American Heritage Dict

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Description of App: 

The AMERICAN HERITAGE ENGLISH DICTIONARY is one of the most comprehensive and accessible resources available on any mobile device. It's is the perfect solution to use at school, in the office, or at home! Exhaustively researched and thoroughly revised, the Fifth Edition of THE AMERICAN HERITAGE® DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE contains 10,000 new words and phrases, over 4,000 dazzling new full-color images, and authoritative, up-to-date guidance on usage. Thousands of definitions have been revised in rapidly changing fields such as astronomy and biology, geographical entries and maps have been completely updated, and the dictionary’s signature feature notes on word history, synonymy, and language variation have all been enhanced and improved. Word meanings are made easier to understand with thousands of new quotations from classic and contemporary writers. Etymologies explaining word origins and development have been newly created or revised to reflect the very latest scholarship. Many words are traced back to their roots in prehistory through two unique appendixes showing word roots in ancient Indo-European and Semitic. Also includes advanced search and language tools that have become the staple of quality language apps from MobiSystems. SEARCH TOOLS – effortlessly find words using a clear, functional, and easy-to-use interface. The integrated search tools activate automatically the moment you start typing: * Search autocomplete helps find words quickly by displaying predictions as you type * Keyword lookup allows you to search within compound words and phrases * An automatic ‘Fuzzy filter’ to correct word spelling, as well as ‘Wild card’ ('*' or '?') to replace a letter or entire parts of a word * Camera search automatically searches for words in the camera viewfinder and displays results LEARNING TOOLS – engaging features that help you further enhance your vocabulary: * ‘Favorites’ feature to create custom folders with lists of words from the extensive library * ‘Recent’ list to help you easily review looked-up words * ‘Word of the day’ section to help expand your vocabulary every day PREMIUM FEATURES: * Offline mode - look up words without internet connection * Audio pronunciation - find out how to pronounce words with integrated sound * No ads - no more in-app ads * Thesaurus base with audio – access the full capacity of the language app CONTACT US: If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions please contact us directly at support@mobisystems.com.

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

8.2.6

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

10.02.

Accessibility Comments: 

AHD 5 which had become totally inaccessible after its takeover by MobiSystems is now partially accessible. The app's Definition text control now appears as a single control, meaning you can't move around definitions, definition senses, examples, notes and so on via left/right flicks, posing a serious usability issue.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads a few page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Other Comments: 

The app is free to try, but costs $19.99 to unlock its features.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@MobiSystems