Lingoes is a translation application that also serves as a dictionary. It is capable of translating texts in more than 80 languages. It translates full texts, words, and phrases. The program has a creative cursor translator, which automatically distinguishes the word and its definition when the cursor is pointed over a word and a hotkey is pressed. Another feature of the program is TTS (Test to Speech) engine. This tool helps users with the correct pronunciation of words and is best for studying a language.
Users can add more languages to the program by downloading dictionaries. The dictionaries can be configured according to the user’s needs. Dictionaries and thesauruses are available from the developer’s website. Apart from dictionaries, Lingoes also supports online encyclopedias, such as Wikipedia. The general configuration options allow users to set the user interface language, the search engine to use when looking up terms online, and the search term history. Other configuration options include the appearance of the application, translations, speech, connection, and the hotkeys.
The program’s functionality can be improved with the help of add-ons. There are several add-ons available on the program’s website for download. These include text capture plug-ins, language packs, speech engine, appendices, text and phonetic fonts, and many more.