Friday, July 10th, 2009 | News
I am happy to announce the release of Xiao CiDian Air 1.0 (小词典－气).
Xiao CiDian Air is a port of the iPhone version of Xiao CiDian to Adobe Air. Adobe Air is a way to write applications so that they can run on many different types of computers – Mac, Windows and Linux.
What this means in the real world is that you can run Xiao CiDian Air on any modern computer – Ubuntu Linux, Mac OS X, and even Windows (there are rumors that Adobe Air will run on the next generation of cell phones too).
The boon for my study is that Xiao CiDian Air the fuzzy pinyin searching to my desktop. So I can now search using things like “mei-” when I forget tones.
It has the large character view like the iPhone as well, and since it’s on the desktop copy and paste work – an added bonus.
To download Xiao CiDian Air, just click on the “Install Now” badge on the xiaocidian.com home page.