, for example, if you need to find a word that is consonant with the entered one.

The last additional feature is word matching. It is used if you do not remember how to spell the word you need. If several letters are forgotten, the sign (*) is put instead of them, if one, then (?) and the word with this gap is entered. The search button is then pressed and the dictionary offers you the correct spellings. Sometimes this feature is very useful.

The English-Russian and Russian-English dictionaries for SlovoEd occupy approximately 175 MB on the memory card.

Total

The cost of the dictionary (deluxe version) is 19.95 US dollars or 601 rubles, for comparison: the mobile version of Lingvo for smartphones and communicators costs about 700 rubles. The cost of dictionaries is about the same, but there is no Lingvo for Android yet, so there are not many alternatives for SlovoED. If you need a high-quality dictionary on your Android device with local dictionaries that are stored on a memory card and are always available, then SlovoED is definitely worth paying attention to.

SlovoED for Android

As usual, I invite all interested readers to take a direct part in the creation of new releases of software reviews for the Android OS. If you have questions about some programs, the availability of certain types of applications, or you just want to know if there is software for plotting graphs for Android (Dal's dictionary, astronomical calculator, drawing program, etc.), write to me (artem.lutfullin @mobile-review.com).

Actually, there are many dictionaries for Android today. One problem - most of these programs require a constant Internet connection for their work and use, accordingly, dictionary databases from the network. And the dictionary is a useful thing, and sometimes you need to access it here and now, when there is no connection to the network or the speed is very low. In this case, the only way out is to always have a dictionary with local dictionaries on hand, that is, those that are installed on the device itself. And here, Android is not doing well yet, the choice is small, and therefore I will tell you about one of the few dictionaries of this type that currently exists - SlovoED from Paragon.

Interface

Like any other dictionary, SlovoED looks very simple and has a strict and simple interface. In the main window - a list of words, the search string is placed on the screen at the same time, as well as up to six words per line. I want to note a small drawback right away - in my opinion, the font size for words is too large, but it cannot be changed. For example, I would be happy to reduce the fonts for this window by half, so that up to ten or twelve words fit on the screen at the same time.

In the line next to most words there is an icon for listening to their pronunciation, a convenient function, however, after clicking on this icon, it takes about two seconds until the announcer pronounces, but I personally have already got used to some slowness of individual elements of the dictionary.

In the program, you need to manually select the translation direction in the settings. It's a pity that the function of automatic selection of the direction of translation by the dictionary depending on what word you enter in the search bar is not implemented here, as is done in Lingvo.

Now about the word card. Here are the different meanings of the word, variants of its use, transcription and explanations. There is a button to call the announcer who says the word. The dictionary has a convenient link system, in almost every word card there is a huge number of links to all English words that are mentioned in the card, you can go to the corresponding cards of these words with one click.

In general, in any card you can go to any word, only in some cases you are transferred to another card with a translation, and in the case of Russian words, these are usually just explanatory pages with an explanation of the meaning, although sometimes these are also word cards. The word card has a menu for moving to the previous or next of the open words in a dictionary session.

Additional Features

In addition to the main functions, SlovoED has several interesting features. The first is the history of viewed word cards. Open the menu of the same name and see a list of words that you have looked at since the last launch of the program.

The second function is to search for similar words. When you enter a word, the program selects all more or less similar words to the entered words. Sometimes this function can be useful, for example, if you need to find a word that is consonant with the entered one.

The last additional feature is word matching. It is used if you do not remember how to spell the word you need. If several letters are forgotten, the sign (*) is put instead of them, if one, then (?) and the word with this gap is entered. The search button is then pressed and the dictionary will suggest the correct spellings for you. Sometimes this feature is very useful.

There are no settings as such in the program, there is the mentioned button for switching the direction of translation and keys for calling the history of viewing cards, as well as additional functions. This is probably for the best, except that the font size setting for the word list could be added.

Speed

An early version of the dictionary was very slow on my HTC Hero. As it turned out later, there was some kind of problem with Hero, which was quickly corrected. Now I'm using the SlovoED 2.0.0 version and I can't say that it works slowly. As I mentioned above, there are some delays in the pronunciation of the word by the speaker, but the speed of the dictionary as a whole is not satisfactory.

The only thing I don't like is that the dictionary is initialized every time I switch to it. That is, even if the dictionary "hangs" in memory and among running programs, and you just switched from it to another application, switching back to SlovoED causes the kicukiro Niboyi house for rent dictionary to be reinitialized, which takes 3-5 seconds.

The only thing I don't like is that the dictionary is initialized every time I switch to it. That is, even if the dictionary "hangs" in memory and among running programs, and you just switched from it to another application, switching back to SlovoED causes the dictionary to be reinitialized kicukiro Niboyi house for rent kicukiro Niboyi house for rent which takes 3-5 seconds.

The English-Russian and Russian-English dictionaries for SlovoEd occupy approximately 175 MB on the memory card.

Total

The cost of the dictionary (deluxe version) is 19.95 US dollars or 601 rubles, for comparison: the mobile version of Lingvo for smartphones and communicators costs about 700 rubles. The cost of dictionaries is about the same, but there is no Lingvo for Android yet, so there are not many alternatives for SlovoED. If you need a high-quality dictionary on your Android device with local dictionaries that are stored on a memory card and are always available, then SlovoED is definitely worth paying attention to.