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Re: WordWeb Dictionary now portable

#16 Post by infimum » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:00 am

v6.6 is out.

I don't use this personally, so I don't know about the license. Anyone want to update the database?

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Re: WordWeb Dictionary now portable

#17 Post by SYSTEM » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:50 am

infimum wrote:v6.6 is out.

I don't use this personally, so I don't know about the license. Anyone want to update the database?
Done.
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Re: WordWeb Dictionary now portable

#18 Post by lautrepay » Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:44 pm

v6.7 available.

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Re: WordWeb Dictionary now portable

#19 Post by SYSTEM » Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:30 am

lautrepay wrote:v6.7 available.
Thanks. Entry updated. :)
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Re: WordWeb Dictionary now portable

#20 Post by webfork » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:26 pm

I spent some time to compare Wordweb http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1467 vs. TheSage http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=782

Wordweb:
  • Easy to use, simple interface nobody's going to get confused by. Reminds me a bit more of an actual dictionary.
  • Random word view.
  • Has ctrl+alt+w to look up words or selecting and right-clicking while holding control. Very easy to remember.
  • Weird license, asking me how many flights the user has taken. I understand and definitely support the point behind this, but its still odd.
TheSage:
  • Strange color-coded tree view took some getting used to, but is quite powerful.
  • Love the tabs, anagrams, and quick look at Synonyms, Antonyms Hypernym (I had to look that up ... it's a word that's more generic than the given word), and Derived words. Awesome.
They both are similar in concept, but very different execution. As far as I was able to tell, one isn't better than the other.
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Re: WordWeb 8.03/8.03a

#21 Post by smaragdus » Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:39 pm

WordWeb downloaded from FileHorse, SnapFiles and Softpedia is version 8.03:

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WordWeb downloaded from Download.Com and FileHippo is version 8.03a:

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Re: WordWeb Dictionary now portable

#22 Post by webfork » Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:59 pm

Ugh. I got it from MajorGeeks, which is listed as v.8

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Super annoying.
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Re: WordWeb 8.1

#23 Post by smaragdus » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:02 pm

WordWeb at version 8.1, changes:
Version 8.1
  • New Chrome extension with reliable look up and support for Replace in Chrome browser
  • New words and senses
  • Alt+D keyboard hotkey to focus lookup box
  • Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2 etc shortcuts for the dictionary tabs now work within web browser and add-on dictionary tabs
  • Right click menu on a WordWeb's pronunciation text now gives option to copy the pronunciation text

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Re: WordWeb 8.1

#24 Post by webfork » Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:24 pm

smaragdus wrote:WordWeb at version 8.1
Good news. I've been testing a somewhat related "Grammarly" (a language/spellcheck plugin) for Firefox with mixed success. I've been drafting up a fair amount of text that makes me want to come back to WordWeb in the days ahead.
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