DeepL Translator now available as a dedicated app on Windows and macOS

Written 9 months ago by IanDorfman

DeepL, one of the most underappreciated translation services, is now available in the form of a dedicated app for computers running either Windows or macOS.

The announcement comes via a post on Small DeepL Translator iconDeepL Translator's official blog. Previously only available by accessing the website via a web browser, this application makes it as easy an inputting a keyboard shortcut while DeepL runs unobtrusively in the background.

By pressing CTRL+C twice while selecting any text, the dedicated DeepL app will automatically detect the language of the text and translate it to your preference. This can be done for text in any application on your computer, whether it's a word processor, email client, web browser, or anything else with support for selecting text.

The feature set otherwise mirrors that of the website, including the useful feature of providing alternate translations word by word whenever you highlight one.

Users can translate the same 9 languages that the website can for a total of 72 different combinations:

Dutch
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

For those that are more privacy conscious, the application has a preferences section that allows you to exclude applications from supporting the shortcut translation feature, as well as tweak notification settings. However, the app does not let you permanently disable notifications. It only allows you to pause them for either an hour or until you restart your computer.

The dedicated DeepL Translator app for Windows and macOS is now in beta, and can be downloaded from the official DeepL website.

Further coverage:
DeepL blog post
gHacks Tech News