Developer: Chatsworth and Whitton Limited
Current Version: 1.3
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Download Size: 5.1 MB - Download
Translation is a handy little app that takes care of all your language translation needs. The app lives in your Mac's menubar and is instantly available at the click of a button. Searching the web for translation services will be a thing of the past once you make the switch to Translation.
Here is what Translation offers:
⁕ Beautiful pixel perfect design which is retina-ready
⁕ Extremely ease to use interface that is slick and clutter-free
⁕ Ability to make translations in dozens of languages such as English, German, French Spanish and many more!
⁕ Anchor button to make the app visible above all other apps, allowing you to easily copy and paste content into the app quickly
⁕ Opacity control to adjust the transparency of the app window
We hope Translation becomes a useful and important addition to your collection of handy utility apps. We plan on a very active development cycle, so please spread the word and keep sending us your feedback! Thanks :)
- Optimizations for future compataibility
Most Helpful Reviews
Translation - Works very well -- makes e-mailing my friend in France much more fun as we can use "franglais" when we want!
Cannot connect to server; doesn't work AT ALL! - I am a student who requires constant and convenient access a translation tool. Among the most efficient tools I have found so far, I enjoy using the Ultralingua Spanish/English Dictionary on the iPhone for its ease of access and immediate response. The only disadvantage is that it is limited by its number of word entries. The Bravolol Diccionario, also on the iPhone, is comparable in performance and seems to have more word entries. However, it is limited by its inability to work without internet (and still, limited word entries). Then there is Google Translate, which can translate an entire paragraph for you at one time. This is useful for especially high level reading. However, I found it to frequently translate incorrectly, especially with (but not limited to) colloqiualisms. Therefore, a more advanced student of language translation and interpretation has to constantly double check Google against other databases for accuracy. The reason I decided to try this app was because it boasted the convenient access from the top menu with a pop-down box for instant user entry and server feedback. I thought, Wow! This is just what I need. But first impressions are the ones that last. As soon as I installed the app, I attempted to use it. Just as I thought, the drop down box was perfect. But when I typed in my first word, it didn't seem to respond; until after several minutes, when a pop-up message said that it could not find the server. I turned off my network protection. I re-started the app. I re-started my computer.... nothing; not a single translation with what seemed to be countless attempts using many known, and simple spanish and english words. I just downloaded the app today onto my MacBook Pro running OS X v. 10.9.4. Until FIPLAB fixes this catastrophic gliche, I ABSOLUTELY DO NOT recommend this app.