Qvadis has long been known for their eBook reader. They have now launched Lexica, a reference viewer, multilingual dictionary and translator system, which has quickly become one of the most popular dictionary systems for Palm OS devices.
Lexica Pro expands the power of the system, bundling the dictionary viewer with Qvadis’ most popular language modules, enabling bi-directional translation between English and French, Spanish, German, Italian and Portuguese.
“Lexica Pro is customer-designed software,” said Sam Peralta, CEO of Qvadis. “What they told us was they wanted our most popular languages in a single affordable bundle. That’s Lexica Pro.”
The Lexica viewer is designed to the same high standard of usability set by Qvadis’ award-winning ebook reader. Lexica also boasts fast look-up, a configurable split-screen, support for color and grayscale devices, user-editable keywords and definitions, on-the-go handheld creation of new dictionaries, keyword-and-translation beaming, and innovative data compression technology that makes the most of limited handheld memory. An upcoming update – nearly out of beta – promises expansion-card-compatibility as a free upgrade for current users.
I had the opportunity to toy around with the full version with Spanish support. I have to admit my language skills are a bit rusty, but the interface is nice and the quality appears to be top notch. I really wish tools like this were available when I was in school, as life would have been that much easier.
The pro version sells for $44.95 at Handango, but as usual, there is a free trial version. If you’ve been thinking about something like this, Lexica Pro will likely fill the need.