What’s The Best Language Translation Tool?


What's The Best Language Translation Tool?

When you need to translate one language to another, doing it with a machine or an algorithm is never perfect, but sometimes it’s those apps and services are the best tools we have. This week, we want to know which ones you turn to for results that are as accurate and understandable as possible.

Translation apps and web services are plentiful. Some of them require a constant internet connection, others work offline (which is great when you’re traveling.) Some let you update or improve translations if you know better, and others are backed by real humans, checking things over to make sure they’re accurate. This week, we want to know which apps or services you think are the best.

Let’s hear your vote in the discussions below!To cast your vote, follow these guidelines:

  1. Follow this format for your vote, including the bold print. If you don’t, it won’t be counted:



    Why: Why is this tool the best at translating languages? Maybe they have an audio aspect that works well, or they’re plugged into tons of services around the web. Maybe they support tons of languages, or support lots of character types and styles. Make your case! Try to keep it to a single paragraph, maybe two.

  2. Don’t duplicate nominations! Instead, if someone’s nominated your pick, star (recommend) it to give it a boost, and reply with your story instead.
  3. Please don’t leave non-entry, direct comments on this post. They’ll just get pushed down. Save your stories for others’ submissions!

If you’re not sure what we mean, just check out the nominations by our writers below. We’ll give you a head start, and they should all be in the proper format, so you can just follow our lead.

The Hive Five is our weekly series where you vote on your favorite apps and tools for any given job. Have a suggestion for a topic? Send us an email at [email protected]!

Photo by Okko Pyykkö.