Pleco Chinese Dictionary

Pleco Chinese Dictionary


Handwriting, OCR, flashcards


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3.2.74for iPhone, iPad and more
9.3
322 Ratings
Pleco Inc.
Developer
88.7 MB
Size
Jan 5, 2024
Update Date
#167
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About Pleco Chinese Dictionary

Pleco is the ultimate Chinese learning companion: an integrated dictionary / document reader / flashcard system with fullscreen handwriting input and live OCR, from a company that's been making the world's best mobile Chinese learning apps since 2001.

Major features: ($ = paid add-on)

• Amazing dictionaries. We offer two free built-in dictionaries: the popular open-source CC-CEDICT, with over 110,000 frequently-updated entries, and our own PLC dictionary, with 125,000 entries, parts of speech, and over 25,000 example sentences (with Pinyin). More than two dozen other dictionaries are available as free and paid ($) add-ons, including licensed titles from well-known publishers like Oxford, Longman, FLTRP, Tuttle, SLPH, and Commercial Press.

• Powerful merged search: look up words by Chinese characters, Pinyin (spaces / tones optional), or English, with support for wildcards and full-text search. And no need to tediously flip between all of those dictionaries to find a word - just type in your search term and instantly get a combined, frequency-sorted result list.

• Links and cross-references: easily look up character components, break down words into individual characters, look up lists of words containing a particular character, and search across all dictionaries for example sentences containing a word.

• Gorgeous typography: see it for yourself in our screenshots - we think we're one of the best-looking Chinese dictionaries around. Alternate Kai/Song/Xing-style Chinese fonts are also available ($).

• PRC/HK/Taiwan-friendly: every part of Pleco supports both traditional and simplified, headword readings can be shown in Pinyin and Zhuyin, and some dictionaries even support Cantonese. (note: stroke order diagrams do support traditional characters, but use PRC order)

• Audio: Hear Mandarin and Cantonese for words and example sentences using iOS' free built-in text-to-speech system. We also offer add-ons ($) with native-speaker Mandarin recordings and higher-quality Mandarin TTS.

• Document Reader: bring in text from the clipboard and tap on words in it to instantly look them up. Upgrade ($) adds support for tap-lookups in text, HTML, DOC, DOCX, PDF, and EPUB files. We also offer graded readings ($).

• OCR: look up words simply by pointing your device's camera at them, or by tapping on them in a still image. ($)

• Fullscreen handwriting: use your device's whole screen instead of just a little box. Extremely accurate and highly tolerant of stroke order mistakes. (enhanced $)

• Flashcards: create a card from any dictionary entry with a single button tap, import premade word lists, use advanced memorization techniques like SRS, and study in a variety of modes including fill-in-the-blanks handwriting and tone drills. ($)

• Stroke Order Diagrams: animations showing you how to draw each character; 500 characters for free, 28,000 in paid ($) version.

• User dictionaries: create new dictionary entries right on your device as you encounter new words. ($)

• No ads.

We also offer famously excellent customer support and an active user community at http://www.plecoforums.com. And we're constantly working to make our products better; our sales and customer base have been growing for two decades across 4 different platforms. You can be confident that we'll still be fixing bugs and adding features for years to come.

Paid add-ons can be transferred to other devices that link to your iTunes account just like any other paid iTunes content; simply install our free app, open up the "Add-ons" screen, and tap on the "Restore Purchases" button to activate your purchase on each device.

Please contact us at support@pleco.com, via the form at http://www.pleco.com/contact.html, or using the in-app "Contact Support" command with any questions - we'll be delighted to hear from you.
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What's New in the Latest Version 3.2.74

Last updated on Jan 5, 2024
Old Versions
Bug fixes.
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Version History
3.2.74
Jan 5, 2024
Bug fixes.
3.2.73
Oct 23, 2023
Bug fixes.
3.2.72
Oct 17, 2023
Bug fixes.
3.2.71
Jul 7, 2023
Bug Fixes
3.2.70
Jan 12, 2023
Bug fixes.
3.2.69
Nov 2, 2022
Bug fixes.
3.2.68
Oct 26, 2022
Bug fixes, mostly for new devices + new versions of iOS
3.2.67
Aug 3, 2022
Bug fixes
3.2.66
Apr 7, 2022
Bug fixes.
3.2.65
Jan 4, 2022
Check out our new Rainbow Bridge + Mandarin Companion graded readers in the "Add-ons" screen.

3.2.65: Bug fixes
3.2.64
Nov 17, 2021
Check out our new Rainbow Bridge + Mandarin Companion graded readers in the "Add-ons" screen.

3.2.64: Bug fixes

3.2.62:
• Added experimental neural network handwriting recognition option - enable in Settings / Input Methods / Handwriting.
• Added the option to install HSK 3.0 flashcards in Import/Export / Install Premade Cards.
• Increased resolution of PDF OCR.
• Other minor fixes/tweaks.
3.2.63
Sep 21, 2021
3.2.63: Bug fixes

3.2.62:
• Added experimental neural network handwriting recognition option - enable in Settings / Input Methods / Handwriting.
• Added the option to install HSK 3.0 flashcards in Import/Export / Install Premade Cards.
• Increased resolution of PDF OCR.
• Other minor fixes/tweaks.
3.2.62
Sep 17, 2021
• Added experimental neural network handwriting recognition option - enable in Settings / Input Methods / Handwriting.
• Added the option to install HSK 3.0 flashcards in Import/Export / Install Premade Cards.
• Increased resolution of PDF OCR.
• Other minor fixes/tweaks.
3.2.61
Jun 3, 2021
Check out our new Mandarin Companion graded reader add-ons in the "Add-ons" screen.

In this release:

• Fixed a bug with reader dialogs in iOS 12 and earlier.
• Fixed definition ordering for a few simplified-to-itself-and-another-traditional-character mappings like 'yun' and 'hou'.

Previously in 3.2.60:

• Added option to limit spaced repetition flashcard tests to a specific number of cards. (though we still don't recommend doing that)

Also, see the "Flashcard Exchange" forum at plecoforums.com for an early set of flashcards for the new HSK 3.0 test. The schedule for the HSK to actually switch to that new vocabulary list remains murky, which is why we haven't built it into our app yet, but the list is available there if you'd like to study against it anyway.
3.2.60
May 11, 2021
• Added option to limit spaced repetition flashcard tests to a specific number of cards. (though we still don't recommend doing that)
• Bug fixes

Also, see the "Flashcard Exchange" forum at plecoforums.com for an early set of flashcards for the new HSK 3.0 test. The schedule for the HSK to actually switch to that new vocabulary list remains murky, which is why we haven't built it into our app yet, but the list is available there if you'd like to study against it anyway.
3.2.59
Dec 31, 2020
Bug fixes.
3.2.58
Dec 30, 2020
Bug fixes.
3.2.57
Oct 17, 2020
- Bug fixes.
- Support for upcoming iOS devices.
3.2.56
Oct 8, 2020
- Bug fixes.
- Restored support for table of contents in PDFs.
- Added option in settings to hide PDF thumbnail bar.
3.2.55
Oct 6, 2020
Bug fixes.
3.2.54
Sep 30, 2020
Bug fixes.
3.2.53
Sep 24, 2020
3.2.53:

• Re-enabled iOS 14 'scribble' gestures when handwriting input is not active.
• Restored bookmark functionality to the PDF viewer, along with a 'jump to page' option in the bookmark popup to jump to an arbitrary page number.

3.2.52:

• Bug fixes

3.2.51:

• Added free 'lite' handwriting recognizer.
• Updated PDF + HTML decoding for iOS 14.
• Bug fixes + data file updates.
3.2.52
Sep 23, 2020
3.2.52: 

• Bug fixes

3.2.51:

• Added free 'lite' handwriting recognizer.
• Updated PDF + HTML decoding for iOS 14.
• Bug fixes + data file updates.
3.2.51
Sep 17, 2020
• Added free 'lite' handwriting recognizer.

• Updated PDF + HTML decoding for iOS 14.

• Bug fixes + data file updates.
3.2.50
Jun 10, 2020
• Added automatic weekly flashcard backups to iCloud Drive to protect against lost data from inadvertent app uninstalls.

• Bug fixes + data file updates.

Pleco Chinese Dictionary FAQ

Click here to learn how to download Pleco Chinese Dictionary in restricted country or region.
Check the following list to see the minimum requirements of Pleco Chinese Dictionary.
iPhone
Requires iOS 11.2 or later.
iPad
Requires iPadOS 11.2 or later.
iPod touch
Requires iOS 11.2 or later.
Pleco Chinese Dictionary supports English
Pleco Chinese Dictionary contains in-app purchases. Please check the pricing plan as below:
Basic Bundle
$29.99
Optical Character Recognizer
$9.99
Enhanced Handwriting
$9.99
Flashcard System
$9.99
Professional Bundle
$59.99
Stroke Order Diagrams
$4.99
Document Reader
$9.99
Integrate Purchases
$0.00
A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese
$39.99
Mandarin Audio (male)
$4.99

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