A good translation app will be your best friend when you are on holiday or living overseas as an expat. Translation apps can also assist you in learning a new language. People will also appreciate your efforts in learning a new language when you are abroad. These apps allow you to type what you want to say, or speak to it and it translates to your chosen language.
I recommend having more than one translation app, just in case one of them does not work right- or one is better at translating a particular language.
I am going to list both free and paid translation apps, I recommend buying your favourite app because the ads will become an albatross if you use the app frequently. Some of these apps are not available on Android; these reviews are for the iPhone 4S.
I have used all the critical acclaimed translator apps and this is the best of them all. It has an amazing user interface, and it has an algorithm that knows when you have stopped talking, which makes it easier to have a conversation with the app. You choose a language and speak to what you want to have translated.
I did a test, I used it first thing in the morning when I knew my voice is all groggy—I spoke to the app effortlessly and it translated to Spanish perfectly. I recommended buying this awesome app.
This is the best free translator app, if you don’t want to buy a translator, Google translate will do the job. It keeps a record of everything you have translated, so you can always refer back to what you previously searched. It is good at translating in general, but SayHi Translate is better than this app in every category.
Free: no ads
This is one is very similar to Google Translate in regard to its user interface, if you want an alternative to Google Translate go with this one. Warning: there are many annoying ads; that is the price you pay- for not paying, so to speak. In addition, ads drain your battery, so take note.
Other than that, it has the voice recognition, and the option to type what you want to translate. It is not efficient for having a conversation, but it is useful for checking out words you want to remember.
This is the most social translating app, so if you are into sharing on Facebook and Twitter this is for you. The free version is limited to texting your translations, but it has a better user interface than iTranslate and Google Translate. It is an overall good app, if you love it, it may be worth investing in the paid version.
Conclusion- as I stated before if you are going to settle for an app SayHi is the best and it is worth the money.