XDictionary adds a quick dictionary search popup button to text you select. The popup is extremely non-intrusive (similar to iOS), and appears next to the Paste/Replace buttons. It then opens the definition of the selected word.
Now, you don't need to bother with opening your dictionary app, typing in the whole word and hitting search - it's essentially just a one-click procedure.
IMPORTANT: after installing, run the app, and allow it to copy dictionary data to external memory. If the app force closes, delete the folder /xdictionary, and reboot. For a proper install, there should be nine files in /xdictionary/dict - the folder will be around 33 megabytes. If all else fails, you can manually make the folders, and download the files from here.
- Currently only works in text input fields where Paste/Replace do show up. Making it global for all text is high priority.
- Supports only English. Support for other languages may or may not happen, depends on the response.
- May break for certain OEM skins or ROMs with heavily modified UIs.
- Occasional force closes when you try to copy dictionary data
Module has been abandoned, as of now; support for custom UIs and ROMs that modify standard AOSP is unlikely. When and if Xposed is ported to Lollipop, I shall start working on porting the module.
If you liked the app, and you're feeling generous, do buy the Google Play version! Developing while going through college can be pretty tiring work, and I like the way this app is going.
The APK is attached; knock yourselves out!
1.1.0 - dictionary is now offline. 1.0.0 - added support for Toast (donate) and popup windows. 0.9.0 - initial version.