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SF16800.jpegFrom the press release:

Today Dictionary.com (www.dictionary.com), the leading online and mobile dictionary, announced that its mobile products have exceeded *20 million downloads, making it the world’s most downloaded dictionary across iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry platforms. Demand for Dictionary.com apps – further evidenced by iTunes App Store’s recent listing as the #2 free reference app for iPhone (#8 paid) and #3 for iPad for 2010 – is currently growing at a rate of 1M downloads/month. The company marked this milestone by launching next-gen iPhone and Android apps that offer voice-to-text functionality, access to fresh, exclusive word-related content and other features representing the next wave in mobile capability.

“As one of the few companies to reach the 20 million download mark, we’ve learned that the mobile environment is quickly becoming an extension of the individual,” said Shravan Goli, President, Dictionary.com. “Your vocabulary, and the way you employ it, is one aspect that defines and distinguishes you. Our new apps deliver that personalization.”

The new voice-to-text functionality enables Dictionary.com users to forgo spelling and receive definitions by simply speaking into their smartphones. “How many times have you heard a word in conversation, during a lecture, or on TV that you had no idea how to spell, and therefore couldn’t look up?” said Goli. “Now just speak the word, and the definition appears on your Dictionary.com app.”

Additional new features include:

Fun customizable backgrounds
‘Favorite word’ list creation
Dynamic daily content from The Hot Word blog and Word of the Day
Click any word to get a definition
Social media sharing
One-click switch between thesaurus & dictionary

 
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