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Introducing GoldenDict: The best dictionary I’ve worked with so far

I’ve been a big fan of Babylon dictionary for a long time. During that time, Babylon dictionary helped me a lot to look up words and phrases from languages other than Persian.

Unfortunately, Babylon became useless for me since the release of version 10, due to some bugs it had; so, I removed it from my computer. Also, during these couple of years, I’ve moved to platforms other than Windows such as Linux and Mac; therefore, I couldn’t use Babylon even if it worked correctly.

Introducing GoldenDict

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  • It’s completely free and open-source! This means you can use it as much as you want without even paying $1 for it. However, you can donate if you want. If you’re a developer, you can also contribute and make it even better.
  • It supports multiple dictionary file formats including Babylon glossaries, StarDict and others. Consequently, you can import all glossaries you had before! This is a very good feature if you’re a former Babylon user or want to migrate to GoldenDict. Actually this is a very important feature for me because, I’ve had some Babylon glossaries before and wanted to use them.
  • It has the Scan popup functionality. You can easily translate words even from other apps. As you may know, Babylon also has such feature but as I tested, GoldenDict word detection is much better.
  • It’s cross-platform; so, you can use it in nearly all of your devices. GoldenDict is available for Windows, Mac, Linux and even Android phones.

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To download GoldenDict, please check out GoldenDict.org. As I’ve mentioned, GoldenDict is a free product and you don’t have to pay for it; but, if you think this project worth it, please make a donation to help making it even better.