Free dictionary and translation app
U-Dictionary is a free online Oxford Dictionary app for Android that can also translate up to 58 languages offline. As well as standard vocabulary lookup, the app has sixteen other features, including camera translation, word games, and much more.
What is U-Dictionary?
The dictionary is a lightweight app for translating more than 30 languages, but it’s so much more than just a standard reference tool. It covers most day-to-day usage scenarios, including voice-to-voice translation, camera translation, and it can even teach you perfect pronunciation in either British English or American English.
The app is based on the Oxford English Dictionary across 12 languages.
When did U-Dictionary come out?
U-Dictionary was released in March 2016 and has been steadily adding features and improvements since then.
How do I use U-Dictionary?
Once you’ve installed the app from the Google Play Store, you’re presented with the home screen. In the top section, you can choose from more than 30 languages. The bottom section has a text box where you can type in the text what you want to translate.
Below the text box are your main options:
- Magic: Instantly translates whatever is on your phone screen, no matter which app you have open
- Camera: Simply scan some text and the app will translate it on the screen
- Conversation: Speak into your Android phone’s microphone and have your words translated and spoken back to you
- Grammar: The app can check your grammar and offer corrections
Unfortunately, the U-Dictionary app gives the impression that it’s trying to do too much, making it complicated to use. We don’t think that it’s the best option out there.
With a cluttered interface, vague instructions, and even grammatical errors in the app, too much thought has to be devoted to using the app. The focus should be on the language tools themselves.
Should you download it?
No. A top free offline English dictionary should be simple to use, even if it has fewer functions. For this reason, the Oxford English Dictionary app from Mobisoft is a better alternative.
If you’re looking for a top, free translation app, Microsoft Translator and Google Translate are far more intuitive and easier to recommend for downloading.
- Lots of functions
- Frequent adverts
- Unclear instructions for using features
- Spelling & grammar errors in English in some of the instructions