Translate words and even entire sentences into more than 50 different languages with Universal Translator, right from the desktop of your Mac.


★ Beautiful and minimal interface that doesn't get in your way
★ Quickly and easily translates words or sentences in dozens of the world's most spoken languages
★ Right click to translate selected text
★ Instant Translation for super-fast results
★ Automatically detects which language you input

Translate languages supported: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Russian, Japanese, Korean, Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, Galician, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Portuguese, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swahili, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukranian, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yiddish

Speaking languages supported: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Russian, Japanese, Korean, Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Latvian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Portuguese, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Vietnamese, Welsh

Note: Universal Translator integrates with Google Translate to provide quick and accurate translations and requires an active internet connection.

If you have any suggestions, problems or questions simply click the support link for a prompt response, or email us at

What’s New

Version 2.0.1

In this update, we've changed the name of our Mac translator to Universal Translator. Along with the new name, we are committed to keeping Universal Translator 100% free, so tell your friends!

In addition to the name change, we've also eliminated some bugs which resulted in crashing for a minority of users.

Thanks for your support!

Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5
455 Ratings

455 Ratings

ReasonableNegotiations ,

Inexcusable flaws...

I have read other reviews on this and read that it crashes the majority of the time. I think it depends on the model. (I have the iMac 10.8.3.) I have not had any problem with it shutting off for no reason, but I noticed some problems that I just have to say are inexcusable.

For the most part, the translator itself works fine. I can use all fifty languages as I please. It's the dictionary that turns ME off. It only translates words in the English dictionary. Every time I try to input a word into say, the Spanish dictionary, it always reads "Cannot find out the word." What the hey? I've tried this on multiple dictionaries and STILL it does not work. Needs to be fixed.

Improves Internatinal Relation ,

English to Russian Russian To English

I have been using this for a little over a year. I compare translations between this program and google translator and microsoft translator for accuracy. This program provides accurate or close to accurate translations 95% of the time. The voice is extremely helpful. I use Skype, translate the information and then push the voice button and the individual on the other end of Skype can hear the translation. I can carry on a conversation for hours. I get immediate feed back on the accuracy of the translation and have developed many friendships with this program. I cannot speak, read or write Russian. The individuals on the “other end” have stated many many times they believe I can speak and understand Russian fluently. This program is extremely eaisy to use, good accuracy and the voice helps you learn the language and makes it very interesting for the receiving party. When the translation is very important I will run it through this program, google and microsoft and evaluate the results. I choose this program 95 % of the time. Microsoft is more accurate but far more difficult and time consuming to use. For my use google has been the least accurate.

Gregork ,

Translation what you would expect; Dictionaries nonexistent

Am I missing something with all these 5-star people? Yes its source is Google Translator, which is on par with any other translation software, and about where it was 12 years ago: largely unreliable for anything more than simple words and certain simple phrases. That there haven't been more advances in capturing the nuance and matrix organization of language and communication surprises me. But that's not this app's fault. For what it does on the translation side, it's alright. Detecting the language without you having to specify it is a nice option, as is the spoken option with results, and it saves me from going to a language-specific website to get this.
But it also touts a Dicionary side… and at least for me, THEY DON'T WORK! in any language. At all. I haven't seen a review pertaining to the Dicionaries… is it possible no one else has checked them out? Or is mine just a glitch? I was going to give this one star, but I reconsidered, given that its UI for translation is a nice alternative to what's been out there before.


NibiruTech Limited
850.5 KB

OS X 10.7 or later


English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese

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