Menu of features

In addition to its basic translation tool, Google Translate offers extras like SMS Translation, History, and Favorites.
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Translation history

Google Translate remembers your recent translations, so you can access them quickly later.
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Handwriting translation (only for Android)

The handwriting translator can be useful, but it is difficult to use, especially on the smaller touch screen of a phone.
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Google Goggles meets Google Translate (only for Android)

Take a picture of text, and use your finger to highlight. Then, watch the app translate directly from your photo.
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OCR with handwriting

It wasn't perfect, but the OCR technology even worked on my handwriting.
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OCR's versatility

Google Translate's OCR technology even works with photos containing different text sizes and font styles.
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