What’s your idea of a perfect travel companion? Doesn’t take up a lot of room? Doesn’t snore? Speaks 100 languages?
Meet iTranslate Translator, your new road buddy. It’s the leading translation and dictionary app in the world, instantly converting text, websites and photos – and initiating voice-to-voice conversations – in languages from Afrikaans to Zulu.
iTranslate Translator makes the world a safer place. Using it, men don’t accidentally enter restrooms in Bogotá marked M... for mujeres. A socialite in Beijing doesn’t have his horse invited to a party… when the caller meant his mother. Restaurants in Rome don’t advertise minestrone as “tick soup”.
Available on iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, the app offers translations in male or female voices, plus vast dictionaries of synonyms and multiple word meanings. Its phrase book contains more than 100 predefined expressions and it lets travellers switch between dialects or conjugate in different tenses – a handy feature for, say, Portuguese, with its hundreds of irregular verbs.
A Pro Features level offers a Lens tool that enables your camera to instantly snap, then translate, menus, signs or documents. A new Offline mode eliminates expensive roaming fees. Website translations can be extended to Safari for added valuable information.
You can also see histories of previous translations, view them on full or split screens, use an auto-detect feature to identify unknown languages and even convert non-Latin characters (the 50,000 Japanese kanji, for instance) with a transliteration tool.