Once upon a time, desktops were the tops of actual desks, and nearly all of them had a paper dictionary on or near them. The best dictionaries were so huge they needed their own stands. You can still see them in libraries. But nearly everyone who has a computer uses a Web-based dictionary, such as the cleverly named Dictionary.com, or some kind of software-based reference. TheSage's English Dictionary and Thesaurus is the latter sort. It's a free utility that maintains a huge dictionary and thesaurus locally, not online, so it's completely portable, though it can access … Read more
It's funny. We've seen so many awful and completely useless programs from Mystic Board that when we come across one that actually does something, even if it only sort-of works, we're impressed. MB Free Tarot Reader And Dictionary is one such program. By any normal standards, it's awful. By Mystic Board standards, it's above average.
The program's interface, like that of all Mystic Board programs, is cluttered with advertising. On the first screen, users select whether they want a tarot reading or to view the tarot dictionary. The tarot reading option asks for the … Read more
Perhaps in a sign of how the plague of social media has numbed us all to the value of legitimate human connections, the New Oxford American Dictionary has picked the verb "unfriend," or "to remove someone as a 'friend' on a social networking site such as Facebook," as its 2009 Word of the Year.
At the very least, it's a testament to the ubiquity of Facebook, which now has well over 300 million members around the world.
Facebook itself takes the process of "friending" and "unfriending" very seriously. It once sent warning notes to players of a third-party game called PackRat … Read more
MB Dream Dictionary is a simple tool for discovering the meaning behind dreams. Its list of dream-related terminology is a great starting point for learning more about nighttime visions.
The program's interface is surprisingly basic, consisting of only words and definitions. This is actually good, because the online Help file's instructions do little to illuminate the program, so we had to learn ourselves. Fortunately, this took almost no time, and we were working through the dictionary in a few seconds. MB Dream Dictionary is simply a gazette of hundreds of dream-related terms, listed in alphabetical order. We were … Read more
MB Psychic Dictionary provides definitions for a wide range of words and symbols in the psychic world. While its layout was nothing special, its dedication to education was impressive.
The program's interface initially disappointed us since it consisted of nothing but words and a lot of white space. However, this made learning the program a lot simpler, especially because we were unable to get much from the online Help file's brief descriptions. Fortunately, the program took next-to-no training to master. We were able to scroll through an alphabetical list of hundreds of terms ranging from the 23-Day Cycle … Read more
MB Tarot Dictionary conveys an incredible amount of detail about Tarot, the fortune-telling cards of legend and lore. This listing of terms is simple to use and is written in a straightforward way even newcomers can understand.
The program's interface is sparse but functional. We would have liked a more professional layout than its black-and-white display, and maybe a more insightful Help file instruction, but the functions were so basic that it took us practically no effort to get going. The dictionary consisted of an alphabetical listing of a few hundred Tarot-related terms. From Abysmal Tarot to Zodiac Pack … Read more
MultiTranse is a simple utility for translating languages. The program impressed us with its speed and accuracy, but it left us wanting just a little more than it provided.
The program's interface was a delight. Not only was the layout intuitive, with its smartly designed command icons, but also it's helpful. A pop-up tip screen walked us through our first translation, completely eliminating any need to seek instruction from the Help file. You simply enter a primary phrase in any of the 24 languages MultiTranse handles--we chose English--and select one of the national flags representing the language you … Read more
MB Occult Dictionary Software provides a look at hundreds of occult words and their definitions. With a huge selection of terms and a handy feature, this is a great way to learn more on the subject.
If the program's simple black and white interface left us cold, the useless single sentence instructions of the online Help file practically gave us pneumonia. Luckily, the dictionary is organized in a way that we still mastered navigation in mere seconds. We were impressed by the amount of information as we scrolled through the list of hundreds of terms, ranging from Alexandrian Tradition, … Read more
MB Numerology Dictionary provides a better understanding of practically any term related to the astrological study of numbers. This bare-bones program excels at giving information anyone can understand.
This program's stark, black and white interface wasn't much to look at, but was functional. While its online Help file gave us the briefest of definitions for its layout, we got the hang of this program in about two seconds. We were impressed by the sheer number of terms provided, probably a few hundred, ranging from Birthday Numbers, to Inner Dreams Numbers, to Soul Numbers. We simply scrolled through this … Read more
MB Aromatherapy Dictionary Software provides an impressive collection of terminology related to the study and practice of aromatherapy. With a simple layout and easily interpreted definitions, this program succeeds.
The program's interface took us no time to understand. With the functions of a dictionary cut down to the bone, there is nothing to see here but a list of words and the definition. This was fortunate because the online Help file provided an all too brief description of the program and nothing more. The program had hundreds of terms listed in alphabetical order, which allowed us to scroll down … Read more