Have you ever traveled overseas and been struggling to speak the language? Constantly fumbling with a dictionary is not ideal. Instead, how about next time you use your smartphone. There are many apps on the market that were designed for this purpose. We have outlined three below that we think are worth your time and money.
Jibbigo costs $4.99, this app is available for both the iPhone and Android. It has such an massive dictionary you would be hard pressed to find a language this app cannot translate. To use it, users speak right into their smartphone and Jibbigo will give you a translation via text or voice. This app can be extremely useful to people traveling to remote locations as it does not require a network connection.
Dean Foster’s Culture Guides
If you want an app that provides you with more information then just translations, Dean Foster’s Culture Guides may be what you are seeking. Currently, these guides are only available for 12 countries but they supply maps, current weather reports, exchange rates, in addition to translations.
If you need to translate the written word, Word Lens is a great app. It utilizes your smartphones camera. You take a photo of a sign, menu, book, etc. and the app will convert it for you. You can observe how this would be convenient. The only languages this app presently works with are Spanish, French, Italian, and English. The basic app is free, but if you would like to buy any of the languages it will cost you $4.99 per language.