There are several times when you need to know the definition of a new word instantly, and at such times, you naturally take out your iPhone from your pocket and open up Safari. But hold up. Search for definitions through Safari is not the fastest way. And Apple hasn’t provided any separate dictionary app in iOS by default, so you need to download one from the App Store. However, we can save you all that hassle.
Image : Locktionary tweak to search iOS Dictionary from Lock screen
A new jailbreak tweak called Locktionary has hit the BigBoss repo in Cydia and lets you search for the meaning of any word from the Lock Screen directly. That’s what the tweak does, and you don’t even need to talk to Siri or unlock your iPhone to use the tweak. Sounds so simple, right ? Let’s take a look at its features below.
- Locktionary is just a simple tweak that places a simple search field on the Lock screen so that you can search for word definitions right from the Lock screen.
- The tweak uses the inbuilt iOS dictionary to look up word definitions. All you need to do is type a word in the search space and press the Done key on the keyboard. The definition will come up instantly. You can then tap the Done button given on the top right of the dictionary interface and you will be taken back to the Lock screen.
- The latest Locktionary version 1.1.0 lets you enable/disable the tweak and enable/disable auto lock when on the Lock screen. These option are found in the preferences pane of the tweak in the Settings app.
The idea behind the Locktionary tweak is simple and straightforward, but it is a very great idea indeed. It solves your problem right from the Lock screen, and you no more have to search the web or install a separate dictionary app. Though the white text field box looks intrusive and a bit ugly on the Lock screen, it does the job pretty well. But we still hope the developers polish the looks of the tweak and match it with the iOS 9 environment.
If you often find yourselves looking for word definitions, then this is the quickest you can get it. Locktionary is a very decent choice for jailbreak users and is a must-try for those who want a dictionary app. You can download the tweak for Free from Cydia.