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Free dictionary/thesaurus app from Dictionary.com

The new Dictionary.com app, released this past week, is free and includes a dictionary with more than 275,000 definitions and thesaurus with 80,000 synonyms. Note that this is not simply access to the online site; rather, you get a full dictionary on your device that you can use offline. Of course that means that it takes up a chunk of memory. The App Store says the app is 35MB, but my free memory seemed to be reduced by about 240MB after I downloaded and installed. Other great features include audio pronunciations (for which you'll need an Internet connection), similarly spelled words, and Word of the Day.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.