Pleco Chinese Dictionary version 2.2.1 for the iPhone is now available with a few cool new features, like fullscreen writing and character recognition with a camera. Without any doubt, this application is going to facilitate the challenging process of learning Chinese, because it's always easier to write a character than to search for it in a paper dictionary (seriously, does anyone search by strokes anymore?) and the live camera-based character recognition is a handy feature.
Of course, except for these innovative options, it's an easy-to-use dictionary that's sure to help when you are exploring some Classical Chinese texts or making a written translation from the Chinese media for your class. It's good for all the people studying Chinese that both Pleco and nciku are available in the App Store, because they really make the learning experience easier and are of great help when you are out in the wild reading 西游记 (Journey to the West, also known as Monkey) and don't understand some part of it.
source: iTunes via Engadget