Easy Dictionary and Translator for More Than 60 Languages
Lingoes is an interesting application that combines a comprehensive dictionary with a translator service. With support for over 60 languages, it aims to provide users with easy access to definitions and translations. The program offers a variety of useful tools, including a periodic table, an abbreviation chart, an irregular verbs list, an international time zone converter, a dialing codes directory, a weights & measures converter, and a currency converter. However, Lingoes bears a striking resemblance to its competitor, Babylon, and lacks some key features.
One of the standout features of Lingoes is the ability to quickly look up word definitions while browsing. By pressing CTRL+ right-click on any word, a pop-up window should appear with the definition, a search tool for a more detailed definition, and an audio file with the correct pronunciation. Unfortunately, this feature does not work for many words, rendering it unreliable and limiting its usefulness.
Furthermore, Lingoes relies on Google for its translation function, which proves to be weak. Many words are not translated correctly or not found at all, making the translation tool less reliable than desired.
Overall, Lingoes offers a comprehensive dictionary and translator service, but its performance issues and unreliable features make it less appealing for users seeking an on-the-fly dictionary or translator. It does, however, provide some useful additional tools for those in need.