By Giorgio Vinciguerra
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Translate Convert is a fast and easy to use application for text translations, unit/currency conversions and VAT calculations.
A perfect tool for students or anyone with the need to translate any text from a webpage, document, email.
✔ Supports 36 languages*
✔ When you don't recognize a text, auto-detection feature will select the source language for you.
✔ Drag a text from a webpage or a file into the dock icon (even if the app is closed) to translate.
✔ Translate from the MenuBar.
✔ Print, save as text file or copy to clipboard your translated text with a click.
✔ The spell checker highlights the misspelled words and suggests corrections.
✔ Powered by Bing Translator.
A powerful unit and currency converter. Choose a category, type a value, and this will be converted simultaneously into dozens of units.
✔ Up-to-date currency converter with 12 of the most widely used currencies.
✔ Over 400 units grouped in 18 categories.
✔ Categories include: Length, Mass, Area, Density, Electric Current, Time, Temperature and many others!
✔ Ordinary or scientific/exponential output.
* Supported Languages: Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.
Add or exclude VAT (value added tax) from an amount to find net and gross price.
An internet connection is required to translate and update currencies.
We can't guarantee the accuracy of exchange rates.
What's New in Version 2.0
★ Version 2.0 ★
- New user interface!
- VAT calculator.
- Full screen support for Lion.
- Resizable window [user's request].
- Added multiples for metre [user's request].
★ Version 1.1 ★
- New feature: Now you can translate from the MenuBar.
- Mexican Peso (MXN) is now supported. Remember to update currency exchange rates!
Only userful if you don't like dashboard
When the app store was new, I downloaded an app named Translate for free. It worked great you could drag highlighted text to a menubar icon and it would detect the language and translate it into your default language of choice. It had many useful features. One day it simply stopped working and disappeared from the App Store.
This is not a replacement for that app. It has an auto-detect button but all it does is lock you into your macs default language. Bizarrely, you language choices appear in their respective languages. So, for example, while you may be able to identify chinese characters, if you cannot translate the chinese, you probably won't know which one is "simplified han" and which is "traditional han". This, I assume, is a feature designed to discourage those not already fluent in foreign languages. This App has a menu widget but you can't drag text to it so it really only functions as a quick launch of the app. The UI is clean so it can be used as a replacement for Apple's dashboard widgets which do the same (after the delay of dashboard loading -- which on my mac is considerable). So it's not useless just no big win. For it's limited functionality it should be free.
This App does not begin to translate more than a nahndful of internationl currencies. I cannot exchange the Polish Zloty into US dollars, for example.
5 stars app
don't hesitate its worth it