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Purple Dictionary Alternatives

Purple Dictionary is described as 'Dictionary from the Elementary project' and is a Dictionary in the education & reference category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Purple Dictionary for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Android, iPhone, Windows and iPad. The best alternative is Wikipedia, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Purple Dictionary are Google Translate, GoldenDict, Wiktionary and Linguee.

Purple Dictionary alternatives are mainly Dictionaries but may also be Translators or Encyclopedias. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Purple Dictionary.
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  1. Wikipedia icon

    Wikipedia

    • Online
    • Android
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    • Android Tablet
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    • Kindle Fire
    • MediaWiki
    66 alternatives to Wikipedia 

    Free content, multilingual online encyclopedia written and maintained by a community of volunteers through a model of open collaboration, using a wiki-based editing system.

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    1.  Ad-freeWikipedia doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  CrowdsourcedWikipedia uses suggestions, information, etc., from a large group of people to improve the quality of the content.
    3.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Wikipedia using IFTTT.
    4.  WYSIWYG SupportWikipedia integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    Language Selection
    Main Page
  2. Google Translate icon

    Google Translate

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Symbian S60
    • Blackberry
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Drive - Docs
    146 alternatives to Google Translate 

    Google Translate is a free online translation service that can instantly translate text and web pages between over 50 languages.

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    1.  Text to SpeechGoogle Translate allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    2.  Works OfflineGoogle Translate can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  SynonymsGoogle Translate offers you alternatives to words or expressions that have similar meanings.
    4.  Built-in DictionaryGoogle Translate has a built-in dictionary where you can look up broader definitions of words.
    5.  Language DetectionGoogle Translate detects the entered language automatically without you having to specify it.
    6.  Website TranslationGoogle Translate uses a built-in translator to translate content into any language in real time.
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    Over 50 languages available


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    GoldenDict

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • Android
    60 alternatives to GoldenDict 

    GoldenDict is an open-source dictionary program for PC computers that gives translations of words and phrases for different languages. It allows use of several popular dictionary file formats simultaneously.

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    1.  PortableGoldenDict can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Website TranslationGoldenDict uses a built-in translator to translate content into any language in real time.
    A feathery thing
    Chaining dictionaries
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    Wiktionary

    • Online
    • Android
    65 alternatives to Wiktionary 

    Wiktionary is a multilingual, web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in 158 languages. Unlike standard dictionaries, it is written collaboratively by volunteers, dubbed "Wiktionarians", using wiki software, allowing articles to be changed by...

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    1.  Works OfflineWiktionary can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Built-in DictionaryWiktionary has a built-in dictionary where you can look up broader definitions of words.
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    Linguee

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    98 alternatives to Linguee 

    Linguee is a new kind of dictionary app for French-English, Spanish-English and other language pairs. You will find reliable translations in the shortest time, even when you're offline.

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    Linguee start page


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    dict.cc

    • Mac
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    • Online
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    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    81 alternatives to dict.cc 

    dict.cc is not only an online dictionary translating from English and German to 21 languages. Its an attempt to create a platform where users from all over the world can share their knowledge in the field of translations.

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    1.  Text to Speechdict.cc allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    2.  Crowdsourceddict.cc uses suggestions, information, etc., from a large group of people to improve the quality of the content.
    3.  Website Translationdict.cc uses a built-in translator to translate content into any language in real time.
    Translation from German to 21 languages
    Translation from English to 21 languages
  7. Encyclopædia Britannica icon

    Encyclopædia Britannica

    • Mac
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    • Online
    36 alternatives to Encyclopædia Britannica 

    The Encyclopædia Britannica is a general English-language encyclopaedia published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., a privately-held company. The articles in the Britannica are aimed at educated adult readers, and written by a staff of about 100 full-time editors and...

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    Tatoeba

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    69 alternatives to Tatoeba 

    At its core, Tatoeba is a large database of example sentences translated into several languages. Search example sentences translated into many languages. Add and translate your own sentences. It's collaborative, open, free, and even addictive.

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    Main Page
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    WikiSpooks.com

    80 alternatives to WikiSpooks.com 

    WikiSpooks is a global alternative encyclopedia on politics, spy craft, deep state intelligence, and conspiracies, free of corporate influence, partisan politics, or government propaganda for historians and truth-seekers to read, edit, and share.

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    WordReference

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    • Android Tablet
    • Alfred
    51 alternatives to WordReference 

    WordReference is a free online Oxford dictionaries for Spanish, French, Italian, German and more.

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