The best applications for translation
Can robots replace human translators? That seems more than possible. The currently available solutions, such as popular smartphone apps, are still not perfect, but they are able to replace the translator to a large extent.
Translation applications for Android
Good translation apps are considered as the most useful tools for travelers. Which apps are worth taking on a trip abroad? Let’s find out!
- Google Translate
The ultimate number one is an old, good translator from Google. Some people might say that Google Translate offers really poor and sometimes even comically tragic translations. And… we have to admit – it used to be that way. But now, with significantly improved algorithm, Google Translate is truly the best. The app can recognize over 100 languages. Of course, some of them are translated better than the others but let’s face it – Rome wasn’t built in a day. For example, Polish to English voice translation is really decent. English to Polish is much worse, but we’re sure that it’s only going to get better. It’s worth mentioning that the whole thing is not about translating words but rather about recognizing the whole context. The app can translate not only the voice or text you put in, but also the words in the picture. It’s very useful when you’re not familiar with the local alphabet and you don’t understand city signs or restaurant menu. Google Translate is free and available for both Android and iOS.
Another great language translation application is iTranslate. It supports over 100 various languages. The app is intuitive and easy to use. It can translate not only the voice or text you put in, but also the words in the picture (thanks to the feature called iTranslate Lens). Interestingly enough, iTranslate allows to change the voice of the speaker and the speech rate. Free version of the app contains only basic features. Options such as offline mode, iTranslate Lens, voice conversation, website translation and conjugation helper require buing a Pro subscription. The monthly cost of the paid version of iTranslate starts at $3.
iTranslate can be installed on both Android and iOS. It can be used not only on your smartphone (or iPhone), but also on iPad and Apple Watch.
TripLingo is more than a translation app. With all great features, it should be considered as the most powerful tool for international travelers. The application will not only help us translate the language, but also allow us to use the local slang or dialect. What’s more, TripLingo provides the most useful safety tools and information about the country and its culture, for example: how to behave, how to make a positive impression, where to seek help and so on. That’s why TripLingo is not only an interesting app for tourists, but it can also be useful in various business trips. There is only one major disadvantage – its interface is in English, and translations are done from English to the other language. It means that you have to speak English to use this app. The app is available on both Android and iOS.