Thai Phrasebook and Dictionary App Product Comparison

You might be wondering:
  • How are the Thai phrasebook and dictionary app products different?
  • How can I decide whether to buy phrasebook or the dictionary?
  • Are all features of the phrasebook also in the dictionary?
  • Can I upgrade from phrasebook to dictionary?
  • Can I add phrasebook features to my dictionary?

Platforms

We offer our two apps on the following platforms. The "dictionary" app is also called the "dictionary+phrasebook" app because it includes all the features of the phrasebook app:


Phrasebook

Dictionary
+
Phrasebook
for iPhone/iPad/iPod TouchiPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

NOW

BOTH
NOW
for Android phones/tabletsAndroid phones and tablets

coming
2017

BOTH
NOW
for Windows PCsWindows laptops, desktops
n/a
DICTIONARY
NOW

phrasebook
coming
2017

Phrasebook

Dictionary
+
Phrasebook
iPhone, iPad, iPod Touchfor iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
NOW

BOTH
NOW
Android phones and tabletsfor Android phones/tablets
coming
2017

BOTH
NOW
Windows laptops, desktopsfor Windows PCsn/a
DICTIONARY
NOW

phrasebook
coming
2017

Features and Upgrades

The chart below shows how the phrasebook and dictionary apps differ in terms of features.

As you can see, the iOS and Android dictionary apps currently have the full feature set, comprising the huge 195,000 entry dictionary vocab plus all the features, categories, and vocabulary of the phrasebook app including super phrases and currency conversion.

The Windows dictionary app will get the full feature set soon: as explained on our sneak preview page, we are in the late stages of development and testing. See that page if you are interested in being a beta tester.

For those who purchased our phrasebook app, we will be releasing a new version of the phrasebook app that lets you do an in-app purchase (which will simply be the price difference between the two products) to upgrade it to the full dictionary app.

So, no matter which product you purchase today, you have an upgrade path to full functionality of both apps, and the price to get there is the same no matter which app you start with.

Feature Comparison

Available Now
Available Now on iOS and Android; coming 2017 Windows


Phrasebook



Buy Now


Dictionary
+
Phrasebook

Buy Now

Number of Entries
16,000+195,000+
Number of phrasebook Categories
250+300+
Entries hand-crafted by Paiboon Publishing for English speakers.
Fluent native Thai sound recordings
every
word
every
word
Full-Text Power Search
Traditional Alphabetical Search as in pre-2.0 dictionary.
Amazing customizable super phrases, including currency and units conversion.
Built-in currency and units converter
Favorites screen lets you organize most-used phrases.
Works offline, including sounds.
Search-by-Sound™: find Thai words by typing their sound.
Dictate English or Thai words to search
Search using Thai script
Make fonts as big as you want
Includes guide to speaking and understanding Thai
Includes guide to reading and Writing Thai
See Real-World Fonts helps you recognize real Thai in signs and menus
Find Words Inside teaches you the components of words
Mind-blowing Explain Spelling teaches you to read and write Thai Script.
Explain Sound shows you in detail how to pronounce any Thai word you choose, including those you type into Thai Sound search.
Crucial classifiers for 60,000+ nouns.
Copy Whole Entry feature for easy export of vocabulary to flashcard and spreadsheet tools.
Auto Paste and Search feature saves you tons of touches when you frequently look up words from other apps.
Custom URL Scheme feature lets you easily launch our app from other apps and documents you create.
Enable External Link buttons to look up words in Google, online Thai/English dictionaries, or any other search-oriented website you choose.
Customize fonts and layout
Extra place name entries (not counted above) for pinpointing and translating Thai cities, districts, etc.
53,000+
Buy NowBuy Now

Phrasebook



Buy Now


Dictionary
+
Phrasebook

Buy Now

Number of Entries 16,000+195,000+
Number of phrasebook Categories 250+300+
Entries hand-crafted by Paiboon Publishing for English speakers.
Fluent native Thai sound recordings every
word
every
word
Full-Text Power Search
Traditional Alphabetical Search as in pre-2.0 dictionary.
Amazing customizable super phrases, including currency and units conversion.
Built-in currency and units converter
Favorites screen lets you organize most-used phrases.
Works offline, including sounds.
Search-by-Sound™: find Thai words by typing their sound.
Dictate English or Thai words to search
Search using Thai script
Make fonts as big as you want
Includes guide to speaking and understanding Thai
Includes guide to reading and Writing Thai
See Real-World Fonts helps you recognize real Thai in signs and menus
Find Words Inside teaches you the components of words
Mind-blowing Explain Spelling teaches you to read and write Thai Script.
Explain Sound shows you in detail how to pronounce any Thai word you choose, including those you type into Thai Sound search.
Crucial classifiers for 60,000+ nouns.
Copy Whole Entry feature for easy export of vocabulary to flashcard and spreadsheet tools.
Auto Paste and Search feature saves you tons of touches when you frequently look up words from other apps.
Custom URL Scheme feature lets you easily launch our app from other apps and documents you create.
Enable External Link buttons to look up words in Google, online Thai/English dictionaries, or any other search-oriented website you choose.
Customize fonts and layout
Extra place name entries (not counted above) for pinpointing and translating Thai cities, districts, etc. 53,000+
Buy NowBuy Now
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