Google Translate

Stay connected overseas with Google Translate, a simple app that can translate written, spoken or printed language. Now it's packed with even more offline features, so you can use it on the go.

Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
4 stars

Free

Translate text

The most basic feature of Translate is the text translation. Just type in a word or phrase and you'll instantly get a translation. Want to know how it sounds? You can also hear the translation spoken aloud.

Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Screenshot by Sarah Mitroff/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
4 stars

Free

Word Lens

Word Lens is a handy feature that overlays translations on top of printed text, such as a street sign. Just hold the app's viewfinder up to the words and you'll see the translation in real time as you move your phone.

Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Screenshot by Sarah Mitroff/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
4 stars

Free

Conversation mode

A new feature in the latest update, Conversation mode lets you have a back-and-forth conversation while the app translates between two people.

Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Screenshot by Sarah Mitroff/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
4 stars

Free

Write to translate

Besides typing or speaking, you can also handwrite words and phrases on the touchscreen, which are then converted to text to translate.

Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Screenshot by Sarah Mitroff/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
4 stars

Free

SMS translations

Google Translate can also translate your existing SMS messages.

Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Screenshot by Sarah Mitroff/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
4 stars

Free

Phrasebook

You can save your translations to a phrasebook, which syncs between devices.

Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Screenshot by Sarah Mitroff/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
4 stars

Free

Language packs

The app has 90 languages and you can download individual language packs to use offline.

Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Screenshot by Sarah Mitroff/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
4 stars

Free

Saved translations

The app keeps a list of all of your translations so you can refer to them later.

Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Screenshot by Sarah Mitroff/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
4 stars

Free

Hot Galleries

CNET's Top Choices

Looking for a vacuum cleaner?

Whether you’re looking for a traditional upright vacuum, a nimble stick model, or a low-maintenance robot vac, this list has an option that’s right for you.

Hot Products