By Oleksandr Izvekov
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Translate Tab is an easy to use translation tool for quick translation.
The idea behind Translate Tab is to have a handy tool when you need to do some basic translation. Translate Tab gives you instant translation into 57 languages.
✭ Translates into 57 languages
✭ Detects source language automatically
✭ Translates text instantly
✭ Inputs text phonetically
✭ Enables to read and listen to your translation
✭ Translates entire web pages
✭ Checks spelling
✭ Sends to instant translation through shortcut
✭ And more features are coming soon...
Afrikaans Albanian Armenian Azerbaijani
Arabic Basque Belarusian Bulgarian Catalan
Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Croatian Czech
Danish Dutch English Estonian Filipino Finnish French
Galician Georgian German Greek Haitian Creole
Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Italian Irish Japanese
Korean Latvian Lithuanian Macedonian Malay Maltese
Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian
Serbian Slovak Slovenian Spanish Swahili Swedish Thai
Turkish Ukrainian Urdu Vietnamese Welsh Yiddish
You need an Internet connection to access the Translation Tab
What's New in Version 1.0.4
Layout is a bit messed up
The actual layout of the app is different than it shows in the pictures above. Instead of an image saying "Google Translate" at the top there is a row of links to other Google services (Search Images Videos Maps Translate More…) that does not do anything when clicked. Also, while I appreciate that it shows the pronunciation when translating Chinese to English, there is no padding between the translation text and the language selection buttons below. There is, however, a whole lot of empty space along the bottom. There is also a strange floating toolbar (that exists on the regular Google Translate site as well) that you can drag around on the Translate Tab and really shouldn't be there. It looks like Google updated their Translate site and the app developer failed to update their app afterward. It is nice to not have Google Translate constantly open in Firefox (I'm an expat living in China) but the app needs some attention from its developers.
Fast, seemingly accurate, and has voice
I like how fast this app is (I use it to translate from English to German and vice-versa). It is a very nice compliment to my Collins Dictionary app because Collins does not handle phrases.
I wish I could set it to remain on the screen (I am on a Mac running OS X 10.9). Whenever I click on a different application, Translate Tab loses „focus“ (isn’t that how the geeks say it?) and goes away. This wouldn’t be such a big deal if I could get a combination of shortcut keys to work, but, alas, either my Mac won’t let that happen or Translate Tab has a bug.
Reasonable app for the money
If you use the Google Translate iPad version, you may be a little disappointed (iPad bigger,better viewing). I had trouble at first figuring out the Copy and Paste function. You'll have to use KeyBoard commands to Paste. Also could get the" Translate selection with Translation tab" to work. Maybe operator error. Not sure whats up with the Googe Translate banner on the App Store preview but not on the app itself. Glad they didn't put it in. Wouldn't have been enough room in the "Tab"