DictGoogle will help you educate yourself quickly while you read about things you don't know about.
So what does this tweak do? DictGoogle makes it possible for you to Google anything, from anywhere. It's a very simple, easy to use, and powerful tweak. Best of all? It massages itself into iOS so well that you wouldn't even expect it to not have been made by Apple themselves. It integrates so smoothly into the resources already built into iOS, that anyone could appreciate it.
A light description of the tweak as shown in Cydia can be viewed below:
Now we will actually walk through the features. First, find a word that doesn't make sense to you. For this example, I will be using the word, "customers" on the last article I wrote on Modmyi's homepage because I suddenly decided that I have no idea what a customer is. Hold down on the word to bring up the action menu, and from there tap on, "define" as shown below:
This will bring up the iOS built-in dictionary. It looks just like the dictionary that you had before installing this tweak, the only difference is that you will notice something new in it; an action button. We're going to tap that action button and see what happens:
After you tap the action button Safari will open up and complete a Google search for the word, "customers" as shown below:
DictGoogle will work from almost any app. If you find a word you don't know, and you can highlight it and tap define, then you can DictGoogle it. I know for a fact that it works in Mail, Notes, Safari, and Twitter. I haven't tried any other apps. I really like how it works. If you're looking for a nice little addition to iOS 5, check this tweak out! It's free in the BigBoss repo in Cydia, made by r_plus
After reaching r_plus by email, I asked a few questions.
Anthony: Would you like to introduce yourself to Modmyi as a developer; tell us what you've created?
r_plus: I'm the developer of Daijirin ActionMenu Plugin, Sleipnizer for Safari, and BackForwardEnhancer. All of my tweaks except paid ones are open source on github (DictGoogle too). https://github.com/r-plus Thanks to open sourcer on github represented by Ryan Petrich.
Anthony: What was it that made you think about creating this tweak, was there a motivation behind it?
r_plus: I made, "Daijirin Action Menu Plugin" in last year. That sent selected text to dictionary apps to search to read English articles – English isn't my native lang. In iOS 5, it has a new system-wide dictionary; it's so quick and awesome. Just the same, auto selected dictionary may differ from the information I want. So, I want to send a defined word to dictionary apps (e.g. Dictionary.com) and google.
Anthony: How does the tweak actually work?
r_plus: DictGoogle sends defined words to many apps to search (now supports only google). It's simple.
Anthony: Will you be releasing any future functionality to the tweak? If so what kind?
r_plus: I will add support for more apps and search engines.
So will you be downloading DictGoogle? If so leave a comment below!