motî should be self-explanatory, but here a short overview of the main functionality.
Install a dictionary
Tap on one of the big arrow buttons next to the language name (surprise!).
Delete a dictionary
Simply slide the dictionary row to the left and confirm by tapping
Don’t worry about deleting dictionaries, you can always reinstall them later.
Search for a word
Open a dictionary, enter a search term and get a list of results. The top half of each row shows the headword, the bottom half English glosses.
The terms matching the search query are highlighted in bold.
Get detailed word information
The detail view shows the headword (and optionally the grammatical gender), the pronunication in IPA notation followed by a list of numbered senses.
Each sense can additionally have:
- a list of synonyms (≈)
- a list of antonyms (≠)
- and a usage example, indicated by a large quotation mark (“).
Entries with more than one meaning will also have a segmented control in the toolbar.
In this example Portuguese casa can be a noun (“house”) or a verb (”he/she marries”, from casar).
Manage your entry history
The entry history is available from the start screen or via the clock icon in the search bar.
To delete an individual item, slide the row to the left and
Delete. To delete the entire browsing history proceeed in the same
way you delete dictionaries.
You can also completely disable the history in the application preferences,
accessible via the standard iOS Settings (
Your search history is never sent anywhere, only stored on the device and will be saved as part of the standard iTunes backup procedure.