Free Basic Software
Open up Google Play, search for “Pleco” and tap “Pleco Chinese Dictionary” to instantly download the free basic version of Pleco for Android; you can also download it outside of Google Play by typing pleco.com/getandroid in your device’s web browser. (see this page for more detailed instructions on how to install Pleco outside of Google Play).
You can then purchase the add-ons below from inside of the app (in the “Add-ons” tab, accessible via your device’s menu button) or from our online store – see this page for more details on how to purchase Pleco.
The easiest / cheapest way to upgrade your copy of Pleco from the basic version is to purchase a bunch of add-ons in a discounted bundle.
Basic Bundle (US $29.99) – includes all of our non-dictionary add-ons: OCR, enhanced handwriting, flashcards, stroke order diagrams, text file reader, all four audio pronunciation add-ons, and the Qiang male text-to-speech module (to go along with the female TTS that’s built into Android). Also includes the Oxford Chinese dictionary.
Professional Bundle (US $59.99) – includes the ABC Chinese-English Comprehensive, ABC English-Chinese, New Century English-Chinese, Guifan Cidian, Tuttle Chinese-English/English-Chinese and Oxford Chinese dictionaries, along with the OCR / enhanced handwriting / flashcard / stroke order / text file reader / audio pronunciation / Qiang TTS add-ons.
Each of the feature and dictionary add-ons can also be purchased individually.
Optical Character Recognizer – US $9.99
Enhanced Handwriting Recognizer – $9.99
Flashcard System – US $9.99
Document Reader – US $9.99
Stroke Order Diagrams – US $4.99
Audio Pronunciation (male) – US $4.99
Audio Pronunciation (female) – US $4.99
Cantonese Audio (male) – US $4.99
Cantonese Audio (female) – US $4.99
Text-to-Speech “Hui” (female) – US $9.99
Text-to-Speech “Liang” (male) – US $9.99
Pocket Oxford Chinese Dictionary – US $9.99.
Oxford Chinese Dictionary – US $19.99.
ABC Chinese-English Comprehensive Dictionary – US $19.99.
ABC English-Chinese Dictionary – US $9.99.
NWP English-Chinese Dictionary – US $9.99.
Xiandai Hanyu Guifan Cidian – US $19.99.
Tuttle Learner’s Chinese-English Dictionary – US $14.99.
Cheng & Tsui English-Chinese Lexicon of Business Terms – US $9.99.
Gu Hanyu Da Cidian – US $19.99.
Longman Advanced Chinese Dictionary – US $19.99.
Practical Dictionary of Chinese Medicine – US $49.99.
Grand Ricci – US $59.99.
Hanyu Da Cidian – US $49.99.
Duogongneng Chengyu Cidian – US $19.99.
Guangzhouhua Fangyan Cidian – US $9.99.
KEY Chinese-English Dictionary – US $19.99.
Zhongshan Medical Dictionary – US $49.99.