AccelaStudy Helps You ‘Translate Now!’

Price: Free    Score: 9/10    By Anna PapachristosTranslate Now! by AccelaStudy®

For the world traveler or student on-the-go, translating words or phrases quickly isn’t always easy. Pocket dictionaries aren’t always pocket-friendly and you may not have access to a computer when trying to form an entire phrase.  However, with Translate Now! by AccelaStudy, from Renkara Media Group, Inc., translating words and phrases has never been easier… or cheaper!

Powered by Google Translate, Translate Now! offers languages ranging from the typical English, Spanish and French translations, to Filipino, Hebrew and Lithuanian, allowing users to translate words and phrases using 36 different languages.  Users can even enjoy the added convenience of auto-enlarged text when translating symbolic texts, such as Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Hindi.  To choose your languages, imply swipe through the banners at the top and middle of the screen.

To enter text, tap the open space on the top half of the screen.  Once the desired word or phrase has been entered, tap the green arrow to see the translation on the bottom half of the screen.  When done, tap the ‘X’ in the upper right corner of the top half of the screen to wipe everything clean and begin another translation.  To interchange the top and bottom languages, just use the up and down arrow icon in the middle of the toolbar at the bottom of the screen.

In addition to its easy-to-use interface, Translate Now! also provides the added convenience of copy and paste.  Users can paste text into the translator window as well as copy the translation to the clipboard.  Use the envelope button in the left corner of the toolbar at the bottom of the screen to email your translation, too.

Translate Now! saves your current session even if you quit out of the app.  Upon your return, you will still find your most recent translation as well as your most recent language selection.  However, if you enter a word that fails to accurately translate, do not fret – like most online translators, not all words and phrases translate successfully.  These problems do not reflect negatively on the app, though, for Translate Now! works seamlessly and, being powered by Google Translator, can only translate as well as the source software.

The reliability of this app, its simple beauty and fantastically non-existent price make it a must-have for even those with casual, infrequent translating needs. Finally, a free translator that is truly pocket-sized!

Translate Now! requires an Internet connection, iPhone OS 3.0 or later and is compatible with the iPhone and iPod Touch.


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