GoldenDict is more versatile than ColorDict but either of them understands the DICT-formatted files that AddDict can fetch to your Android gadget. In fact, any application that is familiar with DICT format should be able to work with them smoothly. In principle, you can even transfer the downloaded files to your desktop/laptop and then use them with free software such as cURL, Fantasdic, StarDict, etc. on PC, GNOME Dictionary on Linux, OmniDictionary on Mac OS X or SilverDict on Windows Phone, to name just a few.
AddDict's user interface is intuitive and self-explanatory while installation process does not require any special interference such as converting files, renaming or moving folders, etc. Both ColorDict and GoldenDict in their default configuration will recognize and index the downloaded files fully automatically thus providing the user with instant access to their new dictionaries.
Being a free demo version, AddDict Lite lets you install seven general-purpose dictionaries (~380,000 entries in total):
- English-German Oxford Duden Concise (31,000+ entries),
- German-English Oxford Duden Concise (43,000+ entries),
- German-Spanish Compact Verlag (31,000 entries),
- German-French Compact Verlag (30,000 entries),
- German-Italian Compact Verlag (22,500+ entries),
- German-Russian Comprehensive (175,000+ entries), and
- German Compact Verlag Explanatory Dictionary (49,000 entries)
The retail version provides a much more wider access: as of Jine 9, 2015, there are 68 dictionaries in 14 languages (over 5 mln.entries) that can be downloaded with AddDict ver.1.2.
Please visit AddDict homepage for a detailed list and full description of the available dictionaries.
After test-driving AddDict Lite on your device you might consider getting the retail version.