iPad/iPhone users - New-ish app that does tap for translation in browser

January 16, 2013, 08:48 PM posted in General Discussion

So I found this app, PinyinWeb:


You bring up a web page in it - it's basically a browser and tap over a word and you get the pinyin and translation. Buyer beware - it's not perfect - some words, it draws a blank and there is no translation, so there are bugs to fix, but there's nothing else like this as of yet on a tablet/smartphone.

I tried reading cn.nytimes in this and it's not bad, but not perfect. It's like a limited version of the Zhongwen plugin in Chrome.

No Android version, yet, but I have to think, sooner or later, there are going to be more apps like this.

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January 17, 2013, 02:53 AM

I think pleco has a similar feature

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I can't believe I missed the pasteboard feature. I've been cutting and pasting to the dictionary. Even without buying the add-on, it's much easier reading long sentences. Thanks.