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

27 comments on WordWeb  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Gmacri 2009-01-20 11:11

I'm using WordWeb since long time ago, now I have the Pro version. Indeed WordWeb is one of the best english thesaurus and dictionary for Windows

Transcontinental 2009-01-28 05:41

"Free for people who do not take more than one return flight in any 12 month period"
I never got to understand this insanity : even taking the word for it, how in the world am I to demonstrate that I have no more than one flight ticket in my archives ?! :=)
I'm sticking with version 5.0, which doesn't stop after a year. This is fake frewware.

MDG 2009-03-25 09:05

You can also hear many pronunciations directly with very high quality in natural voice if you install some sound files. For details see http://wordweb.info/users/sound.html

Crid 2009-11-22 20:42

Anybody know where I can get a copy of the version 5 that commenter Transcontinental mentions?

Snidely Whiplash 2009-11-22 23:43

My understanding of the licensing agreement is that it's based on the honor system.
It doesn't "stop after a year", or thirty days, or ever.
The author states that "you must uninstall the program" after thirty days if you don't meet the qualifications. The licensing terms that Transcontinental referred to applied to WordWeb 5.x, but seem to apply to the latest version as well.

http://wordweb.info/free/licence5.html

Crid 2009-11-23 06:23

Snidely - Thanks, good to know! It's a great piece of software.... Especially at this price!

Observer 2009-11-23 18:40

The license is innovative and intelligent! I really appreciated such an initiative. We all are traveling in the same boat called Earth, and we all must develop a serious commitment to our own benefit. Kudos for the intelligence behind the license agreement!

foxcole 2010-01-08 01:27

Could someone please explain to someone else who has never set eyes on the license agreement, what it is? What's that about a "return trip in 12 months?" Lawdy, I hope it doesn't mean I could only use the thing once a year for free. What is "innovative and intelligent" about the license agreement? Is this freeware or isn't it?

Person 2010-07-05 15:50

I had wordweb myself for several months, until one day I opened it and there was a dialog box asking me about my travel plans (as apparently is in the licensing agreement). I gave the 'wrong answer' and the program stopped letting me run it. I uninstalled it.

stwum 2011-08-19 01:53

The download link leads goes to Cnet which bundles the app with crapware. Here's the alternative instructions to make WordWeb portable:
1) Downloasd the app from Majorgeek:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/WordWeb_d5237.html
2) Extract the installer with 7-zip
3) Delete uninst.exe and rename wweb32new.dll to wweb32.dll
4) Create a blank file, settings.ini
5) Launch wweb32.exe.

V6.6

SYSTEM 2011-08-23 09:59

@stwum: I've switched the download link to point to MajorGeeks.

V6.6

A Weary Traveler 2011-10-22 02:09

After having tried the MajorGeeks website several times trying to get the latest version of WordWeb 6.7 I have given up. They only seem to have earlier versions on their servers. I recommend going directly to the author's website:
http://wordweb.info/free/
and download the current version (6.71). That version installed itself in my Portable Apps manager without any problems. I have used both the paid and free versions for many years and really love this program, but have never experienced any of the questions regarding my travel plans.

V6.7

__philippe 2014-02-02 11:41

According to WordWeb main site support page, the current version is v7.04
http://wordweb.info/users.html

Here is the changelog since v7.0 was released:

Version 7.04
-Around 300 new words and updates

Version 7.03
-New words and database updates
-Minor improvements to spelling suggestions

Version 7.02
-New words and database updates
-Optional add-on Chambers references updated: new Chamber Thesaurus 4th edition, and minor update to the dictionary (if already purchased, re-download and install from your order download page; note latest downloads require WordWeb 7)

Version 7.01
-Fixed issue playing audio pronunciations in add-on dictionaries
Version 7.0: (June 11th, 2013)
-New and revised definitions and related words
-Updated audio pronunciations
-Improved one-click integration with other programs
-Better one-click 64-bit and Windows 8 program support
-Keyboard hotkeys for Bookmark menu items
-Auto-detect support for latest 3-rd party Concise Oxford and Merriam-Webster

v7.01

__philippe 2014-09-23 10:23

WordWeb 7.1 released 22-SEP-2014

Changelog from Softpedia:
http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/WordWeb-Changelog-10521.html

"Clean" Download from Softpedia:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Home-Education/WordWeb.shtml#download

__philippe

v7.03

Checker 2014-09-23 19:54

@ __philippe: Thanks ... and updated ;)

v7.1

AndTheWolf 2015-09-17 18:40

v7.1

Checker 2015-09-17 21:01

@AndTheWolf: Thanks ... and updated ;)

v7.2

Ennovy 2015-11-04 21:31

New version 8 has been released

v7.2

smaragdus 2015-11-05 17:29

The new flat tool-bar icons are abominable- back to version 7.2.

v8.0

smaragdus 2016-08-13 08:28

WordWeb web-site offers download via Download.com (no direct downloads) and the version downloaded from Download.com (as of 2016.08.13) is 8.02.

v8.0.3

webfork 2016-08-21 21:33

@smaragdus: I checked and it looks like the download.com link has been updated. I tried checking it through the "about" menu but the program doesn't give a specific version number.

v8.0.3a

smaragdus 2016-08-21 22:42

@webfork
Yes, it seems that the download link was updated. Please see my comment at the forum thread:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=82733#p82733

v8.0.3a

__philippe 2017-03-20 19:35

WordWeb v7.2 includes a nifty "Replace" button which recently decided, without the slightest provocation, to sulk and turn into a Greyed-out mood;

Any way to cajole it back into its former well-behaved, functional self ?

v8.0.4

__philippe 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.

v8.0.4

smaragdus 2017-03-20 22:58

@__philippe
Who are these idiots in the GIF image?

v8.0.4

__philippe 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...;-)

v8.0.4

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