Modern language learners have a new OS X widget to help them search for definitions and grammar rules for German.

The widget's been produced by Canoo.net. The widget lets users search for a German word in the Canoo.net dictionary and was developed by Canoo.net user Olaf Marzocchi.

Canoo.net, the online reference for German, has been in operation since 2000 and has up to one million visitors per month. Its entire content can be accessed by link from any external website, document or digital presentation.

The site is used by native speakers, as well as German teachers and students to look up German spelling and grammar issues.

The widget is available for download here.