Pleco Software

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Pleco Software
FoundedNew York, NY, United States (2000)
Founder
  • Michael Love
Area served
Worldwide
ProductsApps
Websitepleco.com

Pleco Software (pronounced Pl-ee-ko) provides an English and Chinese Dictionary application for iOS and Android devices. The Pleco Software company was founded in May 2000 by Michael Love.[1]

Features[edit]

Pleco allows different ways of input, including Pinyin input method, English words, handwriting recognition and optical character recognition.[2][3] It has many sets of dictionaries (including the Oxford, Longman, FLTRP, and Ricci), audio recordings from two different native speakers, and has flashcards functions and document reader which looks up words in a document.[4] Pleco is a free application with in-app purchases (depending on the operating system), additional functions and large dictionaries (to-date, 2014, English, French, German, Mandarin, Cantonese, classical Chinese, and a traditional Chinese medicine reference).[5]

History[edit]

Pleco was started by Mike Love, then 18 years old, in May 2000.[6] Application was first launched on the Palm Pilot in 2001. In 2013 Pleco had one of the major upgrades. Pleco Chinese Dictionary 3.0 was released for iOS users.[7][8] In November 2017, Endymion Wilkinson's Chinese History: A New Manual was added.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ About Pleco, retrieved April 1, 2014 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Millward, Steven (January 26, 2012). "Pleco: Chinese Character Recognition App Finally Comes to Android". Tech in Asia. Retrieved April 1, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Shu, Catherine (January 25, 2013). "Translator App Waygo Reads Chinese Menus For Hungry Travelers". Techcrunch. Retrieved April 1, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "My Back Pages: Digital Diary Traces Memories". Chengdu Living. November 25, 2010. Retrieved April 1, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Chen, David (January 31, 2010). "Tech Review: Taiwan: Pleco for iPhone and iPod touch". Taipei Times. Retrieved April 1, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Meet the man behind Pleco, the revolutionary Chinese language learning app that's older than the iPhone". Retrieved December 16, 2020.
  7. ^ Butler, Robert (March 12, 2013). "The Only Chinese Dictionary App Worth Your Time". Language Clan. Retrieved April 1, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Pleco Chinese Dictionary for iOS and Android Version 3.0". Language Resource Group. February 12, 2014. Retrieved April 1, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Chinese History: A New Manual