WordLookup

WordLookup


Permissions info: It requires Internet to fetch definitions via the Wordnik API. There's no ads whatsoever.

WordLookup allows you to view word definitions easily as you browse the web, and when using apps. It's like the popular Google Chrome extension Google Dictionary, but for Android! If you have found this useful, please do rate, share & comment!

Simply hold&select the word you wish to look up, share it with WordLookup and a small notification popup will show a few definitions for the word! It's that simple! No need to open another dictionary app! The little popup does not block you from browsing the web, as it is unobstructive and fades away after a short while.

As featured on CNET:
http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57618586-285/add-a-pop-up-dictionary-to-android/

WordLookup is also open source:
https://github.com/icechen1/WordLookup

Here's how to use it:
1- Hold and select the word you'd like to get the definitions.
2- Select the Share button in the menu/Action Bar.
3- Share text to WordLookup.
4- The definitions should show up in a bit as a popup(Toast) notification.

Supported Apps:
-ICS Android Browser
-Google Chrome
-ICS Gmail and Email app
-Google Reader
-Pulse
-Many,many others. More will be added in this list.

Right now, this app is only tested on Android 4.0 - Ice Cream Sandwich, as many apps on earlier versions of Android do not support sharing text, your mileage may vary, though. It uses the Wordnik API to get definitions, so a Data/WIFI network connection is required.

The options allows you to customize the notifications, such as the number of definitions shown and display time. Features like using other dictionary sources (offline dictionaries) are coming soon!

Recent changes:
0.2.0 - Text to speech now functional. Also some bug fix and optimization, so app should run faster now.
0.1.5 - Added a loading screen popup + optimizations.
0.1.2 - bugfix release for some crashes
0.1.1 - Improved the look of the popup, the filtering algorithm, and bugfixes.
0.1 - Initial release
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3.9
User ratings
1470
Installs
50,000+
Concerns
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File size
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About WordLookup
Permissions info: It requires Internet to fetch definitions via the Wordnik API. There's no ads whatsoever.

WordLookup allows you to view word definitions easily as you browse the web, and when using apps. It's like the popular Google Chrome extension Google Dictionary, but for Android! If you have found this useful, please do rate, share & comment!

Simply hold&select the word you wish to look up, share it with WordLookup and a small notification popup will show a few definitions for the word! It's that simple! No need to open another dictionary app! The little popup does not block you from browsing the web, as it is unobstructive and fades away after a short while.

As featured on CNET:
http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57618586-285/add-a-pop-up-dictionary-to-android/

WordLookup is also open source:
https://github.com/icechen1/WordLookup

Here's how to use it:
1- Hold and select the word you'd like to get the definitions.
2- Select the Share button in the menu/Action Bar.
3- Share text to WordLookup.
4- The definitions should show up in a bit as a popup(Toast) notification.

Supported Apps:
-ICS Android Browser
-Google Chrome
-ICS Gmail and Email app
-Google Reader
-Pulse
-Many,many others. More will be added in this list.

Right now, this app is only tested on Android 4.0 - Ice Cream Sandwich, as many apps on earlier versions of Android do not support sharing text, your mileage may vary, though. It uses the Wordnik API to get definitions, so a Data/WIFI network connection is required.

The options allows you to customize the notifications, such as the number of definitions shown and display time. Features like using other dictionary sources (offline dictionaries) are coming soon!

Recent changes:
0.2.0 - Text to speech now functional. Also some bug fix and optimization, so app should run faster now.
0.1.5 - Added a loading screen popup + optimizations.
0.1.2 - bugfix release for some crashes
0.1.1 - Improved the look of the popup, the filtering algorithm, and bugfixes.
0.1 - Initial release

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A Google User
Jan 6, 2015
Where is the update This is a good app but its slow and has plenty of bugs. There should be an update for thia
A Google User
Dec 25, 2014
Satisfied
A Google User
Dec 18, 2014
Good concept... Besides the only problem which it is having is no properly developed pronunciation support...It always force closes when pressing the audio button in the browser dictionary. It will surely fetch you 5 on 5 from many if this is fixed.
A Google User
Dec 15, 2014
Doesnt work Great idea. No actually its a frickin obvious idea. Takes too long. Text to speech doesnt work and a definition to say something is a plural of something else is moronic. Since your the only halfwit to come up with this basic function please can you make it work? Id pay you!
A Google User
Dec 14, 2014
very useful but lack of a cross button excellent app . it's what I was looking for.really very helpful.please add a cross button instead of auto dismissal.