Visual Thesaurus Expands to the iPad and iPhone
We're proud to announce a major technological advance for Visual Thesaurus users. We've just released a new version of the Visual Thesaurus that works for the iPad and the iPhone, at no extra cost to subscribers. And whether you're using the VT in your Web browser, on your iPhone, or on your iPad, you'll enjoy lightning-fast load times.
The newly released version of the Visual Thesaurus is firmly on the forefront of online technology with its use of HTML5, the latest revision of the HTML standard for the Web. Not only does that make it possible for us to bring you the VT on the iPad and iPhone, but it also streamlines the Visual Thesaurus experience for users of up-to-date browsers, providing load times more than five times faster than the previous version.
HTML5 presents dynamic animated content without the need for a separate plug-in. In your Web browser, the new version starts just like the old one, only much more quickly. Just type a word in the search box, and click "Look it up." There's no need to worry about loading the Java plug-in, since everything happens right in your browser.
Here is a list of the platforms that will run the new version:
- iOS (the operating system for the iPad and iPhone)
- Supported browsers:
- Internet Explorer 9
(If you are using an older version of Internet Explorer and are interested in upgrading, we'd recommend installing the Google Chrome browser, which offers the best Visual Thesaurus performance.)
Winner of the 2010 World Technology Award for education, the Visual Thesaurus has been a technological trend-setter for many years. We're confident that you'll find the VT to be even more powerful and user-friendly with this latest innovation.