How to install and delete dictionaries over Wi-Fi, using the FTP
Server function in EBPocket. This method is a bit more
complicated, and it has only two advantages: it lets you delete the
version of Edict that comes with the app, freeing up a few tens of MB of
precious iPhone memory; and you can do this from any computer without
- Download and unzip the dictionaries you want. Each
dictionary is an entire folder--don't try to open, move around,
rename, or otherwise change anything in a dictionary folder.
(The folder you want contains an extensionless file called called
CATALOGS, a subfolder that could be called anything, and perhaps some
- Turn on WiFi on your iPhone and connect to your WiFi
- Start EBPocket.
- From the Settings Menu in EBPocket (gear icon in the
lower left), tap "FTP Server." Tap "Start." Note the
IP address, port number, and username shown (username should be
"anonymous"). Turn the "Windows(SJIS)" option on.
- Make sure your computer is connected to the same
WiFi network as your iPhone or iPad. From your computer, open an
FTP connection to your iPhone or iPod Touch. If you already have
an FTP program you like and know how to use, you can use that
instead of the programs recommended below.
- On a Mac, use the FTP program Cyberduck
or FileZilla (you
don't need the expensive everything-including-the-kitchen-sink
version of Cyberduck on the Mac App store--th widely available
free version is fine; FileZilla is always free). Enter the
information noted in step 5, leaving the password blank and
checking "Anonymous login," then click Open Connection. It'll show
you a bunch of files and a folder called EBPocket. Simply drag the entire folder for each dictionary into
this EBPocket folder. When it's all been
transferred, click Disconnect in Cyberduck.
- On a Windows computer, use the free
FTP program FileZilla
(if you have trouble with FileZilla, try CoreFTP--thanks,
Scott), enter the information noted in step 5 into the obvious
places in the QuickConnect bar at the top of the FileZilla window,
leaving the password part alone, and click QuickConnect. In the
right side of the window, it'll show you a bunch of files and a
folder called EBPocket. Simply drag the entire folder for each
dictionary you want to install into this EBPocket folder.
Delete any dictionary folders you want to remove from your
device. Wait until all have been transferred, then close
- Now, in EBPocket on the iPhone,
you can go back to Settings/FTP Server and tap Stop. Go back to
the Search screen.
- Tap the Book icon at the
bottom right, tap Dictionaries at the top of the screen, and tap Edit.
- Tap the "Do Not Enter" sign next to any dictionary
you want to remove from the menu; a "Delete" tab will appear next to
it; tap that to delete it.
- Now, tap "Add" and add the dictionaries you want.
After adding them, grab the icon to the right of each dictionary and
drag it up or down to where you want it to appear in the list of
dictionaries in the Dictionary Menu.
- Tap Done to get out of the Edit screen and then
Search to get back to the Search screen.