The main screen shows the ordered list of words and a top bar that contains the search icon and main menu.

The definition of words is displayed in the main screen of the Livio Android dictionary. By touching the search icon you get the search box and the software keyboard: here you can start to search words. You can type the symbol ? (question mark) as placeholder for unknown letters.
The symbol * can be used in place of any group of letters. The fullstop symbol . can be used to mark the end of a word.

Some search examples with wildcards:
*se. --> it finds words ending with se
re*se. --> it finds words starting with re and ending with se
d??se. --> it finds words starting with d, followed by two unspecified letters and ending with se
??*se. --> it finds words starting with at least two unspecified letters and ending with se
????????. --> it finds words with eight characters.

After you have typed a word and searched it, the application displays the definition if found. You can swipe to the left / right in order to display previous and next words. When a word definition is shown, you can bookmark it by touching the hollow star symbol on the right side (that will change to a bright yellow star) or read aloud the word by touching the speaker icon on the left side.

You can also tap in the center of the screen and get a bottom bar with few icons: shuffle to get a random word, play icon to read aloud the word definition, copy icon to copy the content to the clipboard and share icon to share the content using installed applications. Highlighted words are useful links to other definitions inside the dictionary.

Several definitions include the translations in other languages, you can jump to another dictionary by tapping the highlighted translated word.


The main menu can be activated by tapping the overflow menu. The main menu provide access to the following actions:

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This panel contains the most recent searched words. You can select one recent word, sort the list based on chronological order or alphabetical order, share the history list using installed applications or delete it. You can change the number of entries or disable it by going into the settings panel.


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This panel contains the bookmarked words. You can select one bookmarked word, sort the list based on chronological order or alphabetical order, share the bookmark list using installed applications or delete it.


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You can customize the offline dictionary according to your need by settings several parameters. The settings panel provides the following items:
  • Theme (change background, text color)
  • Font size (scale the dimension of text)
  • Orientation (automatic, portrait and landscape)
  • Only uppercase and line spacing options, useful to improve readibility in case of vision problems
  • Customize view (hide/unhide specific sections)
  • Floating Action Button (enable/disable the FAB with a specific action)
  • Shake Action (enable/disable shake gesture for a specific action)
  • Text to Speech (enable/disable TTS, select american or british english, automatic read aloud, speech rate)
  • Back key action (goto home or return to previous screen)
  • Start up (home page, most recent, random)
  • History (disable or select how many items should be kept in recent list)


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Verb conjugator

This panel, showing the conjugation of a verb, is available only for dictionary languages with complex conjugations, e.g. Italian, French and Spanish dictionaries.

It shows all tenses for a selected verb. It is possible to share the verb conjugation using installed applications or read aloud the verb conjugation by pressing the speaker icon.


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You can backup application settings and the list of bookmarks. It is possible to save backup either on the local storage or on cloud environment.

The following clouds are supported: Box, Dropbox and Google Drive. Note that you can use these clouds only if you have installed the related applications on your device.

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