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

2.6 out of 5
446 Ratings

446 Ratings

mtdq ,

Useful to me!

I often come across little bits of foreign languages in the middle of stories that I’m reading. Universal Translator not only automatically figures out the language (correctly almost every time), but also translates it for me. Its accuracy is good enough for my use.

But I don’t understand why the links to Universal Translator Support take you to an all Chinese language site that seems to be for games. Am I supposed to run all the text on the page through their app to figure out how to get support?

I have a suggestion for a future feature: add a contextual menu item. That would let you highlight text, right-click it, and get a translation without having to open the app itself. Alternatively, it could be a Service, but that wouldn’t be quite as convenient.

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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.

Jumador ,

this app is wonderful

I have wanted to buy rosetta stone for learning tagalog (Filipino national language) for a long time now. I just couldnt justify the cost of the software and how much i would use the language in day to day or even months to month. so when I seen this app had Filipino as one of the translated languages i downloaded it being very skeptical of the whole thing from past translate apps not working properly. tonight i translated muliple sentences and 95% of them were correct and proper. I learned Tagalog when i was a teenager adn never did get the vocabulary or definitions exactly correct. with the help of a native Filipina we were able to deduce that this app at least in filipino and spanish translations are very accurate and quickly translated. Ui is extremely easy to navigate and the voice over languages have great pronunciation in the other languages other than english. id recommend this app to friends and family and co workers if they like language arts this app is pretty good for the price…8)


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

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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