updated 03:35 pm EDT, Thu September 18, 2008
Merriam-Webster for iPhone
Paragon Software and dictionary creator Merriam-Webster say they have collaborated on a new app for the iPhone and iPod touch. The program is a conversion of the latter company's 11th-edition Collegiate Dictionary for English, and is specially formatted for the dimensions and interface of Apple handhelds. The dictionary features over 225,000 entries, including more than 10,000 new ones, and does not require an Internet connection after the initial download.
Aside from a basic search command, the software incorporates a history function, which lets users browse the last 15 terms that were researched. The dictionary is now available at the App Store for a cost of $25.