Using the same words over and over again is never a good idea. Especially when you’re writing something long like a book or you write frequently like a blogger. It’s always a good idea to have a wide variety of vocabulary to keep things interesting. We can help with that. Here are the best thesaurus apps for Android! A lot of dictionary apps also come with built-in thesauruses. We have our best list of those linked just below if you want to hit two birds with one stone.
Of course, many people are perfectly serviced with Google Search as well. Most people probably just use that and for good reason. It’s really easy to use.
Chambers Thesaurus bills itself as one of those thesaurus apps that can be used by virtually everybody. It features 40,000 indexed words, around 400,000 synonyms and antonyms, and cross-referencing to online and offline dictionaries. The app will also try to help with words that sound like other words and commonly confused words as well. Otherwise, it’s a fairly basic app overall. The selection is good and the design is solid as well. It’s also a pay once app with no in-app purchases or advertising.
Price: Free / Up to $9.99
Erudite Dictionary and Thesaurus is one of many thesaurus apps that also doubles as a dictionary. This one has support for over two dozen languages. It also has grammar information, a built-in phrasebook, a word of the day, bookmarks, and even widgets. The app itself uses Material Design and it looks delightful. It covers a lot of bases. You can download the free version and it has all of the features. However, you’ll have to deal with advertising. The paid version removes advertising.
Online Thesaurus is one of only a few good free thesaurus apps. To start, it supports a little over half a dozen languages. You’ll also be able to bookmark your favorite words for quick recall. Along with that, you’ll be able to theme the app to your liking, random search (in case you’re just curious), and you can backup your bookmarks on Google Drive, Dropbox, or Box. It’s not the most powerful thesaurus out there. The user interface is a tad cramped as well. That about sums up our list of complaints. It’s pretty good considering its free price tag with no in-app purchases or advertisements.
Price: Free / $1.99
Pocket Thesaurus is another decent option for thesaurus apps. It boasts 90,000 common words with a download size of just 20MB. That makes it great for older devices or those who don’t have a lot of storage. Along with that, you’ll be able to view a history of your previously searched words, employ a dark or light theme, and it comes with Material Design. That means it’s easy to use. The free version comes with all of the features, but it also comes with advertising. The $2.61 pro version removes the advertising.
Price: Free (with ads)
Power Thesaurus is a decent, basic, and efficient thesaurus. It boasts over 70 million English synonyms and antonyms. You can sort results by parts of speech, rating, alphabetically, length, or topics. Additionally, it features a very simple and effective UI that anybody should be able to use. There really isn’t much else to say about it. You open it, use it as a thesaurus, and then put it away for use another time. The free version has ads and we wish we could pay a buck or two in order to remove ads. Otherwise, it’s a good thesaurus app.
Bonus: Most dictionary apps
Price: Free / Varies
Dictionary apps are actually rather complex in the Google Play Store. You rarely find a dictionary app that only gives you definitions. More often than not, you find dictionary apps like Merriam-Webster (linked at the button below) that gives you definitions, functions as a thesaurus, and has a bunch of extra features as well. Most of the popular dictionary apps have a thesaurus function and, thus, function as a good one-two punch for a thesaurus and dictionary. We have Merriam-Webster linked at the button as a good example of what we’re talking about.
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