Spanish-English Translation Dictionary by Ultralingua [rating: 4.5/5]
Ultralingua’s tag line is ‘For people who love language’ and I can’t argue with that as long as your language is English or Spanish as it is a quality English/Spanish dictionary.
If you’re looking for an iPhone/iPad app to specifically learn Spanish then this is not the app for you, however if you are looking to supplement your learning or be able to quickly look up and translate words between English and Spanish and vice versa then Ultralingua for the iPad the ideal solution.
The application is well laid out clear and easy to use. As you start typing three different panels will instantly update with the word that you are searching for, an alphabetical list appears in the left hand panel while possible alternatives are shown across the centre bar.
Selecting either word from either area will load the word details in the main panel on the right had side. This panel is where the translation takes place including word variations , pronunciations and context.
Small details can make ok apps turn into good apps and the switch between English to Spanish translation to Spanish to English translation is one of those small details that shows how much attention to detail has been applied to this app. To switch between the two is a simple task of pressing the button in the top right hand corner of the screen but the smooth animation of the button as well as the instant switch is a pleasure to behold.
Talking of small details, there are other items that didn’t need to be added but have been and again help raise this app from ok to good.
Then there is the number pad which is accessible from the 123 button at the top of the screen. This is great for translating numbers, as you type the number on the numerical keypad the word form is printed below and you can then switch instantly between the two languages.
Ultralingua is a really good English/Spanish translator app and it comes highly recommended, however at a cent under $19 and with no ‘lite’ version to try out before you buy you probably need to be pretty sure that it’s an app that you can make use of.
- Simple controls and navigation
- In-built help
- Clear and concise layout
Price: $19.99 (iTunes Store)
Updated: May 25, 2010
Reviewed Version: 1.3.1
Size: 7.5 MB
Seller: Ultralingua, Inc.
© Ultralingua, Inc. 2010
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.