Linguist is easy to using translation tool for quick translation from the menu bar (status bar) or window also.

Translation of words or phrases by selecting in any other app or website with just a click or command (HOTKEY).

Key Features:
- Set preferred source and target language
- Translate between over 103 languages
- Multiple modes - menu bar and window
- History of text translation for reference
- Export translated History in TextEdit(.txt) format
- HOTKEY to translate text from any website or App
- Synonyms for each translation
- Listen to the pronunciation
- Send instant translation through a shortcut.
- Copy and paste text.

Linguist supports the following languages:

'Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani
Basque Belarusian Bengali Bosnian Bulgarian
Catalan Cebuano Chinese Croatian Czech Danish
Dutch English Esperanto Estonian Filipino Finnish
French Galician Georgian German Greek Gujarati
Haitian Creole Hausa Hebrew Hindi Hmong
Hungarian Icelandic Igbo Indonesian Irish Italian
Japanese Zulu Javanese Kannada Khmer Korean Lao
Latin Latvian Lithuanian Macedonian Malay
Maltese Maori Marathi Mongolian Nepali Norwegian
Persian Polish Yoruba Portuguese Punjabi Romanian
Russian Sebian Slovak Slovenian Somali Spanish
Swahili Swedish Tamil Telugu Thai Turkish
Ukrainian Urdu Vietnamese Welsh Yiddish'

Important Note: Linguist needs an internet connection to perform translations.

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What’s New

Version 1.6

– Now you can export translated History in TextEdit(.txt) format
– New macOS Mojave Ready.
– Bug Fix:
• Translation issue.
• Translate button animation issue.
We fixed crash, bugs and made some improvements to enhance your experience with the application.
If you love Linguist, please rate us on the AppStore! We’ll be forever thankful to you.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
171 Ratings

171 Ratings

Jaidjdkcleodmfn ,

A few recommendations

A strong straightforwards translating app that is easy to use and fairly fast. Would be nice if they added a few things like an option to customize the size of the dropdown window. One potential addition that is in a similar translator is fast translation in the toolbar at the top upon highlighting any text. This would be helpful because in some situations I want a quick translation by just highlighting/ copying the word without the cumbersome box pooping up.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for taking the time to give us a suggestion. We have noted your points and we will surely consider these features in the next update. If you have other feedback or suggestions, please write to us at We would love to hear from you!

pikadotnet ,

Great Software but could use some minor improvements (#´ ω ` # )

I use the software extensively at work and it works terrific; just as advertised! The fact that the software starts up when I login is terrific, but I kinda wish it would just minimize or hide away to the menu bar instead of just opening mid screen upon login. I would love to see phenics added to the application, such as Furigana phonetics for the Japanese language. Wonderful application and worth the investment, just wish a few more additions were made 💛

Viaxeen ,

Very Good

This is a good app. Just two recommendations:

1. It is not good to launch the translate pane on start up. Just let it launch and be ready. No need to open the pane when turn on the computer.

2. If it is possible to integrate Google Translate into it as an option that would be great.

Developer Response ,

Hi, Thanks for sharing your experience and also for review and rating the Linguist App. I've sent your suggestion to our Product team for consideration. If you have other feedback or suggestions, please write to us at We would love to hear from you!


AppYogi Software
1.6 MB

OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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