“I find the online websites that have subject specific word lists are helpful when looking for words that need to be used for academic writing” Lettie
There is the WordSift site at Stanford University that works like Wordle showing a section of text with the words you use most being shown in large sized fonts. The WordSift site also has the Visual Thesaurus to help when making choices of words.
“I like the iPhone’s dictionary – if you don’t know the meaning of a word on a website you just have to tap on it to get its meaning. So simple and easy.” Anibul
The dictionary was added for iOS 5 and it is important to just tap and hold on a single word to see the ‘Define‘ menu appear beside ‘Copy, Select All and Speak’. It does not work in all applications. In messages the complete message is highlighted on tap and hold but you can use Copy and use Speak.