Babylon is a very good Internet dictionary plus translation program. It can also work without the Internet connection, as the dictionary and translation database is stored locally.
The program has a cool interface. It integrates itself to the Windows GUI. You just have to press the control key + right click on any word anywhere in the screen. You will get the meaning with translation options. If you are typing (anywhere, like a textbox, a webpage, etc), the "abc" popup will be present near it. We use it to do spell check.
Wikipedia can also be accessed right from the program. As we search for a particular word, its Wikipedia definition will be included in a separate section.
Another interesting feature is the dream dictionary. For example, the definition for 'Welcome' includes the dream definition too. "Welcome: To dream that you receive a warm welcome into any society, foretells that you will become distinguished among your acquaintances and will have deference shown you by strangers. Your fortune will approximate anticipation." Well, it won’t be available for all words.
Concise Oxford Dictionary and Webster’s Dictionary is also included into the program.
Version 7.5 is just a trial product, like a Beta Version. Well, 7.5. includes unspecified updates, enhancements, and bug fixes to the 7.0 version. It is yet to be released. You can use it as a trial version. Now, you can only buy Babylon 7.0.
- Easy to use
- Language Translation
- A new startup item
- Few languages are supported