With BetterDictionary, you can bookmark words in Apple's Dictionarry.app.
It works on Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, and Snow Leopard.
Download and Installation
OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and 10.9 (Mavericks)
EasySIMBL.appinto the Applications folder.
Download and extract BetterDictionary-v0.992.zip. It contains two files:
Make sure "Use SIMBL" is checked.
Drag and drop
To migrate your data (from Mountain Lion)
If you were already using BetterDictionary under Mountain Lion (or older versions) and wish to migrate your data, right-click on
migrate-dataand select 'Open'. In the next dialog, select 'Open' again.
Dictionary.app should open now, with all your previous saved words intact. If it didn't work, simply copy
OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.7 (Lion), and 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Right click on
BetterDictionary-0.98.app and select 'Open'. In the next dialog, select 'Open' again. Then install the SIMBL plugin loader as instructed in the installer.
OS X 10.10 and 10.9
Simply disable BetterDictionary in EasySIMBL.
OS X 10.8, 10.7, and 10.6
Open Terminal.app (from Applications -> Utilities). Type
open /Library/Application\ Support/SIMBL/Plugins/and press return.
Then Remove 'BetterDictionary.bundle' from this directory.
Just download, unzip and run SIMBL Uninstaller (86 KB). It will remove SIMBL and all its plugins from your system.
⌘+S: Save word
⌘+R: Remove word
⌘+⇧+D: Display sidebar
v0.992 (November 14th, 2014)
v0.991 (October 26th, 2014)
Updated for OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Automatically display the drawer when Dictionary.app is opened
Remove the occasionally-troublesome "⌘+⇧+R" shortcut
v0.99 (November 15th, 2013)
Updated for OS X 10.9 Mavericks
On Mavericks, BetterDictionary now uses a drawer to display the sidebar
Dictionary.app is sandboxed under 10.9, so the saved word database is now at
v0.99 uses a simple ruby script to move saved words database from its previous location to sandbox container
v0.98 (October 10th, 2012)
Now works on Mountain Lion
Saved words database is now at
Fixed a few bugs
v0.97 (July 28th, 2012)
- Newer words are now shown on top
v0.96 (March 4th, 2012)
- Lion compatibility
v0.95 (September 22nd, 2011)
- Initial release