BestApps announces Safari Browser Translator 1.0, the company’s new website and internet translation tool developed exclusively iOS devices, Browse with your own language now. After a successful Translator Scanner app with over 500K users and with over all more than 12 Million users, this new-mobile App experience offers websites and internet translation inside the Safari Browser App, which make it very easy for users to uncover the power of translation inside Safari Browser. This App enables you to translate most websites and pages with just one click.
Supporting more than 131 languages, Safari Translate is a browser widget that will help people translate web pages easily to any supported language without leaving the browser. Translate directly inside the Safari browser App.
2 taps to translate any websites
The translation is very accurate and is using Google servers
iPhone / iPad support in all sizes and models
Very fast within 1 to 5 seconds translates the entire site
Has the ability to set the preferred language to default
very easy to use
Very small size
Safari Browser Extension
Supports any screen size
Supports any screen size
Supports English, German, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic and more than 130 languages. The application also enables you to copy translated text. Additionally, when you click on the translated text gives you the original text before the translation. There is also a zoom-in feature to make it easier to read and illustrate the font.
Creekcats LLC has released Caidanshuo2 2.6, an update to their English to Chinese menu translator for iOS devices. The app offers Chinese travelers an easy way to order food while visiting English-speaking countries.
“Caidanshuo2” (Chinese for “The Menu Says”) was developed to make ordering as easy as taking a photo and cropping it as needed. Once a photo is taken of a menu, cropped as needed, and the user presses “Translate,” the app immediately begins translating the selected menu into Chinese. The result is an easily understandable Chinese menu to read and order from. The app’s custom-designed translation engine offers the ability to understand over 38,000 menu-related phrases.
* Translates English menus to Chinese, simply using a photo of the menu
* No Internet connection required
* Includes over 38,000 menu-related words and phrases
* Displays translated words in a bold, easy-to-read font, perfect for older travelers
* Each line of the menu is displayed with its translation immediately below it, so it’s easy to match each item to its translation.
* Saves translation results, so users can easily go back and forth through the pages of a menu while they decide what to eat
* The handy built-in flashlight makes the app ideal for use in low-light conditions
* Easily shares translation results via email or Facebook with an available Internet connection
* Handy feedback feature allows users to offer comments and suggestions directly to developers
Caidanshuo2 2.6 is free, and is available through the App Store. It can be launched up to three times for free, and several menu pages can be processed with a single launch of the app, so a user can use the app for several meals for free. They will then need to unlock the app via a convenient $1.99 in-app purchase.
ABBYY n Wednesday announced that their image-to-text application TextGrabber, has been installed 1,000,000 times in just 5 days. The app, featured on App Store, Product Hunt & AppShopper, scans, translates and saves text or QR-codes from any printed material.
The app recognizes 60+ languages on any device, with no Internet connection needed. Users can edit the captured text, listen to it via VoiceOver, translate it into over 90 languages, send it as a text message or e-mail, and more.
The App Store Editors say: “Capturing printed words and magically morphing them into easy-to-edit digital text is TextGrabber’s bread and butter. But we love it nearly as much for the sci-fi cool factor of being able to instantly translate Italian restaurant menus, French fashion magazines, and Japanese graphic novels into our native language.”
Over 750,000 documents have been recognized and 100,000 translations made in TextGrabber in just 5 days of the App Store featuring, since June 16. The most popular languages translated so far are English, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, German, Spanish and Japanese.
While I enjoy visiting foreign lands, one thing I don’t enjoy doing when traveling abroad is ordering dinner. Attempting to figure out a menu written in another language can kill your appetite in a New York minute.
Luckily, Creekcats LLC has recently released a lineup of handy menu translation apps for the iPhone and iPad. I had the opportunity to try out their latest, “The Menu Says 2.6,” which was developed to easily translate French menus to English.
While there are many apps that attempt to do general translation for travelers, all making a stab at being a jack of all trades type app that translates everything from conversations, to street signs, to the fine print in a rental car contract, The Menu Says is designed to do one thing, and one thing only, translate menus.
I sat down with the app, and a couple of menus I had downloaded from the Internet and printed out, and gave the app a try. (Sadly, our review budget here at Mac OS X News doesn’t allow me to travel to France, or even Montreal, or even the French restaurant down the street, just to test an app.
I have to say, the app does a very nice job of translating French menus into readable and understandable English, which I believe I would be able to use to order food in a Paris restaurant. While I am nowhere near fluent in French, I do know enough about French cuisine to tell that the app does a good job of translating.
Using the app is easy-peasy. Simply fire the app up, take a photo of the menu, crop the photo to highlight the column of the menu you wish to translate, hit the “Translate” button, and wait a few short moments for the translation to take place.
The result is a line by line translation of the menu, with the French menu item first, immediately followed by the English translation. This is handy, as it could allow the user to be able to point at the item they wish to order, secure in the knowledge that there won’t be any big surprises coming their way when their order is brought to the table.
If you are planning to travel to France sometime soon, or a French speaking province in Canada, or even that snooty French joint downtown, I highly recommend downloading The Menu Says to your iPhone and giving it a try. The Download is free, and you can try it three times before needing to pay anything. If you like it, it’ll cost you $0.99 for a weeks worth of use, (more than enough for most vacations), or $2.99 for unlimited use.
I really liked The Menu Says. I’m a big fan of apps that don’t try to do everything, but instead concentrate on doing a one thing really well. This app is that type of app, and I enjoyed using it. There’s a very low learning curve, and anyone should be able to figure it out in just a few moments.
The Menu Says is free, and is available in the App Store. As mentioned above, users will get three free uses before needing to rent or purchase the app.
Note: The above review was commissioned by the developer, and has been written in an objective, unbiased fashion.
Creekcats LLC has released The Menu Says 2.52, their innovative French to English menu translator for iOS devices.The app offers a quick and easy way for English-speaking travelers to translate French menus into a readable menu.
Users can simply use the app to take a photo of the menu, crop the image to include only the column they wish to translate, then tap the “Translate” button and wait for the translation. Translation results are displayed in an easy-to-read large typeface, with each line of the original menu immediately followed by its proper translation, making it easy to simply point to the item they wish to order.
The app is based on the same translation engine as is used by the company’s other menu translation apps, “Le Menu Dit,” which performs English to French menu translations; “Il Menu Dice,” their popular English to Italian menu translator; and Caidanshuo, their English to Chinese menu translation tool.
* Translates French menus to English, using a photo of the menu
* Works without an Internet connection
* Includes over 38,000 menu-related words and phrases
* Displays translated words in a bold font, perfect for travelers 55 and older
* Shows each line of the menu with its translation immediately below, so it’s easy to match each item to its translation.
* Saves results, so users can easily go back and forth through pages of a menu
* Includes a built-in flashlight function for use in low-light conditions
* Shares translation results via email or Facebook with an available Internet connection
The Menu Says 2.52 is free, and is available through the App Store in the Travel category. The app can be launched three times for free, and several menu pages can be processed with a single launch of the app, so a user can use the app for several meals for free. They will then need to unlock the app via a convenient in-app purchase. Options for premium features include one week’s usage for $0.99, or unlimited usage for $2.99.
Creekcats has updated their popular French menu translator for iOS devices. The app allows French-speaking travelers to take a photo of an English restaurant menu, resulting in a translation of the menu, allowing them to understand and order from an English menu. Version 2.0 offers a larger translation dictionary, improved translation engine, and more. Read more
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