There are two main types of foreign language apps for iPhone. There are apps that actually help you actually learn a new language, and apps that can help you quickly and correctly translate words or phrases. The five apps on this list are of the latter type. If you need an iPhone app that can translate a foreign language for you, these are our favorites.
SayHi Translate offers translation support for over 100 languages, including country-specific dialects. The translations you produce can be shared via email, SMS, Facebook, or Twitter. While it’s not perfect, various reviewers have praised the overall accuracy of the translations.
What sets SayHi Translate apart from the competition is the app’s clean user interface. Additionally, the app makes it easy to go back into your translation history and recover old conversations.
iTranslate supports over 80 languages. This app is especially appealing for people who need romanizations in their translations (aka transcribing the characters of another alphabet into Latin letters). This makes iTranslate ideal for people who need to read Chinese or Japanese characters, but are not familiar with the language at all.
Another great feature of this app is the multi-translation option. Unlike many other apps, iTranslate offers dictionaries that can help you isolate the perfect translation for what you want to say and who you want to say it to.
Additionally, predictive text options and swipe gestures to copy and paste make iTranslate an app that is very fast to type in. This speeds up translation, saving you time.
Developed by Ultralingua, Spanish-English Translation Dictionary and Verbs is an iOS app. Ultralingua actually offers a number of different translation apps for iOS and Mac, but we’re focusing on this Spanish-English translator app for two main reasons.
Firstly, as the number of Spanish speakers rises in the US, an increasing number of Americans need to interact in person or over business correspondence in Spanish. Secondly, this particular Ultralingua app has gotten rave reviews from USA Today and the New York Times, as quoted on the App Store page.
This app will appeal to iPhone users because of its little, thoughtful features. You can easily translate numbers into words...