There are plenty of translation apps on iOS. Google Translate offers a decent free service that you’re probably familiar with already. But perhaps the biggest name in the mobile translation game is iTranslate, and their flagship voice translation app has just gone completely free amidst a big redesign.
iTranslate Voice – was $8/£8, now free
The app offers voice translations in over 40 languages, with an in-built phrasebook to help you find common phrases when you need them most. It can also write up transcripts of your conversations for future reference – all great features to help you learn or improve a new language.
So what’s the catch? Well, as part of the reimagining of iTranslate Voice, the developers have switched to a subscription model for its pro features. This is good news for those with minimal needs, or who want to check out the functions before parting with any cash. But the downside, of course, is that if you require the pro level subscription you’re looking at a recurring fee instead of a one-off payment.
However, if this is the kind of app you’d mainly take advantage of while on vacation, remember that App Store subscriptions can be canceled any time so it could be worth just paying for a single month as and when you need it. And an iTranslate Pro subscription grants full access to all three of the core iTranslate apps, not just this one.
Either way, this is a quality translation app and worth checking out if you haven’t tried it before!