Worldictionary – The Perfect Travel Companion

Have you found yourself staring at signboards in an attempt to decode the unfamiliar words written in a foreign tongue? Have you sighed in despair wondering why you didn’t think of carrying that bulky multilingual dictionary when you set out on your world tour? Wouldn’t it be unnerving to find yourself lost in a strange land?

If it wasn’t for Worldictionary, I would have felt like a fish out of water during my recent trip to Germany. Thankfully, a friend of mine had told me about it earlier and I was able to make the most of my vacation. With the simplest and most efficient translation tool in my hand, I didn’t have to pore over tourist brochures or look for assistance from locals.Worldictionary iPhone App Translation ScreenshotDesigned to be the best travel tool, Worldictionary is an iPhone app that provides instantaneous translation of words. It recognizes words in several languages like traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, French, Germany, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Hungarian, Russian, Czech, Slovak and Romanian and translates them immediately.
This app is synonymous with versatility. All I had to do was point my iPhone’s camera at a word and Worldictionary swung into action! The word was translated in a flash. And I didn’t have to manually type it in or take a snap of the word. This is indeed technology at its best.

Worldictionary keeps a record of the words you’ve searched for, making it easy to come back to them for later reference. This feature is indeed of great help to those who are interested in learning a new language. There is also an option of taking a picture of a line of text and getting it translated word by word. I found this feature to be quite helpful. Images of words saved in your phone can be easily translated too, without any typing.

The only improvement I would hope for this app is the ability to recognize and translate handwritten fonts too. Though there were places where I couldn’t use this app due to the unavailability of a network connection, I still think it is the perfect travel companion one can find.Worldictionary iPhone App Dictionary ScreenshotThanks to this app’s instantaneous translation services, you need not fret when you come across words on a signboard, in a menu or in a newspaper that are in a language that’s not your own.

Download Worldictionary now and visit exotic holiday destinations all around the world. Its available in iTunes for £3.99.

17 thoughts on “Worldictionary – The Perfect Travel Companion

    • Christopher (admin team)

      I think you may have just given the apps developers their next target Gunny!

      Thanks for the comment, it’s always great to see a new face around here 🙂
      Christopher – Admin Team

  1. Wow, a snap and you can get the word translated. It reminds me as well when you posted about the snap and analyze business card thing. Smartphone today is not just an ordinary phone. It lives up to its name and I think what we need to do is to explore more of the apps that can be useful such as Worldictionary.

    • Alan, yes mate, apps nowadays do pretty damn good things and one certainly needs to browse around the Apple app store to find these goodies.

      Yeah, I will be posting on other interesting apps regularly here at Technology Bloggers, stay tuned mate 🙂

    • Christopher (admin team)

      That’s an idea, forget your dictionary, just use this app. It’s certainly more light weight 🙂

      Thanks for the comment, welcome to the blog.
      Christopher – Admin Team

  2. Awesome… I didn’t know that there is such an app like that. I wonder how inconvenient it is before when iPhone is still not available, and everyone has to bring and open maps and dictionary when traveling. .

    • Christopher (admin team)

      It certainly sounds like it makes life easier, doesn’t it Jasmine!

      Thanks for your comment, welcome to the community 🙂
      Christopher – Admin Team

  3. Thanks for the tip, I just downloaded it and am using it. What a cool way to look up meanings of things. I plan on experimenting with this on my trip to NYC next week.

  4. Right now, I can only speak and understand only few languages. But I also know the basics of few few foreign languages too like basic words like good morning, good evening, hi, hello, etc. With all of these knowledge, I don’t think I’m confident enough to travel anywhere without any worldictionary with me. At least, communication will be very easy for me.

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