The iPhone is wonderful mate when it comes to travelling. You will find a whole lot of language translation apps in the store but not all of them are worth trying. Most of them do well with simple words and sentences, but only a few applications provide accurate translations of complex sentences. A good translation app has to be fairly accurate and must have a user-friendly interface. Here’s a list of the 7 most reliable iPhone applications that can either teach you new languages or take away your need to learn one completely.
1). Google Translate: For those who have used the online Google translator must be aware of its abilities. The Google translator app provides voice input for 17 languages, and spoken and test translations for 23 and 63 languages respectively. The application does fairly good when it comes to complex translations as it conveys the message, but the best feature of this application is its simple and organized interface and its ability to keep an offline track of previous translations.
2). Word Lens: The Word Lens is one spectacular app at least from the consumer’s point of view. The application does well with translating words, sentences and also phrases. But wait, there is a catch! Before you start looking for this application in the iTunes store, you should know that though the application is available for a free download it will cost you a $10 one way charge for each language. This means that you can translate from Spanish to English with a $10 charge, but also translating from English to Spanish will cost you a total of $20.
3). Vocre: Well, this application does not have a lot of features but just vocal translation. Speak in the microphone and turn the phone on its axis, the application will translate back to you. This application works on pay per translation basis. The application is a free download and also gives you 20 free translations, which most of the people exhaust in testing. Beware! It works better in less crowded places.
4). Lonely Planet: This is one quality application that can not only translate some words and phrases for you but teach you a new language. You can choose from a directory of words and phrases and the application will translate your request via text, phonetic pronunciation and sound clips. This app is not for free but what it gives back is worth the buy.
5). myLanguage: myLanguage is without a doubt one of the best translator apps. It has spent a lot of time in the market and improved with time. The speech quality is fantastic and the app supports about 59 languages. The trial version is free but once you have used it, you will definitely opt for the pro version.
6). Plango!: Plango works in a multimedia format and it is basically a teaching application rather than a translator. It translates the written and spoken test from comprehensions which help in learning quicker. The app is a free download but the Interactive texts are a $7 each buy.
7). Dog Translator: What if you can understand what your dog has to say? This Dr. Dolittle based application claims to translate an average dog barking into English. Worth a try! I hope it comes with a disclaimer. Try free versions till you really need a translator application but when you do, do not hesitate to spend some money.
About the author: Rebecca is a blogger by profession. She loves writing on environment and technology. Beside this she is fond of Magic Scarf. These days she is busy in writing an article on music games.