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* The Best Translation App *
• Secured a spot among the Top 10 apps in the Reference/Business categories in 109 countries
• Winner of the Taiwan Excellence Award 2012
• Winner of the Outstanding IT Products Award 2011
• Over one million users worldwide

* Product Overview *
Point the iPhone’s or the new iPad’s camera at any word and Worldictionary will instantly define and translate it. No need to manually type words or take pictures. This app will be your indispensable travel tool primed to give you translation on-the-go.

* Demo Videos *

* Product Details *
- Instant View & Translate
• The instant 'View and Translate' feature allows you to get instant translation simply by pointing your iPhone’s camera at a word you want to look up.
• Worldictionary recognizes and translates amongst multiple languages, ranging from Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Hungarian, Russian, Czech, Slovak and Romanian. No need to type a word to look it up!
• You can also select an image from your iPhone to get the translation immediately without typing words in.

- Detailed & Full Sentence Translation
• To proceed with looking up additional words or knowing more about the usage of particular words, you can first take a snap of the text and then focus on the words one by one and look them up.
• Provides full sentence translation and pronunciation.
• The 'Advance Search' function lets you search through Google, Wikipedia and YouTube to expand your search.
• Works with the world's leading dictionary( Collins, Dr.eye and Transtar dictionary), lets you get the most authoritative word explanations.

- Smart & Helpful Functions
• Save your search records automatically. You can even build your own word database to increase translation efficiency.
• You can also manually enter and translate words.
• Provides an anti-shake function for better image quality.
• Provides in app purchase offline dictionary.

* Customers’ Reviews *
• Brilliant app! - Thanks for developing such a handy tool. I have already used it to translate menu items and will definitely use it on my first trip abroad. Well worth the price. (Apr 22, 2012 by lht61ha)
• Amazing app for a phone! - Very easy to use translator app that works brilliantly with text. All the various functions, including recognizing words and translating from text, are very useful. 5 star. (Apr 22, 2012 by Simon Medlicott)
• Worldictionary, one of the most revolutionary iPhone app ideas. (Mar 20, 2012 by Sven Luiv)

What's New

Version 5.1.2

- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

o0TheGoodLife0o ,

Unintuitive . . .

and barely works.

Goldy559 ,


Save your money

BreakerOfNations ,

This is an indispensable app for travelers

Worldictionary is really an amazing app for those of you who plan on traveling abroad or who do frequest business trips to other regions. Even if you are around multicultural environments with different language groups or are simply learning a new language yourself, you should grab this app. The amount of different languages supported is staggering. Translations of texts from 21 different languages (including English) is available to users. The app is automatic so you do not need to look a word up. All you do is point the camera at words from different languages around you -- like a traffic sign or a segment in a book -- and the app does the translation automatically. If you want only a segment translated from a block of heavy text, simply snap a picture of the segment of writing and drag your finger around the words or sentence syou want translated.

I have fmaily living in different countries and continents around the world, so this app is perfect for my needs. I am glad to know an app like this exists making me not have to rely on traditional and slow processes like using a dictionary to look word sup by hand. If you are even a video game fan of Japanese role-playing games, for instance, an app like this could make translations so much easier and the games so much more enjoyable to play. There are many uses for the app and am glad to have found it.


Penpower Inc.
82.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Unrestricted Web Access
©2018 Penpower Technology Ltd.
In-App Purchases
  1. Collins English<->Japanese Dictionary $4.99
  2. Transtar Chinese<->English Dictionary $1.99
  3. Collins English<->Korean Dictionary $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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