There are a number of applications relating to introductory German, dictionaries etc. available on the app store. Have people had any success with any of them and which ones are worth trying?

Specifically I am interested in a full course (like Rosetta Stone), rather than just applications for memorizing words.

  • Related here about "Audio Aussprachewörterbuch".
    – hhh
    Aug 5, 2012 at 19:35
  • Is anyone able to find a English-Deutsch-English dictionary for iPad/iPhone?
    – hhh
    Dec 23, 2012 at 0:20

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Try Babbel Mobile:

  • For iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad
  • Access to 3000 words with sample sentences
  • Interactive learning with sound and images
  • Personal Vocabulary with Refresher Tool
  • Switch anytime: Synchronization with Babbel.com
  • Short and efficient units for practice in your spare time
  • Available in seven languages
  • Functions on- and offline

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I didn't try it myself (yet):

CanooNet Mobile

From the app's description:

  • German dictionary, grammar reference, and spelling aid combined in a single app
  • offline Mode: CanooNet works without network access
  • fast and powerful search engine
  • convenient search and browse history
  • direct access to LEO translations and Wikipedia articles

You can try it for free (20 searches), the full version costs 15 Euro. The download is around 600 MB.

  • Bought the full version when it was reduced 50%. It's quite good and includes a lot of content from the website (not only the actual dictionary) in a form that is well-suited for a small display. Aug 7, 2011 at 13:21
  • ...this is much simpler and much easier to use dictionary over Duden, Pons and Langenschaft iPad/iPhone dictionaries. But this does not have pronunciation --. I like the synonym-tree, Leo/Wikipedia redirection and integration of rules close to words (unlike with other apps). +1
    – hhh
    Dec 23, 2012 at 0:18

Take a look at this new program for iPad and iPhone: http://www.learngerman.ch About 3'000 words for level B1 and B2.


Apart form the apps Gigili and Splattne suggested I also discovered:

Busuu: This is a course based format. You can try it for free, but you must pay for the more advanced lessons.

Rosetta Stone: If you buy Rosetta Stone, you get access to the iPad app. This is a fairly expensive option, but its the full Rosetta stone experience on the iPad.


I have created an iOS app that helps you learn more than 1000 German nouns for free.

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I use Fluenz for iOS and it's great. You can stream the lessons or download them for offline use.

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    Jan 12, 2015 at 16:13
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