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Top translation apps for filling your passport (and your home screen)

02.18.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles, Travel Articles
Top translation apps for filling your passport (and your home screen)A few things hold me back from international travel: money and language barriers. I’ve only been outside of the United States once, and it was on a cheap spring break cruise to Ensenada, Mexico. The pool for the whole boat fit a waterslide and a handful of small children. I spent most of my vacation reading and waiting to go on an excursion. I was 12.  When I can bust the piggy bank and make it outside of the States, I don’t want language to get in the way of communicating with locals.
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BEST TRANSLATION APP OVERALL

TripLingo
This app combines multiple tools for international travel while maintaining a translation focus.
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  • Text translator: Yes
  • Photo translator: Yes
  • Phrasebook: With subscription
  • Offline translation: Yes
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  • Voice translator: Yes
  • Text translator: Yes
  • Photo translator: With subscription
  • Phrasebook: No
  • Offline translation: With subscription
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IMAGE: Mashable BEST WITH SUBSCRIPTION iTranslate The free version is underwhelming, but extensive features are available for $50 a year.
  • Voice translator: With subscription
  • Text translator: Yes
  • Photo translator: With subscription
  • Phrasebook: Yes
  • Offline translation: With subscription
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IMAGE: Mashable BEST FREE TRANSLATION APP Microsoft’s Translator App The Translator App by Microsoft delivers all the essentials without a subscription.
  • Voice translator: Yes
  • Text translator: Yes
  • Photo translator: Yes
  • Phrasebook: Yes
  • Offline translator: Yes
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IMAGE: Mashable BEST TRANSLATION APP FOR APPLE USERS Translate Now Augmented reality, Apple Watch compatibility, and an integrated extension are highlights of a feature-dense application.
  • Voice translator: Yes
  • Text translator: Yes
  • Photo translator: Yes
  • Phrasebook: No
  • Offline translation: Yes
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IMAGE: Mashable BEST BACKUP TRANSLATION APP SayHi This free app doesn’t have key features like a photo translator or offline capabilities, but it has the best free voice and text translation of the bunch.
  • Voice translator: Yes
  • Text translator: Yes
  • Photo translator: No
  • Phrasebook: No
  • Offline translation: No
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IMAGE: Mashable BEST-DESIGNED TRANSLATION APP Papago Take a design straight out of Silicon Valley but make it free. That’s Papago. Just don’t expect less popular languages.
  • Voice translator: Yes
  • Text translator: Yes
  • Photo translator: Coming soon
  • Phrasebook: Yes
  • Offline translation: Only for Korean, Chinese, and Japanese
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