I find the default dictionary dashboard widget on my MacBook Pro to be very annoying. One, you type in a misspelled word and it says, ""x" could not be found" instead of being helpful and offering alternative spellings. Two, I can't copy and paste from it.

Anyone know of a better one? Or maybe I should just use google?


  • The service's provided by the Dictionary application. You can either use it instead of the widget, or use Spotlight directly to search inside the Dictionary. – zneak Aug 25 '10 at 22:05
  • @zneak - You're right. Spotlight is the way to go. Thx. – wdypdx22 Aug 25 '10 at 22:47

Why not just use the Dictionary application itself? Does it have to be a widget? The Dictionary application has smart lookup and more tools than the widget.

  • Doh! I guess I should have looked through the apps. ;) – wdypdx22 Aug 25 '10 at 22:45
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    widgets are easier to use. they're just a swipe away – ekkis Apr 9 '15 at 18:38

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