The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary for iPad and iPhone is on sale this week at a full 50% off. It’s available for $14.99 – down from its standard $29.99 – as a special offer until April 15.
The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (OALD) is a popular and acclaimed print title and an excellent resource for students and writers. Here’s a slice of its App Store intro:
Improve your English language skills with the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Understand what words mean. Learn how to say them. Know how to use them.
The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (OALD) is a world best-seller. It is now available as an app, with the full A-Z dictionary, real voice (not text to speech) audio, and My View to customize your screen. It has been developed by the same editors from Oxford University Press who created the printed dictionary, working together with Paragon Software, a leading software developer for mobile devices.
The app’s feature list is lengthy and impressive. Here are just a few of them that caught my eye:
— Words and example sentences read aloud in British and American accents.
— Integrated thesaurus
— History of last 100 words looked up
— 184,500 words, phrases, and meanings explained
— Use the Oxford 3000 keyword entries to learn the most important words in English
— Look up over 57,000 synonyms and opposites
— Notes give extra help in difficult areas, for example the differences between similar words, tricky points of grammar, or British and American usage
I’m impressed enough with the app, and the 50% off sale price, to have bought a copy for myself and also gifted the app to my daughter.
Here’s an App Store link for Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary; it’s a universal app designed to run on both the iPad and the iPhone.