APP OF THE DAY - Chambers Thesaurus

The English language is a wondrous thing, both rich in content and extensive in the depth of which it allows us to express ourselves. So, it makes sense that we should make the most of it by extending our vocabulary whenever we get a chance.

And with this app of the day you'll be able to wow onlookers/listeners without having to carry around a weighty tome, as this app fits surreptitiously onto your iPhone allowing you to take a sneaky peak before your vocab takes on the guise of a veritable verbal rainbow.

Chambers Thesaurus

Format
iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
Price
£2.99
Where
iTunes

This seriously wordy app gets 40,000 distinct words as well as around 400,000 synonyms and antonyms. The smart word entry suggests possible correct spellings as you type, as well as listing words that sound the same or are often confused.

There's a host of search features which include spelling suggestions, for when you're uncertain of how the word is, eh, spelt (they come up whilst typing), a "sounds like" and "often confused" feature and alphabetical listing.

In practise, and it all seems to work pretty well with the layout clear and the user experience both responsive and nippy.



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