Google this week posted a significant update to its powerful and easy to use Google Translate (Free) iOS app, to include handwriting input, seven new languages, and a modern redesign of the user interface.
Google Translate works similar to the Google Search app which allows users to use voice to text technology to get super quick translations between more than 70 languages. Bosnian, Cebuano, Hmong, Javanese, Khmer, Lao, and Marathi were added in the new update.
To use the app you simply select the two languages for translation and then type, dictate or write the text you want translated. Translations must be done over a Wi-Fi or cellular connection. After you input text, the app automatically makes the translation in written and audio formats.
The new update allows users to handwrite text they want translated, using either their finger or a stylus pen. Handwritten input can be read in 49 languages.
The app retains a history of all your inputted content, and you can star translations which will be copied to the favorites list, and can be read offline. Translations can also be read in full screen mode, which makes content easier to read. You can also select in Voice Settings which form of English (e.g., Australia, India, US, UK), Chinese (e.g., Cantonese, Mandarin) or Spanish (e.g., Argentina, Mexico, Spain) you want it use.
For simple and straightforward translations, Google Translate is very accurate, and fast. Let us know what you think of the new upgrades, and the app in general.