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When having Windows 8 based portable devices like tablets, or laptops you can use numerous apps and tools which can help you out in different situations. For example, if you travel a lot and need a useful dictionary for being able to understand different languages or to communicate with others in their own language, you can access Windows Store and download your own dedicated dictionary tool. Of course, on Windows Store you can get different apps, but not all the tools available are also good enough for daily use (some software might need updates, or stability improvements, while other might be running with bugs or with issues). Because of that, during the following review I will try to describe the best 5 free Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 dictionary apps.
A dictionary app is usually offering different features that can be used for understanding and also for learning a foreign language. As already mentioned, if for completing your tasks you need to travel often, or if you have to communicate with your business partners as a daily basis then a dictionary app will be more than useful. Furthermore, since a Windows 8 and a Windows 8.1 powered tablet or laptop is almost always near you, the best will be to download the required dictionary app on your own device. In order to do so, you need to access Windows Store and choose the tool that suits your demands the most. But which dictionary app is recommended for the business area? Or how do I manage this app if I haven’t used one until now?
Well, in order to learn which are the best Windows 8 dictionary apps and also for learning how to use these tools, you might need to read a dedicated tutorial. Or, you can choose to take a look over the list from below, where I have described the most popular Widows 8 apps that are currently available for the Windows platform.
The Free Dictionary app is maybe the best Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 dictionary app available for your tablet or laptop. As you can already tell, the tool can be downloaded for free from Windows Store on any device, as the app has recently received full Windows 8.1 support. As for the dictionary’s features, with Free Dictionary you will be able to search for numerous English dictionaries, use advanced search options for obtaining specialized translation and pronunciation and access other dictionaries for languages like Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, Norwegian, Greek, Arabic, Polish, Turkish, and Russian. If I have managed to arouse your attention, then don’t hesitate and download The Free Dictionary from Windows Store, for free of course.
The Advanced English Dictionary is featuring a user friendly interface that makes this Windows 8 dictionary app extremely popular and appreciated. Due to same reasons this dictionary can be used by both initiated or entry level users like children or students. The best with Advanced English Dictionary is that most of the words that are being explained are also associated with pictures. So, learning new things will be easier than ever, especially if this dictionary is used in schools. The app can also be downloaded for free from Windows Store and I personally recommend it for those interested in using a user friendly Windows 8 app.
An easy way in which you can obtain quick and often precise translations might be provided by Bing Translator. This app was first available for Windows Phone, but not it can also be installed on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 devices like tablets and laptops. Bing Translator can be downloaded for free from Windows Store and can be easily used by any type of user. Basically, the app is featuring three menus that can be used for obtaining the translation you need. The most popular feature enables “translation by camera mode”. In that matter you can use your device’s camera for real-time translations of pictures or texts. Furthermore, the tool can be used in off-line mode as you can download the required languages anytime you want – then the translation will be made without using an Internet connection.
WordWeb Windows 8 app is more than a basic dictionary. This Windows 8 tool comes with great features which can be used for obtaining word definitions, spelling suggestions, usage examples, synonyms and related words. WordWeb Dictionary provides instant access to 225.000 word sense definitions, 85.000 words, phrases and derived forms, 85.000 text pronunciations and lot more. All these are being available without using an internet connection, so you can safely use this Windows 8 dictionary app in offline mode. Don’t hesitate and test WordWeb Dictionary as the tool is available for free via Windows Store.
Babylon is, as you might know, the main provider when it comes to dictionary and translation software. So, if you want to try one of the most appreciated Windows 8 dictionary app, then you have to download Babylon Dictionary. With this tool you will have access to almost all the languages that exists; furthermore you will be able to find explanations for unknown words while reading texts, books or even emails. Basically Babylon Dictionary provides and mixes the best dictionaries that are available in this domain and then shows specialized results and appropriate translations and pronunciations for any text or word implied. Babylon Dictionary is also available for free on Windows Store and can be anytime installed on your device.
So there you have it; those were the best 5 free Windows 8 dictionary apps currently available on Windows Store. These are also the most popular tools, rated with 4 or above stars by the users who have already tested it. Furthermore, I have tried to describe both advanced and basic dictionary tools, so you can choose an app that is suitable with business area, or you can download a tool that can help you in your learning process.
Anyway, on Windows Store you can find many other dictionary apps. So, if you find something worth mentioning, don’t hesitate and feedback us. Use the comments field from below or email us with your research and we will update this review accordingly.