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iTranslate Voice 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on February 13th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: USEFUL VOICE TRANSLATION
For those with an internet connection, iTranslate Voice 2 is a great tool for translating what people say.
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Languages Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on October 25th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: WORDY
Languages provides a great set of resources for translating words between European languages. It's stylish, too!
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Instant Translation Using Worldictionary

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 17th, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Here's a reminder of just how great technology is: Worldictionary is the kind of translation tool that would have seemed mystical years ago.

All the user has to do is point their iPhone's camera at a word and Worldictionary defines and translates it. There's no need to type in words. An internet connection is required but otherwise, it's pretty seamless.

The app recognizes 22 languages, including Traditional Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish and Spanish. In each case, results promise to be instant and accurate. Live translation isn't the only option either, with it possible to take a photo for later reference, such as when an internet connection is available.

Google, Wikipedia and YouTube search functionality is available for definitions and it's always possible to check the translation history at a later date.

Worldictionary should prove to be a great assistant for regular travellers.

It's out now, priced at $3.99.

GoTranslate For Google Translate Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on July 5th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: USEFUL
Providing exactly what the title suggests - Google translation functionality on your iOS device.
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iTranslate Voice Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on May 15th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: BILINGUAL BENEFITS
Simple to use yet with some impressive results.
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SayHi Translate Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on March 27th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SAY IT RIGHT
Translate words and phrases between 23 different languages with a tap and a voice.
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Converse Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad only
By Jennifer Allen on September 22nd, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SHOWS POTENTIAL
Providing IM based language translation but with limited language options and a dependence upon an internet connection.
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Dialects Translates Without All The Fuss

Posted by Chris Hall on November 22nd, 2010

Translation apps have been in the App Store since day one, but the vast majority completely miss the boat. Picture this: you are traveling to a place that doesn't count English as its official language (the United States?) and you need an app to help you get around. The majority of the travel apps out there are one of two things - they either translate long phrases from English to another language, often resulting in translated gibberish, or have endless lists of phrases that you can use (if you can find the right one).

Brad O'Hearne of Big Hill Software (Big World) figured that the average traveller just needs to know where, when, and how much, and that handing your iPhone to someone, especially in a foreign country, probably isn't a good idea. His newest app, Dialects, translates any of the included languages to another using simple screens instead of complex menus and shoddy translation boxes.

Here's how it works: let's say you wanted to ask someone in Moscow where the mall was. All you have to do in Dialects is go to the "Where" tab and type "mall" into the text box. The screen then rotates to orient to the other person (and lets you hold onto your phone the entire time), shows "Where is the mall?" and lets the person double tap the screen to drop a pin on a map. No more, "right turn here, left at my grandmothers house," just a semi-exact location of where the mall is. Like "Where," the "When" and the "How Much" let you input a simple word and then lets the other person give you the answer via sliders (the "How Much" has a currency slider as well) - no translation required.

So next time you find yourself overseas, or at the local supermarket in some cities, be sure to take Dialects along with you. It costs absolutely nothing and could save you from the embarrassment of tossing out translated gibberish. People in foreign lands will thank you.

Linguo

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jeff Scott on September 9th, 2008
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RECOMMENDED
Linguo is a good combination translation front-end and phrase dictionary with audio phrases.
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