Have you ever wondered what it's like to translate the work of a famous French poet? Do you burn to get your creative teeth into the intricacies of a Lithuanian rhyming couplet? Or are you just curious about how translation actually works?

Translatory is your way in, and you don’t need to know ANY languages to get the most out of it.

Expect regular updates with new poems to test your translation skills and introduce you to new languages, cultures and ideas.

— About us —

We are Arc Publications, a little publisher based near Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, UK. With big dreams and international reach, we publish some of the world's best poetry, translated into English, in bilingual editions. This is your chance to try your hand at a skill that has often been described as "impossible", and who knows, you could be the next Ted Hughes...

What’s New

Version 1.4

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Small tweaks: added a website link for Josep Lluís Aguiló’s book ‘Lunarium’, and an intro message for those who open the app for the first time and aren’t quite sure what to do next.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

clevelandcitymom ,

A Lovely Start!

What fun this is! I think all language lovers would enjoy playing around with this app, but I am both a writer and an aspiring translator, so hard to speak for all. It’s clear that it’s still new, some technical bugs like text boxes that don’t go away after their job is done, but I look forward to more developed versions, and I’ll continue to use it in the mean time, as well.


A Treat for Poetry People!

What a wonderful app for all, especially those of us who dream of speaking languages other than our own (but probably never will). The sense that language translates as beautifully & amorphous as its original poetic form becomes real to readers & writers through this marvelous little app. Share it with friends, especially in April, which is poetry month in US. Thank you for this delight!

App Privacy

The developer, Benjamin Styles, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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Benjamin Styles
26.5 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes


  • Family Sharing

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