Franklin Electronic Publishers releases visual dictionary apps for iPhone

From the press release:

Franklin Electronic Publishers announced today the release of 12 visual dictionary translation applications for use with Apple's iPhone®, iPad™ and iPod touch® mobile digital devices.  While historically, Franklin provided language solutions on its proprietary devices, Franklin is now releasing ViDICTO+ Mytrip applications for download to 3rd party devices such as the Apple line-up.  Initially the ViDICTO+ Mytrip applications are available in 11 language pairs, either English or German centric, at the App Store for $5.99 each with a compact version of the English-to-Spanish version available for free.  These applications combine the features of a visual dictionary, talking phrasebook, regular dictionary and learning application all in a single offering. The applications run "offline," so internet and data connections are not required for use.

Each visual dictionary allows the lookup of words and phrases through a variety of categories, linking language to an activity or location.  Words and phrases are presented in a combination of pictures, spoken language and written words to aid in learning and memorization.  All recorded words and phrases are pronounced by native speakers.  Contextual phrases are available in every entry and any word or phrase can be saved to personalized "short lists" for easy access.  A "trainer" mode is available for quizzes.

I downloaded the free Spanish-English dictionary. The color scheme is garish, but other than that I think the app is well designed.

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