Translate Professional, despite its vastness, takes up just 11.9 MB on your iOS device and also runs very smoothly thanks to its simplistic yet modern-looking interface. It's divided up into four sections for user convenience, namely Translation, Voices, Library, and Settings.
Powered by Google Translate, this allows users to translate any text between more than 50 languages with just a few taps. The Translation section allows users to instantly choose their languages without any complicated menus that can often get cumbersome and detract from the user experience.
This app also comes with a phrasebook with more than 300 professionally translated phrases which are categorized for easy reference. This phrasebook is downloaded onto your iOS device, which means that you can access it even if you are not connected to the internet. This makes it a great tool for conversing with locals when you're out and about in a new country, so you don't have to be tied into an Internet connection.
This app takes full advantage of iOS technology; the developers have incorporated gesture-based features to help hasten the translation process. Users can swipe the translated text to the left or right to delete it and enter a new one. There is a fully functioning clipboard which can be easily used to copy or paste text into the translation box.
Language apps are incomplete without audio accompaniment and this app doesn't fall short in this regard. You can download a “voice” as an in-app purchase for $1.99 that will unlock the audio features wherein any word or phrase can be listened to. Voices are only available in 18 out of the 50 languages.
Translate text between more than 50 languages in an instant
More than 300 professionally translated phrases in different categories with offline access
Voices are available as in-app purchases and may be downloaded by tapping the speaker icon
Listen to any phrase or word by downloading one of the voices that are available as in-app purchases
Voices are only available in 18 out of the 50 languages
Translation Professional is a really handy and convenient app to have on one's iPhone or iPad for quick reference at any time, whether you are traveling, teaching, learning, or simply in need of such a utility. The in-app purchases prevents it from being a cadidate for the best translation app.
Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.