Ultralingua Dictionaries
Ultralingua Dictionaries
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Ultralingua Dictionaries for Mac7.3.2

11 February 2019

International language collegiate dictionaries.

What is Ultralingua Dictionaries for Mac

Ultralingua Dictionaries redefines dictionary software for Mac OS X. Redesigned from the ground up for Mac OS X Leopard, Ultralingua 7 combines award-winning dictionaries with verb conjugation, gorgeous Core Animation flashcards, integrated discussion forums, number-to-text translation, and much more.

Features
  • Extensive dictionaries, rich with definitions, translations, usages notes, and more: French-English, Spanish-English, German-English, Italian-English, Portuguese-English, Norwegian-English, Latin-English, Esperanto-English, Spanish-French, German-French, Italian-French, German-Spanish, Portuguese-Spanish, and English and French definitions and synonyms.
  • Lightning-fast live search. Use any form of a word (in most languages) when searching.
  • Flashcards. Create color-coded flashcards, and then test yourself with the beautiful Core Animation full-screen flashcard view. With Flashcard Autocomplete, creating language flashcards has never been easier.
  • Conjugations. From pluperfect to subjunctive, conjugate any verb in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, or Portuguese.
  • Word Hunt. Playing a word game? Word on the tip of your tongue? Try wildcards and advanced search options.
  • Customizable hotkey. Define and translate in most apps: Word, Mail, Preview, Safari, Firefox, and many more - even when Ultralingua is closed.
  • User interface localizations: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German.

What's new in Ultralingua Dictionaries

Version 7.3.2:
New:
  • The search box will now be automatically selected when you launch the app. Just open Ultralingua and start typing to search.
  • Added a button next to the language drop-down to make swapping between search directions easier
Fixed:
  • VoiceOver labels were added to a few buttons that were missing them
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jeanms@span.ch
jeanms@span.ch
Feb 2 2021
7.3.2
4.0
Feb 2 2021
4.0
Version: 7.3.2
Easy and effective...
Bento de Espinosa
Bento de Espinosa
Feb 20 2014
7.1.12
5.0
Feb 20 2014
5.0
Version: 7.1.12
I use it everyday! :-)
Odysseus
Odysseus
Nov 26 2012
7.1.12
3.0
Nov 26 2012
3.0
Version: 7.1.12
Overpriced and mediocre
Prologos
Prologos
Jul 24 2012
7.1.12
0.0
Jul 24 2012
0.0
Version: 7.1.12
Yep now its crashing by opening Pfreferences :-(
trungpt
trungpt
Jan 14 2011
7.1.7
4.0
Jan 14 2011
4.0
Version: 7.1.7
That would be much better if users can add their own dictionary, can convert from other formats to Ultralingua's formats. More about this, please see babylon for windows, there are many dictionaries made by users which are published at babylon.com. The reason for this is that Ultralingua's authors cannot make dictionaries in all languages such as Vietnamese, there is no English-Vietnamese dictionaries OR Vietnamese-English dictionaries.
Systematic
Systematic
Aug 2 2009
7.1.6
4.0
Aug 2 2009
4.0
Version: 7.1.6
I'm a teacher and a professional translator. I've been using Ultralingua through all its versions since around 1999 when it was one of the first electronic dicos for Mac on the market. Over the years I've experimented with, but definately not bought, many others on both Mac & PC. I use Ultralingua for Spanish/English, German/English, and German/French, and the monoligual French dictionary and thesaurus. Pros: Simple download and ease of installation. Wide lexical base for collegiate and non specialised pro use. Speed: results as-you-type. OneClick back translations. Lots of examples of language in use. The grammar sections, the conjugator, the embedded forum, and best of all the HOTKEY (which launches the app automatically) are all additional features that don't come with most other dictionaries in the same price range. The flashcard feature is useful in teaching situations. Cons: Minor: Needs some improvement to the language selector system when working in multiple languages on one document. Not enough free upgrades to the lexical databases. Could do with an 'insert' button to put a found result directly into a work document. Summary: I've always appreciated its uncluttered resizable interface and results display. The lexical info is excellent and offers more than most dicos in the same price range, including IPA pronunciation, irregular German plurals, pre and post spelling reform, and regional variations. There may be an occasional word missing, but it is not a intended to be a complete lexis for every language in the range of products, and does not mar its quality. Other dictionaries from large traditional publishers have a similar rate of inaccuracies. Particularly useful is the conjugator although I don' t personally use it much except for rare subjunctives etc. Very stable application, rarely if ever, causes any crashes. Low memory and CPU consumption, and can be left runnig in the background. I think the bad reviews are spam from competitors or people using old versions. I've always had good, friendly service support and a refund for anything that didn't work. Those who don't get replies from customer service probably don't express themselves politely enough. I'm very satisfied, I buy the pay-for upgrades willingly, and I see no need to change.
Kaz219
Kaz219
Jun 23 2009
7.1.4
3.0
Jun 23 2009
3.0
Version: 7.1.4
The good: - configurable hotkey - good dictionaries The bad: - impossible to get the translation of a link. It will have the same effect as clicking the link. Apple's dictionary can select the word without clicking the link. But maybe this is a private API from Apple. - Expensive updates in my opinion, considering that the dictionaries aren't changing very much (even if Ultralingua people do say the contrary) The ugly: - no cross-dictionary translation: if I hover my mouse over a french word, I'd expect for ultralingua to display all possibilities, in all dictionaries I have, instead of displaying "no match in the english dictionary" and me having to manually choose the french dictionary. Example: translating "comment" should give me the english and the french meaning (which is totally different) at a glance, without me having to choose the correct dictionary manually. Generally speaking, it should display all translations in the same window. And the user should be able to decide in which order the matches are displayed (first matches in english dictionary, second in english-french dictionary, and so on...). Just like Apple's dictionary does.... - no way to resize this small translation window (the one appearing when pressing the hotkey).
Iscreen
Iscreen
Jun 3 2009
7.1.5
0.0
Jun 3 2009
0.0
Version: 7.1.5
Can confirm "Deja Vue" review and an existing problem about this so called 7.1.5 update. But there is more than this if you follow the d/l link: http://www.ultralingua.com/en/download-mac-dictionary.htm You can read: "Current version: 7.1.5". Have tried to d/l the Ultralingua French-English Dictionary there: http://www.ultralingua.com/downloads/macosx7/Ultralingua-ENG-FRE.dmg.gz The result is a 7.1.4 version. Have emailed the Technical Support about it on the 29 of May without any response yet, in spite of their: "It's been sent! Thank you for submitting your support request. We will reply as soon as possible -- usually within one working day." No World-class software without world-class support, guys!
Deja-Vue
Deja-Vue
Jun 1 2009
7.1.5
0.0
Jun 1 2009
0.0
Version: 7.1.5
The "Update" button in my 7.1.4 version does work - but I am getting message that 7.1.4 version is the newest one - besides 7.1.5 is out there for more than three days!? Do I need to go to the web site and to download the update, or Ultralingua update "machine" is not working properly? Ultralingua is among very few greatest language apps (Mac/Leopard). I don't mind paying for upgrades from time to time (but not more than $20). Many thanks in advance, prof. Deja Vue
Pablito
Pablito
Mar 29 2009
7.1.4
4.0
Mar 29 2009
4.0
Version: 7.1.4
I bought almost 2 years ago the version 6. It's a amazing software. I like the interface, and all the features, really simple and direct to use. Whatever I did not upgrade to version 7 because to me it's a little bit expensive. I have two dictionaries. Ultralingua is the best dictionary to Mac nowadays. I hope they keep the good job, with some small improvements, and also a little bit less expensive updates.
Fariborz
Fariborz
Feb 3 2009
7.1.2
5.0
Feb 3 2009
5.0
Version: 7.1.2
I'm a very satisfied user of Ultralingua Dictionaries and use constantly three of them: "Collins Pro English", "Collins Pro English Italian" and "Ultralingua English". Although I have other famous dictionaries such as Cambridge and Oxford, I find Ultralingua more useful for my daily work. It's easier to trace a word in its concise dictionaries rather than looking for a needle in a haystack by using bigger dictionaries. Of course if you need to perform a thorough search for the origins of a word and want to know how it is used in a particular context, you might need one of those hefty dictionaries I mentioned before. However, this is not the case for many of us in our daily work. I benefited from a special discount for buying a third dictionary and found their customer support very friendly and helpful. I heartily recommend their dictionaries to all serious users especially those who learn English as a second language. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)
Uncoy
Uncoy
Dec 8 2008
7.1.1
1.0
Dec 8 2008
1.0
Version: 7.1.1
The upgrade prices and the ridiculous prices for each module (now duplicated with Collins dictionaries as well) should alert anyone with any sense to stay away from this pack of wolves. I see people who upgraded to version 5 have been shut out in Leopard and have to pay another $20 per dictionary. If you are online, there are better versions for each language which you can bookmarklet in your browser for quick use - dict.leo.org for German - English for example. On the other hand, when you find yourself offline Ultralingua (or its equivalent) can be useful. Good news - if you can live with non-Universal Binary, version 4 works just fine under Leopard and doesn't show any signs of breaking in future versions of the OS either. The interface I don't find particularly Windows-like, just very plain-jane. But it works. And that's all we need. Screw Ultralingua. After seeing what they did to the people who upgraded to the most recent version, they will not be seeing any more of my money. Talk about a good concept gone bad.
Mere-Mortal
Mere-Mortal
Oct 20 2005
5.12
4.8
Oct 20 2005
4.8
Version: 5.12
Dictionaries are a necessity, but if you're just trying to learn a language, this program offers an excellent way to figure out how to say something in a foreign language. I use Ultralingua as least as often as I use my online dictionary.
Guest
Guest
Oct 8 2005
5.11
3.0
Oct 8 2005
3.0
Version: 5.11
Auto connect to internet, add cookies to Safari, I don't like that...
Guest
Guest
Sep 18 2005
5.11
3.0
Sep 18 2005
3.0
Version: 5.11
Instead of making useless features (widgets) please add words and definitions to your incomplete dictionaries. In English, I miss the American Heritage Dict. so much, in French there is Antidote (thank godness!) and in German, nothing.
Guest
Guest
May 7 2005
5.0.9
3.0
May 7 2005
3.0
Version: 5.0.9
Confusing DL-opportunities!!!!
Guest
Guest
Apr 29 2005
5.0.9
3.0
Apr 29 2005
3.0
Version: 5.0.9
Nice and easy to use (like the ability to add your own words), but still does not have an "alternate spellings" feature... I often look up words to confirm how they are spelled. To me, this is a must-have feature for dictionary software.
Guest
Guest
Feb 26 2005
5.0.7
3.0
Feb 26 2005
3.0
Version: 5.0.7
Two years ago my company sent me to work in Brazil so I needed to come up to speed on Portuguese fast. I did a lot of research on language translation products because I wanted a product that would work on OS X as well as Palm OS. It also had to have a real Mac interface, not some regurgitated Windows interface. I purchased Ultralingua English-Portuguese for OS X and Palm OS. The dictionaries are fabulous, easy, fast verb conjugation, tons of multiple word uses and examples, instantaneous lookup, and even slang whicn most other dictionaries don't have. What is very refreshing is that Ultralingua supplies updates several times a year and most surprising the Mac version usually is released before the Windows version. I use my dictionaries daily with my web work and for English-Portuguese I would not consider using another product.
Guest
Guest
Feb 21 2005
5.0.7
3.0
Feb 21 2005
3.0
Version: 5.0.7
it is interesting when some dictionaries will add bulgarian recognition.
Guest
Guest
Oct 6 2004
5.0.3
3.0
Oct 6 2004
3.0
Version: 5.0.3
Comparisons of this program to printed dictionaries are totally irrelevant, since I yet to find a program selling for less than $50 that comes anywhere NEAR the coverage of a good printed dictionary selling at half the price. Furthermore, I carry around five Ultralingua dictionaries on a single PDA. to carry 5 printed dictionaries instead would be ridiculous. Even version 5 has a ways to go to cover what it should and as well as it should, but I still rate it above any of its competitors.
Guest
Guest
Oct 6 2004
5.0.3
3.0
Oct 6 2004
3.0
Version: 5.0.3
Overpriced and slow. American Heritage in Classic is better and faster.
Guest
Guest
Oct 6 2004
5.0.3
3.0
Oct 6 2004
3.0
Version: 5.0.3
For each update I have to pay 20 bucks? I switched back to printed dictionaries. That's cheaper.
Tsalagi
Tsalagi
Sep 20 2004
5.0.2
3.3
Sep 20 2004
3.3
Version: 5.0.2
If you are upgrading, be careful! They will not exchange keys if you order the wrong one. I inadvertantly marked the French dictionary, instead of the French-English (they are right next to each other), and then I'm told, completely after the fact, that I just threw away $19.95. I can't believe it is that difficult to deactivate the mistakenly-purchased key. This is a bad business practice, and as far as I'm concerned, close to theft considering the high price I paid for this dictionary originally.
Guest
Guest
Sep 15 2004
5.0
3.0
Sep 15 2004
3.0
Version: 5.0
Ultralingua 5 is better than Ultralingua 4 even if it is slower and still lacks vocabulary to be a stand alone product. American Heritage (English, OS 9 only) and Antidote MP (French) are better. However Ultralingua is the only serious OS X dictionary in English, German, Latin, Italian and Spanish. Serious but not perfect. A good point, each new version improves the application.
Guest
Guest
Sep 10 2004
5.0
3.0
Sep 10 2004
3.0
Version: 5.0
Ultralingua makes the best translation dictionaries on Mac OS X. The alternatives are old, non-updated, and not as fast to use. The alternatives may not even exist. I write instructions on the fly for my non-English speaking patients using Ultralingua's dictionaries. Others are not as quick to use. I wish though that the full-translation component could be included without having to use an internet connection. This would allow portable, in-the-field, use. This is where Ultralingua is behind its Window's cousins. I wish the all of the verb conjugations would automatically pop-up in a side-bar or separate window when a verb is selected. That would make it much quicker to use.
Guest
Guest
Aug 30 2004
4.4.8
3.0
Aug 30 2004
3.0
Version: 4.4.8
Incomplete and simplist dictionary. Can't match an Harraps. Useless. Not good even for a freeware, but this one cost more than a good dic!!!!
Guest
Guest
May 30 2004
4.4.8
3.0
May 30 2004
3.0
Version: 4.4.8
This version continues to be non-professional. And not Mac-Standard: Your´re adviced to drag it´s folder into the application folder. Starting the application went wrong, after moving the folder (containing the dictionaries) to an other location. Apple users want to stay free within locating folders wherever they want to!!!! Furthermore: using the German interface, I was told "Sie müssen AM WENIGSTEN einE SprachmodulE in der Mappe "Dictionaries" installieren!" 3 funny mistakes in that single message. Shame on you!! Not very professional. So I´ll look for help elsewhere...
Guest
Guest
Dec 9 2003
4.4
3.0
Dec 9 2003
3.0
Version: 4.4
Ultralingua do it's job for translating words, but is terribly slow compared to version 3 for OS 9. It's very disappointing. Moreover, I wrote to the tech support 7 months ago (it was version 4.32 it's now 4.4) asking them to correct a bug and it's still not done. While I was happy with v3 on Mac OS 9, I'm very disappointed with the X version which could be much better when you think it's on the market for more than one year.
Dave104
Dave104
Oct 20 2003
4.3.9
2.8
Oct 20 2003
2.8
Version: 4.3.9
Ok interface that lets you search words in context on the internet. Provides basic paradigms. However, a dictionary should, before all, be a dictionary and provide as large a portion of the vocabulary of a language as possible. In the case of my French-German dictionary it doesn't even come close. The first versions even lacked a substantial number of core vocabulary words. Things are getting better with the quality of idiomatics sometimes really okay, sometimes bad. Still, the ability to enter your own words makes this into a useful tool over time. Just one example:Once the .dmg opens, an arrow pointing to the UD folder says 'Drag this folder to the Applications folder'. That is translated into German as 'Kopieren Sie diese Mappe auf die Mappe Applications'. Well, I don't really wanna glue one briefcase on another :D. This should read (more literally): 'Ziehen Sie diesen Ordner auf den Ordner Applications' or 'Kopieren Sie diesen Ordner in den Ordner Applications'. Not very professional, indeed not at all.
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