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The world is closer than ever with over 100 languages

4.5 Ratings 979K+ Reviews 1B+ Downloads

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  • Need to continually update and add new features Sep 16, 2019

    By WJMBOLIN
    This app is so much better than Microsoft translator. I used it first set a lot of messages on social media to new friends only to find out those messages were a jumbled mess of random words. They assume you lack the skills and ability process thoughts into Russian even with translator. It’s hard to come back from. I love that you can translate live with the camera because a lot of times I’m watching a broadcast or something and trying to keep up with everyone. The thing however that frustrates me the most about all apps including this one is that they tend to stop listening before the conversation has ended. Whether I just push the button and let go or cold it during the entire time after certain. It’s stops listening and you have to stop the sound if you’re lucky enough to be able to rewind it. I would like it to be easier to use within an app and not have to copy and paste etc. but overall I really like it it’s the one I use most and I’ve got some I paid for that just don’t stack up.
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  • Cool google translator app Dec 4, 2020

    By NickPark2018
    Plz add more languages all the time new languages even the languages rarely spoken in case someone wants to learn that language possibly and also add a updated brand new redesign of google translate so it will be better and cooler looking and the option to translate the letters translation language into pink text for girls or blue text for boys Keep up the excellent work please also add Bosnian Cyrillic pretty please and also add Armenian Cyrillic lots of Armenians use Cyrillic in Armenian language when typing and also if possible please add the option to type in Cyrillic for Finlandian Cyrillic language because Russia took over control of a part of Finland and Now Like 11 percent of Finland belongs to Russia so it makes sense to have Finlandian Cyrillic and please pretty please add the option to type in Blue color for boys on google translate and pink color for girls on google translate and not the pink color that is not attractive on google translate but the one that is pleasant and looks nice on the app when typing and same thing for blue color oh and one more thing please add the languages Irish for voice translation and transcribe fearure and Scots Gaelic for voice translation and transcribe feature and also please pick the 100 next coolest languages to learn that are different and add them to google translate
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  • Mar 22, 2021

    By Alex Bitzer
    I use this quite often as I learn Japanese and Chinese and the ability to use the camera or a photo to translate things is amazing. Obviously you cannot just attempt to pronounce Japanese/Chinese characters so this is huge for me. I also used the camera feature while I was in Switzerland and it works surprisingly well when I used to to translate menus and other small things. One thing I wish is that when saving words or phrases it would be possible to go back to them and filter them by language
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  • Accessibility for Instructional Design Oct 24, 2018

    By kkennedy555
    Google Translate is now a form of augmented reality and is adapted for educational purposes. This application provides users with tools to translate between languages and they now include an image option; users take a photograph of a sign, piece of paper, or other form of written text and receive a translation in the language of their choice. This augmented reality is ground breaking because this allows online learners to access content in other languages. The application also translates spoken word in real time, which allows all learners to access audio in written form, in their own language, online or in-person. This version of augmented reality that is adapted for education can be utilized in an online learning environment and can be utilized by instructional designers. One of the major challenges with instructional design is selecting the correct tools to build learning experiences. With this application, instructional designers are able to create a course in their own language and can make their lesson accessible to learners by recommending Google Translate for accessibility. I plan to utilize this in conjunction with my online lessons and videos in order to reach more students with diverse abilities and primary languages.
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  • Good app, but bugs or improvements needed Feb 28, 2018

    By Kiba9001
    I really like this app, but there are many bugs and difficulty when using it. For example, when using the speech function it constantly stops working, saying there is a connection error where there isn't any. Or if my phone tilts a little bit on its side, the audio will stop and I have to start it all over again. This brings me to my next point: editing text. When you try to edit the text youre translating, its difficult to click it to be able to edit it or even find the spot you want to edit since the space is so small and cluttered. A function that will be really helpful is a pause/play button when youre having the text be read allowed and when the text is being read allowed, it doesnt stop if the device tilts to one side.
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  • Apr 1, 2021

    By Shiloh Nelson
    I used it for years on my Galaxy Note 8 with no problems, but I just upgraded to a new Galaxy S21 Ultra and I don't like how it works. When I copy text the translate button sometimes doesn't appear or it will appear later after I switch apps. When the button does appear it doesn't automatically go away after a few seconds so I have to manually swipe it away which is very annoying. And why does it always having to be there in my notification screen? I have to block it so its not taking up space. EDIT: I just lowered my review more because it seems the responder didn't even read what I wrote and responded with a copy/paste response.
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  • Mar 30, 2021

    By Mike Rodriguez
    There should be a hold option when I'm using the live🎤 translation...so when I leave, then return to speak more words, it doesnt keep erasing all I had done. This is very frustrating. Is it normal for a Russian word definition to completely change just because its capitalised? That happens often in this app. Also, I should set the timeout not the app, I hate when it cuts me off when I'm speaking.
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  • Mar 29, 2021

    By Saleha Jafrin
    I used to love this app and use it everyday. I normally translate from Bangla to English, but for some odd reason the translation speech button stopped working. I uninstalled and installed the app again, but now the translation doesn't even work. The text doesn't change to English and the speech doesn't work!!! What is going on???
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  • Hard to Use, Inaccurate, Barely Works Dec 28, 2018

    By Lizzie Licious
    Many times when I record audio or pictures, the translation doesn’t even come up. The audio is worse since no matter what I do, speaking into the microphone is just a bust. I’ll say something into the microphone, and it won’t do anything. It doesn’t even load, it just indefinitely waits for me to say more. No matter how much I say, real words or not, it doesn’t ever even acknowledge that I’m done talking and if I hit any buttons, the X to close it or microphone button that you’d think would tell what it said, just cancel out of it. Not to mention, taking pics is a nightmare. You have to highlight with your finger the phrases you want translated, but you can’t move the picture around easily. So if you zoom into a certain part, it’s hard to zoom back out, and you can’t move the picture at all without zooming in or out. So if you zoom out in a way that makes the pic go off to the side, well, too bad. Why can’t it just detect the words itself? Or at the very least, why can’t I translate more then one thing in a picture, and do I have to take the same picture again and again just to see everything it says?
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  • Terrible design - using the browser version is better Jul 6, 2018

    By NYCJames
    I installed this because I frequently use the browser version in Google to translate between English and French and I thought the app would be more convenient. Took me less than a minute to see the flaws in it. It's a horribly designed app - for example, in the browser version you can "switch" the languages around to make the destination language the source language. This is really helpful if, for example, you wish to practice making sentences in a language and then switch them around to compare your sentence to how Google translates it. In the app, there is a switch button but it switches the TEXT between windows instead of just switching which is source and which is destination - so my French sentence goes into the English window and vice versa, meaning they don't get translated. This is either a really stupid bug or an inexcusable design flaw, and to be honest it's entirely what I've come to expect from Google software. There are ALWAYS really stupid bugs and oversights which people complain about for years but which they never fix. Oh well, uninstalling it now.
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  1. Efficient and effective translations between 103 languages, you can tap to translate, and translate anywhere in 59 languages even when offline
  2. 2 great ways to learn: conversation mode (2-way instant translation in 32 languages) and handwriting (draw characters, no keyboard necessary)
  3. Take a picture for easy translation with instant camera translation in 38 languages and camera mode in 37 languages

Reviewed by Laura S on January 26, 2018

  • Cool google translator app Dec 4, 2020

    By NickPark2018
    Plz add more languages all the time new languages even the languages rarely spoken in case someone wants to learn that language possibly and also add a updated brand new redesign of google translate so it will be better and cooler looking and the option to translate the letters translation language into pink text for girls or blue text for boys Keep up the excellent work please also add Bosnian Cyrillic pretty please and also add Armenian Cyrillic lots of Armenians use Cyrillic in Armenian language when typing and also if possible please add the option to type in Cyrillic for Finlandian Cyrillic language because Russia took over control of a part of Finland and Now Like 11 percent of Finland belongs to Russia so it makes sense to have Finlandian Cyrillic and please pretty please add the option to type in Blue color for boys on google translate and pink color for girls on google translate and not the pink color that is not attractive on google translate but the one that is pleasant and looks nice on the app when typing and same thing for blue color oh and one more thing please add the languages Irish for voice translation and transcribe fearure and Scots Gaelic for voice translation and transcribe feature and also please pick the 100 next coolest languages to learn that are different and add them to google translate
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  • Mar 22, 2021

    By Alex Bitzer
    I use this quite often as I learn Japanese and Chinese and the ability to use the camera or a photo to translate things is amazing. Obviously you cannot just attempt to pronounce Japanese/Chinese characters so this is huge for me. I also used the camera feature while I was in Switzerland and it works surprisingly well when I used to to translate menus and other small things. One thing I wish is that when saving words or phrases it would be possible to go back to them and filter them by language
    more
  • Accessibility for Instructional Design Oct 24, 2018

    By kkennedy555
    Google Translate is now a form of augmented reality and is adapted for educational purposes. This application provides users with tools to translate between languages and they now include an image option; users take a photograph of a sign, piece of paper, or other form of written text and receive a translation in the language of their choice. This augmented reality is ground breaking because this allows online learners to access content in other languages. The application also translates spoken word in real time, which allows all learners to access audio in written form, in their own language, online or in-person. This version of augmented reality that is adapted for education can be utilized in an online learning environment and can be utilized by instructional designers. One of the major challenges with instructional design is selecting the correct tools to build learning experiences. With this application, instructional designers are able to create a course in their own language and can make their lesson accessible to learners by recommending Google Translate for accessibility. I plan to utilize this in conjunction with my online lessons and videos in order to reach more students with diverse abilities and primary languages.
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  • Pages of Translation Lightening Fast, and Reliable! Oct 31, 2019

    By rsmith7
    If if you are using anything but Google translate to do your Spanish work for you, you are missing the boat. It translates whole pages of text instantly without error. It uses understandable language for our US - Mexico border area. I was using a different translator when I saw a doctor using Google to communicate with a Spanish only patient. That’s when I learned about Google Translate and switched. For the past two years, I have used a different Spanish translator/dictionary App. It was slow and tedious, only would translate a short paragraph at a time, but worse - it inserted words which were clearly wrong. One time instead of asking my gardener to complete a task, it inserted the word marriage into the sentence! His wife would have not been happy! Luckily I caught it before texting as I had to double- check every phrase. But now I no longer have to worry and each phrase is spot on. ( at least so far I think it’s been!).
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  • Mar 21, 2021

    By Carmin Colacci
    I desired to communicate with more people from around the world compatently while I learn their language. The app is amazing in that the text to speech can allow you to train yourself on how to pronounce cirtain words albeit with a very butchered accent, but c'est la vie. I find it's interface very user friendly and, there is a copy and paste button at the ready, there are so many more features still to discover, but it is a must have if you dream to understand the world better through language.
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  • Need to continually update and add new features Sep 16, 2019

    By WJMBOLIN
    This app is so much better than Microsoft translator. I used it first set a lot of messages on social media to new friends only to find out those messages were a jumbled mess of random words. They assume you lack the skills and ability process thoughts into Russian even with translator. It’s hard to come back from. I love that you can translate live with the camera because a lot of times I’m watching a broadcast or something and trying to keep up with everyone. The thing however that frustrates me the most about all apps including this one is that they tend to stop listening before the conversation has ended. Whether I just push the button and let go or cold it during the entire time after certain. It’s stops listening and you have to stop the sound if you’re lucky enough to be able to rewind it. I would like it to be easier to use within an app and not have to copy and paste etc. but overall I really like it it’s the one I use most and I’ve got some I paid for that just don’t stack up.
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  • Good app, but bugs or improvements needed Feb 28, 2018

    By Kiba9001
    I really like this app, but there are many bugs and difficulty when using it. For example, when using the speech function it constantly stops working, saying there is a connection error where there isn't any. Or if my phone tilts a little bit on its side, the audio will stop and I have to start it all over again. This brings me to my next point: editing text. When you try to edit the text youre translating, its difficult to click it to be able to edit it or even find the spot you want to edit since the space is so small and cluttered. A function that will be really helpful is a pause/play button when youre having the text be read allowed and when the text is being read allowed, it doesnt stop if the device tilts to one side.
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  • Apr 4, 2021

    By Will Newkirk
    I use this app on a daily basis and have just updated it as of today April 3rd 2021 I have never had any problems with it until now I usually use the pull-down menu for translating and I hide the floating icon but now every time I use the pull-down menu and go to paste my translation the icon bubble reappears every time even after I asked it to hide it
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  • Mar 25, 2021

    By M V
    Really helpful for communicating with people while I was living in Japan. They could speak directly into the app and I would sorta get what they were saying. I can not blame the app for not understanding dialect and local phrases (Never tell a Japanese girl to make you miso soup unless you intend to get married). I do wish that there were more Native American languages on the app as I teach classes with Indigenous peoples. Other than that, great all around app.
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  • Extremely handy, but not perfect... Aug 6, 2020

    By oliver_chan
    This is useful when someone speaks to me in a foreign language when I’m abroad, and I always use it to translate text in things. But there are some problems. One is that the US English voice sounds a little robotic,so can you make it sound more natural? Another one is that you can’t save long phrases. Some are very important, but still can’t be saved, therefore I have to save it elsewhere, which isn’t very convenient. An older version allowed you to save long phrases! Why not anymore? Lastly, some languages can’t be spoken in the app. Some of them I really need can’t be read aloud, so I won’t be able to use the conversation function for those languages’ countries. If you fix all these bugs, I will give 5 stars.
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  • Google Translate needs a massive overhaul! Sep 29, 2020

    By Lacemaker 427
    FEATURE REQUEST: Since most people are translating from a foreign language to their native language, it would be lovely if you could make your chosen language “stick” at the top of the list. I would prefer to have the languages I use most frequently stick to the top of the list. For me, they are: English, French, German, Latin, Russian, and Spanish. That would solve the annoyance of having to reselect one or more my core languages every time I deviate from my norm. I would like to include Croatian in my core list, but the machine voice for Croatian is unintelligible, even to native speakers because the sound quality is so poor and it speaks far too fast. HEBREW & YIDDISH: It is not possible to learn to speak or translate from either of these languages. Google has NO VOICE, machine or natural, for EITHER of them, nor does it scribe the translation using our common alphabet, Latin. At least then, I could make an attempt at the pronunciation of the words. I would cheerfully give Google Translate 5 stars as soon as these deficits are dealt with.
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  • Good but not what is needed Aug 31, 2019

    By Scrabble Lover 44
    This program is useless when trying to overhear peoples conversations or listen to a speech. You can’t tell people to slow down and pause so you can translate each thing they said. That just does not work and is not practical. If I’m watching a show on TV in Chinese it is also fairly useless unless you want to press pause every few seconds. Also when people are talking, you have to tell them to speak slowly and carefully. That is ridiculous. And you have to wait until they have completed a sentence to translate. That is silly. What is needed is for the App to translate as a person is speaking. The user would just wear earphones an be able to listen nearly real time just like a real translator does. Or the translated words would appear as the person is speaking. The function that translates what is written kind of works. It fluctuate the transition consistently until you freeze the frame. Obviously this function needs improving.
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  • Works decently well, but has some problems Aug 23, 2019

    By Audio-enslaved
    Google Translate certainly works quite a bit better than some random online translation service, but there are quite a few things that could be improved. Pros: - Does a generally good (though not perfect) job translating phrases and idioms. In particular, many expressions that mean something in one language but doesn’t make sense in another are correctly translated to the analogous expression in the other language. - Has an offline download feature that lets you translate without reception. This is of course very useful when your phone service doesn’t work overseas. - Allows the saving of translations for future reference, but that doesn’t seem extremely useful. Cons: - One cannot choose to switch between various forms of a phrase for languages that have multiple types of conjugations. For example, you can’t choose to have French use tu instead of vous. - The translation of a word does not show whether the word is masculine or feminine for languages where it’s relevant. - While the offline feature is useful, it’s *extremely* slow. In fact, the online feature can be quite slow sometimes too. I chose to give the app 3 stars because for me, the cons make it quite cumbersome to use this app as a general translation / reference manual.
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  • Useful, but be cautious Jul 24, 2019

    By Joberkitten
    I use google translate all the time and find it useful to define word and phrases. However, when I try using the translations to converse with native speakers, they often do not understand what I am saying because the translation is off or completely out of context. For example “I need some bags” translated into Spanish came out as “I need some pants” when translated back to English the way any normal person would speak. I had this same problem using google duo to learn languages, as the AI translations seem too rigid to mimic how language is used in conversation. The one feature though that is SUPER COOL is how you can take pictures of writing in any language and it will translate the written words for you! This is awesome! So, this app definitely has some redeeming qualities, in my opinion
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  • Great for Sep 18, 2019

    By OutlierBabe
    A wonderful product. And yet, it is impossible that the googs are unaware of the sexism issues they designed into it, and more than dismaying that these have not been corrected. I think all female users of Spanish and Italian translations to/from English should consider a class action lawsuit related to the constant slaps in the face we endure from this app's male-gendrist design: 1) Google assumes and defaults to male subjects: Frequent occasions where the app provides a translation with the pronoun(s) "he, him, his" when "she, her, hers" would be equally valid. There is no reason any longer to use male as the default translation gender. Both sentence versions should be offered by the app, with the female version shown first at least half the time. 2) Google chooses different translations by gender; e.g. the app makes different verb choices depending upon whether the subject of the input sentence is male or female. Example: "She's busy." È impegnata. "He's busy." È occupato. I am beyond irritated. I'm angry at rich powerful google for making half of us put up with what the other half doesn't. Fixing these isn't rocket science.
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  • Mar 30, 2021

    By Mike Rodriguez
    There should be a hold option when I'm using the live🎤 translation...so when I leave, then return to speak more words, it doesnt keep erasing all I had done. This is very frustrating. Is it normal for a Russian word definition to completely change just because its capitalised? That happens often in this app. Also, I should set the timeout not the app, I hate when it cuts me off when I'm speaking.
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  • Mar 26, 2021

    By ste jamie
    This might be good for some languages but for Thai it's inept. It does not translate simple things like hours properly. It does not take the height of the sounds to transcribe what we say (though a must for a tonal language). As for the AI part, transcription of our voice can not improve with time, since we can not tell it when it is right. Update : I did send some explicit remarks (eg สองทุ่ม means 8pm not 2o'clock), 2 years ago, but they haven't changed a thing…
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  • Apr 3, 2021

    By FuJie Kang
    I was using a Samsung Note 8 and the process was the same as outlined in the version for my new Samsung A51 EXCEPT the translate button stays on top of all apps after translation of text and is annoying and clutters view of other app icons! In the previous version the button was enabled but disappeared when the copy of text and translation was done, but would reappear on text copy again. This new version degrades the Google translator app 60%+!
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  • Current version default. - don’t like the change Feb 25, 2018

    By Yowhuzup
    I use google translate more than any app and I have loved it for years. The translation keeps getting better and more accurate. I give the latest revision a 2 because of a change that adds a step to translating during a conversation. The default used to be simply reversed when I selected the “translate to” language as “translate from” (ie when I was using “translate English to spanish” and selected “translate Spanish” and “to English” would automatically appear). Now I have to select both to and from each time- adding an additional step to each sentence. I don’t know why this change was made- if I needed an entirely different language I’d need to select it- it would never be “English to English” or “Spanish to Spanish”. Maybe this is an oversight but please fix it. Thanks very much and thanks for your app.
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  • Awful but can be useful Aug 8, 2018

    By n64king
    The main issue with this is if you’re trying to translate certain languages such as Japanese or Chinese, it’s unable to show me what it’s saying because one character can be a big word, but it’ll display that word huge and block out other words. If any words are in a font that aren’t just straight lines then it has a lot of difficulty reading things. Also a strange thing I find is that no matter what language, if it can’t see the words, it’ll put out random words, most commonly it says “mosquito” or “death” which is a bit creepy and odd. It will also pick up other edges of the scenery and translate those non-word images into “mosquito” or “death” or something else not related. I get that we don’t live in 2058 yet but these issues with the app aren’t new. But what else do we have that even works remotely as good? Maybe someday it’ll be better.
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  • Apr 1, 2021

    By Shiloh Nelson
    I used it for years on my Galaxy Note 8 with no problems, but I just upgraded to a new Galaxy S21 Ultra and I don't like how it works. When I copy text the translate button sometimes doesn't appear or it will appear later after I switch apps. When the button does appear it doesn't automatically go away after a few seconds so I have to manually swipe it away which is very annoying. And why does it always having to be there in my notification screen? I have to block it so its not taking up space. EDIT: I just lowered my review more because it seems the responder didn't even read what I wrote and responded with a copy/paste response.
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  • Mar 29, 2021

    By Saleha Jafrin
    I used to love this app and use it everyday. I normally translate from Bangla to English, but for some odd reason the translation speech button stopped working. I uninstalled and installed the app again, but now the translation doesn't even work. The text doesn't change to English and the speech doesn't work!!! What is going on???
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  • Hard to Use, Inaccurate, Barely Works Dec 28, 2018

    By Lizzie Licious
    Many times when I record audio or pictures, the translation doesn’t even come up. The audio is worse since no matter what I do, speaking into the microphone is just a bust. I’ll say something into the microphone, and it won’t do anything. It doesn’t even load, it just indefinitely waits for me to say more. No matter how much I say, real words or not, it doesn’t ever even acknowledge that I’m done talking and if I hit any buttons, the X to close it or microphone button that you’d think would tell what it said, just cancel out of it. Not to mention, taking pics is a nightmare. You have to highlight with your finger the phrases you want translated, but you can’t move the picture around easily. So if you zoom into a certain part, it’s hard to zoom back out, and you can’t move the picture at all without zooming in or out. So if you zoom out in a way that makes the pic go off to the side, well, too bad. Why can’t it just detect the words itself? Or at the very least, why can’t I translate more then one thing in a picture, and do I have to take the same picture again and again just to see everything it says?
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  • Terrible design - using the browser version is better Jul 6, 2018

    By NYCJames
    I installed this because I frequently use the browser version in Google to translate between English and French and I thought the app would be more convenient. Took me less than a minute to see the flaws in it. It's a horribly designed app - for example, in the browser version you can "switch" the languages around to make the destination language the source language. This is really helpful if, for example, you wish to practice making sentences in a language and then switch them around to compare your sentence to how Google translates it. In the app, there is a switch button but it switches the TEXT between windows instead of just switching which is source and which is destination - so my French sentence goes into the English window and vice versa, meaning they don't get translated. This is either a really stupid bug or an inexcusable design flaw, and to be honest it's entirely what I've come to expect from Google software. There are ALWAYS really stupid bugs and oversights which people complain about for years but which they never fix. Oh well, uninstalling it now.
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  • Flawed text scanning and translations Jan 31, 2020

    By CAD Programmer
    This is an amazing translation app, especially the real-time camera mode, straight out of science-fiction! However, it gives different results between camera Instant mode and Scan mode (often the Instant translation is close but a little off, Scan is more accurate but slower). A big problem with Scan mode is random omission of Japanese symbols from the source text and/or incorrect scans (wrong characters), so you’re unable to get a complete translation (frustrating). There are also frequent Google network errors resulting in delayed translation (or none at all), and frequent app crashes. You cannot pinch-zoom the camera, which is a problem on a smaller screen or text sizes. You can share/save only the translation results and not the scanned original foreign language text. I also don’t like how the camera mode always defaults to Instant instead of the last setting used. So although this is a convenient app for translations, it still needs a bit of work to get a higher rating from me.
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