DEX for Android 5.5

Editor's review
Reviewed by Chad Faith

"An Romanian explanatory dictionary."

Overview

Romanian Android users have a new reason to celebrate, namely the release of the improved 5.5 version of the DEX. In essence, the DEX application is a Romanian dictionary that provides the detailed explanation of all words in this language as well as phonetic/grammatical aspects of the word. To put it simply, it constitute a magnificently comprehensive source of information that can virtually eliminate all doubts you have concerning the primary/alternative meaning of every Romanian vocabulary particle.

However, the other features imbedded in DEX deem it far more than a simple explicative dictionary of the Romanian language.

Installation

It is necessary to point out that you can choose to install exclusively the online DEX which is the smaller version of the application but lacks the database or the complete version including the 500,000+ word database which requires approximately 500 Megabytes of your phone's memory.

With the smaller version of the application, you will need to be connected to the internet before checking out the meaning of a word, whereas the full version can also be used offline. Irrespective of the DEX variant you prefer, you should remember that in order for the widget to work, it has to be installed on the internal memory of the smartphone and not the external SD card, which is a limitation caused by the Android technology.

Interface

The interface of the application can be switched between the grey-orange-black theme and the white-orange-grey theme from the preference menu. In addition to that, you can also select the type of fonts utilized and the language of the app. The upper bar of the menu is reserved for the typing in the desired language particles whereas the lower sub-window permits users to view available search options, the history and the preference menu.

Functionality

As previously mentioned, in addition to the standard dictionary functionality, DEX also enables Android smartphone users to share their word searches via email or Facebook, create a history of their word research, employ the auto-complete feature to remember words they forgot and simplify their task via wildcards and "*" or "+" search symbols.

Pros

DEX is the kind of software utility that can end any argument about the significance of a word or expression in a matter of seconds. Furthermore, it can help users learn new synonyms and therefore enrich and expand their vocabulary. At the same time, it comes in handy for passionate Scrabble players and other word game enthusiasts. Lastly, it is very useful for foreign citizens who are now residents of Romania and are trying to master the language.

Cons

The database takes quite a bit of space in case you plan to utilize the offline version, but hopefully you can choose the smaller, internet connection dependent, version to install.

Alternatives

While there are seemingly no other apps for Android that detail the meaning of Romanian words, dictionaries like English-Romanian-English dictionary are always useful.

Conclusion

A comprehensive Android version of the DEX dictionary, this application permits users to expand their vocabulary, settle arguments and even post their findings on social networks like Facebook. A cleverly designed interface paired with a comprehensive online/offline database constitutes the trump card of the DEX application.

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