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Translation is described as 'handy little app that takes care of all your language translation needs. The app lives in your Mac's menubar and is instantly available at the click of a button. Searching the web for translation services will be a thing of the past once you make the switch' and is an app in the education & reference category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Translation for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Online / Web-based, iPhone and Google Chrome. The best alternative is Google Translate, which is free. Other great apps like Translation are QuestSoft QTranslate, Linguee, Tatoeba and dict.cc.

Translation 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 Translation.
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  1. Google Translate icon

    Google Translate

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Symbian S60
    • Blackberry
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Drive - Docs
    139 alternatives to Google Translate 

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

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    1.  Text to SpeechGoogle Translate allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    2.  Works OfflineGoogle Translate can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  SynonymsGoogle Translate offers you alternatives to words or expressions that have similar meanings.
    4.  Built-in DictionaryGoogle Translate has a built-in dictionary where you can look up broader definitions of words.
    5.  Language DetectionGoogle Translate detects the entered language automatically without you having to specify it.
    6.  Website TranslationGoogle Translate uses a built-in translator to translate content into any language in real time.
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    Over 50 languages available
  2. QuestSoft QTranslate icon

    QuestSoft QTranslate

    66 alternatives to QuestSoft QTranslate 

    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).

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

    Linguee

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    99 alternatives to 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 you're offline.

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    Tatoeba

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    68 alternatives to 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 translate your own sentences. It's collaborative, open, free, and even addictive.

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    dict.cc

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    81 alternatives to 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 share their knowledge in the field of translations.

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    Translation from German to 21 languages


  6. LibreTranslator icon

    LibreTranslator

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
    115 alternatives to LibreTranslator 

    LibreTranslator is an Android translation app with translations from LibreTranslate.

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  7. Saladict icon

    Saladict

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    109 alternatives to Saladict 

    Saladict is a professional inline translator browser extension, built for comparative reading, with comprehensive dictionaries covering all major languages.

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    Tagaini jisho

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    68 alternatives to Tagaini jisho 

    Tagaini Jisho is a free to use Japanese dictionary. It is available in several languages such as german or french.

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    Translate Shell

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    67 alternatives to Translate Shell 

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

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    Mate Translate

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Apple Messages
    • Opera
    • Telegram bot API
    • Firefox
    119 alternatives to Mate Translate 

    Looking for an easy and fun to use language translator app? Then download Mate Translate today. Mate Translate works in 103 languages and can perform text translations, speech-to-text translations and it even synchronizes between all your devices.

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    1.  Privacy focusedMate Translate is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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