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.
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.
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.
A new feature in the latest update, Conversation mode lets you have a back-and-forth conversation while the app translates between two people.
Besides typing or speaking, you can also handwrite words and phrases on the touchscreen, which are then converted to text to translate.
Google Translate can also translate your existing SMS messages.
You can save your translations to a phrasebook, which syncs between devices.
The app has 90 languages and you can download individual language packs to use offline.
The app keeps a list of all of your translations so you can refer to them later.