I used to use WordWeb as a pop-up dictionary/thesaurus while I wrote, but I found it lacking, particularly in its inability to let me define my own terms per context (for example, when writing about roller derby, I used particular words and synonyms that weren't generally known or suggested by the software).

What do you use, and what benefits did you get?

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    Do you have the "pro" of WordWeb? I have WordWeb Pro 6, and it allows one to not only add new words, but also add new meanings to existing words via the Edit menu.
    – tcrosley
    Apr 5, 2011 at 23:11
  • I'll have to look into that. It was a pretty good program.
    – Caveatrob
    Apr 6, 2011 at 0:21
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Being active in three language I use Google's translate a lot. For a thesaurus I use Interglot. Just translate from english to english and you will get your synonyms. I don't know how it compares to WordWeb, but this is what I use.


Recently, I made Scribodroid. It is a program for synonyms, collocations, rhymes and definitions. It searches online dictionaries and works as a pop-up tool in any word editing program. It can be very useful sometimes.

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