Chinese Reader's Main window shows Lookup, Favorites and History lists
From any list, right-click to interact with the selected entry. For example, right-clicking on the Beijing Zoo entry would allow you to selectively copy just a portion (Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Pinyin, Bopomofo, or Definition) to your clipboard. You may paste the contents of the clipboard into your email or document.
For many users, it's much faster to paste the Chinese text than to type or draw it with a Chinese input method editor (IME).
Chinese Reader supports advanced list operations, including sorting and grouping.
Search 10X faster than traditional online dictionaries (and over 100X faster than printed Chinese-English dictionaries). Quickly find any word in the comprehensive MDBG Chinese-English dictionary using any combination of:
HighlightScan Lookup: When you highlight a range of text using HighlightScan, the words are automatically added to the Lookup list.
By default, entries are sorted by length. Words composed of a single character are at the top; phrases with many characters are at the bottom.
Review words that you've tagged as a favorite (click on star until it turns yellow).
By default, entries are sorted by the timestamp when they were tagged (Standard and Professional Editions). The most recent favorites are at the beginning of the list; oldest favorites are at the end. To reverse the order, click on the Starred button at the top.
The most recent words you've seen are logged into the History list (Standard and Professional Editions only). (What determines when a word is logged? See the Advanced Settings.)
By default, the most recent words are shown first; the oldest words are show last. To reverse the order, click on the Last seen button at the top.
Find words in MDBG's Chinese-English dictionary
Advanced operations with sorting and grouping
Personalize Chinese Reader to fit your needs
Essential reference for installing and activating (PDF)
Overview of LiveScan, HighlightScan and Main lists (Lookup, Favorites and History) windows (PDF)
Guided tour for the Settings dialog box (PDF)