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Author Topic: Mobysaurus - nice free thesaurus  (Read 3372 times)

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Mobysaurus - nice free thesaurus
« on: December 13, 2005, 10:46:50 AM »
We love free dictionaries and word tools on this forum; here's a nice looking thesaurus, mobysaurus:
http://computers.net...e.org/moby/index.htm

and a nice blog about program here:
http://thesaurus.wordpress.com/

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MOBYSAURUS is a free English thesaurus software that integrates Grady Ward's huge Moby Thesaurus II. It's royalty-free, powerful and most suitable for everyday reference. With this, you will feel it so much easier to choose the right word or words for every occasion or purpose.


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Re: Mobysaurus - nice free thesaurus
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2005, 11:12:12 AM »
Too bad that isn't an online service. I don't like to install programs when an online service would make more sense (to me).

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Re: Mobysaurus - nice free thesaurus
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2005, 11:44:39 AM »
i feel the opposite way, i prefer apps not have to go online.

another comment: i've tried mobysaurus, it works great and has a nice incremental search.

a big thumbs up from me  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Mobysaurus - nice free thesaurus
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2005, 11:51:26 AM »
i feel the opposite way, i prefer apps not have to go online.
Well, my PC is online 24/7, so I prefer these benefits:
- easy to use whereever I am (no need to install)
- easier to recommend (no need to install just to test it)
- no need for me to update the app

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Re: Mobysaurus - nice free thesaurus
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2005, 12:21:21 PM »
seems to me if you want to run it online, you dont need an app just a bookmark.

however, here is the kind of thing an offline app can do: incremental search - as you type it narrows down the words that match - good if you are bad at spelling for example.

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Re: Mobysaurus - nice free thesaurus
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2005, 02:47:21 AM »
however, here is the kind of thing an offline app can do: incremental search - as you type it narrows down the words that match - good if you are bad at spelling for example.
Online services can offer incremental search too, Google showed that :)