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Pleco Alternatives

Pleco is described as 'is the ultimate Chinese learning companion - an integrated Chinese English dictionary / document reader / flashcard system with fullscreen handwriting input and live camera-based character lookups, from a company with 15 years' experience making mobile Chinese learning' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to Pleco for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Android, Mac, Windows and iPhone. The best alternative is Syng, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Pleco are maayot, wenlin, MDBG English to Chinese dictionary and Youdao Dictionary.

Pleco alternatives are mainly Dictionaries but may also be Language Learning Tools or Flashcard Learning Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Pleco.
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    Syng

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Syng is a free, open source, cross platform Chinese to English dictionary and study toolset made for the desktop operating systems.

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    Almost everyone thinks Syng is a great alternative to Pleco.

    I am a Linux user and interested in Chinese (TCM) language. So, for Linux the best Pleco alternative.

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    maayot

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone

    Mandarin learning with fun and engaging stories. Receive in your inbox a daily Chinese graded reader story with new characters, one-click dictionary, professional audio, etc.

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    wenlin

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    Wenlin software makes learning Chinese easier and more interesting, for begining students, life-long speakers, and scholars alike. It combines a comprehensive Chinese dictionary, a Unicode text editor, and flashcards. For MS-Windows and Macintosh.

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    MDBG English to Chinese dictionary

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Facebook

    This website offers more than just a dictionary, it offers various tools such as: flashcards, quizzes, text annotation, Chinese text input and more. The MDBG dictionary is used in many schools and universities all over the world, discover why!.

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    I have changed from a android tablet device to a windows tablet. I needed a flexible tool where the following functionalities are supportet: add another dictionary i.e. handedict (chinese - german), screen reading in any app (like reading in PDFs, some articles, websites, other apps), support for simplified and traditional characters, the possibility to here the pronounciation.

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    Youdao Dictionary

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad

    Youdao is a search engine released by Chinese internet leviathan, NetEase in 2007. It is the featured search engine of its parent company's web portal, 163.com, and lets users search for web pages, images, news, music, blogs, Chinese-to-English dictionary entries, and more.

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    Hanping Chinese Dictionary

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android

    Hanping is Android's most user-friendly offline dictionary for learning Chinese. Includes handwriting recognition, native speaker audio, stroke animations, AnkiDroid integration and much more. Free (Lite) and paid (Pro) versions available.

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    DimSum

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    DimSum: a program designed to help you learn and use Chinese.

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    ChineseSkill

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Chinese language has and does deserve its notoriety for heartbreaking difficulty. If that wasn’t bad enough, most of the resources available for learning Mandarin Chinese are expensive, and time-consuming.

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    Nciku

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    English Chinese dictionary, help learning Chinese language, Chinese character, and Chinese pinyin. Dictionary with Chinese handwriting recognition, pinyin translation, audio Chinese words pronunciation and mandarin MP3 making.

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    Chinese Tutor Dictionary

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    A fast & simple dictionary for looking up the pinyin of Chinese characters and words.

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