Although the leading trend in both spoken and written communication is to use English, it does not mean cultures worldwide give up on their own national values. Dictionaries help us learn and better understand foreign languages, with computer technology greatly enhancing this activity. As such, specialized applications like ASC Urdu-English-Urdu Dictionary come in very handy, this one being dedicated to the Urdu language.

The application comes in a light package which won't put much pressure on your system. Nor will you have a hard time getting acquainted with its features, thanks to a simple and comprehensive design. Most of the space is filled with word meanings, while a side panel displays all entries in the dictionary.

Needless to say that there's an integrated search engine you can use to quickly find specific words. Sadly enough, you'll only be able to search using English words, with no possibility to switch criteria or look up Urdu words for the English correspondent.

The implemented database is decent and you'll be able to find most words of interest. Multiple meanings are provided, along with info regarding type and similar spelling words. Urdu equivalent is also displayed and you can copy text to insert in other documents.

On the other hand, you don't really know whether or not the database is updated, with no prompts that ask you to go online or check for new entries in the dictionary. Furthermore, there's no possibility to edit any entry or add custom words, nor an implemented option to analyze the dictionary in Urdu.

All things considered, we can safely state that ASC Urdu-English-Urdu Dictionary is a handy application only if you are not sure about the Urdu language, with the overall design being in English, no options to switch, nor to search using Urdu characters. It properly functions and the content library is decent, but it would have been good to see a little more flexibility.