Google Translate updated with iOS 7 keyboard, support for more languages

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Google posted an update for its popular Translate iOS client today, bringing the app to version 2.1. The update includes various UI improvements, including the new iOS 7 keyboard and status bar, as well as support for new languages.

The new keyboard is great, as it brings the app in line with other iOS 7 apps, and the same goes for the transparent status bar. And as for the additional handwriting languages support, it includes Arabic, Hebrew, Maltese, and more…

Here are the release notes for version 2.1:

• Translate 80 languages
• Listen to your translations spoken aloud
• Directly translate speech and handwriting
• Star your favorite translations for quick access even when you’re offline
• View dictionary results for single words or phrases 

What’s New in Version 2.1.0

• Native iOS 7 support: new keyboard and status bar
• Handwriting input for more languages: Arabic, Esperanto, Gujarati, Hebrew, Javanese, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Persian, Punjabi, Telugu, Zulu 

I’ve been using Google Translate for years, translating emails, tweets and most of all websites. I love the app, and it’s one of the more accurate I’ve found. I won’t use any of the new handwriting languages, but the iOS 7 updates are nice.

At any rate, if you want to check it out, you can find the latest version of Google Translate in the App Store for free.