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WordLookupMany Google Chrome users probably have heard or is using the awesome Google Dictionary extension, which allows you to double click any word in Chrome to see a popup of its definition. I found this very useful and can’t browse the web without it.

Of course, it’s not possible to implement something like this in Android just yet, but this app tries to imitate that extension. With WordLookup, you do not have to open another dictionary app again to look up one word!

What is it?

WordLookup is a small app for Android, optimized for Ice Cream Sandwich and up, that allows you to get the definitions of a word by selecting it and sharing it with the app.

Simply hold&select the word you wish to look up, share it with WordLookup and a small notification popup will show a few definitions for the word! It’s that simple!

It allows you to view word definitions easily as you browse the web, and when using compactible apps. It does require an Internet connection to work, however.

Here’s how to use it:


1- Hold and select the word you’d like to get the definitions.
2- Select the Share button in the menu/Action Bar.
3- Share text to WordLookup.
4- The definitions should show up as a popup (called Toast) notification.

Supported Apps:
-ICS Android Browser
-Google Chrome
-ICS Gmail and Email app
-Pulse
-Many,many others. More will be added in this list.

Right now, this app is only tested on Android 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich, as many apps on earlier versions of Android do not support sharing text, your mileage may vary, though. Some parts of the program are still very rough, as this is still a beta.

Upcoming features includes text-to-speech, translations, offline dictionaries, and more!

Bug reports! Suggestions! Angry Hate Mails!
If there’s anything, feel free to reply to the xdadeveloppers thread.
Or you can also e-mail me at houyuchen66 [at] gmail.com.

Cool! Where do I get it?
Google play link: WordLookup

xdadeveloppers thread

If you find this app useful, a rating, and comments would be great!

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