We love our phones! Especially in this era where everybody can’t seem to get enough of their smartphones. Let us review the useful app of the month of July 2017!

This month’s useful app of the month isn’t exactly a new app, but it has break through functions that warrant us to review it!

Google Translate

I am sure everyone has at least heard of Google translate. Other than the obvious function of translating text to your desired language, do you know that there are functions that will help you when you travel?

Ease while traveling, remove the language barrier with the use of one app.

The Google Translate app comes with many useful functions. Here are some of the functions…

• Text translation: Translate between 103 languages by typing
• Offline: Translate with no Internet connection
• Instant camera translation: Translate text in images instantly by just pointing your camera (30 languages) Take or import photos for higher quality translations
• Conversations: Translate bilingual conversations on the fly
• Handwriting: Draw text characters instead of typing
• Phrasebook: Star and save translated words and phrases for future reference


Did someone say instant camera translation?

Yes, your eyes are not playing any tricks on you. Google Translate is able to translate text in images just by pointing your camera on the image! This is incredibly useful when you are sight seeing, reading signs may be tricky. Asking for directions may be tough due to the language barrier.

However, on top of the instant camera translation, there is a function where you may translate bilingual conversations by reading the words input and translating into the desired language. Asking for directions may not be easier!

Now, we can travel free and easy without having to sign up for tour groups just because we do not understand a foreign language. Start planning for your next vacation today!