Learn foreign vocabulary from the web content you love with Babelgum!

Babelgum includes a Share action extension that extracts the text from web pages. When you read articles, recipes or cat picture reviews written in a foreign language, you can open Babelgum directly in Safari, highlight words you don’t know, and get the translation in your native language on top of the original text.

— Features

• Learn words on the fly with content you care about
• Automatic source language detection
• Supports over 60 languages
• Clean, clutter-free reading experience
• Article reader with 4 color themes and 8 fonts
• Supports export of highlighted words as CSV for use in other apps
• Lightweight app that respects your privacy

— User Stories

“My German teacher recommends reading newspapers regularly to improve my vocabulary. With Babelgum, I feel more confident opening longer articles and learning new words as I encounter them.“ — Annie H.

— Pricing

Babelgum Translator requires a paid subscription. Monthly and yearly subscription plans are offered, and each plan includes a fully functional one-month trial. Pricing in other countries or territories may vary and charges may be converted to your local currency.

— Legal Notices

If you choose to purchase Babelgum Pro, payment will be charged to your iTunes account, and your account will be charged for renewal 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to your settings in the iTunes Store after purchase.

After your Babelgum Pro free trial ends, your account will be charged unless your subscription is cancelled more than 24 hours before the end of your trial period.

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What’s New

Version 1.1.0

New: You can now select theme colors and fonts in the article reader.

Improved: We’ve relocated our Share activity. You can re-enable “Read in Babelgum” from the second row of the iOS share dialog.

Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5
8 Ratings
8 Ratings
isabellac00k ,

Not good

This is bad. I have to go on safari to use the app. And IT DOESNT EVEN TRANSLATE. It just tells you more about what you looked up. 👎🏼

Developer Response ,

Hi! The goal of the app is to help you learn foreign vocabulary. It was designed with web pages from Safari in mind, but it works with text from other places too. It translates words and shows you the translation on top of the original text to help you learn those new words in context.

To translate text, make sure you have the correct language settings selected, then highlight the text and tap “Translate”. I hope this helps you get the most out of your Babelgum trial.

Audreys-friend ,

So helpful

Was honestly one of the best apps I’ve used for translate. Really helps with my reading for french class!

ilykemoosic ,

not free

claims it’s free but you have to choose a subscription fee

Developer Response ,

Hello there! As explained in the description, we require a subscription fee to cover our server costs. You can try the app for free for a month to decide if it is useful to you before you start paying.


Pandamonia LLC
33.9 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright © 2018 Pandamonia LLC. All rights reserved.
In-App Purchases
  1. 1-Month Plan $0.99
  2. 12-Month Plan $9.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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