So I have just been using the iPad app to read some news articles. I find the app really good for such activities, even if I can’t use it to read longer things like books. I have a few comments about how things are setup.
I am glad to see that the dictionary window was made much bigger. This was one of my earlier suggestions and it is a big improvement. One thing that bugs me about creating LingQs is that in order to create a LingQ, the hint field must have at least one character in it. This is contradictory to the website, where one can make LingQs with completely blank hints. I often leave the hints blank when I can’t easily find the definition of the word and decide to just mark the words as a LingQ and move on. On the app, I need to go into the hint field and add a blank space to do this. It would be better if one could just save the LingQ without having to enter a hint.
It seems that the little cross next to the hint in a yellow word (on that annoying bar that slowly comes out and covers the text) does not work. I cannot add additional hints to LingQs that are already created. For example, I mean the cross next to ‘rabbit farmer’ in this screenshot
Also, there appears to be no way to search the dictionary for an already created LingQ. Notice in the above screenshot how much free space there is under ‘+Tag’. A small ‘Search Dictionary’ button would be useful.
Finally, I think that when a LingQ is changed to status 4, the word-covering hint bar should automatically disappear, just like what happens on the website when the little bubble covers the text.