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Top 10 Free Translator Apps 2023

Top 10 Free Translator Apps 2023

When traveling to a new country, understanding the local language is essential to get by. In the past, carrying large dictionaries and phrasebooks was the only way to communicate with locals. But now technology has advanced so much that translation apps are available! Whether you have an Android or Apple device, many free translator apps help you make the most of your trip. This article will comprehensively review the 10 best free language translation apps in 2023. From real-time translations to pulling text from a sign with your camera, these apps will make communicating with locals more straightforward and enjoyable.

iTranslate Translator

iTranslate Translator

Available: iOS, Android

iTranslate is the best choice if you want one of Android and Apple's most famous translation apps. The app can translate more than 100 languages and even switch between accents. The app also has a dictionary and thesaurus that you can use to look up words, their meanings, and even actions. With the paid version, you can use your camera to translate text from signs, pictures, and menus. You can also use offline versions for 40 other languages. You can use iTranslate on Apple, Android, and the Apple Watch. 

Highlights:

  • Free (limited) translation app for Android and iOS with a premium/paid (full) version

  • Supports text translations in over 100 languages and speech translations in 40 languages
  • Camera translation (in the premium version)
  • Dictionary and phrasebook
  • Offline mode

    TripLingo

    TripLingo

    Available: iOS, Android

    TripLingo is one of the best translation apps you can get if you travel to different places. It's a helpful app for avoiding misunderstandings and miscommunications while traveling. The app can understand official and informal speech and translate voices, text, and images into 42 languages. The receipt translation tool will make it easier for business travelers to complete expense reports. Just take a picture of a piece of paper; the app will translate it and save it as a PDF file in your language.

    Highlights:

    • Free (limited) translator for Android and iOS with a premium/paid (full) version
    • Instant voice translation in 19 languages
    • It comes with more than 26,000 phrases in 13 languages
    • It has over 30,000 professionally recorded translations of audio
    • Provides an offline language dictionary with approximately 10,000 words
    • Image translation capable
    • Allows users to connect to a human translator (premium service) to get more accurate live translations

    Google Translate

    Google Translater

    Available: iOS, Android

    Google Translate is one of the most useful apps for translating languages. The app can recognize more than 100 different languages and offer offline versions for 59 of them. With their Word Lens tool, you can translate text on signs from 37 other languages. Google Translate is different from the first two apps because it is free and has high standards for how effective its machine translation engine needs to be. The app's machine engine reads whole phrases or sentences, not just individual words.

    Highlights:

    • Free language translation app for Android and iPhone
    • Supports text translations in 103 languages and speech translation (or conversation translations) in 32 languages
    • Capable of doing camera translations in 38 languages and photo/image translations in 50 languages
    • Translates handwriting in 93 languages
    • Now available offline for translation in 59 languages
    • Performs translations across apps

    Microsoft Translator

    Microsoft Translator

    Available: iOS, Android

    The translating tool from Microsoft is its answer to Google Translate. It has the same features as Google Translate. It can translate speech, text, and pictures using the camera and voice translation. The primary distinction is that Microsoft Translator can pick up on multiple languages in the same conversation. Ideal for when you're in a meeting with people from all over the world.

    Highlights:

    • Free language translation app for iPhone and Android
    • Supports text translations in 64 languages and speech translation in 21 languages
    • Supports camera and image translation
    • Enables multi-person translated conversations
    • Features a phrasebook as well as pronunciation guides
    • Allows translation sharing between apps

      Speak & Translate - Translator

      Speak & Translate- Translator

      Available: iOS ONLY

      This app is only for Apple products and has some of the same tools as the other apps. Because it's only for iOS, you can sync the app across all your Apple devices through iCloud. This is in addition to the normal translation features. The app can translate text into more than 117 languages and speech into 54 languages.

      Highlights:

      • Free (limited) language translation app for iOS devices but with a premium/paid version
      • Supports text translations in 117 languages and speech translations in 54 languages
      • Apple Speech Recognition Technology support for more accurate speech recognition
      • Automatic language detection in speech translation
      • The offline mode only available in the premium version

        TextGrabber

        TextGrabber

        Available: iOS, Android

        One of the best apps to use when exploring is TextGrabber. TextGrabber will translate any text you point your camera at, whether on a street sign, a menu, or a set of directions, even if you're not online. It can understand more than 100 languages, and its real-time recognition mode immediately makes any address, phone number, or email address clickable.

        Highlights:

        • Real-time translation into 100+ languages online and 10 languages offline
        • Innovative real-time recognition mode based on ABBYY RTR SDK technology
        • Text recognition in 60+ languages without an internet connection
        • Digitize printed text directly from the camera screen without taking photographs
        • All links, phone numbers, email addresses, postal addresses, and dates after digitization become clickable

        Naver Papago Translate

        Naver Papago Translate

        Available: iOS, Android

        Papago is an expert at translating 13 languages, including English, French, German, Vietnamese, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Italian, and Indonesian. Like many of these translation apps, Papago can translate both sound and text in real-time, read text on phones, and find the right meaning of words. You can also get versions from websites by putting the URL into Papago.

        Highlights

        • Free translator to download on Android and iOS devices
        • Supports text and speech translations in 13 languages
        • Capable of doing image translations
        • It comes with a dictionary and phrasebook
        • "Papago Kids" feature for essential foreign language learning

          Translate Now

          Text,Voice & Camera Translater

          Available: iOS

          Translate Now is another app that only works on iOS devices. The app has the standard translation tools and extras, like a button that makes things more manageable so you don't always have to open the app. Translate Now has the standard voice and camera translations, so you can use Speak to translate and get translations from signs and menus. But one thing that makes them unique is th