What's New

Translation improvements

App Description

See the world in your language: instantly translate printed words using your built-in video camera, in real time! (PLEASE NOTE: language packs must be purchased separately from within the app.)

Buy language pairs using in-app purchase:
+ English ⇆ Russian
+ English ⇆ Portuguese
+ English ⇆ German
+ English ⇆ Italian
+ English ⇆ French
+ English ⇆ Spanish

Try out the included modes first so you can see the technology in action:
- Reverse Words (spell all words backwards)
- Erase Words (digital white-out)


Word Lens gives you translation on the go:
- NO NETWORK required - results appear immediately on your video screen when you need it, anywhere in the world.
- Easy to use, like the regular camera.
- Also look up translations by typing them in.


Get the best quality out of your translations:
- Best used on clearly printed text (e.g. signs, menus).
- Does NOT recognize handwriting or stylized fonts.
- It's not perfect, but you can get the general meaning!
- Keep text in focus by holding it at least one hand-length away
(or even further for iPod and iPad owners).

iOS device support:
*** iPhone 3gs and old iPod Touch do not have zoom or flash light features.
*** old iPod Touch and iPad 2 cameras do not have auto-focus feature, which will result in reduced translation quality.

Having trouble? We want to hear from you! Email us at:
[email protected]

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • April 19, 2014 New version 2.2.3
  • April 10, 2014 New version 2.2.2
  • March 03, 2014 New version 2.2.1
  • February 08, 2014 New version 2.2
  • October 05, 2013 New version 2.1.2
  • June 13, 2013 New version 2.1.1
  • May 30, 2013 New version 2.1
  • February 28, 2013 New version 2.0.1
  • February 21, 2013 New version 2.0
  • November 29, 2012 New version 1.2.5
  • November 28, 2012 New version 1.2.4
  • November 22, 2012 New version 1.2.3
  • September 20, 2012 New version 1.2.2
  • July 23, 2012 New version 1.2.1
  • July 06, 2012 New version 1.2
  • December 15, 2011 New version 1.1
  • March 22, 2011 New version 1.0.1