The 12 Best Reference Apps to Look Up Anything While On the Go

MakeUseOf | 6/29/2018 | Sandy Stachowiak
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A mobile reference app can be a life-saver. Maybe you are writing at the beach and can’t find the right synonym. You might want to look up a quick definition when finishing up a school project. Or maybe you’re working in the park and need a translation.

For each of these situations, and many others, here are the best mobile apps for looking up what you need quickly and easily.

Device - Lets - Word - Look-ups - Definitions

Having a dictionary on your device lets you perform quick word look-ups for definitions, pronunciations, and more.

The Oxford Dictionary app lets you look up word definitions three different ways. You can type the word in the search box, tap the microphone to speak it, or use the camera button to scan it.

App - Word - Day - Vocabulary - List

The app offers a Word of the Day to enhance your vocabulary, recent list of words searched for quick reference, and a Favorites section for saved words.

If you’re interested in additional features like an offline dictionary, audio pronunciations, and ad removal, both the Android and iOS versions offer premium upgrades. But for the basics, the free version is a great resource.

Dictionary - Android - Reference - App - Customization

English Dictionary for Android is another helpful reference. The app provides cool customization options for theme, font size, and line spacing, so you can adjust the settings to your preference.

You can use the Random Search feature to learn new words, use text-to-speech options, and see a full history of your searches. Add and back up notes to services like Google Drive and Dropbox, get help for puzzles with the Crossword feature, and enjoy an easy-to-use, offline dictionary.

Students - Essays - Writers - Articles - Anyone

For students writing essays, writers crafting articles, or anyone else looking for synonyms, a thesaurus is a handy reference.

Pocket Thesaurus is a terrific offline thesaurus. Just enter your word to see synonyms as well as antonyms. You can save words to reference later and view...
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