A free app available on Android, iOS and Windows Phone, iTranslate offers both translation and dictionary services in 80 languages. While it is not as sophisticated as the google translate, it is a very handy app as its interface is clear and simple and so it is very easy and quick to use. You can either input by typing in the words you want to translate or speaking into the app.
The voice feature allows travelers to say a phrase into the app and have the translation spoken back. It even speaks the pronunciation of the language back to you in some languages including Chinese, Polish and Turkish. Sometimes spelling can be tricky so the app works to predict what you are trying to type as well. The app’s AirTranslate feature links two users wirelessly so they can connect in their native languages and have a real-time translated conversation.
While there are certain hitches with using this app, including difficulty in writing symbols, distracting ads that keep popping up, and the need for internet connection to access the voice feature, some of its winning attributes include the ability to share translations through text, email or social media and the ease of toggling between many different languages.