WordFinder Specialized Dictionaries
Communication is the foundation of business. Whether negotiating deals, explaining financials, corresponding across borders, or simply chatting with colleagues, words matter. Using precise vocabulary conveys credibility and builds trust. However, finding the right terminology on demand can be challenging, especially for non-native speakers or when discussing highly technical or niche subjects.
That's why leading corporations, government agencies, academic institutions, and individual professionals rely on WordFinder's specialized dictionaries to elevate their communication.
The Vision Behind WordFinder
As explained in an exclusive interview on the Software Spotlight podcast, WordFinder founder Ola Persson conceived the idea 30 years ago while selling school administration software in Belgium. Frustrated by lacking English vocabulary, Persson would rewrite sentences rather than pause to look up unfamiliar terms.
“Sometimes one word became two sentences,” he recalls.
Persson envisioned an integrated dictionary to boost productivity. He joined forces with two programmers to create software delivering instant access to dictionary definitions from any Windows application.
Over three decades, WordFinder has evolved into a cloud-based platform providing unlimited mobile and desktop access to over 500 dictionaries spanning 28 languages. Dubbed “the Spotify for dictionaries,” WordFinder aims to be an indispensable reference tool enabling effective communication worldwide.
Specialized Dictionaries For Every Field
While WordFinder offers extensive general language dictionaries like Collins and Larousse, specialized terminology makes the service invaluable for multinational business users.
Law, medicine, engineering, finance, technology – no matter your industry, WordFinder likely has targeted dictionaries to meet your needs. Some examples include:
- Legal: dictionaries covering law, contracts, banking, insurance, etc.
- Medical: anatomy, physiology, pathology, dentistry, and more
- Engineering: civil, electrical, chemical, automotive, environmental, and additional engineering subfields
- Business: management, HR, marketing, accounting, economics, investing terminology
- Tech: software development, cybersecurity, blockchain, AI, and other IT vocabularies
WordFinder also provides access to massive, field-specific glossaries like IATE, the EU's multilingual terminology database spanning over 1.4 million entries across transportation, healthcare, legal, and other domains.
Customization for Individual Needs
While the 500+ dictionaries ensure vocabulary breadth, WordFinder's customization delivers precision. Users create personalized dictionary lists matching their exact requirements.
For a contract lawyer, that could mean prioritizing an English legal dictionary supplemented by the IATE legal glossary. A French engineer might combine French-English technical dictionaries with company terminology. The key is configuring WordFinder for individual needs.
Instant Access Across Devices
Whether drafting documents on a desktop, emailing clients on a laptop, texting colleagues on a mobile phone, or reading industry journals on a tablet, WordFinder enables users to look up words on all platforms instantly.
The service features downloadable Windows and Mac apps for offline access, plus iOS and Android mobile apps. A browser-based version also allows web searching. Users stay productive whenever and wherever inspiration strikes.
Protecting Sensitive Information
For professionals handling confidential data, WordFinder offers a crucial advantage over generic online dictionaries and translators. Its encrypted translation engine ensures privacy, deleting all user input once a search session ends.
No queries, translations, or usage data gets stored on external servers. Users avoid exposing sensitive information to prying eyes.
Continued Innovation After 30 Years
Since launching in the early '90s, WordFinder has continually evolved, integrating emerging technologies like cloud computing while retaining its core offline capabilities. Recent enhancements allow the importation of custom glossaries and access to integrated translation.
Under Persson's leadership, WordFinder continues to release regular dictionary updates and expand into new languages. Users benefit from both stability and continuous improvement after over three decades.
Start Finding the Right Words
In today's competitive business landscape, precise communication is a key advantage. Boost productivity, credibility, and compliance by equipping your team with industry-leading terminology through WordFinder.
Sign up for a free 7-day trial to experience the specialized dictionary toolbox firsthand across desktop, mobile, and web. Find the perfect terms for every situation and take your communication to the next level.
Listen to our exclusive Software Spotlight podcast as WordFinder founder Ola Persson joins the Software Spotlight podcast to discuss the origin and growth trajectory of his dictionary software company. Launched in 1990 to enable instant in-text dictionary lookups, WordFinder now provides access to 500+ dictionaries in 28 languages for 25,000+ business users. Persson credits strong user focus for WordFinder's expansion from a Scandinavian tool into a global SaaS leader.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does WordFinder cost?
WordFinder offers flexible subscription plans. Access starts at $5.99/month for one dictionary or $7.99/month for two dictionaries. The premium WordFinder Unlimited plan provides 500+ dictionaries for $11.99/month. Educational and volume discounts are available.
What devices and platforms does WordFinder support?
WordFinder offers Windows and Mac desktop apps, plus iOS and Android mobile apps. A browser-based web version also allows online access. Users can search dictionaries anytime, anywhere.
Can I use WordFinder offline?
Yes! WordFinder's desktop and mobile apps allow downloading dictionaries for offline access. The apps sync updated dictionary versions whenever users go back online.
Does WordFinder protect sensitive data?
Absolutely. WordFinder runs locally on user devices and deletes all input after each search session. No usage data gets sent externally, keeping internal communications and documents safe.
How often do dictionaries get updated?
Publishing partners update dictionaries on varying cycles from yearly to every five years. WordFinder automatically pushes new versions to user devices as soon as they become available.