App Update: WordBook

On October 28, 2008

I have tried a number of dictionary/thesaurus options for the iPhone and found WordBook- A Dictionary & Thesaurus of the English Language to be the best for me on both fronts.

Well, after an update and price drop it just got better on both fronts.

Previously $7.99, Wordbook is now just $4.99. Compared to other iPhone dictionaries which run over $20, Wordbook was a bargain, especially since it was quite easy to use. In addition, Wordbook was updated to version 2.0. The new version includes 

– A pronunciation guide using the International Phonetic Alphabet

– A guide to the etymology (origin) of 23000 most popular words

– 49000 new thesaurus entries that are now found in a separated content section

– Access to online web content from up to 5 websites to supplement built-in contents

– The ability to lookup any word in content by tapping on it

– A new, easier to use interface.

This update is definitely worth the bump to a "Version 2" of the software. Between that and the price drop, Wordbook is an even better deal than before.

You can find it HERE in the App Store