Lingoes

Easy dictionary and translator for more than 60 languages

On the whole, Lingoes is an interesting application which combines a comprehensive dictionary with a translator service (while looking and feeling mysteriously similar to its competitor, Babylon). There are also some useful tools like the periodic table, an abbreviation chart and an irregular verbs one, plus an international time zone converter, a dialing codes directory, a weights & measures converter and to end a currency converter. View full description

PROS

  • Good English dictionary with useful tools
  • One-click word definition while browsing

CONS

  • Poor translation tool
  • Definition function fails frequently
  • Overly similar to Babylon

Not bad
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On the whole, Lingoes is an interesting application which combines a comprehensive dictionary with a translator service (while looking and feeling mysteriously similar to its competitor, Babylon). There are also some useful tools like the periodic table, an abbreviation chart and an irregular verbs one, plus an international time zone converter, a dialing codes directory, a weights & measures converter and to end a currency converter.

Theoretically the most useful tool is that by pressing CTRL+ right click on whatever word you have on your screen, a pop-up window should appear with the definition of that word, a search tool for a deeper definition and also an audio file with the correct pronunciation. The disappointing aspect of this feature is that it doesn't work with a lot of words (unfortunately, I have to say, the majority), even if they appear in the list of definitions that Lingoes has in its database. I think this is a major bug as it invalidates massively the application's main utility which would be to have an always-available dictionary without having to change window.

The program leans on Google for the translation function which I find to be weak as many words are not translated correctly or not even found.

Because of strange performance issues, Lingoes is not worth using if you're just looking for an on-the-fly dictionary or translator. Some of its other features are really useful, though.

Changes

  • Support cursor translator more fluently in IE9
  • Mini windows
  • Innovative zoned word translator can translate as many as 23 languages of text into your native language(or other language)
  • Natural voice can perfectly pronounce word just like a native English speaker.
  • Provide plugin for Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Support cursor translator more fluently in Firefox 3

Lingoes is a dictionary and multi-language translation software providing results in over 60 languages. It offers text translation, cursor translator, index list group and pronouncing text, and abundant free dictionaries as a new gerenation dictionary and translation software.

Lingoes offers users the instantest way to look up dictionaries and translation among English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and more over 60 languages. With the creative cursor translator, Lingoes automatically recognizes the word and its definition as soon as you move the cursor and point to any text, then press hotkey.

It wouldn't disturb your current work. Lingoes owns full features of current popular commercial software, and creatively develop cross language design and open dictionaries management. A plenty of dictionaries and thesauruses are listed for free download. Lingoes is the best tool for learning all kinds of languages.

Lingoes

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Lingoes 2.7.6.1

— User reviews — about Lingoes

  • maxroro

    by maxroro

    "It does not translate"

    1: easy to use and fast, but now it does not translate into any language I do not know why , and show me a sentence in w... More.

    reviewed on April 24, 2015

  • Anupam Kumar Sin

    by Anupam Kumar Sin

    "Download this is nice and free app........ "

    Nice app .................................................................................................................. More.

    reviewed on November 19, 2014

  • Theogro

    by Theogro

    "Best that babylon"

    I think it's better than babylon in many respects. For example babylon failed many times in the translation by clicking ... More.

    reviewed on December 16, 2010