SPQR – Latin app for iOS, part 1

SPQR (App Store link) is the swiss army knife of iOS apps for Latinists. It has a plethora of features that make it worth the price tag for any serious student of Latin. In fact, there are so many features, that this post will only cover the core ones in the full name: SPQR Latin Dictionary and Reader.


SPQR includes Lewis and Short. This seems pretty much the same as the Lewis and Short in Logeion (review of Logeion for iOS here). But SPQR also includes an English-to-Latin dictionary. Here are screenshots of the SPQR dictionaries.

Screenshot of an entry in the Latin-English dictionary
An entry in the Latin-English dictionary

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Keyman – Ancient Greek input for iOS

Free version (iOS App Store link) functions like a special notepad. You can type ancient (polytonic) Greek within the Keyman app and then export the result to another app. Keyman actually supports many other languages.

Pro version (iOS App Store link; $4.99 as of 2015-11-19) works as a system keyboard and can be used directly in any app.

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