It’s been a long time coming, but the native Google Translate iPhone app has recently received an update adding support for the iPad.

The application, which is available in the App Store for free, can translate text between more than 60 languages. As outlined in the app’s release notes, features include:

  • Translate text between 63 languages
  • Translate by speaking the text instead of typing it (17 languages)
  • Listen to your translations spoken aloud (24 languages)
  • Display translations in full screen mode to make it easier for others nearby to read
  • Star your favorite translations for quick access even when you’re offline
  • Access your translation history even when you’re offline
  • Spell out the translation of non-Latin script languages (e.g. Chinese, Japanese, etc..) in Latin characters to read it phonetically (e.g. Pinyin, Romaji)

Now the application is universal, iPad owners can join in the linguistic party!

As mentioned, Google Translate is available for free in the App Store, and is compatible with all of Apple’s iOS devices.