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The Best Translation Apps

The world is full of different languages, and it's important to become familiar with them. These translation apps help you get the job done.

Speak & Translate - Live Voice and Text Translator

When you need instant translations of what comes out of your mouth

Speak & Translate - Live Voice and Text Translator

Speak & Translate - Live Voice and Text Translator

For anyone who needs an instant, quick translation.

While we also featured the free version in this list, this premium version of Speak & Translate has all of the same features as the free version, but it also does the translation instantaneously. That means that there is no delay in getting the translation you need on the spot. And like the free version, it uses Apple's new Speech Recognition Technology for fast and accurate translations, displays translations in an easy-to-read conversation view, and there is complete offline access so you don't need a data connection to translate when you need to. This is definitely a powerful and efficient tool for any world traveler and worth the price of admission.

Why we love it

Speak & Translate is a great option for world travelers as it comes with offline access, instantaneous translation, and it all comes in a beautiful, sleek and intuitive interface.

Speak & Translate - Voice and Text Translator

When you need a free voice and text translator in your arsenal

Speak & Translate - Voice and Text Translator

Speak & Translate - Voice and Text Translator

For anyone who wants a free alternative for a voice and text translator.

With Speak & Translate, users can either speak out what they need to translate or just type it in. Either way, you'll be able to get translations quickly in over 100 languages and hold conversations for longer than ever before. It also makes use of iOS 10's Apple Speech Recognition Technology, so translations are faster than ever before when you dictate it. The app will speak the translated version back to you or write it out, and you can just show it to the other person who you're talking with. Translating has never been easier.

Why we love it

Translating can be a tough thing to do, but this app makes it super easy. And it's fast and free, what's not to like?

iTranslate Voice - Speak & Translate in Real Time

Translate anything by speaking

iTranslate Voice - Speak & Translate in Real Time

Over 40 languages and dialects

For anyone who wants to translate and learn a new language by speaking it.

With iTranslate Voice, users can speak directly into their phone and then hear themselves back in another language. The app currently supports 42 of the most commonly used languages from around the world, and it even features various dialects that are used. You can save frequently used phrases for reference later, and look up words and definitions without any extra hassle. It's a great way to translate and learn.

Why we love it

We love it because it's cool to hear yourself speak back in another language, and it's a much more intuitive way to learn.

iTranslate - Language Translator & Dictionary

Easily translate text, websites, or start voice-to-voice conversations in over 90 languages.

iTranslate - Language Translator & Dictionary

Fast translations

For those who are looking for a fast way to translate.

iTranslate offers translations in over 90 languages. Switching between languages is easy. So you can quickly type (or speak) a word and find out what it means or put in a full sentence so you can communicate regardless of where you are in the world.

Why we love it

It's the perfect app to bring with on all your travels.

Microsoft Translator

No need for a Star Trek communicator.

Microsoft Translator

Voice translation

Microsoft Translator lets you translate phrases and text in several ways. You can type the text you want translated. You can speak it aloud. You can also take or load a photo of an image containing text.

Why we love it

In addition to typed-text and image translation, Microsoft Translator features voice translation, which automatically translate the phrases spoken into it. This allows you to conduct natural cross-language conversations in person using just your iPhone or, better yet, with your Apple Watch.

Google Translate

Google comes in handy for anything, including translations

Google Translate

Translate as you type

For anyone who prefers to use Google for everything, including language translation.

Google Translate is a powerful option from Google themselves. With Google Translate, you can type in what you need translated and the app will get to work immediately. There is also offline access in case you are in another country without a data connection, so you don't have to worry about a thing. Other awesome features include handwriting mode, camera translator, and even a conversation mode so you can translate entire conversations without breaking a sweat.

Why we love it

Google provides great options for everyone, and their translation engine is top-notch. The app looks nice and is easy to use. It's handy to have while traveling.

Text Extractor & Translator

Capture, translate, and listen to text read out loud.

Text Extractor & Translator

Hold the device at any printed material to instantly capture, extract, translate

For those who would like a translation tool or one that reads printed text out loud.

Whether it is a printed piece in a language you do not know or tiny text on a prescription or document, Text Extractor & Translator can translate and read it to you. With the easy-to-use app camera, just take a photo of the printed material and then have it translated and read out loud. You can also conveniently share the images you capture via email or social media.

Why we love it

Text Extractor & Translator is a handy app that works great for both translations and fine print that is too small to read.

Spanish Translator and Dictionary - SpanishDict

Spanish Translator and Dictionary - SpanishDict

Curiosity Media

For those looking for a Spanish to English dictionary and translation app.

Spanish Translator and Dictionary is a handy tool with great features for auto-suggestions, audio pronunciations, and offline word lookups. You can easily keep track of favorite words, learn a new one each day, and enjoy the text translation option as well.

Why we love it

Spanish Translator and Dictionary is a terrific Spanish to English dictionary and translation app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

Voice Translator with Offline Dictionary Pro

Translate your voice without the fuss

Voice Translator with Offline Dictionary Pro

Voice Translator with Offline Dictionary Pro

For anyone who wants a fast way to translate their voice into another language and learn.

Voice Translator is a slick and fast app that makes it easy to speak and hear what you just said translated into one of over 100 languages. The app also has complete offline support so you don't need a data connection for it to work. Even if you think you've said something correctly, the app will help both kids and adults learn correct pronunciation on the fly. Everything also flows smoothly in a conversation view so you can go back and re-read everything to understand better for future reference. The app keeps an entire history of your translations and you can bookmark favorite phrases for use later. It's a great value for the price, and is handy for international travelers.

Why we love it

Voice Translator with Offline Dictionary looks beautiful and has powerful features that make it an invaluable tool for any international traveler. It is well worth the price.

mText2Speech - Text to Speech Language Translator

Type in a word or sentence and hear the translation in one of 100 languages.

mText2Speech - Text to Speech Language Translator

For those who need an iPad translator and like those with text-to-speech.

mText2Speech for both iPhone and iPad will translate your words and sentences quickly and easily. The app supports 100 languages, has recording options, offers a translation history, and allows you to share translations. Type it, hear it, and repeat it with this cool tool.

Why we love it

mText2Speech is a terrific translation tool with text-to-speech options for 100 languages.