Ultralingua Dictionaries
Ultralingua Dictionaries
7.3.2

3.8

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Ultralingua Dictionaries7.3.2

11 February 2019

International language collegiate dictionaries.

Overview

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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28 Reviews of Ultralingua Dictionaries

5
Bento de Espinosa
20 February 2014
Version: 7.1.12

Most helpful

I use it everyday! :-)
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5
Bento de Espinosa
20 February 2014
Version: 7.1.12
I use it everyday! :-)
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3
Odysseus
26 November 2012
Version: 7.1.12
Overpriced and mediocre
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Prologos
24 July 2012
Version: 7.1.12
Yep now its crashing by opening Pfreferences :-(
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4
trungpt
14 January 2011
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.
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4
Systematic
02 August 2009
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.
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Kaz219
23 June 2009
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).
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Iscreen
03 June 2009
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!
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Deja-Vue
01 June 2009
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
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4
Pablito
29 March 2009
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.
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5
Fariborz
03 February 2009
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)
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Uncoy
08 December 2008
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.
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4.75
Mere-Mortal
20 October 2005
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.
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Anonymous
08 October 2005
Version: 5.11
Auto connect to internet, add cookies to Safari, I don't like that...
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3
Anonymous
18 September 2005
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.
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2.5
Anonymous
07 May 2005
Version: 5.0.9
Confusing DL-opportunities!!!!
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3.25
Anonymous
29 April 2005
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.
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4.75
Anonymous
26 February 2005
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.
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4.5
Anonymous
21 February 2005
Version: 5.0.7
it is interesting when some dictionaries will add bulgarian recognition.
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4
Anonymous
06 October 2004
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.
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2.5
Anonymous
06 October 2004
Version: 5.0.3
Overpriced and slow. American Heritage in Classic is better and faster.
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3
Anonymous
06 October 2004
Version: 5.0.3
For each update I have to pay 20 bucks? I switched back to printed dictionaries. That's cheaper.
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3.25
Tsalagi
20 September 2004
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.
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4.25
Anonymous
15 September 2004
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.
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5
Anonymous
10 September 2004
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.
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1.75
Anonymous
30 August 2004
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!!!!
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1.5
Anonymous
30 May 2004
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...
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3
Anonymous
09 December 2003
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.
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2.75
Dave104
20 October 2003
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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$8.00

3.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later

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