iTranslate goes universal, adds native iOS 7 iPad UI

By , Nov 29, 2013

iTranslate for iPad (teaser 001)

I generally dig software by German developer Sonico Mobile. As I’m not a native English speaker, you could imagine Sonico’s free translator and dictionary program called iTranslate is one of the apps I always keep on my Home screen no matter what. I’m happy to report that the team has now produced a universal binary which perfectly adopts to iOS 7 by functionality and design.

The new iTranslate for iPhone and iPad is now available free in the App Store, bringing with it the native iPad interface featuring revamped appearance for iOS 7 aesthetics. Check out the screenshots and additional tidbits right after the break…

For those unaware, iTranslate for iOS7 lets you translate words and text into over 70 languages. With the brand new interface, iTranslate is now finally in line with the iPhone and iPod touch version, which received its iOS 7 focused updated in October.

iTranslate 7.0.2 for iOS (iPad screenshot 001)
The app’s settings interface.

iTranslate 7.0.2 for iOS (iPad screenshot 003)
70+ languages in your pocket.

iTranslate 7.0.2 for iOS (iPad screenshot 004)
Translations are surprisingly accurate and instantaneous.

What this app cries for is a built-in iOS browser so I could copy and paste passages of text from web pages without having to switch back and forth between iTranslate and Safari. And speaking of wishes, I wish iTranslate had an option to translate whole web pages – in either WYSIWYG form or as plain text – simply by providing a URL.

Check out some additional iPad interface screenies below.

iTranslate 7.0.2 for iOS (iPad screenshot 005)
An excerpt from Leander Kahney’s bio book on Apple’s design guru Jony Ive.

iTranslate 7.0.2 for iOS (iPad screenshot 007)
Apple’s iPad mini blurb, translated to German.

For most languages, the app lets you use voice input and output, which works surprisingly well in terms of dialects, gender, speaking rate and other variables affecting accuracy. iTranslate has more than four million active users, which is a lot for a translator app, and has earned an average rating of 4.5 stars on the App Store.

And here’s the iPhone version in action.

In addition to the native iPad interface and new design which feels and looks like a real iOS 7 app now, the previous iTranslate for iPhone update has added seven new languages: Bosnian, Cebuano, Hmong, Javanese, Khmer, Lao and Marathi.

Check out a few iPhone screenies below.

The universal binary weighs in at 28.5MB and requires an iDevice running iOS 5.0 or later. Note that iTranslate 7.1 replaces the old version of iTranslate, now discontinued.

iTranslate 7.0.2 for iOS (iPad screenshot 002)

Available via an in-app purchase, iTranslate Premium includes voice recognition powered by Siri provider Nuance.

iTranslate 7.0.2 for iOS (iPad screenshot 006)

Among other apps, Sonico Mobile is behind such fine software as the offline translation dictionary app called Languages, the tremendously useful Files App which we reviewed back in February, the ultra-fast and super sexy translation dictionary called Languages which works without an Internet connection and the powerful iTranslate Voice app that lets you instantly “speak” another language, voice-to-voice (read my review).

Grab iTranslate now, it’s free in the App Store.

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  • omrishtam

    STOP THROWING WHITE ALL OVER THE APP AND CALL IT IOS 7 UI!

    • Jonathan Talbot

      But that’s what makes it iOS 7! It’s simply beautiful and you know exactly where everything is as it’s plain simple and not annoying for the eyes! ;)

      • omrishtam

        what makes iOS 7 what it’s, is really the the smiplicity…but it also has to do with flat design that most of the developers seems to miss this part. and coloring each app in white with no change of buttons locations, ui, etc… is getting really boring and yet they call it “iOS 7 makeover”
        developers have to understand that iOS 7 isn’t only flat white apps….it also have animations, recolor (flat), redesinged UI which are really missing in the “iOS 7 makeovered” apps (and all of the rest).

      • Jonathan Talbot

        That is how iOS 7 is! Look at AppStore, iTunes Store, Messages… They’re all white so that we can see easily and and no disturbance is created.

      • omrishtam

        yeah that’s fine but you cant make ALL the apps white only! those are base apps and apps like skydrive and dropbox and many more that already got their iOS 7 look but it’s white only,
        don’t you think that instead of white only they could add flat blue and change the UI a bit and add nice animations? and as much as i remember there are apps like these and they look far more preety than white only

      • Jonathan Talbot

        Yeah you’re right, totally agree with you. But iTranslate doesn’t need all of that though! It’s just a translator app!

      • omrishtam

        they could add a few colors at least.
        and i wasn’t talking only about this app specificlly, it’s almost every app that has been updated to the iOS 7 look.
        and btw so what if it’s just a translator app? User Interface is one of the most important things

      • Jonathan Talbot

        Having all the apps the same is what makes you feel as if ur in one app… Everything feels like iOS 7! What i meant by it’s only a traslator app is because u mentioned SkyDrive and dropbox by saying they were base apps. iTranslate also classifies as a base app!

      • omrishtam

        ok let’s stop here lol

      • Jonathan Talbot

        Haha ok :P ;) :D

      • Damian W

        White is just really bad for screen. White makes your eyes tired and more tense.

    • Damian W

      Agree. White is a poor colour of choice. Too bright in the night reading n or dim places

  • John Sklikas

    What about iTranslate Voice? Will this app ever be updated for iOS 7?

    • http://www.idownloadblog.com/author/dujkan Christian Zibreg

      A little birdie told me they’re working on it. iTranslate is so popular so they prioritized that

  • Glorin

    LOVE IT… DAILY iTranslated user here”!!!

  • Abdl

    Google Translate better…probably best

  • Andrieux Querido

    NO MORE WHITE APPS PLEASE