What's New

- New languages: Azerbaijani, Basque, Bengali, Esperanto, Filipino, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Irish, Kannada, Latin, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Welsh, Yiddish.

- Improved iOS 8 support.

- Improved quality of OCR in camera mode.

App Description

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- Translate any printed text instantly by taking a photo with iPhone camera. Works great with foreign newspapers, booklets, menus, even product manuals.

- New version supports camera input from Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Russian, and more.

- Save on roaming bill. Babelshot does not send your camera photos over cellular network.

- Top Pick by O'Reilly Media as "Best App for Translating Printed Text." (Nov 13, 2009)


Camera translation requires taking a photo of printed text in good focus and reasonable lighting. Some materials cannot be translated, for example handwritten text, artistic fonts, text on busy background, etc.

Supported languages in all modes, including camera (OCR) input:
Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.

Additional languages are supported for keyboard input only:
Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Croatian, Esperanto, Estonian, Filipino, Galician, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Icelandic, Irish, Kannada, Latin, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Persian, Swahili, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Welsh, Yiddish.

Please email us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

iPhone Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 21, 2015 Price decrease: $6.99 -> $3.99
  • June 09, 2015 New version 1.6
  • December 03, 2014 Price increase: $4.99 -> $6.99
  • July 25, 2014 New version 1.5
  • April 11, 2013 New version 1.4
  • June 25, 2012 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • June 18, 2012 New version 1.3
  • June 18, 2012 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $2.99
  • December 14, 2011 New version 1.2.1
  • December 03, 2011 New version 1.2

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