Wordy – Quick dictionary access via system tray


Another C# app I wrote ages ago that I still use on every single one of the machines I use.  Wordy lives in the tray and provides a quick way of looking up a word's definition.  I use this at least a couple of times a day as my vocabulary has never been a strong point. 

Ways to look up a word:

  • Copy a word to the clipboard and double-click the Wordy icon in the system tray.
  • Right-click the Wordy icon in the system tray and select “Look up a word“.  A dialog will appear asking you to provide the word you want to look up.

Download: [Executable] --- [Source]

If you're interested in the straight Win32 version of the app, you can download the executable for it from here.  I have no idea where the source is for that version anymore, so binaries will have to do for now. 

Comments (9)

  1. RichB says:

    See http://wordweb.info/free/ for something similar, but closed source & unmanaged. Plus, it captures the ctrl-alt-w keystroke and looksup whichever word is highlighted on your desktop.

  2. Gus Perez says:

    Thanks Rich, I’ll check it out.

  3. aBlogByGus says:

    Here’s the current list of available applications I’ve written that you are free to download and use. They’re currently linked over to entries on my work blog, but I’ll end up hosting everything here in the near future. RightSideUp: Application…

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