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
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1448
Installs
50,000+
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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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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Dec 9, 2014
Exactly what you ios excapees are looking for! Works like it does in iOS, in fact better! When highlighting a word in Play Books, the definition automatically comes up. It's great!
A Google User
Dec 9, 2014
Dev not updating... The dev hasn't updated this since June of 2013 so I don't think we're getting any more improvements. It is what it is.
A Google User
Dec 7, 2014
Useless for plurals Gives no true definitions for plural words. For example a search of the word "equities" will result in: "The plural form of the word equity" but not give you the meaning of the word. You would have to google search the word wich beats the purpose of this app.
A Google User
Dec 6, 2014
This app would be great if it allowed you to manually get rid of the definition when you're finished with it instead of having it on a timer. Every definition is viewed for a different amount of time depending on the circumstances, so in most cases you will either have to wait for the timer to run out to get your screen back, or the definition will disappear before you finish reading. This is very frustrating and renders the app all but useless.
A Google User
Nov 25, 2014
Try to let it work in offline mode No updates are coming at least speed up the lookup time