Blends is a great and new-to-me iPhone and iPad dictionary app. It’s fast and has a very nice design. But what’s best about it are some power-user features I haven’t seen in other dictionary apps before:

  • Wild Card Searches: Say you’re looking for a word that ends in the letter “t”? Just enter “*t” as your search term.

  • Ready on Launch: Go into the iPhone’s Settings app → Blends → enable Ready on Launch. This means that when you launch the app, the cursor will be in the search field and the keyboard will be pulled up ready to go.

In my experience, 90% of the time I launch a dictionary app it is to search for a word, and yet a couple extra taps are always needed to do so. Not with Blends.

Just 2 bucks on the app store.

Blends App