This is a very decent French/English dictionary with a basic but attractive and functional interface. Both English and French keywords have phonetic transcriptions, which I find a very useful feature. The dictionary itself is okay to quickly check the meaning of words, but the phraseology reported is quite limited; it is the electronic version of the Collins French Dictionary and Grammar [6th edition (2010)], a medium-size paper dictionary (~20x13cm, 1152 pages). Alas, the grammatical section present in the paper dictionary is absent and the app reports very little or no grammatical information for French words (e.g., no indications on verb conjugation, even for irregular verbs). The interface is okay but it is not possible to search full text or phrases. All in all it is a perfectly fine app for light use (e.g., tourism, beginning students...).
I bought this app years ago and have been very happy with it (apart from the odd occasion when it lost all data) but I've just experienced the 'visual overhaul' which appears to be designed for children. How do I get back to a functional grown-up dictionary? I also see the in-app rating only allows five stars! - completely dishonest.
This app does not contain rare words. Nor does it translate slightly unusual words : you won't be able to translate all words on a single New York Times page, there is always something amiss. (Examples : caliper, cosset.)
For the most part this app is very good. However more than occasionally there are words it doesn't have. And it doesn't find the infinitive for odd verb forms. I have to use another app for those.
I like the feature which saves past words I have looked up.
Useful Apps but it took me AGES to discover how to swap between the two languages. Please make it clear!
• Bug fixes and performance improvements
• Complete visual overhaul
• Significantly improved search speed
• New Home view for quick access to the most frequently used functions
• Now Swipe to delete entries from the Favorites and Recent menus
• Ability to recover deleted entries in the Favorites and Recent menus with the new Undo button.
• Bug fixes