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Translate Shell Alternatives

Translate Shell is described as '(formerly Google Translate CLI) is a command-line translator powered by Google Translate (default), Bing Translator, Yandex.Translate and Apertium' and is a Translator in the education & reference category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Translate Shell for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Windows, Android, iPhone and Mac. The best alternative is Google Translate, which is free. Other great apps like Translate Shell are DeepL Translator, QuestSoft QTranslate, Linguee and LibreTranslate.

Translate Shell alternatives are mainly Translators but may also be Dictionaries or Text to Speech Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Translate Shell.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

Translate Shell (formerly Google Translate CLI) is a command-line translator powered by Google Translate (default), Bing...

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  1. Google Translate icon

    Google Translate

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Symbian S60
    • Blackberry
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Drive - Docs

    Google Translate is a free online translation service that can instantly translate text and web pages between over 50 languages.

    ⚫︎ Text to SpeechGoogle Translate allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineGoogle Translate can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Website TranslationGoogle Translate uses a built-in translator to translate content into any language in real time.
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  2. DeepL Translator icon

    DeepL Translator

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    The world’s best online translator for you and your team.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeDeepL Translator doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  3. QTranslate is a free translator for Windows. With this small utility, you simply select the text you want to translate and then press hot key (Ctrl+Q to show translation in the popup window or Double Ctrl click to show the translation in the main window).

    ⚫︎ Text to SpeechQuestSoft QTranslate allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    ⚫︎ LightweightQuestSoft QTranslate consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableQuestSoft QTranslate can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Main application window.
  4. Linguee icon

    Linguee

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch

    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 you're offline.

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  5. LibreTranslate icon

    LibreTranslate

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Free and Open Source Translation API, entirely self-hosted and works even in offline environments. Unlike other APIs, it doesn't rely on proprietary providers such as Google or Azure to perform translations. Powered by .

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  6. Alternative front-end for Google Translate, serving as a Free and Open Source translator with over a hundred languages available

    ⚫︎ Text to SpeechLingva Translate allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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  7. Crow Translate icon

    Crow Translate

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Crow Translate is a simple and lightweight translator programmed in C++ / Qt that allows to translate and speak text using Google, Yandex and Bing translate API.

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    Dictionary.com

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows Phone

    The free Dictionary.com app delivers content from Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com, including nearly a million words and definitions and 90,000 synonyms and antonyms. No internet required!

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  9. Lingoes icon

    Lingoes

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Lingoes is an easy and intuitive dictionary and text translation software.

    ⚫︎ PortableLingoes can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsLingoes can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, v2.9.2, released in August 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  10. LibreTranslator icon

    LibreTranslator

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid

    LibreTranslator is an Android translation app with translations from LibreTranslate.

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