I’ve been using the free version for years, finally upgraded with the power pack today because I assumed that the crashes which occur on the free version might be the result of ads loading or something, but the crashes have been persistent even after I upgraded.
It seems impossible to use the app for more than a minute before it freezes, gets stuck on a loading screen, and crashes completely, requiring you to reboot it. It happens far too often, to a point where it’s borderline unusable, and seems to be a more recent development. Not sure what’s causing it, but otherwise it’s a decent app; would be a five star app if not for the constant crashes.
These ads are so intrusive and distracting I’m going to remove this app after loyal use for 5+ years which is sad. It once was a great app, but now it is terrible b/c of the bold, in your face ads that literally startle you while researching a word!! I just can’t stand it anymore nor can my cardiac function. I’ll find another source for dictionary & thesaurus. Was loyal, but if I’m forced to purchase an app in order to remove ads anyways, I will likely look to purchase another just on principle & who knows...may find better options elsewhere.
I have noticed a number times that this app has a left leaning political bias. Insinuating that President Obama was Lincolnesque implies that Obama is in line with Lincoln which to some this is offensive. There is away to describe Lincolnesque without putting a far left divisive president who shamed Americans on the same plane as a president who was pro Americans and did what he could to bring unity. They are completely opposite.
Generally I have liked this app but after paying for 2 upgrades - the "Power Pack" and the "offline" dictionary and paying separately for the medical dictionary I find I still have ads and there are several medical terms which Google can find but this medical dictionary cannot. There does not appear to be any contact information. So paying for upgrades was a waste of money.
Great app. I especially love the word-a-day quiz, but using the word in its own definition really ruins the multiple choice quiz. Also, the app tends to be a little light on content where a word has multiple meanings; sometimes only the most common uses are included and often the more obscure uses that I am trying to verify are omitted.
I tried to just contact the developers about the app crashing, but it wouldn’t allow me to send anything on the “contact me” page. I’ve never had any issues until the last IOS update, but now I can’t even type in a word before it shuts down on both the Dictionary and Thesaurus. Please fix this, as I loved the app before.
Not the most sleek-looking app, but there’s a wealth of information here. The premium features seem very reasonably priced. I like that you just pay once, instead of a subscription. One feature I’d like to see is the app match the system theme when in dark mode, which would be easier on my eyes at night.
I searched for a synonym for ‘star’. They give me ‘celebrity’. Like, it doesn’t exist as a celestial body? A radiant, gaseous emitter of light and energy? It’s only appropriate synonym is in context of a (human) being that is famous or an idol?
Your lexiconic capacity is comparable to a Ferengi troll.
I love the Dictionary app and use it quite frequently when reading and as a general reference tool. I totally enjoy the word of the day widget and trying to guess its definition EXCEPT when the word is used in the description! Kind of defeats the purpose. Can that be fixed?
I recently upgraded my app to include the rhyming dictionary and I’m not seeing it in the app. When I try to get it in the upgrades again to access it, the app keeps crashing. The app itself is very useful to me but this issue is very annoying.