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December 14, 2013 Apps for Windows Reach 1 Million Downloads

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA., December 14, 2013 — Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive reference website (, announced today that its apps for Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8 have been downloaded more than 1 million times.

The apps are free and have earned 4+ star ratings from Windows and Windows Phone users.

"The Farlex team has worked with Microsoft to bring the reference power of to apps for the whole range of Windows devices," said Nick Simonov, co-founder and president of Farlex, Inc. "We're thrilled that Windows 8 and Windows Phone users have responded in such a big way"

The Free Dictionary apps for Windows and Windows Phone 8 feature an intuitive interface that allows users to easily access a vast amount of information—including multiple dictionaries, thesauri, and encyclopedias, plus dictionaries in more than a dozen languages, all from the most authoritative sources.

"Apps from are great examples of the experience that users are looking for on Windows devices, like displaying the latest information via Live Tiles right on the Start screen, and one million downloads is proof of that," said Todd Brix, general manager of the Windows App Store at Microsoft. "We're excited to see what Farlex continues to bring to Windows and Windows Phone, and we know that our users are too."

The apps give users the ability to rapidly switch between sources, listen to audio pronunciations of words, share favorite content via email, text, and social networks, and navigate the app in more than a dozen languages with the multilingual interface.

Farlex worked closely with Microsoft to design and monetize the apps.

"Our monetization on Windows 8 and Windows Phone via Microsoft Advertising is very competitive with other platforms and ad monetization partners," said Steve Boymel, co-founder and vice president of Farlex, Inc.

"The Free Dictionary app on Windows 8 and Windows Phone exemplifies the shared dedication of both Microsoft and Farlex, Inc., to providing people high-quality experiences on any device," said Aubrey Edwards, General Manager, Microsoft Advertising. "We are happy to have The Free Dictionary as a publishing partner."

A full list of's mobile apps and where they can be downloaded is available at

About is one of the most comprehensive reference resources on the Web. Launched in 2003, has grown to include medical, legal, financial, and computer dictionaries, a multilingual dictionary tool, a thesaurus, several encyclopedias, a literature reference library, and a search engine. A prime online vehicle for active information seekers, has been accessed by more than 4.8 billion visitors.

About Farlex, Inc.:

Farlex, Inc. ( is an independent, privately held provider of online reference products based in Huntingdon Valley, Pa. Founded in 2004, Farlex, Inc. provides innovative, easy-to-use reference and learning tools. Farlex's flagship websites, and, contain more than 25 million pages of books, periodicals, and reference information from the world's most respected sources.

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