Last updated: August 03 2011
Here’s a list of all the resources I use for language learning.
Reeder (link): I use it to read Mac news in German.
Launchbar (link): essential, amazing, can’t live without it. Imagine being able to search for a definition of a word in 2 seconds. With this app you can! And I wouldn’t want it any other way
Evernote (link): notebook that synchronizes with your iPhone. Write anything on it, add pictures, audio notes, etc. Import your lang-8 journals directly. Add anything you don’t understand, corrections, grammar, etc. It has become the cornerstone of my language learning journey.
– Online learning websites
LWT (link): this application is pretty awesome. You listen and read to stories in the language you are trying to learn, and then you can mark in the text words that you don’t understand so you can study them later either on the app itself or by getting a file containing the vocabulary of the lesson. You can use this file on other programs (e.g: Anki) too, so you have flexibility! Support for all languages.
Lang-8 (link): write in the language you are trying to learn, and be corrected by native speakers. As simple as that. It helps if you correct other people that are trying to learn your language . It has awesome Evernote integration so you can export your journals with the corrections!
TheFineApps (link): this blog. It’s fun and it helps me keep track of my progress.
– Online Dictionaries
WordReference (link): English -> German & German -> English dictionary. I like this one a lot, as it usually tells you the most common definition, instead of 20 different ones that could be it.
Leo (link): English-German dictionary.
Beolingus (link): English-German dictionary.
Flashcards Deluxe (link): I use it to review Flashcards. I get csv files from LingQ that I then transfer into GDocs, and finally into Flashcards Deluxe by downloading them directly from the app!
iStart German (link): basic lessons in German which teach me some essentials I might not be aware of.
Collins Pro German-English Translation Dictionary (link): pretty good dictionary.
Reeder (link): I use it to read articles in German. Alternatively there’s NetNewsWire for free, which does basically the same.