Antidote Mobile User Guide

User Guide / Settings


Druide account

Shows your Druide ID used for this subscription.

Log out: Allows you to log out and quit Antidote. You will need to log in another time to start using Antidote again.

Upon Opening

Reinitialization time: Choose the amount of time after which Antidote will open on a chosen screen (see below). Select disabled to have Antidote always open on the most recently viewed screen.

After delay, show: Select the screen on which Antidote will open after the app has been closed for longer than the chosen reinitialization time (e.g. definitions, combinations, etc.).

Search for a copied word: Activate automatic search (quick search) or search on request for words copied from another app. You can also deactivate this feature.


English: Contains all the language settings for English (e.g. National variety, Phonetic alphabet).

French: Contains all the language settings for French (e.g. Regional language variety, Phonetic alphabet, Prioritize).

Regional language variety: Select a regional language variety to filter or modify certain content (e.g. phonetic transcriptions).

Phonetic alphabet:

  • In the English or bilingual version, choose between the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) or the phonetic respelling.
  • In the French or bilingual version, choose between the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) or the French Phonetic Alphabet (FPA).

Note: Articles in the Phonetics guide describe these systems of representation.

Prioritize: In cases of ambiguity, the dictionaries will display results in either traditional or rectified spelling, according to this setting.

National variety : When possible, the Antidote dictionaries display results according to the national spelling selected: American English, British English (traditional or Oxford spelling), or Canadian English spelling.


Display language: Choose Antidote’s display language. You will have to close and reopen Antidote for the setting to be applied.

Pinch zoom: Activate the ability to zoom by pinching your fingers (this feature is deactivated by default in favour of using a button to adjust the text size).

History size: Indicates the maximum number of entries saved to your browsing history in the dictionaries, guides and discoveries.

Restrictions: Filter offensive or inappropriate content from Wikipedia and the dictionaries, or lock the settings in More.

External resources: Select the supplementary links that will appear in the definitions (e.g. Wikipedia).

Enable translation: Allows you to switch to the corresponding word or article in the other language using the English and French buttons.

Sort favourites alphabetically: Sort your favourite words and articles alphabetically.

Synchronization: Synchronize your favourite words and articles with Cumulix or iCloud. Choose Cumulix to synchronize your data across your iOS devices or across other platforms (an Antidote+ package is required) such as macOS, Windows, Linux and Chrome OS (with Antidote Web). Synchronization with iCloud is limited to the iOS platform.

Siri shortcuts: Configure your Siri shortcuts directly in Antidote to have quick access to your favourite dictionaries or guides, or to the sections in Discoveries. In the system settings, it’s important to configure Siri in the desired language to perform your searches (English or French). Note that Siri cannot manage a bilingual context.

Delete browsing history…: This option deletes all your browsing history in the dictionaries, guides and discoveries.


This section displays the general information about the application such as the name, version, credits and legal mentions. The name and version number are particularly useful when contacting our customer service department.