Boomerang by Illuminated Bits 4+

Double-Check Translations

Illuminated Bits LLC

    • 4.6 • 141 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Now supports Dark Mode! The app matches your system preferences whether you choose a light or dark appearance.

Boomerang leverages Google Translate to provide translations between over 100 languages. Translating isn’t always perfect though, and can lead to embarrassment. To help avoid this, Boomerang translates from one language to another and then back again so that you can verify the translation is what you intended. If needed, you can also try adjusting your statement to get a result closer to what you want to say.

Boomerang is helpful for translating and checking text when communicating to a friend who speaks another language. It’s also handy when travelling, or can be used just for fun to get some purely comedic results.

Note: As Boomerang uses machine translations available from Google Translate, accuracy cannot always be guaranteed. Additionally, while back-translation hasn’t proven to be a 100% reliable method for checking translations, it’s still a useful method.

The app is free to use with a limit of 5-free translations per day. An optional premium subscription removes ads, unlocks unlimited translations and pronunciation for supported languages. You can choose from a monthly or annual subscription. See the details below.

Premium Subscription (Monthly)
Length of subscription: 1-month (monthly).
Price: $0.99 USD. Check the app for your local currency.
Features: Remove ads, unlocks unlimited translations per day and pronunciation for supported languages, and helps support our ongoing development.

Premium Subscription (Annual)
Length of subscription: 1-year (annual).
Price: $9.99 USD. Check the app for your local currency.
Features: Remove ads, unlocks unlimited translations per day and pronunciation for supported languages, and helps support our ongoing development.

Payment will be charged to iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period at a cost in your local currency. You can manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal by going to your Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period.

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What’s New

Version 2.0.2

Say hello to Dark Mode! The app now respects your system preferences, whether you choose a light or dark appearance. The app also has a fresh coat of paint, with new icons, button styles, and larger text. Settings now utilizes iOS 13 cards which you can swipe away to dismiss.

We are also introducing a new monthly subscription and increasing the price of our annual subscription to support the cost of our translation service. Free users get 5-free translations per day supported by ads. Subscribers get unlimited translations per day, pronunciation for languages that support it, ad removal, and support our ongoing development. A subscription is optional and you can continue using the app for free with the 5 translation/day limit if you prefer! We hope you understand and will continue to support us.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

Thakidd0017 ,

C’est parfait !

i use this application to translate french and anybody that has used other translators knows that french translators are hard to find. this application is perfect. i have used this app to translate professionally and informally. this translator has never given me an incorrect translation. it even corrects your phrase and helps translate. shows you what you said, what it translates to in french and then it translate what it translates to in french. definitely recommend this to anyone that can not find a proper translator. i use this app at least once a day.

dyounker1 ,

400% renewal price increase! $1.99 to $9.99

The 400% renewal price increase is outrageously high! Went from $1.99 to $9.99 now. This app was okay for me but not perfect. I did not mind the $1.99 renewal fee. Between this app and Google Translate (Free App) I was able to use both together to get a translation. I could not use the voice/audio feature because the language I am translating (Filipino/Tagalog) is not supported. For the amount of money they want now ($9.99 annually) I will “NOT” renew and add my name to there growing list of unsubscribers. There are other apps I can use with Google Translate and achieve the same results. If the developers of this app ever decide to lower the price of this app to a realistic price increase then I might reconsider. 400% is not a fair realistic price increase in my opinion. The 1 star giving by me is a fair rate because of how much they increased the annual renewal fee amount.

Macgenie ,

So clever in its elegant simplicity

When you need to use Google translate, but don’t totally trust it, you need this. Boomerang automates a series of steps I used to do manually all the time. Translate something and then translate it back to English and so you can confirm that the translation didn’t get mangled in the round trip and is reliable. Highly recommend this very useful tool if you look up translations even just once in a while.

App Privacy

The developer, Illuminated Bits LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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