Thanks to Microsoft and Windows Vista, I started using Mac OSX in 2007. I am a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). I really enjoyed using Windows XP. But due to my work and what I do professionally, using Linux systems or systems as close as possible to Linux is much more convenient. So, even on XP, I was always using Cygwin.
Anyway, this is not a post about comparing Windows Vista or Mac, particularly after these many years. We all know by now which OS is superior. This post is about WordWeb. Although using Mac and/or Linux system is much more compatible with my job. Yet, there are some softwares, such as ArcGIS, which are only available on Windows; hence, I need to have a windows system around. I have to admit it that I like Windows 7. They did a good job on it. I like it as equally as I liked Windows XP; OK, may be a little more.
One feature that I like on Mac OSX is that you can highlight a word and then right click or press command-control-D to get its meaning. You can do it almost anywhere. While reading a text file, a PDF, or even on the websites. This is a very useful feature, particularly for people like me whose first language or mother language is not English.
A simple search on Google, thanks to Google, I found a similar software for Windows platform. It is called WordWeb. Just search WordWeb on Google and you will get the website’s link.
What I like about WordWeb? Firstly it is free; nothing can bit a free software. Secondly, it does exactly what the dictionary in Mac OSX does; moreover, to my opinion it has some more features that are very handy to people like me who are not native English speaking. I am currently using this software on Windows 7 64bit version without any problem.
So get online, download it, and use the WordWeb. I am sure you are going to enjoy it.