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QTranslate v6.4.0 Updated

billon on 15 Sep 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

QTranslate is a front-end for various translation websites. Open the main window to enter or paste text or simply select text and press a hotkey for a popup translation window. The program also has the ability to search in offline XDXF dictionaries, speech recognition, text to speech synthesis, image text recognition, spell checking, virtual keyboard, search the web and more.

Supported translation services are Google Translate, Bing Translator, Promt, Babylon, SDL FreeTranslation.com, Yandex.Translate, youdao, Baidu and Naver; dictionaries: ABBYY Lingvo Live, Babylon Dictionary, Definr, Google, ImTranslator, Multitran, Oxford Learner Dictionary, Reverso, Urban Dictionary, Wikipedia and WordReference.

Although the hotkeys can be modified, the following are available by default:

  • Show the translation window: CTRL+Q (press CTRL twice for the main window)
  • Speak text: Ctrl+E
  • Perform a web search: Ctrl+W

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Internet Connection
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QTranslate.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary locales.
What's new?
  • New:
    • Microsoft translation API;
    • High-DPI support in Windows XP / Vista / 7;
    • Khmer, Telugu languages;
    • Hebrew, Vietnamese localizations;
    • Arabic, Bulgarian and Croatian OCR languages;
    • F11 turns on/off main/dictionary window full-screen mode.
  • Improved: Translation history is auto-saved every 3 minutes.
  • Fixed:
    • Youdao service;
    • Czech OCR language;
    • Urban Dictionary;
    • "Click on system icon switches mouse mode" option doesn't work in "Enabled for these programs" mode.
  • Updated: RichEdit control from RichEdit20W to RichEdit50W.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-03-13 10:50

And yet, QTranslate v6.3.1.zip portable downloads without a hitch.

That'll teach you even thinking about using an installer...;-)

smaragdus on 2017-03-13 12:53

@__philippe
I never ever thought of using the installer, I was just testing the download link- the problem with the installer download doesn't appear for the first time. However both primary download links (installer & archive) work fine now.
Thanks to the developer for maintaining and improving the program and for not ruining the interface (so far) like many other freeware developers did recently.

__philippe on 2017-03-13 13:34

@smaragdus

Just teasing, of course...;-)

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Longman English Dictionary Browser v2.0.5

billon on 5 Aug 2017
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Oct 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Longman English Dictionary Browser displays search results from Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Online for user’s selected keywords with the key combination Ctrl+Shift+D.

Note that while the program will run slow initially, the program gradually builds up a cache of various different parts of speech into one. Once this is finished, the program should have very little delay.

Written in AutoHotKey.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Internet connection
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract
  2. Move the content of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch LongmanEnglishDictionaryBrowser,1.exe (32-bit) or LongmanEnglishDictionaryBrowser,2.exe (64-bit), depending on whether you are running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows
What's new? Improved:
  • The handling of not-found words.
Fixed issues:
  • That the program did not launch any longer.
  • That Google TTS was blocked.
  • Of GUI layout due to custom DPI configurations.
  • That any word has been no longer searchable.
Latest comments
Midas on 2012-11-19 11:06

Download link broken...

dot on 2017-08-05 07:57

I strongly suppose that, every time you enter a search, this program will connect not only to the Longman database but will also establish connections either to Google or Amazon (the two biggest tracking firms this poor, abused globe has ever seen). The website with the pure online version doesn't even load if I block Amazon. If someone else tests it and finds out that it doesn't connect either to Google or Amazon, I will download it. :-)

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TheSage v7.18.2676

billon on 30 Jul 2017
  • 45MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by milentechie

TheSage is an English dictionary and thesaurus that contains over 145,000 references with multiple detailed definitions (over 200,000), and nearly 1,200,000 relationships between definitions. It features cross-referencing, wildcard and anagram search, multi-session history etc.

Functional on 64-bit systems.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .Net 4.0
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "PORTABLE" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TheSage.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WordWeb
What's new? See:
http://www.sequencepublishing.com/1/thesage_news/changelog.txt
Latest comments
Mixture on 2017-04-10 14:03

I tried the latest version of this dictionary/thesaurus portable software and still had problems with it. Only this time, I recorded my problem.
https://youtu.be/ZswQygLGTWc

webfork on 2017-04-14 02:02

@Mixture: This is really something you need to post about in forums.

MoisheP on 2017-07-30 05:25

Check this version for safety!

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WordWeb v8.1

billon on 18 Jun 2017
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by motormaroon

WordWeb is a one-click English thesaurus and dictionary that can look up words in almost any program. It works off-line, but can also look up words in web references such as the Wikipedia. It includes full dictionary and thesaurus for the various English variants including American, British, Canadian, Australian, Indian, and global.

A pro version available with additional features.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Greenware - free if you only take one return flight in any 12 month period
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Enter a destination folder of your choice
  3. Click on the Advanced options... button, and ensure the Install as portable app check box is selected
  4. The program will automatically launch but in the future, run wweb32.exe

Optionally, delete uninst.exe and launch
Similar/alternative apps: TheSage
What's new? See:
http://wordweb.info/users.html
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-03-20 22:29

Muttering instructions to self :

1. Terminate resident process wweb32.exe;
2. Relaunch;
3. Delight in born-again "Replace" button, alive and kicking...;-)
4. Do: https://s13.postimg.org/6hvrgjrzr/Blimey.gif
5. Exit and goof no more.

smaragdus on 2017-03-20 22:58

@__philippe
Who are these idiots in the GIF image?

__philippe on 2017-03-23 13:38

@smaragdus

Perhaps fellow members commiserating at someone's ineptitude to grasp the obvious ?
Your guess is as good as mine...;-)

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LingoPad v2.6

Checker on 31 Mar 2015
  • 20MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Jul 2008
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

LingoPad is an offline dictionary program. It loads a German-English dictionary by default, but other dictionaries (German-Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, Turkish, Norwegian) can be downloaded as well. You can also import your own wordlists and use them in parallel with the existing dictionaries. For each dictionary, a user dictionary can be defined to include additional wordlists.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder. The file readonly.txt makes the program writes settings to options.ini in the application folder, but not all settings are saved.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract using Universal Extractor to a folder of your choice
  2. The application files are in the {app} folder
  3. You should delete readme,1.txt and rename readme,2.txt to readme.txt
  4. You should also delete unicows.pdb to save space
  5. Launch LingoPad.exe
By default, the user interface is German. You can change that by selecting Programm, Sprache, English.
What's new?
  • Changes for Windows Vista.
  • Customized setup (select data directory on setup).
  • Change font size with Ctrl++ / Ctrl+- / Alt++ / Alt+-.
  • Specify order of dictionaries.
  • ShortCuts for dictionaries.
  • Faster import of own dictionaries.
  • Faster loading of user dictionaries.
  • Automatic translation on clipboard changes.
  • Bugfixes.
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mark on 2008-11-05 11:18

sorry for the obvious question, but how do i choose read only mode? i did not see that option. a few more details would be helpful please.
thanks
:-)

Beez on 2008-11-06 01:46

Thanks guest, works great!

@mark: read the installation carefully, you'll see the option/check box.

mark on 2008-11-06 01:57

@Beez: thanks, got it now!

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