OmniDictionary - Great App

As some of our readers may be aware, OS X is based on the legendary NeXTSTEP operating system. I've got a NeXT machine sitting here next to my G3 400, but sadly, most OS X users do not. As such, while enjoying the evolution of NeXTSTEP on their Macs, they do not miss certain nicities of NeXTSTEP that, having fallen through the cracks, are absent from OS X. One of the things that NeXTSTEP offered, that is absent in OS X, is Digital Webster. Simply put, it is a dictionary, with a nicer user interface, that was part of the basic OS install (there were even illustrations). Well...that lacking element has just been accounted for.

The Omni Group has put out a number of excellent NeXTSTEP and OS X apps, the most popular being OmniWeb. Well, I just ran across OmniDictionary, an excellent OS X client that will tie your Mac to one of a number of dictionary servers (using the standard DICT protocol). A super-simple app, this is just a great addition to one's Dock. Give it a try, and I'm sure you'll find it as useful as I do. Way to go, Omni Group.

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