Whether you want to figure out a menu, sign or basic conversation, the Google Translate app comes in extra handy. The browser-based translation tool has been a front-runner for years, and the apps are useful to travelers all over the world.
A free app that supports about 90 languages, you should be able to travel almost anywhere and make your way around quite easily. The app offers you 4 ways to enter in a word or phrase: typing it in, voicing it out, taking a picture of it or drawing it on the screen.
The Visual translation function whose feature currently supports 6 languages, including French, Italian and Russian, works without internet, allows you to point your smartphone camera at some text and an instant English translation appears on-screen with road signs, pictures and menus too.
Another feature -The Simultaneous Speech- allows you to just tap on the mic symbol and Google automatically translates whatever it hears into your preferred language.
It is very easy to toggle between languages on this app and you can even save the translations that you use often. You might be faced with certain challenges such as minor mistakes with full sentences and complications with copying and pasting textS from other websites or texts, but in all, this app is extremely helpful.