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The Ultimate Thesaurus and Dictionary for Windows!

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What are people saying about WordWeb Pro Bundle

Peter User Hello Bits du Jouers:

Just to be clear: is this offer for the complete WordWeb Pro 5 bundle?

By the way, this is a very neat program!

Nov 9 2008 at 1:40am Copy Link
Antony Lewis No, it is the main WordWeb Pro program and the additional English word list set - but no language or geographical word lists .
WordWeb Software - Nov 9 2008 at 4:15am Copy Link
Peter User OK Thanks Antony. That clears up my confusion.
Nov 9 2008 at 9:45am Copy Link
S B I have been using (and upgrading) the commerical Word Web Pro for several years. It's an indespensible, always at-the-ready dictionary, speller, and thesaurus. It's definitions and word lists are authoritative, though of moderate length. Occasionally, when I want to squeeze out the last bit of meaning/connotation I'll use an on-line lookup.

WordWeb Pro is much handier and much, much more advanced then MS Word's facilities, though it is every bit as fast and convenient. Word's thesaurus just too limited.

When you have found a word, it offers direct synonyms, a list of things it might be a type of, examples/types of the word, and similar words. With on click it will instantly limit definitions and corresponding lists to adjectives, nouns, verbs, or adverbs.

It has phrases, too.

It handles wild-card searches, web searches, anagrams, etc., etc.

Years ago I thought I needed installation support: it was quick and sincere.

For me, as I've said, it's indespensible.
Nov 10 2008 at 1:35pm Copy Link
David User Please clear this up for me. The price on their site is also $29. Is that what I would be getting or am I getting something more. Where did you come up with the $58 retail?
Nov 11 2008 at 12:53am Copy Link
Antony Lewis The offer is for WordWeb Pro and the additional word lists set - normal price $58. See the ordering page for details.
WordWeb Software - Nov 11 2008 at 1:21am Copy Link
nit pick Purchased...thank you for the discount!

P.S. It's a bit disconcerting to see "licence" on the order confirmation page...especially with a program like this! ;-)
Nov 11 2008 at 3:06pm Copy Link
Antony Lewis WordWeb suports American, British and other varieties of English, but on the website in a few places things are in British English because I'm British... (license as a noun is American English).
WordWeb Software - Nov 11 2008 at 8:30pm Copy Link
Peter pereh I have read the old comments, still I am unsure: according to your website, the progam is $19, the additional word lists is $29. So that would be a normal price of $48. In the offer here it is $58. Did I miss something?
Sep 28 2009 at 2:44am Copy Link
K H And I am still confused about the differences between WordWeb Pro and the WordWeb Pro Bundle. Would you clarify?

Sep 28 2009 at 3:33am Copy Link
Antony Lewis The offer was corrected today with the latest pricing. The deal is for the WordWeb Pro Bundle (normal price $59), which includes the program and all optional additional word lists (e.g. so you can do pattern-matching searches to find words in any of the word lists, including, for example, Wikipedia head words).
WordWeb Software - Sep 28 2009 at 9:35am Copy Link
K H I love WordWeb. I've used the free version for years - and years. I tell everyone about it. I open it each and every morning and run it all day.

I'm having a little trouble trying to decide whether to purchase the Pro version or the Pro Bundle that is being offered here. When I click on the Download - Try Before You Buy - I am taken to and WordWeb 5.52, the Free version of the program, which I already have. So there isn't really a way to try out either the Pro version or the Pro Bundle before purchasing. Is that correct?

That being the case, I must ask another idiotic question. The way I understand it, the screenshots (on Bits du Jour's site) are of WordWebPro but none of them (the screenshots) are related to the additional word lists that come with the bundle. Is that correct? Or is there a site where I can learn more about the list sets? "WordWeb supports word finding with any of the following lists" what does that mean? Doesn't WordWeb Pro (minus the bundle) do pattern-matching searches? Sorry to be so dense, but I don't really understand what they are and I have somehow not been able to find any description of them, other than what I quoted above, either here or on your own website. That's why I was trying to download the program to try it.

Thank you for your patience.
Sep 28 2009 at 12:53pm Copy Link
Antony Lewis You are correct, there is no way to try out the Pro version or the additional word lists. You can see a screen shot of the Find Word window with the additional word lists in action at
WordWeb Software - Sep 28 2009 at 8:57pm Copy Link
K H Just want to thank Antony Lewis for the opportunity to purchase one of the best pieces of software ever created for such a great price - and for answering all my questions.
Sep 29 2009 at 2:49am Copy Link
Frank Stephens K H, I deferred to Antony Lewis, assuming he was going to provide a better answer. There are detailed descriptions of the word lists (via pop-ups) on the order page:

While there are differences among the various resident dictionary applications, I've always been impressed with WordWeb and will be ordering the Pro Bundle.
Sep 30 2009 at 6:46pm Copy Link
S B I've long been a very happy user of WordWeb Pro. (and for years before there was a Pro).

It's always handy, authoritative, and I like its thesaurus that extends its good list of a word's synonyms with additional lists: "Types" and "Types of", and I think even a "Parts".

I occasionally have fun with its anagrams, trying to discover interesting variations.

The dictionary/thesaurus is especially handy with its hot key so I can check spelling and look for a definition & synonyms (and further references) in virtually any application.

I also like the Pro version's extended lists of words and phrases, etc. It's these more unusual items that are important to have integrated and really distinguish this application.

Many thanks to the developers!
Oct 2 2009 at 3:15pm Copy Link
K H Thank you Frank, that was very helpful. I was too dense to figure it out on my own :)

I too have always liked WordWeb and will try to purchase the bundle but don't know if I will have access to my computer on Deal Day.
Oct 3 2009 at 3:21am Copy Link
ehab - can someone lease explain what is " Language word lists " ?

does this mean if i type a word in english it will find translation ?

thanks for any feedback
Oct 3 2009 at 4:07am Copy Link
Antony Lewis The lists are all just lists of words, for finding words. For example you can search for words in French containing using the pattern


to find "casse-tête", etc. There are no translations or definitions.
WordWeb Software - Oct 3 2009 at 11:03am Copy Link
Daniel H Do you plan to promote also WordWeb Pro Reference Bundle? Is there any discount applicable for Optional extra dictionaries?
Oct 4 2009 at 9:45am Copy Link
Mary Wilson Although I have used this program and it is a descent program, I would hesitate in purchasing from this company due to past billing problems. The last time I used my credit card with them, they double bill me a year apart for the same program. Had to go to the Visa company to get the incorrect billing off my as this company refused to answer my e-mails even with all the documentation I sent them.
Oct 4 2009 at 9:54am Copy Link
Antony Lewis There are no plans for extra discounts on the optional extra dictionaries.

I have asked Mary Wilson to clarify which company the contact problem is with - if you have any billing problems you are welcome to contact me directly rather than the payment company (I can refund erroneous orders).
WordWeb Software - Oct 4 2009 at 10:54am Copy Link
Patrick N Thanks Antony & Nico!
Purchased without any problems,
Antony could you compile for 64bit?
Oct 4 2009 at 8:57pm Copy Link
ehab - yes thank you antony, got my copy today : )

maybe consider working on translation " offline " and i will be happy to buy again
Oct 4 2009 at 9:57pm Copy Link
Antony Lewis There's no plan for a 64bit version, however the standard version should work find in 64-bit Windows.
WordWeb Software - Oct 4 2009 at 9:57pm Copy Link
Frank Stephens On the order page, when I select the option to show all dictionaries, and select more than one, it only accepts the first for ordering.
Oct 4 2009 at 11:12pm Copy Link
Antony Lewis If you put a 1 in the quantity box by each item you want, it should work?
WordWeb Software - Oct 4 2009 at 11:32pm Copy Link
Frank Stephens No, that's exactly what I'm saying, it's not allowing ordering of items marked with a 1 for quantity after the first. I also tried entering 0 (instead of blank) for unwanted dictionaries, with the same result.
Oct 4 2009 at 11:36pm Copy Link
Antony Lewis Sorry, I see what you mean now. I think I have fixed it - please try again?
WordWeb Software - Oct 5 2009 at 12:00am Copy Link
K H I got up early to purchase this. The process was confusing as I got routed to two different order pages. I backed out and tried again. I hope I will only be charged one time.
Oct 5 2009 at 1:29am Copy Link
Frank Stephens Thank you, Antony Lewis, I ordered several items and downloaded them, I'll wait for my PC to finish some tasks before installing.
Oct 5 2009 at 2:43am Copy Link
Michael Mortimer Thanks Mary for the heads up on the billing issues. I have had that happen to me. It's horrible when a company won't address e-mails. Make the sale, then they abandon us.

I was about to buy this, but will pass based on your comment.

Lots of problems with Bits lately. Last night I purchased the Wondershare Flash program. Or so I thought. After not getting a confirmation e-mail on my purchase I went back and looked at my card. Charge had not gone through. The receipt page said if I don't get a confirmation e-mail to repurchase or contact the purchase processor.

But when I contacted the company I get a dead link. And I can't repurchase because it was a Bits deal, that has expired.

Lots of people complained last night about being unable to purchase the Wondershare program. I stood up for the company since no one from anywhere talked to people who posted complaints about not being able to buy the program.

So I have put about two hours into trying to buy a $29 program. I'm fed up.

Now your post about the double billing and the company not doing anything about it.

I have to advise my readers (I write for a magazine) to stay away from Bits. They used to be on top of things but have lately had real problems with people being able to purchase programs.

So with this comment (that might get torn down) I bid farewell to Bits. It's just not worth the hassle. It's like F. Gump, buying on Bits you never know what it going to happen.

Sidenote: It seems to me that Bits staff take Sundays off (reasonable). But if they do that they should not run any offers. A few times I have seen on a Sunday evening that people's comments, questions and concerns go unanswered. That Wondershare debacle last night was a good example. The entire night people were posting about an inability to purchase the program and there was no one answering people's concerns, not from Bits or Wondershare.

Bits should require that featured software have the developer available to answer inquiries. This really hurts Bit's reputation in the long term. Word gets out that the Site is unreliable and/or questionable.
Oct 5 2009 at 7:31am Copy Link
Frank Stephens Wow, Michael Mortimer, what a long rant about another, unrelated offer. While I'm a little disappointed that the vendors here don't test their ordering procedures more carefully, as complaints about ordering problems aren't uncommon, don't go blaming WordWeb for your Wondershare problem. When PayPal is offered as a billing option, as in this case, I use it. I can't be double-charged, and if I don't receive my purchase, I probably have some recourse from PayPal and certainly from the bank which provides my credit card. There was a minor issue with WordWeb's ordering page, which I could have handled with multiple orders, but Antony Lewis fixed it. He's been responsive to user inquiries, so I think that it's unfair to blame WordWeb or BDJ for occasional problems with some vendors.
Oct 5 2009 at 10:25am Copy Link
Robert Hindal I have to give Antony credit as he does respond to emails. I have always gotten some sort of answer from him.
Oct 5 2009 at 11:24pm Copy Link
S B I'm happy to continue to recommend this WordWeb Pro. I have used it for years and it's wonderful. It's an instant dictionary andthesaurus (etc.), very fast , convenient, intensely useful, and always instantly available . It has short, but not too short definitions with examplesof use. It separates each definition by part of speech. It's thesaurus has "synonyms," "types of," and "types" so you can easily find the related variant you seek. It's lookupallows you to quickly find words you've misspelled, it does partial matches,has pronunciation, full-text lookup into the definitions (e.g., "light" and "metal" or "yellow" and "flower" to find definitions with both), anagrams, web lookup, etc. ,etc. All always instantly available. I recommend WordWeb without reservation.
May 18 2010 at 2:58pm Copy Link
ehab i also recommend this.... i use it daily, it's transparent and does the job. If your thinking to buy this then do ... you won't regret it even if there is some similar freeware.
May 19 2010 at 4:52am Copy Link
Mitch B installation as portable -> tested xp & windows7

in portable mode when triggering
"find word" "full text" "anagrams" "edit glossaries"

access violation at address 044fc23 in module 'wweb32dll' read of address 00000004

settings.ini values changes from

FindWord= -> Sz FindWord=
FullText= -> Sz FullText=
GlossDi= -> Sz GlossDi=
AnagDi= -> Sz AnagDi=

thoose Sz values added makes the portable version useless
can developer please fix this? it has been a constant bug since initial release of v6

besides minor bug this is exellent software
May 21 2010 at 2:04am Copy Link
gpc 111 Can some one tell me the basic requirements of this program? how much disk space is required? I assume that it is set to start with Windows start. If so how much ram does it consume while in use and when it is idle?

Thank you.
May 21 2010 at 7:52am Copy Link
Antony Lewis The exact disk space required depends on which optional lists you choose to install, but typically around 50MB. It doesn't need a lot of RAM (usually a few megabytes at most).
WordWeb Software - May 21 2010 at 9:12am Copy Link
gpc 111 Thank you for your prompt reply Mr. Lewis. I will keep an eye out for the sale date.
May 21 2010 at 9:28am Copy Link
Louis H I've been using the free version for a few days now and plan on purchasing the Pro version as soon as the discount is effective. A very nice and easy to use dictionary and thesaurus. Too bad it is not a discount for the full US Reference bundle!
May 22 2010 at 9:04am Copy Link
bvssunnydale Hi, does this come in a portable version (to run from USB)? Thanks.
May 24 2010 at 2:35am Copy Link
Brad Hello Is there any offer to include the discount towards the full WordWeb Pro US Reference Bundle for those who desire it's enhanced capability. By the way very nice and easy to use software.  Just what I was looking for to enhance my writing passion.   Thanks, Brad
May 24 2010 at 5:38am Copy Link
Stephane M Could you tell me how the license is working? Is it working per user? Per machine? How long is a license valid for?   How does it work for the upgrades? Can I get minor and major upgrades within the period of the license? Thank you!!
May 24 2010 at 6:23am Copy Link
Antony Lewis Regarding USB: yes, there's an option to install to a USB stick.

The license is per machine, or per user if you exclusively use two machines (ie. it is OK to install on your laptop and desktop if you are the only user of both).

The license does not expire. Major upgrades may be charged, minor updates are free. There are no plans for a major upgrade at the moment.

Hope this helps.
WordWeb Software - May 24 2010 at 6:34am Copy Link
Stephane M Thanks Antony! It is clear.
May 24 2010 at 7:00am Copy Link
:o) I have a question.  I went through the order process and selected Credit Card by Phone, and the next screen (the one that displays the total) notes a Surcharge of $3.00.

Why is there a surcharge, and what is the purpose of it?

I have yet to call the order in as I would rather get an answer to this issue first.
May 24 2010 at 8:57am Copy Link
Albert C. I bought this together with the Oxford and the Chambers combo. A very nice product!
May 24 2010 at 9:34am Copy Link
Antony Lewis The surcharge is for phone orders (because someone has to manually enter the data); there is no surcharge for online orders.
WordWeb Software - May 24 2010 at 9:45am Copy Link
A. Goyal Yes WordWeb is great. I have used it for 2 years and its always handy to check any words I need to look-up. Great product, great company!
May 24 2010 at 12:40pm Copy Link
Experience Great, Greater, Greatest, WordWeb
May 28 2011 at 6:37pm Copy Link
a a Will any discounts be available on the addon dictionaries/thesaurus like Shorter OED, Chambers Dictionary/Thesaurus, when bought at the same time as the bundle ?
May 29 2011 at 1:08pm Copy Link
Antony Lewis No, sorry - the discount only applies to the the WordWeb Pro Bundle, though you will be able to buy additional dictionary add-ons at the usual price.
WordWeb Software - May 29 2011 at 9:06pm Copy Link
Jason Howard Are there a dictionary available for Information Technology acronymns and definitions? If not, does the program support (ie documented) end users creating their own word lists or dictionaries etc? Would be nice if users could add their own content and perhaps exchange with other WordWeb users. Could also be extended in other areas such as Finance & Economics, Legal, Medical etc useful for students too.
May 31 2011 at 1:35pm Copy Link
Jerry S This is a great and very helpful program. I have the full Oxford English Dictionary on my computer and use WordWeb a lot more often.
May 31 2011 at 6:17pm Copy Link
S B I absolutely agree with Bionic and Jerry S. Very handy and useful, and very important to me. Highly recommended.

(please see my earlier, more detailed comments--over the years!)
May 31 2011 at 7:16pm Copy Link
Deleto Maximo Hi,
I need to understand the big deal here. The dictionary and thesaurus are based on Princeton University's WordNet, which is available free of charge (http://wordnet.princeton..../download/).

WordWeb also integrates a look-up feature for various online resources, which are free of charge, as well, and can just as well be queried from within modern plugins (under one integrated UI).

So why would I spend $59 or $29 here? Am I missing something?
Thank you!
May 31 2011 at 7:52pm Copy Link
Antony Lewis Jason: WordWeb has features for creating your own custom glossaries (and importing and exporting custom databases of definitions).

Sebastian: WordWeb is indeed originally based on WordNet, but it's not the same - there are over 10,000 words in WordWeb that are not in WordNet, plus many updates, clarifications and corrections. You also get pronunciations, derived forms and locale usage information.
WordWeb Software - May 31 2011 at 8:35pm Copy Link
Mitchell Kastner How is WordWeb different from (and preferable to) Babylon.

Does WordWeb Pro have more tabbed views---like "Similar"---than the free version?

I still do not understand "word lists" and how they are used. Can you explain further?


Jun 1 2011 at 2:42am Copy Link
Antony Lewis I don't use Babylon so cannot comment on that.

The tabbed views are the same in the free and Pro version, though the Pro version has about 6000 more words (and many more audio pronunciations).

Word lists are for word finding, e.g. for crosswords words matching a pattern, or finding phrases containing a specific word, or words that end in specific letters (possible rhymes).

Add-on dictionaries (Oxford and Chambers) can only be viewed in WordWeb - they appear in separate tabs. You can change which dictionary is the default.
WordWeb Software - Jun 1 2011 at 6:06am Copy Link
Robert Chan I am interested in WordWeb Pro only (not the Bundle). Will that be offered at a discount?
Oct 25 2011 at 4:12am Copy Link
Antony Lewis No plans for that, sorry.
WordWeb Software - Oct 25 2011 at 3:45pm Copy Link
SoftCollector Dear Developer,

I am not a stranger to dictionaries. Being a professional translator, I own and use daily: OED v4 (the world's most comprehensive English dictionary), ABBYY Lingvo X5, Babylon, etc.

How is WordWeb Pro different and is there reason to buy it if you own the above mentioned? Are there any custom-made dictionaries with Bulgarian available?

What is the word list based on? Unlike other software, starting a dictionary from scratch is quite difficult, not to say impossible.

Kind Regards,
Dec 6 2011 at 12:24am Copy Link
DrTeeth A 51% discount across the board would get more money out of me. As it is, this offer does not pique my interest. I would like to mix-and-match my own bundle.
Dec 6 2011 at 12:20pm Copy Link
Antony Lewis SoftCollector: I'm not familiar in detail with the programs you refer to. but WordWeb does make it very quick and easy to look up words in almost any program, and quickly cross-reference to the web or other optional add-on dictionaries (e.g. Chambers). It is rather different in content and organisation from most traditional references.

Sorry, no Bulgarian dictionaries.
WordWeb Software - Dec 7 2011 at 11:02am Copy Link
Frank Stephens SoftCollector, WordWeb Pro comes with a decent dictionary and thesaurus, the little blue dots on the order page
give additional information on the word lists (they don't have definitions). WordWeb Pro can integrate other dictionaries, click on the Show All link to see them all. I ordered most of them, I probably would have been better off to order the Ultimate Reference Bundle. Most of the WordWeb dictionaries have recorded pronunciations. The full OED is available online via subscription; the full version on CD-ROM is pricey, so if you already have that, I can understand why you may not want other dictionary software. You can always check out the WordWeb trial.
Dec 9 2011 at 4:01am Copy Link
SoftCollector Dear Frank,

thank you for providing clarification. Yes, OED is one of a kind and it costs an arm and a leg. :) ABBYY Lingvo X5 offers translation between 20 languages (with Russian as core) and is unparalleled. Babylon is great, because you can make your own dictionaries - apart from that I do not use it often, as it is inferior to OED for English to English.

Dear Antony,

Any chance WordWeb Pro Reference Bundle will also be offered with a discount (as part of this promotion or later on)? As a professional translator I know there is no reason to go for the lesser versions - the words I am usually looking for cannot be found there.

Dec 9 2011 at 4:25am Copy Link
Antony Lewis No plans for discounted Reference Bundle at the moment, sorry.
WordWeb Software - Dec 9 2011 at 4:26am Copy Link
Edward Smith I agree with SoftCollector.

For me the Reference Bundle would have made this a done deal, otherwise, like Dr. Teeth, I'll pass.
Dec 9 2011 at 5:55am Copy Link
bvssunnydale I live in a rural area which doesn't have (reliable or fast) internet access - would this program work or does it require high-speed access (I know most people have that these days)? Thx.
Dec 9 2011 at 7:14am Copy Link
Antony Lewis No problem, the program works offline. (though of course you need to download to install it)
WordWeb Software - Dec 9 2011 at 9:24am Copy Link
James Kenney @Edward Smith and @SoftCollector
It looks like the Pro US Reference Bundle does not include the "Shorter Oxford English Dictionary", which is the best one they offer anyway... But it can get had from the Buy Now button... I do not see any way to get the "Shorter Oxford English Dictionary" except through Bitsdujour.
I wonder why they only offer it through this deal???

A question for anyone that has used them...
Is there any reason to get the "New Oxford American Dictionary" AND the "Shorter Oxford English Dictionary"?

I already own the two volume photo reduced version of the full "Oxford English Dictionary"(4 pages per page!!!... I am glad it came with the magnifier!... And they make a 1 volume version with 9(!) pages per page!!!). But a computer version would be nice.
Dec 9 2011 at 1:07pm Copy Link
Antony Lewis Click "Show All" on the standard ordering page ( if you'd like to see all available dictionary add-ons and bundles, including Shorter Oxford.
WordWeb Software - Dec 9 2011 at 1:21pm Copy Link
Mark K Installation of the trial went fine on Windows 7 x64. So far, I'm impressed with what the program does. What will be the cost to 6.xx users when 7.0 is released?
Dec 9 2011 at 2:07pm Copy Link
SoftCollector I have OED v4 installed as an upgrade to OED v3.1.1. There is an option called X-Reference in WordWeb which allows for the search of 3-rd party dictionaries and looking up words in them.

For some reason it detects the older version of OED and starts it, but not the new one.

It does not detect ABBYY or Babylon.

Can this function be improved / further developed? The above mentioned are among the most widely used electronic dictionaries today.
Dec 9 2011 at 2:19pm Copy Link
Antony Lewis You can use "Edit X-Ref list" to manually link to many other programs if they are not automatically detected.

No plans for version 7 at the moment, but major upgrades are usually around half price (and optional).
WordWeb Software - Dec 9 2011 at 4:05pm Copy Link
James Kenney What about the second part of my post???

A question for anyone that has used them...
Is there any reason to get the "New Oxford American Dictionary" AND the "Shorter Oxford English Dictionary"?

I already own the two volume photo reduced version of the full "Oxford English Dictionary"(4 pages per page!!!... I am glad it came with the magnifier!... And they make a 1 volume version with 9(!) pages per page!!!). But a computer version would be nice.
Dec 9 2011 at 5:21pm Copy Link
Frank Stephens James Kenney, I have everything except the Australian and Canadian dictionaries. The region-specific dictionaries have usages and audio pronunciations specific to that region. Yes, it's all English, so there's overlap, but there are also differences. You don't have to order additional dictionaries now, you can order them later (I did). WordWeb will supply you with a personal order download page which keeps track of all of your purchases, handy for reinstalling and downloading updates.
Dec 9 2011 at 8:57pm Copy Link
Fletch My 2 cents:

1. 6.72 means 7.0 (and another $35) is likely near. 1 year of updates would be more comforting.

2. As others suggested the Reference Bundle would increase the temptation significantly - in spite of #1.

Never considered anything like this but the fact that it's available and looks nice makes me think I might get hooked on it. So it's bookmarked now so I can keep an eye on it.
Dec 9 2011 at 9:47pm Copy Link
ali shoki I am using wordweb pro from the last 6 years and never able to found any better dictionary then it. it's my surety that you people will not disappointed with this....

Mar 27 2012 at 1:00pm Copy Link
Mariusz W Hi, If any chance to discount in the near future?
May 19 2012 at 5:30am Copy Link
_*_ Is this for the Main Program, Additional word lists, Language word lists, and the Geographical word lists?

This is what it appears to be offered on the site for $59.00.

Thank you
Jun 7 2012 at 7:19pm Copy Link
a a Will this include a free upgrade to version 7.x as v6.x has been out for quite a long time?
Jun 8 2012 at 9:40am Copy Link
Cheryl Rutherford I have used the freebie version for quite a few years, since it first came out, and IT IS AN AWESOME APP.

Jun 8 2012 at 11:22am Copy Link
Antony Lewis The bundle includes the word lists. Minor updates are included, but not upgrades (though if there's one within a few months you'd get it free; currently none planned),
WordWeb Software - Jun 8 2012 at 2:45pm Copy Link
xCurt will it be updated to work with new Firefox? It doesn't work with my 64-bit Waterfox.
Jun 10 2012 at 4:06am Copy Link
Antony Lewis It should already work with the latest Firefox version (look up words in web pages with Ctrl+Right Click), though perhaps not all variants like Waterfox which might require separate extension installation.
WordWeb Software - Jun 10 2012 at 4:45am Copy Link
George Valentine This is the error message i get when i attempt to purchase WordWeb Pro:

Internet Explorer has closed this webpage to help protect your computer
A malfunctioning or malicious add-on has caused Internet Explorer to close this webpage.

I tried it 3 times and i was cut off every time . . . .
Jun 10 2012 at 8:37am Copy Link
Antony Lewis You might want to try running Windows update and/or update your anti-virus. I don't see a general issue in IE, and other people have ordered OK.
WordWeb Software - Jun 10 2012 at 9:17am Copy Link
MK Afte 14 years, I suppose it's time I should replace my copy of Microsoft Bookshelf 98...
The optional Chambers Dictionary and Thesaurus is edition 12 on your normal website, but edition 11 on the webpage accessed via BitsDuJour. Is edition 11 a typo?
Jun 10 2012 at 11:55am Copy Link
Antony Lewis Yes, thanks - it is Chambers 12th Edition dictionary.
WordWeb Software - Jun 10 2012 at 12:49pm Copy Link
Mary Wilson I agree it is a great program, but I have not upgraded in many years due to this company purposely missing using my credit card some years ago. It was a very bad episode and I do not want them to have access to my credit card information again. There customer service was horrible and I had to contact my credit card company and had them refund me the money as this company refused to fix there error.
Jun 10 2012 at 12:50pm Copy Link
Antony Lewis I have used various payment companies over the years (I don't take any payments directly), which company did you have a problem with? There is currently a choice of PayPal or SWREG on the ordering page, so you can always choose the other if you don't like one (on the whole they are both reliable - though all companies occasionally make mistakes, computer or human error is much more likely than deliberate misuse).
WordWeb Software - Jun 10 2012 at 1:00pm Copy Link
JesusInsideMe @Mary Wilson, Thanks for share your experience, I saw at present they have Paypal option, they had it when you bought it?, God bless us, bye.
Jun 10 2012 at 1:53pm Copy Link
Geoff R The offer says "all optional additional word lists". Can you please confirm that includes Australian Oxford Dictionary. Thanks
Jun 10 2012 at 9:07pm Copy Link
Gunderic Hagen I have been using the free version and I can assure everyone, it is really good. In the description of the Pro version there is the following statement:

"You can now purchase additional dictionaries, displayed on separate tabs for easy access"

Does it refer to additional languages?
Jun 1 2013 at 1:53am Copy Link
Michael Speir I won't be buying this because I've had it for years. I just wanted to say that if there's another product out there that compares favorably, I've never run across it. Aside from my word processor, WordWeb Pro is my best friend when I'm writing.
Jun 1 2013 at 7:21am Copy Link
Scott Youngman Could you please explain the value or use of the "extra word lists" which are included? I see that there are no definitions included, so what do people use them for? Thanks.
Jun 1 2013 at 8:25am Copy Link
Antony Lewis The Bunde includes additional word lists - these are for pattern matching/word finding, e.g. finding words to solve puzzles, phrases containing a word, rhymes, etc.

The optional additional dictionaries are only English ( you can also add your own web reference tabs for other languages).
WordWeb Software - Jun 1 2013 at 8:34am Copy Link
a a V6 has been out for a while now. Any news on v7, and whether it would be a free update if people purchase now ?
Jun 1 2013 at 5:19pm Copy Link
David Zhang Does the purchase include future update?
Jun 1 2013 at 10:47pm Copy Link
Antony Lewis V7 will be out very soon, and I can confirm that yes, you will be entired to a free upgrade if you buy it now.
WordWeb Software - Jun 2 2013 at 2:36am Copy Link
Antony Lewis (note it does not include *all* future upgrades, just v7 and minor updates, but not neccessarily version 8 and higher).
WordWeb Software - Jun 2 2013 at 2:36am Copy Link
Roderick Nicolson I'm thinking of buying this version too, however... I had version 5 before (perhaps the seller remembers this) but when I went to update it (there was an opportunity to update to the next version up) I was accused of giving my serial number to others which I never did.
Without any opportunity to justify myself the carpet was cut right out from under me which, at the time, I thought was exceedingly harsh.
I was treated as if I'd never bought the product and wasn't allowed to update. All communication was cut off and it made me feel like I was a criminal because that was the way I'd been treated.
I can only guess, if it did happen, that my computer must have been hacked and the serial number taken (though it does seem strange because I've always used good paid for protection, in the way of Kaspersky, and other malware protection.

My question then to the seller is: If I did buy this version of WordWeb Pro, what assurance do I have that you won't pull the rug from under my feet again?
Jun 2 2013 at 3:16am Copy Link
Antony Lewis Sorry if you had problems, I'm not sure what you mean about communication being cut off (if you didn't get a reply to an email, most likely it was being accidentally spam-blocked). If you have the original order details (and the purchase is not cancelled or charged back), your licence can usually be recovered.
WordWeb Software - Jun 2 2013 at 8:17am Copy Link
a a Great news about free upgrade to v7 and all minor updates!

Any hints as to the new features in v7 ?
Jun 2 2013 at 10:27am Copy Link
Roderick Nicolson Ok. Thank you. I'll see if I can search it out.
Jun 2 2013 at 3:08pm Copy Link
Diana Stakey I’ve been using WordWeb Pro for quite a few years and find it to be absolutely indispensable! Also have all their add-ons. Never had the slightest problem reinstalling after a rebuild or switch to a new machine. Everyone who cares about writing well will absolutely love this software.
Jun 4 2013 at 12:42am Copy Link
Indusekar SK Hi Lewis,
I would like to know if you also provide the same 51% discount for WordWeb Pro Reference Bundle. I am interested in buying it if there is an opportunity.
Jun 4 2013 at 1:57am Copy Link
Bob McLain Do you have any plans to offer Crossword Compiler (the Pro Bundle, preferably) here on BitsDuJour?
Jun 4 2013 at 6:08am Copy Link
Antony Lewis There are no other offers planned at the moment.
WordWeb Software - Jun 4 2013 at 7:33am Copy Link
Peg Daniels I don't understand the difference between the free version of WordWeb (which I have and love) and today's deal of WordWeb Pro Bundle. Since downloading the "trial" just downloaded the free version, I can't get any kind of feel for the Pro version. I don't understand what what else I'd be getting.
Jun 4 2013 at 8:15am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Peg

There's a feature comparison here:

BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 4 2013 at 8:16am Copy Link
Heidi Song How is this better than Lingoes? ( Lingoes is free, and allows you to add multiple dictionaries and resources in multiple languages without having to upgrade. You can choose to have it activated when text is copied or merely selected.
Jun 4 2013 at 10:35pm Copy Link
Gr3gw I've been using Web Word for years. In that time I've never been tempted to look at alternatives. Totally satisfied with it and recommend it others.
Jun 5 2013 at 2:29am Copy Link
Roger Kothawala Does this contain all the Geo, addwords, Languages, Wiki, Thesaurus files and add-ons? If not how much additional for the whole bundle???
Jun 5 2013 at 8:24am Copy Link
Antony Lewis The Bundle includes all the additional word lists, but not any additional add-on dictionaries (available separately on the ordering page).
WordWeb Software - Jun 5 2013 at 11:31am Copy Link
D What are the upgrade options with this license? Do you offer a lifetime license?
Jan 3 2014 at 2:02am Copy Link
Antony Lewis The purchase is a one off: minor updates are free, major upgrades may be charged. Upgrades from version 6 are not part of this deal, but available from the standard upgrade ordering page (you can use old word lists with version 7, though some have also been updated).
WordWeb Software - Jan 3 2014 at 3:11am Copy Link
_*_ This is for an older version?

I am presently using version 6.8 and would dearly like to see a sale on the new version with the Optional extra dictionaries.

Will there be a sale on version 7 of WordWeb Pro, plus extras?

Thank you.
Jan 3 2014 at 5:25am Copy Link
Antony Lewis This offer is for the latest version, version 7, including all the latest optional word lists for word lists (but no additional add-on dictionaries like Chambers or Oxford).
WordWeb Software - Jan 3 2014 at 5:55am Copy Link
_*_ Antony, A thought, and a question.

1. You may want to have the text above "Here's a few of the improvements included in Version 6?" changed to version 7.

2. This deal is the same price as a current user update, correct?
Jan 3 2014 at 7:52am Copy Link
Gr3gw I've been using WordWeb for over 12 years. All I can say is I wouldn't be without out it. If you need one dictionery (and thesaurus) that works across 99% of applications, this is a good one. I wouldn't know if there is a better one as I'm completely satisfied with WordWeb and have never felt the need to look for another.

I purchased a licence to use the additional dictionaries (Chambers and Shorter Oxford English) about five years ago, I wouldn't be without them either.
Jan 3 2014 at 12:09pm Copy Link
Antony Lewis Gr3gw - that's great to know, thanks. To the previous questions: thanks for pointing it out the outdated description, it has now been updated (changes from version 6 to 7 are mostly new words and definitions, and improved one-click support). Yes, the deal is the same as the upgrade price.
WordWeb Software - Jan 3 2014 at 3:25pm Copy Link
Bob McLain Any chance of a deal on your other product, Crossword Compiler?
Jan 4 2014 at 7:59am Copy Link
Steven Aves @Gr3gw; What do the Chambers and Oxford dictionaries add to full version of WordWeb 7? I already have a full license for WordWeb 7.
Jan 4 2014 at 12:04pm Copy Link
Gr3gw Steven, I've just looked at the WordWeb website and can't find where you order the extra dictionaries. As I said, I got mine about five years ago. The Oxford Shorter English Dictionary and Chambers (definitions and thesaurus) came as a package. Now it looks as if Chambers may be included in the Pro version. I think the WordWeb needs to give a definitive explanation as it looks like things have changed.

Why have the extra dictionaries? I find I'm always using Chambers or OSED in preference to the the standard WordWeb dictionary. There's more words and the definitions can be more extensive. Also, I use the thesaurus a lot and there wasn't one at that time.
Jan 4 2014 at 4:20pm Copy Link
Antony Lewis The add-on optional dictionaries are listed on all the ordering page. (click the "show all" link on the main ordering page to see the full list - only the most popular options are shown by default).
WordWeb Software - Jan 5 2014 at 2:07am Copy Link
Bob McLain Since my question wasn't answered, I take it no deal on Crossword Compiler?
Jan 5 2014 at 4:48am Copy Link
Antony Lewis Sorry, missed that. Yes, this offer is WordWeb Pro only, no current plans for Crossword Compiler deal.
WordWeb Software - Jan 5 2014 at 8:38am Copy Link
DrTeeth Will the WordWeb Pro Reference Bundle be included this time?
Jan 5 2014 at 9:44am Copy Link
Antony Lewis The offer is for the standard bundle with all word lists but no additional dictionaries. You can of course add extra add-on dictionaries if you wish.
WordWeb Software - Jan 5 2014 at 10:13am Copy Link
Susanne I have three programs that auto-start with Windows: my anti-virus programs, my calendar/planner . . . and WordWeb. I've been using the free version for a couple of years and wouldn't be without it, probably use it 5 or 6 times a day, every day. It occurred to me just after Christmas that I ought to upgrade to the Pro version, if for no other reason than to support a program I use daily -- and here you are! Thanks, everyone!
Jan 5 2014 at 10:55am Copy Link
Greg Is there any bundled deal just on dictionaries to be able to add them onto this deal? It appears that once you add in the meaningful dictionaries one by one, someone ends up obviating the value of this discounted special. Perhaps 50% off all individual dictionaries too? Thanks in advance. Just came upon this tool recently and am looking around for the right solution.
Jan 5 2014 at 4:00pm Copy Link
DrTeeth @ Greg

That is what is stopping me from buying each time it is offered for sale here.
Jan 6 2014 at 3:35am Copy Link
Frank Stephens There's just no comparison between scouring the web (which WordWeb will do) and the information which WordWeb provides. Well worth the money for people who are serious. WordWeb keeps track of all of your purchases for re-downloading later, no hassle. Just keep your license number and ordering email address, you can change your email address later (the email address alone can be used to retrieve your license number).

@DrTeeth, @Greg Istered, WordWeb wants to stay in business, you can start with WordWeb Pro 7 Bundle and add on later, but if you know that you want additional dictionaries, you can check if one of the other bundles would be a better deal for you. I started with a WordWeb bundle and later wound up buying most of the major add-on dictionaries, it's that useful and although some of the dictionaries overlap, I find the differences useful.
Jan 6 2014 at 4:07am Copy Link
_*_ Well, of course I would like to see 50% off every item, but it seems clear that is not going to take place.

What I would like to suggest is during sales such as these the add-ons might be reduced by 20% or 25%.

It would give greater incentive to purchase items together.

Personally, I think upgrading should be a less costly then what I can get waiting for a Bits sale.

The same price here on Bits as upgrading is no monetary incentive to purchase.

It seems like a bit of a dance here, as the developer desires more customers to make money, and as consumers, we would like the best deal possible. It is about the bottom line for each side.
Jan 6 2014 at 5:12am Copy Link
Noggin The Nog What are the word lists for, if, as I gather, no meaning or other explanation is given for the words in the lists?

How can I check what the "ordering email address" is? I do not recall any email address being asked for explicitly, and nowadays sometimes a temporary email address used in PayPal is automatically snatched from PayPal by the seller, which leads to problems and confusion later when either the software seller tries to contact the purchaser or the purchaser needs to show the seller that he is the purchaser. The seeds of this confusion can already be seen in the last reply above, which does not make clear whether " can change your email address later (the email address alone can be used to retrieve your license number)." means that you can change the licence details which "alone can be used to retrieve your license number". Can I change the "ordering email address"?

I would not have picked up the need to record the "ordering email address" if I had not read this dialogue. Even the email address that the download link was sent to was obscured by substituting my name for that address in the "To" field. It is an example of how excessive automation can create a bear trap for the unwary. The buyer should be allowed to determine what email address his software is registered under.
Jan 6 2014 at 5:19am Copy Link
Antony Lewis Any emails you have used with WordWeb will all be linked to your licence number. Your default email will be also be updated when you order (from the email you give when you order).

Word lists are for word finding, i.e. finding words matching a pattern, phrases containing a word, words ending in specfic letters, solving crosswords, etc.
WordWeb Software - Jan 6 2014 at 11:16am Copy Link
Noggin The Nog The point is that I have ordered and got an email back suggesting that a more temporary email address than my main email address has been linked to the order. So:
1. How can I check which email address is linked to the licence?
2. How can I change whatever email address is linked to the licence?
Jan 6 2014 at 11:37am Copy Link
TopDog Can a single user license but used on one laptop and one desktop? Or do you have to buy two separate licenses?
Jan 6 2014 at 12:20pm Copy Link
Robert Bull I can't see a bundle including the SOED from scratch. Is it always an addition?
Jan 6 2014 at 2:40pm Copy Link
Antony Lewis You can install on more than one computer as long as you are the only user of both.

The "Ultimate Reference Bundle" includes SOED (click the "Show All" link on the main ordering page to see extended options).

You can email me if you'd like change the associated email address.
WordWeb Software - Jan 6 2014 at 3:09pm Copy Link
DroidLuvr What type of refund policy do you offer? (IMHO, despite some very glowing reviews here, a one day trial would not be sufficient to decide about this purchase!)
Jan 6 2014 at 3:42pm Copy Link
Frank Stephens @Noggin The Nog, most email systems have an option like "Show Header." It will show the address emails were sent to (near the bottom of the header). I used to use different email addresses, but ran into similar problems and no longer find it very useful. I now use my Gmail address as my primary account, I like the features and spam filter. No matter what service you use, you must carefully check the spam folder frequently (Google will even place their own mail in Spam). If your PayPal email address doesn't match your primary email address, it can cause ordering problems as well as potentially overriding your primary email address. I was trying to summarize multiple issues in my earlier post, your WordWeb email address is sufficient to return both your license number and download links (all on one page, after a return email), changing your email address (which can be done on the website) requires your order number and old and new email addresses. What I don't like is that is doesn't require you to enter your new email address twice, so you must be extra careful that it was entered correctly.
Jan 6 2014 at 3:50pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! WordWeb Software has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 7 2014 at 12:11am Copy Link
Noggin The Nog @Frank Stevens


I will go to the website and see if I can work out how to change the email address. I do not know what Antony Lewis means by "Any emails you have used with WordWeb"

The problem from my point of view is that the email was presumed via Paypal instead of being explicitly requested of me.

In the case of the email I received with the download link Outlook was not able to show the email address it was sent to - something to do with the mechanism by which my name was substituted for the email address in the "To" field, I should think.
Jan 7 2014 at 3:36am Copy Link
Robert Bull OK, just bought the bundle plus Chambers Dictionary and Thesaurus as a good working set for now. I won't tell you what I said when I saw the infernal VAT... not WordWeb's fault, that, of course.
Jan 7 2014 at 2:35pm Copy Link
Antony Lewis You can get a refund if for some reason it will not work on your system. You can try out the free version if you'd like to see how the app works.

You can also update your order email at

(in Outlook you can double click on the From: or To: name to see the actual email address)
WordWeb Software - Jan 7 2014 at 2:37pm Copy Link
Roderick Nicolson I've had the same problem with PayPal in the past, Noggin. I wrote to them about it and they came up with some strange and unbending reason as to why they couldn't change it. You can however go into PayPal and add more emails. Then you can make the one you want to use the default email. That way the info will be sent through the email you want it to be sent through.
Have you noticed how businesses are becoming more and more inflexible and are making it harder and harder for customers by forcing them to go through all kinds of awkward loops and over impossibly difficult obstacles.
I'm finding more and more, that businesses are tying us down to our email addresses by tying them to our accounts, and with little thought of the difficulties that causes, especially when that email address has become problematic or obsolete, as no way is given to change it except by opening another account.
It seems that someone else is building all the databases, and the internet businesses are no longer in control of how these databases are formed or how they function.
Jan 8 2014 at 1:13am Copy Link
JW Does this program provide a spell-checking feature when entering text - and not just in a WP program? Currently, I have Chrome providing that feature: how easy would it be to switch to this dictionary as the source (of corrections)?
Jun 23 2014 at 4:08am Copy Link
Daniel Gaudet Can this software be installed on multiple systems?

Also, is there a discount available for the additional dictionaries?
Jun 23 2014 at 7:24am Copy Link
Antony Lewis You can install on a laptop and deskop if you are the only user of both. Sorry, there's no discount on the additional dictionaries.

The program cannot replace the spell-check dictionary in Chrome. WordWeb will however suggest corrections if you try to look up a misspelled word.
WordWeb Software - Jun 23 2014 at 9:31am Copy Link
Gde Swart Just made my purchase, thanks for the deal.
Jun 23 2014 at 11:31pm Copy Link
Bruno Verschraegen So this deal includes the Additional word lists, Language word lists (all languages listed on your purchase page). Is it possible to buy later something like the Chambers or Oxford lists separately - or must they be bought at the same time?
Mar 11 2015 at 2:53am Copy Link
Steven Aves I purchased WordWeb Pro a couple years ago via this same type of offer - well worth it.
Mar 11 2015 at 4:58am Copy Link
Matt Hello WordWeb Pro,

Could you offer any suggestions on how someone could use WordWeb to improve their vocabulary? Can you create custom word lists?

I'm currently using Excel to store words and definitions that are new to me. I was hoping WordWeb might have a better solution.

Thank you.
Mar 11 2015 at 5:34am Copy Link
Antony Lewis Additional add-on dictionaries can be purchased later if you like.

For building vocab: you can bookmark words. You can also make your own custom glossaries, adding notes etc about words as you wish.
WordWeb Software - Mar 11 2015 at 3:06pm Copy Link
James Dennis Can I purchase gift licenses?
Mar 11 2015 at 4:06pm Copy Link
Ricky Rick Anthony,

once installed - does the program require that I am always connected to the internet to use it?

... or when istalling - does it download all the definitions and etc. and can be used offline?

Ricky Rick
Mar 12 2015 at 10:40am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin I currently have a license for the 6.00 Pro Bundle. I realize that it is only the bundle that is on sale here, but I would very much like to update just the dictionary. Would that be the full price of $19.00?
Mar 12 2015 at 11:25am Copy Link
Mike Shanahan I have the same question as Ricky. The computer I want to install this on is a computer I use ONLY for writing. It has no ethernet connection, no wireless, all networking has been pulled to eliminate online distraction. What all is a web connection necessary for in the use of this program. I am guessing maybe only Wikipedia? Thanks in advance!
Mar 12 2015 at 1:58pm Copy Link
Louis H While waiting for the official response from the vendor.......

I have been using this program for a few years. The only ongoing need for Internet access that I am aware of is if you use additional web references. The core program and definitions runs fine for me whether I am online or off.
Mar 12 2015 at 2:12pm Copy Link
Steven Aves The Internet connection I've needed (that I can tell, my computers are always connected), is to update the program (You could download the update somewhere else and copy it) and to access the very obvious tabs to Wikipedia, Wiktionary, or WordWeb Online. The core dictionaries are files on your computer.
Mar 12 2015 at 2:34pm Copy Link
Ricky Rick Louis H and Steven Aves ... THANKS for your responses. I'd like to hear what the vendor has to say also.

Time is running out for this deal as I write - with only 8 hours and 20 minutes left.

The vendor's answer will help me to decide to dig for my wallet ... or not ...

HOPING this deaL will go for an EXTRA day!
Mar 12 2015 at 3:39pm Copy Link
Antony Lewis Thanks for all the questions.

Gift licences: you can purchase and then email to request the licence be transferred do another person

Online/Offline: as others have already correctly said, the program can be used offline. Only if you want to use the optional web reference tabs do you need to be online.

Upgrades: Please see
WordWeb Software - Mar 12 2015 at 4:46pm Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin Thanks for the answer and the link. For some reason I couldn't find the upgrade price. Now I'll be ordering it..
Mar 12 2015 at 6:29pm Copy Link
Mike Shanahan Thank you, Antony. In for the bundle. Looks great!
Mar 12 2015 at 10:43pm Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin I have a WordWeb 7 Pro on my older computer, but because of licensing restrictions, I'm stuck with the free version on my newer system. I was glad to find this deal on Bits, but I see the GUI has changed. Is there an option to use classic view instead of that (awful) Windows10 look?
Oct 24 2015 at 6:12am Copy Link
Antony Lewis On Windows 7 it will look like Windows 7, the screen shots are on Windows 10.
WordWeb Software - Oct 24 2015 at 6:27am Copy Link
Preston Mitchell Re: Dictionaries for Previous Versions Still Work?

I purchased -- and still use -- WordWeb Pro v6. I also purchased the additional word lists and several of the major dictionaries. The add-ons were not inexpensive.
I didn't upgrade to v7 because I didn't want to pay for the add-ons again. But was I mistaken?
Will the add-ons -- dictionaries -- purchased for WW Pro v6 still work in Pro v8?
Oct 24 2015 at 9:31am Copy Link
Antony Lewis Old optional add-on Oxford and Chambers dictionaries can be used with later WordWeb Pro versions, no need to repurchase them. The Chambers dictionary and thesaurus have free updates to the latest editions, automatically available from the download page if you order using the same details as before.
WordWeb Software - Oct 24 2015 at 10:28am Copy Link
Preston Mitchell Antony Lewis -- Thank you for your answer. And many kudos to WordWeb for producing the best 'dictionary' software. 'I am glad that my old add-ons will still work with Pro v8. I look forward to this offer. BUT I wonder if the upgrade pricing from my Pro v6 is about the same price as the future promotion here? I must find out. :-)
Oct 24 2015 at 10:50am Copy Link
Edward Smith If you're sitting on the fence on this one, just pull the trigger. This is truly outstanding software, the best of its kind.
Oct 27 2015 at 5:55am Copy Link
Stephen Kunkel Yea, I've always been glad I went Pro on this app.
Question: Does this BDJ deal apply to upgrades, or is it just $29 either way?
Thanks. And kudos on this excellent product.
Oct 27 2015 at 12:58pm Copy Link
Antony Lewis Yes, the Bundle upgrade is the same price.
WordWeb Software - Oct 27 2015 at 4:15pm Copy Link
David Vaughan I have the v6 WordWeb Pro Bundle. The v8 upgrade price is nearly the same as this BitsDuJour special which is fine.

The upgrade page lists the Chambers Dictionary and Thesaurus (optional extra dictionary) as v13:
Chambers Dictionary and Thesaurus
The complete 13th edition Chambers plus the Chambers Thesaurus

The BitsDuJour order shows this optional extra dictionary as v12:
Chambers Dictionary and Thesaurus
The complete 12th edition Chambers plus the Chambers Thesaurus

I assume they are both the same version and one page or the other has a typo?

Oh, now I see you already mentioned in a previous comment:
"The Chambers dictionary and thesaurus have free updates to the latest editions, automatically available from the download page..."

So, ordering either way should result in the latest version. You still might want to fix the typo?
Oct 28 2015 at 12:23am Copy Link
Antony Lewis Thanks, yes should both be version 13. Fixed now.
WordWeb Software - Oct 28 2015 at 1:52am Copy Link
Indusekar SK does this bundle also include optional extra dictionaries?
Oct 28 2015 at 8:05am Copy Link
Antony Lewis No, only the additional word lists.
WordWeb Software - Oct 28 2015 at 12:52pm Copy Link
singularity oops I missed this? anyways I can avail the offer now?
Oct 29 2015 at 7:55am Copy Link
Antony Lewis Sorry, this offer is over now. See for standard ordering options, including the cheaper non-Bundled version.
WordWeb Software - Oct 29 2015 at 11:18am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin Two questions: 1) When installed would the application adapt itself to my classic and more colorful theme or would it stick to the bland, harder to read Win vanilla GUI? 2) Is the upgrade price (from version 7) the same as this deal price?
Jun 2 2016 at 5:35am Copy Link
Lito I can't answer your Win 10 question as I don't use it, but the deal is the same price as an upgrade. I bought v8 a few months during the time of the last deal and I don't remember if I got it through here or as an upgrade but in the end it was basically the same price.
Jun 2 2016 at 6:39am Copy Link
HJ B It seems to me that the promotional blurb for this product has a glaring grammatical error. It gives the illustration "Adjective: Pleasant (pleasanter, pleasantist)"

In fact, the comparative and superlative of Pleasant are: "more pleasant" and "most pleasant".

When did you ever hear someone say, "This was pleasanter than the last time" or "This was the pleasantist time I ever had"?

Jun 2 2016 at 8:06am Copy Link
Antony Lewis KH: The GUI will reflect global windows preferences, e.g. for title bar colour, etc.
There is no advantage to using this offer rather than the upgrade, the price is the same.

HJ B: "pleasanter" is not an error, both forms are acceptable,depending a bit on context: e.g. "the pleasanter side of the river" is fine. There are many examples from Thackeray to today's papers.
WordWeb Software - Jun 2 2016 at 9:27am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin Thanks Lito and Antony Lewis for the answer to my questions.
Jun 2 2016 at 11:08am Copy Link
DrTeeth No way 'pleasanter' or 'pleasantist' are acceptable, LOL. I have never heard them before, they sound awful and would not think highly of anybody that actually used it.
Jun 2 2016 at 4:08pm Copy Link
Charles Beauchamp Good gosh 'pleasanter' is probably present in the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary that is available from this source. Unclamp your teeth DrTeeth, you are biting on the wrong bone.

This is an incredible product that represents not only the English language well but also has links to Wikipedia and a lot of customization features.

This is a product in its "unlimited network" version should be owned by every school, college, university and medical school in the country.

I am pushing for an Electronic Medical Record vendor to include it with great customizations that can be done into the narrative note portion of their EMR. Its potential is virtually unlimited to customize for the needs of a profession. It can be customized to a great extent to meet specific information management needs of a whole profession such as medicine. I bet if DrTeeth is an intelligent dentist he would recognize this potential also.
Jun 3 2016 at 4:29am Copy Link
HJ B Generally, comparative and superlative of single syllable can use er/est. Generally, including pleasant, multiple syllable words take more/most.

Imagine someone saying, "She is beautifulest" or "She is beautyifulest". On the hand, it is proper to say fuller/fullest.

There are quite a few expressions that were common a hundred years ago, that are rarely, if every used today. Moreover, Thackeray's formative years, into adulthood, were in India, where he was born.

As has been noted, it is clear that the er/est forms of pleasant simply to do ring true to the present-day, reasonably educated, native English-speaking ear.

As far as this dictionary application is concerned, it is, at the very least, astonishing that it presents the er/est form as the primary form applicable to this word. For that reason, I would not rely upon the application for matters as to which I might have a question.
Jun 3 2016 at 5:06am Copy Link
Antony Lewis The Oxford Dictionary of English indeed also lists these forms. How common it is may well vary regionally as well as in time and context, so for some people it will sound odd, but not for others. Here's a modern quote from the Economist: "Plotting a pleasanter future for Nigeria’s business capital".

(But thanks for the suggestion of more clearly emphasizing that these forms are used but not necessary; WordWeb currently does not list the "most, most" forms, which are generally applicable to most adjectives.)
WordWeb Software - Jun 3 2016 at 7:52am Copy Link
bvssunnydale (1) I can find no reviews of this software within this decade [could you provide a link or two?]. (2) Like most geeks, I have multiple cpus so am wondering if the license is for a single cpu, or single user? (3) Finally, I read the above blurb and went to your site and I find no info about why this is a "bundle" or how a "bundle" is different from just the basic software alone. Thanks.
Jun 3 2016 at 8:44am Copy Link
Antony Lewis 1) See e.g.
(note that the latter was not for the Pro version, and hence does not have proper audio pronunciations as in the Pro version)
2. The licence is per user (if more than one machine), or per machine (if one machine)
3. You can see details of the additional word lists on the ordering page
WordWeb Software - Jun 3 2016 at 10:57am Copy Link
Gde Swart WordWeb is a fantastic piece of software. I've been using it, almost daily, since version 6.x and so far every upgrade has been worthwhile. If you do a lot of writing (or a lot of reading) you'll absolutely love it.
The power to cross-reference multiple sources by simply clicking on tabs is wonderful. It sits quietly in the tray (using minimal resources) just waiting for "Ctrl+right click" or a simple click on the tray icon. If you copy a word to the clipboard and click the icon, it appears with the definition. Start typing in the Lookup area and the possible spellings appear until you find the word you're looking for.
The bundle here is a great start and probably plenty for non-word enthusiasts. Over the years I've added the NOAD and Chambers set and someday I plan to pick up the SOED.
The X-Ref feature discovered both Mobysaurus and an old copy of Encarta that I had previously installed. You can manually include others if they don't show up automatically. I've also added tabs for - - just to further round out my set of writing tools.
My takeaway as a long time user: It's powerful, user friendly and highly recommended.
Jun 3 2016 at 11:37am Copy Link
Gary Mugford When I went to the processing page, I found a price of 49 CAD dollars awaiting me. The exchange rate today makes 29 USD roughly 39 CAD. A 25 percent surcharge of ten dollars kills my desire to make the transaction. I like the free product and really don't need all the doodads and whizzyfigs that the pro version has. But I THOUGHT I wanted to reward hard work. Ergo, I won't even pay the 29 USD price that can be found by switching funds and letting PayPal take a much lesser cut. It's a principle sort of thing. I recommend the product. I don't recommend buying it with Canadian dollars.
Nov 27 2016 at 6:17am Copy Link
Antony Lewis At the moment I see 45 CAD, which is a bit more than 29 USB but not by much. You can change the currency on the ordering page to USD, and if you then pay using the default system (PayPal), you will be charged exactly the offer price in USD.
WordWeb Software - Nov 27 2016 at 9:06am Copy Link
Indusekar SK You say this as a Wordweb Pro Bundle? So what are all the add ons included with this pack? please list out
Nov 27 2016 at 6:12pm Copy Link
Antony Lewis The add-ons are a collection of additional word lists for word finding: Wikipedia, English uncommon words and phrases, foreign languages, place names etc. The full contents is described on the individual items on the standard ordering page
WordWeb Software - Nov 28 2016 at 10:26am Copy Link
Indusekar SK Is there any offer in the offing for WordWeb Pro Reference Bundle?
Nov 28 2016 at 7:21pm Copy Link
Antony Lewis Sorry, no plans.
WordWeb Software - Nov 29 2016 at 10:21am Copy Link
Indusekar SK paypal payment not working
Apr 5 2020 at 11:01pm Copy Link
Antony Lewis Please contact us directly if you have a specific issue (other orders seem to be going through OK with PayPal).
WordWeb Software - Apr 6 2020 at 10:20am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin I've used WordWeb for maybe 20 years. Current version is Pro 7.11. Is there a way I can update words and definitions without updating the app? I don't want to change the UI.
Jul 4 2021 at 8:27am Copy Link
Antony Lewis No, but the UI in the latest version is very similar.
WordWeb Software - Jul 4 2021 at 3:19pm Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin Thank you for answering.
Jul 4 2021 at 4:46pm Copy Link
Dunking The blurb says "improvements included in version 8", but are we actually purchasing version 9? Also, $29 is less than my upgrade price - is there an upgrade version of this offer? If I have to re-buy the full product, do my OED and similar addons work with the new version or only the non-upgraded previous version?
Jul 6 2021 at 1:45am Copy Link
Emmanuel User How will upgrades work? Will upgrades be discounted or full price? Thanks
Jul 6 2021 at 2:14am Copy Link
Mitchell User According to the website, the most recent version is 9.1.Which version is being offered here?
Jul 6 2021 at 3:00am Copy Link
Antony Lewis It's the latest version 9.1a. Upgrades are usually discounted, but none planned at the moment.

Sorry there's no separate upgrade version. Old add-on dictionaries will however work with v9.
WordWeb Software - Jul 6 2021 at 3:23am Copy Link
Mustang I have a v6 Pro Bundle license and was wondering if the optional additional word lists would be that different with this offer?
Jul 6 2021 at 9:59am Copy Link
Antony Lewis Some of them have been significantly updated.
WordWeb Software - Jul 6 2021 at 10:04am Copy Link
soo mi Antony,

If we buy the Bundle being offered here, will the Ultimate Reference Bundle be discounted by the cost of the embedded Word Pro Bundle that is included in the $209 price?
Jul 6 2021 at 8:56pm Copy Link
Antony Lewis No, sorry.
WordWeb Software - Jul 7 2021 at 12:29am Copy Link
Bruce User Antony,

Would we be better off, then, just buying the Ultimate Reference Bundle, with the included Word Pro bundle, rather than using your discount being offered here today?
Jul 7 2021 at 12:49am Copy Link
Antony Lewis Yes, that's already heavily discounted compared to the separate prices.
WordWeb Software - Jul 7 2021 at 6:43am Copy Link
Angel Questions:
1. This is version 8, and not version 9 like that is available on your site?
2. How many devices can this be installed on?
Jul 7 2021 at 11:03am Copy Link
Antony Lewis it is version 9. You can install on a laptop and desktop as long as you are the only user of both.
WordWeb Software - Jul 7 2021 at 11:14am Copy Link
Angel Thanks for the response. Trying out your free version, I noticed that there are advertisements in the wordweb online. Will the purchased version be ad-free and faster (wikipedia tab is slow)? Also, does it include idiomatic expressions and phrasal verbs?
Jul 7 2021 at 1:08pm Copy Link
Antony Lewis There are no ads on WordWeb online, but there may be on third-party sites that it links to (e.g. This is the same in the Pro version, though you can remove WordWebOnline if you want to or add other web reference sites. It should be fast after the first page load (also check Browser tab options in Settings, Preferences).

WordWeb does include phrasal verbs and some expressions. Various add-on dictionaries (e.g. Oxford) are available if you want more options.
WordWeb Software - Jul 8 2021 at 5:00am Copy Link
Egon User After buying WordWeb Pro, I had to realize that I had lost my money (20$ (EDIT: 19$) plus VAT), since all the dictionary web sites I had been interested in, were rendered in a way that didn't make their info readily available to me, and with an ad defender, it outright got impossible; I had to realize that obviously, the developer had selected the freely-available sites (free/trial, non-"Pro") in a way that those problems didn't appear before making my purchase decision.

(I obviously speak of the "standard", English, two-language and one-language dictionary, and thesaurus sites you will want to use this alternative browser interface with, not of "exotic" sites with possible non-standard, additional problems.)

Thus, your task of quick-n-easy, concurrent access to several standard web dictionaries for the same search term will unfortunately not be met by WordWeb Pro, you will have to write some little macros instead, so my hint for you here, don't try to interact with the searchbars of those sites but analyze their respective search URLs after having fired up their regular search, then write your macro(s) accordingly - and you should get 1-key navigation between your browser tabs, and a little macro getting you to some "homepage" of your own as your search "home base" (then "close other tabs", in order to fire off the whole set again with your next search term, but without closing your browser in-between); as an intermediate solution, there are free browser add-ins (of very different quality though) which direct your input into the respective site searchbar, without fiddling with the mouse in case.

As for non-web dictionaries, etc., there always Oxford Shorter Dictionary, Chambers Thesaurus (30/10$ on MS), as well as the multiple UltraLingua dictionaries (12$ each, e.g. Eng-Spanish/French and vice versa and many more), all of them are a steal in their own way (the UltraLingua dictionaries are WAY beyond of what you'd expect for 12 bucks), and I can speak about them, as well as of WordWeb Pro since I all own them (for UL, the language combis only I'm in need of, of course), with buyer's remorse just for the latter.

The "ideal" solution would be to get out just the core info from the web sites, but whilst you could do that individually, no developer may sell such a tool, for obvious legal reasons; presenting an inferior, alternative browser being not a real alternative... but kudos to the developer to have hidden that core info from me, by very neatly selecting the sites available in his tool before buying: smart guy indeed!

Oh, sorry, that wasn't on purpose, no, no, no - it was just his good luck and my bad one. Oh yeah.
Mar 22 2022 at 2:12am Copy Link
Antony Lewis WordWeb 10 can use the new EdgeView embedded web browser for viewing external references - this should resolve any issues viewing sites in the old Internet-Explorer enginde of previous versions. You are welcome to email us if you have a problem.
WordWeb Software - Mar 22 2022 at 2:29am Copy Link
Lito Where is the change log for v10? I am on v9 and I am considering buying this to upgrade to v10.
Mar 22 2022 at 6:58am Copy Link
Antony Lewis You can see the update history down the page at
WordWeb Software - Mar 22 2022 at 7:19am Copy Link
Mustang The upgrade page indicates v10 is now a subscription. What happens to the license at the end of 12 months?
Mar 22 2022 at 7:23am Copy Link
Antony Lewis This offer is for a one-off purchase, including updates for one year. If instead you get the subscription, it's a yearly payment including all future updates.
WordWeb Software - Mar 22 2022 at 7:30am Copy Link
Stephen Kunkel It's a good app. I've been using it for years with no problems.
Mar 22 2022 at 11:47am Copy Link
Eric Hi,

As the info does not appear in the Fine Print, could you please specify on how many PCs is a license allowed to be installed?


Mar 22 2022 at 3:01pm Copy Link
Antony Lewis It is for one user, e.g. you can install on a laptop and desktop as long as you are the only user.
WordWeb Software - Mar 22 2022 at 3:05pm Copy Link
Eric Thanks Anthony!

So if I have three machines (same User), I need two licenses - right?
Mar 22 2022 at 3:07pm Copy Link
Antony Lewis One user is enough if you are the sole user of all three.
WordWeb Software - Mar 22 2022 at 4:09pm Copy Link
Eric Thanks!
Mar 22 2022 at 4:15pm Copy Link
Antony Lewis The ODE, NOAD and Collins add-on dictionaries have been significantly updated, the others have not.
WordWeb Software - Mar 22 2022 at 11:53pm Copy Link
Dunking As an existing user of V8, would an upgrade just to the current ODE work or does it require an upgrade to V10 as well? Is there a bundle with the ODE and new American OAD and WW10?
Mar 23 2022 at 2:53am Copy Link
Antony Lewis I'm not sure, they are designed for version 10. There are reference bundle subscriptions available, but separate from this offer and not just that specific combination.
WordWeb Software - Mar 23 2022 at 7:23am Copy Link
Dunking OK, thanks.
Mar 23 2022 at 9:53am Copy Link

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