Add a pop-up dictionary to Android

WordLookup lets you add an easy way to search for the definitions of words you're reading in many Android apps.

If you're familiar with the iOS pop-up dictionary, you may wonder why the same functionality isn't built into Android. On iOS, you can select words in most apps, and easily access their definition.

WordLookup is an Android app that can offer you that same convenient and omnipresent dictionary. The one restriction when using the app is whether or not the text will be available for long-press selection -- as not every app allows this. Ready to check it out? Let's get started:

Step 1: Grab a copy of WordLookup for your Android device.

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Step 2: When you come across a word you want to lookup, press and hold to highlight it.

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Step 3: Next, press the share button on your Android and choose WordLookup (it will probably be first, as opposed to alphabetical with the w's).

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The pop-up definition will appear on the bottom of the screen for a few seconds. This time length can be adjusted by opening the actual WordLookup app. You can also enable the text-to-speech option to hear the word and definition read out loud.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Note: If you have accessibility options enabled, you may be asked which text-to-speech engine you want to use the first time you look up a word.

What do you think of the app? Do you think you should be able to choose which dictionary's definition is provided? Any other features you'd like to see? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

(Via GuidingTech)


 

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