The latest version of Dictionary App Builder can be downloaded here. Please see the Release Notes for details of what’s new in this version.

Windows Version

Dictionary App Builder 2.0 for Windows
EXE | 172.92 MB | 13 Jul 2017

This is the download for building Android apps on a computer running Windows.

Recommended system:

  • a laptop or desktop PC running Windows XP, 7, 8.x or 10;
  • 4 GB of free hard disk space;
  • 4 GB of RAM;
  • an Android smartphone;
  • a USB cable to connect the smartphone to the computer;
  • an internet connection (required only for the build of the first app).

Linux Version

For instructions on how to download and install Dictionary App Builder for Linux, please see section 3 in the Installation Instructions document on the Resources page.


Please see the Resources page for documentation to download.

Necessary Development Kits

In addition to the Dictionary App Builder (DAB) installation file you will need to download and install the Java and Android development kits. These are used by Dictionary App Builder to compile the apps. The installation instructions, How to Install Dictionary App Builder, include step by step help for installing these development kits. If this is your first time installing DAB it is strongly recommended that you follow those instructions which include screenshots so you know exactly what to download.

Java Development Kit SE – You need version 7 or 8 of the Standard Edition of the Java Development Kit (JDK).

Android Software Development Kit – Get just the command line tools (at the bottom of the page) rather than the full Android Studio.

Previous Versions

Older versions of Dictionary App Builder can be downloaded here.

Dictionary App Builder 1.5 EXE | 111.78 MB | 10 May 2017

Dictionary App Builder 1.4 EXE | 85.32 MB | 8 Mar 2017

Dictionary App Builder 1.3 EXE | 84.54 MB | 24 Jan 2017

Dictionary App Builder 1.2 EXE | 80.44 MB | 31 Aug 2016

Dictionary App Builder 1.1 EXE | 80.17 MB | 3 Aug 2016

Dictionary App Builder 1.0 EXE | 77.96 MB | 4 Mar 2016