Snap & Translate makes translation faster and easier than ever before! All you have to do is take a picture!
Snap an object, let the app recognize what it is, and learn the translation. You can also take a photo of printed text and the app will scan and translate it for you in seconds!

You’ll find Snap & Translate helpful in:

• learning new languages by simply taking pictures of the surrounding area
• navigating unfamiliar cities, airports and stations
• reading menus and recipes, books and articles, instructions and manuals
• communicating with foreigners in their language

How the object mode works:

- take a picture
- see the name of the object in your photo
- get the translation into the language you’ve chosen
- listen to the pronunciation, copy and share the translation anywhere

How the text mode works:

- take a picture of printed text
- see the text recognized and translated into the chosen language
- listen to the pronunciation, copy and share the translation anywhere

Translations are supported between 46 languages: Afrikaans, Arabic, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Haitian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Welsh.

Forget about language barriers! Enjoy a whole new way of translating the world around you! Simply Snap & Translate!

For complete access to all Snap & Translate features, you will need to allow access to the following:
*Camera – so that you can translate text and object names after taking a pic;
*Photos – for you to be able to translate text and object names in your existing pics.

Privacy Policy:

What’s New

Version 1.2

- iPhone X ready: enjoy the optimized interface tailored specifically for the screen of your brand-new device.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

bandelearo ,

In my opinion

So far this app does quite well I'm sure that it does have its limitations I speak German but there were some words that I never learned things that I never would have thought that I would need to say in German however this app has taught me new ways to say things that I used to just know one word for and some things I just never new but I'm sure it will sooner or later not be able to translate but so far very impressive well worth the price.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your feedback. We would like to make the app better and more useful for you. In case you have any ideas on how the app сould be improved - please let us know. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Jradigan ,

It’s good, but it needs to be better

This app is very helpful as a starting point for large groupings of text. Because it is insanely inaccurate, it’s important to have a base knowledge of the language before trusting it to help with long paragraphs of needed translation.

There is no other app that I’m familiar with that can take large chunks of text, though, and translate. Just DO NOT use it if you’re not sure of any words in the language.

I appreciate this app, though, and thought it was worth the purchase, despite limitations.

Developer Response ,

We couldn't thank you enough for these useful insights. We will definitely consider them when working on the future versions of the app. Many thanks.

Paradise Pete ,

Good and not so good

It does a reasonably good job of translating text, even Thai writing, which not even the Google Translate app's OCR can do.

The object translation, however, attempts to tell you what you're looking at but it's almost comical. A pepper grinder is described as "medicine". A water bottle on a table is described as a "room". A bag of peanuts is "no person".

If you need translation of signs and text such as product packaging out in the world then this app can be helpful.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for sharing with us in the comments. We have implemented a new machine learning technology and are working on its improvement in different languages. Please follow the app’s updates to find out about its continuous development. Don’t hesitate to keep telling us about your experience in the comments. Thank you for your cooperation!


IAC Search & Media Europe Ltd.
90 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Danish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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