Alternatives to Google Translate for all platforms with any license

  • DeepL Translator

    The World’s Best Machine Translation DeepL’s neural networks are able to capture even the slightest nuances and reproduce them in translation unlike any other...

    • It translates a lot better than Google Translate does, that's why :) RogerMcKeonFeb 2018 • 5 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It may not have as many languages in store, but the languages available are translated ridiculously well. It always feels like natural language out-of-the box and even handles old deprecated words or expressions really well! Guest • Feb 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Good service with even better translations grammar-wise. Guest • May 2019 Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Web

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  • Ludwig.guru

    Linguistic search engine and contextualized translator. The final solution for your writing doubts! Search, compare, translate, learn and get inspired.

    • It completes Google Translate, by giving contextualised examples in English. The only limitation is that it only translates into English. Guest • Oct 2016 • 7 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Ludwig is based on Google Translate but gives contextualized translations. Guest • Nov 2017 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Gives back context of translation Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Google translates words, Ludwig suggest words and it only is in english. tvgoing1Feb 2019 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Windows Web

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  • Apertium

    Apertium is a rule-based machine translation platform. It is free software and released under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Languages supported in...

    • Apertium is a rule-based machine translation platform. It is free software and released under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Languages supported in... Guest • Oct 2018 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • is is open source, and it is free Guest • Jan 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • With Google Translate, we can translate any language to any language. Apertium only allows the translation of specific languages to other specific ones. Eg.: Portuguese to only Catalan, Spanish and Galician, but not English, French or German like Google Translate does. marriemullerDec 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows Linux Web Android

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  • Wiktionary

    Wiktionary is a multilingual, web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in 158 languages. Unlike standard dictionaries, it is written...

    • Wiktionary is a word dictionary not a translater. tvgoing1Feb 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Wiktionary is a multilingual dictionary, not a translator. stranger195Apr 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • All in one dictionary with references in all other languages including old and rare ones. Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Web Android

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  • Linguee

    Linguee is a new kind of dictionary app for French-English, Spanish-English and other language pairs. You will find reliable translations in the shortest time, even when...

    • Linguee gives examples of translation Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • It is a decent substitute, but it's not as complete as Google Translate is. marriemullerDec 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Free Web Android iPhone iPad Apple Watch

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  • Tatoeba

    At its core, Tatoeba is a large database of example sentences translated into several languages. Search example sentences translated into many languages. Add and...

    Free Open Source Web

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  • Microsoft Translator

    Microsoft Translator is your door to a wider world. Translator apps are specially designed for all of your favorite devices to translate anything, anywhere, and anytime...

    Free Windows Android iPhone Windows S Android Tablet ... Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Microsoft Edge Microsoft Office Powerpoint Android Wear Kindle Fire

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  • dict.cc

    dict.cc is not only an online dictionary translating from English and German to 21 languages. Its an attempt to create a platform where users from all over the world can...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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  • StarDict

    StarDict is a Cross-Platform and international dictionary Software. It has powerful features such as "Glob-style pattern matching", "Scan selection...

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 3.0.6, released in January 2015, but it can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web AmigaOS

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  • Google Translator

    Google™ Translator is a powerful tool to translate selected words (or sentences) to a wide range of supported languages.

    • Discontinued No updates since 2016, you can still download it and get the source on Github. Latest commit a4a7c39 on Feb 21, 2016

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Chrome Firefox

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  • Yandex.Translate

    Yandex.Translate - synchronized translation for 85 languages, predictive typing, dictionary with transcription, pronunciation and usage examples, and many other features.

    • So far, the best Google Translate alternative I found. It's accurate enough and let us translate from any language to any language. marriemullerDec 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Free Windows Web Android iPhone Telegram ... iPad Apple Watch

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  • Reverso Context

    Reverso Context offers translations in context of words, groups of words and idioms; a free dictionary with millions of examples in Arabic, German, Spanish, French...

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My Spanish Teacher Hates Me

Comment by arkadiydeliev
about Google Translate · Aug 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

We once had to write a passage in Spanish, about 2 pages long. I wasn't bothered enough, so I went straight onto Google Translator and did the deed. Next thing I know is I am on a week long detention course. My fault, but be warned not to use it when you are not supposed to, because it has its faults!

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like all machine translation it's not without faults

Comment by trekeyus
about Google Translate · Feb 2013 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

It gets it right enough that even if it's a bit off you still get the basic gist of the sentence.
sure there is room for improvement but it gets the job done and is there when you need it.

[Edited by trekeyus, February 20]

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Comment by em4020
about Google Translate · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

My favorite daily translation tool is the portable version of Lingoes Translator (1) on a synced SugarSync Folder
Lingoes Translator includes Google Translate and Yahoo Translation or Babelfish and you can compare the translations of many sources.
After installation (many languages) it works with individually selectable dictionaries or online translation services. I like it very much, that I get a quick translation of a text, if I copy it in the clipboard. This is really very comfortable.
The portable version is ideal for use on my Sugarsync folders, which are synchronized on my 2 computers (office and private).
(1) http://www.lingoes.net/en/translator/download.htm
Small Lingoes iconLingoes

SugarSync also available for WM, as a portable-app and with free 2.5-10 GB instead only 2GB

SugarSync has 3 advantages in comparison with other online-memory services:
(A)
Link to the download of the portable app:
http://www.portable.bg/en/component/search/Sugarsync/?ordering=&searchphrase=all
The portable SugarSync-app should be able to run even on a computer, where you do not have administrator rights
for the installation procedure, e.g. to run from a USB-memory-stick
(B)
With the following Bonus-Registration link you start SugarSync (only a few weeks) with 2.5 GB instead normally only 2.0 GB: http://bit.ly/bxgp6f and you can reach a maximum of 10GB and more for free usage.
(C) SugarSync is available for Windows Mobile

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Hello Aaron!I have immediately tested your tip and with htt ...

Comment by em4020
about Google Translate · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Hello Aaron!
I have immediately tested your tip and with http://www.frengly.com a translation have made German to English and then the same text with PROMT translator. Unfortunately, were with frengly.com immediately several clear mistakes.
I am almost inspired by PROMT translator of the perfection. I have never got this quality with Google Translate. This was rough always a little bit. Also this comment was written in German and translated by PROMT. PROMT is obviously highly professional translation software which may be used limited up to 3000 characters also free of charge. I had to do manually only one correction.

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Comment by Aaron
about Google Translate · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Yes they do good, but again sometimes they are not going to get it correct. I had to switch between various, because they all would do different in different situations. You can also try Frengly I sometimes can get it do better:

http://www.frengly.com/

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Comment by Aaron
about Google Translate · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I used this translator a lot when I took a language class at school. it is not always accurate, but if you know the language, then it helps get you the little translations done quickly and then you can fix a few things that it did not get right.

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