Pleco Alternatives

    Pleco is described as 'is the ultimate Chinese learning companion - an integrated dictionary / document reader / flashcard system'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Pleco for a variety of platforms, including the Web, Mac, Windows, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Syng, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Pleco are maayot (Freemium), wenlin (Freemium), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary (Free) and Youdao Dictionary (Free).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Dec 24, 2020

    • Syng is a free, open source, cross platform, Chinese to English dictionary app and study toolset. View 11 alternatives to Syng
      Almost everyone thinks Syng is a great alternative to Pleco.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Syng vs Pleco
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      I am a Linux user and interested in Chinese (TCM) language. So, for Linux the best Pleco alternative.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

    • 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. View 11 alternatives to maayot
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online


    • Wenlin software makes learning Chinese easier and more interesting, for begining students, life-long speakers, and scholars alike. View 12 alternatives to wenlin
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
    • 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!. View 17 alternatives to MDBG English to Chinese dictionary
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Facebook
      MDBG English to Chinese dictionary vs Pleco
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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.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    • 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. View 10 alternatives to Youdao Dictionary
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad


    • Chinese language has and does deserve its notoriety for heartbreaking difficulty. View 23 alternatives to ChineseSkill
      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
    • 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. View 11 alternatives to Hanping Chinese Dictionary
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
    • DimSum: a program designed to help you learn and use Chinese. View 12 alternatives to DimSum
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • English Chinese dictionary, help learning Chinese language, Chinese character, and Chinese pinyin. View 10 alternatives to Nciku
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
    • A fast & simple dictionary for looking up the pinyin of Chinese characters and words. View 9 alternatives to Chinese Tutor Dictionary
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online