The iPhone thus far seems to be the most preferred and widely used device. Any productive app on this device seems to be welcomed with red carpet. As technology keeps showing its might, one wonders ‘what on Earth can the mobile apps not perform for its master’. Very soon the answer would be ‘NONE’. And to justify this, here is yet another task the iPhone apps can perform for you – they can translate languages for you.
Here is the list of the top apps that can make your life in a foreign country easier.
Word Lens is a fascinating app and even the video of its launch went viral on the Youtube. Its popularity is partly owing to the part played by critics that have called it – a fake app. On the contrary, the app proved to be a very productive one. It is very useful when it comes to simple translations like words, sentences and phrases.
However, the app is not without its drawbacks. Users have to spend $10 for a single language and that works in only one direction. For instance when you translate a Spanish sentence into French, you have to spend $10. Again if you have to translate it in the reverse order you will have to spend $20. Naturally this becomes a disgusting strategy.
Google Translate can help you with language translation for upto 24 languages and text translations for upto 63 languages. The online Google translation tool is a typical example of how the Google Translation works. This app is just fine when it comes to simple translation but it has a tendency of making funny translations when a complex sentence is inputted. The app offers you the luxury of saving translations offline and comes free of cost.
Lonely Planet is your best bet if you are more concerned about the voice quality rather than the variety. With 600 phrases in store and with an ability to support 31 languages, the app is pretty accurate in what it does. All you have to do is to choose a phrase and the app will provide you with the translated text, phonetic, pronunciation or the sound clip. The app can be a good source of education rather than just another ordinary translating solution. It is definitely worth its price – $5.99.
The setup of Vocre is truly amazing. It works like a toy. Speak out your input language and turn the phone to its axis; the app will output your selected language. The pricing factor is yet again a drawback in this application. Users have to pay for every single translation even though they can be purchased in bulk for future use. Though you get a free translation time, they are quickly soaked up only for the trials.
This app is free but you might have to pay for the content through multimedia platform. It supports 39 interactive texts each of which costs around $7. These texts can deliver written and spoken comprehension in multimedia magazine format. The app encourages innovative learning and can be very useful for students that want to learn new languages as well.
myLanguage has been in existence for many years from now. The recent version of this app is fed with many features. About 59 languages are offered here along with the dialects. A method of star rating enlightens the quality of this product. Users approve the phrases and its translation with the star rating so that new comers can have an idea on their quality. The product’s voice quality is its biggest plus. There is free version and an affordable pro version for users to make an examination. The pro version is offered at $5.99.
As the name suggests, the creators of this app have claimed that it is capable of converting any bark into English. This funny statement means that the app is capable of detecting even the average language and converting them into the desired language. If the claims are proved to be true, then this app is surely the best choice for people with naturally gruff or soar voices.
‘Only a lad that has struggled in a foreign land, not knowing the native language and being amongst people that have behaved and talked in a strange way, would be realizing the worthiness of having a translating solution’. These language translating apps comes in very handy especially when you are on a travel. And what better than having them in your iPhone?
Sanjay Bojan, an internet analyst, is keen in observing broadband providers in UK. Also he enjoys to compare broadband service and their marketing strategies followed in different countries across the globe.