A Better, Faster Find
A couple weeks ago, a potential user approached us wanting to use WeSay to keep a simple dictionary of words he had encountered while language learning. Right away, he wrote back and said he needed the entries in the dictionary view to be sorted. He also asked us to speed up the ability to find.
Obviously we could put sorting off no longer. Although at this point, we have still put off custom sort orders. In the process of working this out, we found we were able to get real-time searching and so have revised the UI.
Now, a suggestion list drops down as soon as the second character is typed and shows the closest words in the dictionary. As the user types, the suggestions change in real time.
Soon we will be making it so the user can select which writing system is displayed in the list and used by the find process.