I downloaded this app five years ago, a bargain at under £5, considering all the updates and the fact I've moved it from phone to phone. More words and definitions than Oxford. I especially like the pronunciation guidance, the layout, the functionality and the ease of use. I don't know why everyone doesn't have a dictionary app on his phone. No ads, just pure knowledge. I love this app.
Why does this product even exist and cost $10? It is inferior to the excellent and free wordweb. If it has any features that are worth paying for (I haven't found them), they should be made clearer. Do not waste your money.
I've used Chambers for years both as hard copy and when it was on CD. This app and the Thesaurus are both excellent but have one major flaw which is the reason why I have only rated it 4. When using the 'search' feature they will not find words with accented characters. Try looking up "Provencal" for instance - no problem - then try searching for it - not found! Very annoying when searching for crossword answers when you do not have all the letters. Please WW Software correct this problem and you will get the full 5 star rating. UPDATE December 2016 - App has now been updated and problem solved. Rating updated to 5 stars. Thanks WorldWeb
Very nice UI, solid lexicography, and robust search capabilities — it even returns homonyms! The Oxford Dictionary of English app has fuller definitions, examples, and notes on usage, but without some features found here. You can have the best of both worlds within Chambers by creating an Xref to oxforddictionaries dot com followed by "/definition/english/@@". In fact, I consult American Heritage, Merriam-Webster, and others, all from this app. Brilliant!
I bought my first Chambers dictionary in 1973 ("New Edition 1972") and I have used it much over the years. The best one volume English dictionary I have found. I have used it as an app for almost three years and it is as good as ever
Love this app. But can someone explain why Sophos considers it a 'low reputation app'?
- Various minor updates and bug fixes
- Improved support for Android 7 multi-window usage