Free Windows 8 App To Translate Text: Translator Free

Translator Free is a free language translation app for Windows 8 and 8.1 which lets you translate a phrase or sentences of text from one language to another. When you launch the app, you will be presented with a very minimal interface wherein you will be able to type the text at the top text field, and this text will automatically be converted to the language selected in the text field at the bottom. The app supports a ton of languages like Spanish, French, English, Afrikaans, etc. and the translation process is very smooth. As a plus point, the app allows you to switch between Google’s and Microsoft’s translation engines, which in turn is helpful for you to understand how translation works for these two services.

Translator Free is available as a free download from the Windows App Store.

Main features of Translator Free for Windows 8 and 8.1:

When you install and launch the Translator Free app on your Windows 8 or 8.1 machine, you will be presented with the main interface of the app which looks like the screenshot below.

Translator Free Main screen

Here, you will be able to see two text fields, one at the top and the other one at the bottom of the screen. The text field at the top of the screen is the input field where you actually have to type the text, and this text that you type here will be automatically converted to the language that you have selected in the text field at the bottom. To change the input or the output language, simply click on the country’s flag at the top text field or at the bottom, and you will be taken to the language selection screen which looks like the below screenshot.

Translator Free change language

Once you have clicked on a language to select it, you can go back to the previous screen via the back arrow button at the top left of the screen. Once back in the main screen, you can start the translation process by typing in some sentences or phrases. You can see a sample piece of translated text in the screenshot shown below.

Translator Free translated text

The app also allows you to switch between Microsoft’s and Google’s translation engines with a single click by sliding the blue slider at the top of the screen. Once you do that, the service will be changed from Google to Microsoft or vice-versa. You can see the service changed to Google in the below screenshot.

Translator Free switch between Google and Microsoft

You can also see that there are a few minor changes in the translations obtained when the translation service is changed. Based on my experience, I can say that Google offers slightly better and more accurate translations when compared to Microsoft’s translations. In brief, this basically sums up the main features of the Translator Free app for Windows 8 and 8.1. You can also check out the Babylon Translator and Translator++ language translation apps for Windows 8 and 8.1.

The verdict:

Translator Free is a well designed language translation app for Windows 8 and 8.1 which allows you to easily translate text from one language to another by a few clicks and taps. The app has minimal ads, and the option to switch between Microsoft and Google’s translation engines is a welcome feature. Being lightweight, this makes for a good download on Windows 8 and 8.1 devices!

I rate the app a 4 out of 5!

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