Sometimes you run into some very decent, plain good, old school and extremely functional software. I think Lingoes is one of those fabulous software. It is a great piece of technology and is unbelievably convenient to use.
So here some positive words as it is a great product.
So what is it? Well, a dictionary! Or let’s call it a full-blown dictionary. A life hacker tool.
Actually, it comes with all the functionality you ever wish for. Popular dictionaries and thesauruses it supports are Wikipedia, Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (4th), Collins COBUILD Advanced English Dictionary (4th), WordNet English Dictionary, MacMillan English Dictionary – American, Le Nouveau Petit Robert de la langue française 2007 and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary. It supports cross translation over 80 languages, full text translation over 43 languages, zoned word translation, clipboard text capturer, words and texts pronunciation and online dictionaries like Google Dictionary, Jukuu English Sentence, Google Web Definition and so on. Additionally, the dictionary also features extra tools like a currency converter, weights and measures converters, international dialing codes, time zone converter. There is a periodic table included, a calculator, a base 64 encoder and MD5 algorithm generator. There is information to be found about abbreviations and irregular verbs.
Woah, that’s just impressive! A fantastic integration with the Web too.
Finally, the new version comes with integrated cursor translator (Ctrl + right mouse button). So basically, with selection of word or sentence in, say for example Internet Explorer or anywhere on your screen by the cursor, it will translate as many as 23 languages of text in your native language.
Here’s how the software looks like. Mini window, straight-forward and user-friendly.
It’s only for Windows, but should definitely be ported to other OS too!