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1 stars out of 5
· 9/23/2015
Love the website, hate the app. For ONE reason.

The app constantly crashes, within 10 seconds of opening every single time. I love Dictionary.com and would love to see an update to fix this issue, I have used it for years but now with the Windows 10 update the app is severely unstable. Please fix, and I'll give those 4 stars back!

1 stars out of 5
· 10/18/2014
Barely Functional

This app is very buggy and poorly written. I expected a quality app from a website as popular as Dictionary.com. Just by clicking on a "Hot Word" on the app's home screen, I caused the app to crash. You are better off just using your browser to go to their website. I wouldn't waste my time with this piece of garbage.

1 stars out of 5
· 9/4/2014
No good for Dell Tablet Use

I have a subscription to Dictionary.com and cannot log into my account. The Dictionary.com start screen will is only viewed in one position on my Dell. When I change the position of my Dell from horizontal to parallel, the screen remains the same and the view will appear upside down.

1 stars out of 5
· 7/10/2014
A disrespectful afterthought

Whoever made this program barely put in basic thoughts to functionality and usage within and without its place in a persons work flow. First off, the search function is relegated to the built-in search in windows. As it is, the search does not automatically tell you its searching within the program itself. It seems to be a design issue within windows 8.1 itself, however it should have access to its own search bar. One that automatically searches when you type on the keyboard. Search is the number one priority when using a Dictionary. The application does not scale to half screen size. Even when its multitasking with any screen size one cannot scroll or access content to the right of the word so one could see links, synonyms, antonyms ect. The second consideration for this application is that it is used seamlessly with other activities. Multitasking is highly important.

3 stars out of 5
· 6/19/2014
Search Function is super annoying

The app is perfectly fine from my limited experience so far, but the process for searching for a word is ridiculous. Yes, it's easy in that all you have to do is swipe in from the right and search, but by default the dropdown menu is set to search "everywhere" when all you really want is for it to search the dictionary app. Sure, it's a process that only takes a second or two, but a couple of unnecessary swipes is all it takes for an app to be annoying and much less likely for the user to actually use it. I usually just end up using the actual dictionary.com website through my browser.

2 stars out of 5
· 4/28/2014
Offline Dictionary?

All the other Dictionary.com platforms have offline option like iPhone and Android. Moreover, they have a nicer and sleek design. The Windows app is missing all of these. Please come with an update to resolve these issues!!!

4 stars out of 5
· 3/30/2014
Good app, but crashes

I use this as my main Dictionary/Thesaurus app. It's quick and easy to use and extremely helpful for doing search after search. There is room for improvement, however, in that many of the things that I try to click on (nearby words, back button) cause the app to crash. The app is free, though! Thanks very much to the developers.

2 stars out of 5
· 3/28/2014

Had to install twice. App will hang up and freeze if I have my location enabled. Can only use if locations is disabled. You search for words using the charm on the right of win8. At the search box you need to select dictionary.com for the search. Otherwise the search function will search everywhere including internet. Would be better if app had it's own dedicated search box. The app has word pronunciation accessed at the lower left bar. I wanted to be able to use when using Word but dictionary.com is not available choice in charm when using Word.

2 stars out of 5
· 3/26/2014
Very stripped down if you are used to other verion

iOS and Android have the best versions. This one is not very useful. What makes it even more so is there is no easy search field to use. Even if you want to swipe the tap Search... you still have to everytime choose the dropdown and select to search in the Dictionary... EVERY SING TIME! Come on Dictionary.com. It would be nice, is if when the app is open just type a word... Just like when you are on the Windows 8.1 Start screen where you just type what you want.

1 stars out of 5
· 1/11/2014
Very disappointed

All I can get are articles about words. Where is the link to the dictionary? Where is the link to the thesaurus?That is what I need and I can't get to those functions. No menu when swiping up or down. Not at all what I expected from dictionary.com which is easy to use via a web browser.

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  • Over 2,000,000 unabridged definitions, synonyms, example sentences, and famous quotes.
  • Phonetic and audio pronunciation.
  • Favorite words and recent searches.
  • Popular searches and searches near your geographic location.
  • Dictionary.com’s famous Word of the Day that’s already enjoyed by millions of people.
  • The daily Hot Word reveals the fun surprises behind the English language.

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Fixed Bugs : - Word of the day displays as "NaN". - Clicking in the description of the Hot Word crashes the application.

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