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Practice a foreign language on the go, on your lunch break, or on your next international flight with TripLingo, an app that can teach you essential phrases, translate your voice, allow you to talk to a live translator, and provide a crash course on local culture.

Click “more” to see what else you can learn from TripLingo. (more…)

The App Store has way too many translator apps to do a first-timer any good. There are good ones like Google Translate and iTranslate, but others are either uglier than these two or buggy. Ever since it released, and especially after the iPad version debuted, I’ve used Google Translate as my main app for trying to speak in another language. It’s simple, accurate most of the time, has audio pronunciation and a lot of languages, and I’ve not had any major issues with it. Yet there’s still something more to look for in a translator.

I was searching around the other day for a new app to fill the void and after a few hours of browsing on and off, I came across Mutant Milk’s Language. Now, if there’s ever a way to get an app that functions well and has a truly well-designed user interface, I’ll go for it. With Language, the case is such. You’re probably still wondering if it’s worth the money, so why don’t we take a deeper look? (more…)

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In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Read for Me!. Why Read for Me!? You may have already encountered a situation where you want to read signs, menus, notices, etc., but you can’t do it as it’s written in a foreign language you don’t know. Read for Me! makes it insanely easy to get a translation of printed text simply by taking a picture of it.

Read on for more information and screenshots!


Now here’s an app that could save you the embarrassment and frustration that can sometimes result from whipping out the language phrasebook in a foreign country. Instead of stitching together a poorly constructed sentence, or misunderstanding someone else’s message entirely, you can use the Google Translate app to ensure you understand — and are understandable.

Able to translate between 57 different languages, Google Translate can decipher phrases by voice recognition as you speak, or by text as you type. The app can also vocalize your translations, providing you, or whoever you’re trying to communicate with, the opportunity to hear the language spoken. Plus, translations can be displayed in full screen mode, making it easier for others to read, and can even be starred for future reference — even if you’re offline. Let’s take a closer look.