Mate: Universal Tab Translator 4+

Translate in menu bar, browser

Twopeople Software

    • 4.6 • 291 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Stop tabbing to translation websites and start using Mate! Select text in any app and translate it. Join the other 850k users worldwide that are already using Mate.

Mate can understand 103 languages! Translate selected text and clipboard contents with Mate. Open it above all other apps.

• Right-click on selected text in almost any app to translate it.

• Press Alt+Shift+T to translate your clipboard.

• Press Alt+Shift+T to open Mate above all opened apps, too.

Stop tabbing to Google Translate for translations, just use Mate!


• Mate understands 103 languages and also teaches you how to pronounce words correctly.
• Get translations for Spanish, French, Japanese, Italian and more!
• See the phonetic transcription and transliteration of words and text.
• Mate can speak out words and texts with correct accents to help you learn faster.


• Language learners and travelers! Create custom word lists for each language and keep them handy whenever you need.
• Mate Phrasebook – Easily create and curate word lists which are available even offline.


• Don’t navigate to translation websites anymore when you’re reading an article in Safari or editing a document in Pages. Just use Mate everywhere you go!
• Select any text in any app and get a translation by hitting the “Translate with Mate“ button in the context menu.


• Keep all of your translation and dictionary data synchronized across all your devices.
• Automatically synchronize your data between all your iPhones, browsers and Macs.

No matter what you need translated, a word, a book or a friends’ message, no compromise! Now “Mate it,” will mean, “Come on man, just use this awesome app and forget about using translation websites.” Use Mate for all your translation needs!

Download Mate today to get your ultimate translation helper!

What’s New

Version 8.1.8

We fixed an issue with Netflix subtitle translation

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
291 Ratings

291 Ratings

barexaminee ,

Seamless, Accurate Translator

I text a client in Spanish offline and this translator works seamlessly. I can copy or type text in, and set it so it translates instantly and copies automatically to my clipboard so I can just paste right into a text on my computer. I can actually type and translate so quickly on my computer that I actually have to slow down to accommodate a person texting with their fingers on a phone. It is much faster and more private than a web-based translater, and more accurate translation, too. And it also identifies which language I'm translating from instantly, so no clicking a button to switch from translating my language to theirs, to translating their language to mine. This is a very well designed app and makes it possible for me to work in another language without trying to use a live translator - which I do have access to - but which takes a lot of time and there are platform compatability issues there. LOVE THIS APP.

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much! Reviews like yours keep us energized to make Mate even better! 🤩

Dead Write ,

Right away I have a feature request

Downloaded this a few days ago & decided to bite the price bullet, even though there is at least one other decent translation app for Mac out there that costs significantly less. What sold me on this one is the interdevice (Mac OS & iOS) sync capability and that there are things I like about the display options. For example, when I add a word to translate, the translation includes a list of related words indicating overlapping meanings. So I learn that rather than use “pedir” for “ask”, I might want to use “invitar”. The other app does this, too, but not as concisely and immediately visible, i.e., you have to scroll down the page.

But there is one significant (for me) feature that as far as I can tell this app lacks. That feature is that there is no way to unmoor the popup window from the Mac menu bar and move it around the desktop. So I can’t move that window around when it covers a part of the screen with information I am working with. This is a problem, for example, in Safari when the info I want to be able to see is at the very top of the page. I can deal with this a lot of the time by repositioning Safari (but then I have to reposition it when I am through) and by moving the Mate app in the menu bar, but all that that is klutzy. So if I could unpin the dropdown window & place it anywhere on the screen, where it would stay till I got rid of it, that would be great!

Oliver_Pual ,

Thank you!

I have rated Mate - translate speech & text five star. Currently, I am learning to type the Cyrillic alphabet from the Solo Typing Tutor Program Application. It is difficult. Russian is not my native language. “Mate” has provide a means to translate, easily and quickly, the words, which are so redundant, in Solo’s exercises. Not only has this process help me to learn the details of “Mate” but also the Russian language. I am not familiar with all the advantages of “Mate”. I am looking forward to learn these and so will learn to write using the Cyrillic alphabet. Thank you.

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