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The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition...icon America's favorite dictionary!

This iPhone/iPod touch version has the entire 2,074 page, 7.5 pound dictionary with its nearly 300,000 terms—plus sound—all available instantly at your fingertips.

Main Features:

  • entire text of this best selling book
  • complete front matter and appendicies
  • three-way cross-referencing
  • real-time progressive more...


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This app has a watermark logo sprayed on the screen when in browse mode. Although less obtrusive than than the one initially present on the smaller desk version of the application, the vendor apparently can't take the hint from their users that we don't want any watermark logo on any page. Period.

Although most of the blame likely belongs to Apple, this very large app thoroughly crashed my iTunes/iPhone on the initial sync to install it on the iPhone. Subsequently my iPhone refused to display stored media, play custom ringtones, and ... successfully launch ANY application other than than those that came pre-installed on the iPhone. It required a complete restore (i.e., many hours) to get things working again. And I am still reentering data that iTunes allegedly stores into a file that never actually works.

I'd recommend passing on this until they remove the logo watermark and Apple writes some software that actually works.

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Apple is not the creator of this software.


Of course I know Apple is not the developer of this application. But Apple wrote the program that is needed to install it, and when appropriate, update it. I am reporting here that my initial installation of this app failed and that this failure required a total restore in order to make the iPhone function again. Fact. Cause? Whose fault is it - that remains uncertain at this time, but since I have seen this issue once or twice before with other apps, my money is it is either an issue with iTunes or the code used to maintain DRM/app signing, or maybe both. Potential customers with numerous apps on board (hey, I can think of a funny car window sign here) should be aware there is some level of risk. I a beginning to think there is some element of risk everytime you click the sync button. Think of it as apple Roulette.

Apple roulette
-noun. A game of high risk in which a iPhone clicks the sync button to see whether apps are downloaded or updated correctly or whether his iPhone is bricked.

[Origin: 2008]


Pardon me. Sorry you are having issues with it. Have a good day.

happyvalley (Developer)

The background is actually a selectable feature on all upgraded and new products from Enfour.

Go to the Settings pages (click on the small i button on the top right of the index screen) and this takes you to the cover data, settings and about pages.

The settings has the background switch - just slide it over to "OFF" and it will stay off for you.

Also, make sure you check out the About pages as it has the full appendices from the book. The most comprehensive information on words you will ever need.

NOTE: This is a very large application so read up on the installation guides and trouble shooting guide. Any problems are not from our application as this was fully tested by Apple prior to release. Keep up to date with your OS updates and iTunes updates. This is very important.

Please note also that developers LOVE feedback - good and bad - from customers. The best place to give this feedback is directly to the developer who can answer you directly. Leaving comments on iTunes and other review sites is great, but if you want a personal reply and solutions, go straight to the source as well.

We made the background a selectable feature based on feedback - some loved it and some people hated it so to keep everybody happy we made it selectable.

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Downloads 1,721
Version Downloads 1,279
License Commercial
Date 04 Mar 2009
Platform iOS
Price $29.99