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Tranzlo makes it easy for jailbreakers to translate text in almost any iOS app

Being bilingual has its perks, but since not everyone has the luxury of knowing more than one language by heart, translation services often lend assistance to those wanting to know how to say something in another language. There’s just one problem: accessing said translation services can be cumbersome, often requiring the user to visit a website or switch to another app.

Here to help with the aforementioned dilemma is Tranzlo, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer MiRO92 that aspires to make language translation much less of a chore on iPhones and iPads.

Translomatic makes it easy to translate text to other languages in almost any app

If you occasionally stumble upon a text written in another language that you don’t understand, then you might be quick to use a third-party translation service such as Google Translate to get a better idea about what’s being said. But what if you never needed to leave the app you were in?

With the help of a newly-released jailbreak tweak dubbed Translomatic by iOS developer FoxfortMobile, you can now enjoy this type of integrated experience on your jailbroken handset in almost any app you use.

Quickly search or translate any selected text with Selector

Selector is a new free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Nepeta that makes it easier to interact with strings of selectable text from almost anywhere on your iPhone or iPad.

Upon installing Selector on your device, you can select a word or a string of words and you should notice two new options in the ensuing action menu: Translate and Search.

iTranslate makes translating text in Safari an effortless task

I can’t even keep count of how many times I’ve landed on a non-English web page and needed to use Google Translate to understand what I was looking at. But it now seems that there’s a more straightforward way.

A new free jailbreak tweak called iTranslate by iOS developer Teun Strik builds a translation feature directly into the Safari web browser itself, allowing you to translate words, sentences, or entire web pages in what feels like an instant.  

The best apps for translating text on iOS

best translation apps iphone - Google Translate offers translations to 100+ languages

Communicating in different languages shouldn't be a barrier. In a diverse world, being able to understand or make sense of different languages can be important. Thankfully, our smartphones have enough power, always-on internet access, and some powerful apps for helping bridge the language gap.

Whether it's translating a text message, website, street sign, or menu, we've found some of the best apps for translating text, speech, and the world around you into something you can understand.

Google Translate’s augmented reality feature, Word Lens, now works with Japanese

In addition to updating the Popular Times feature in Google Maps for iPhone and iPad with real-time data, the search giant also issued another noteworthy update, this one concerning its dedicated Translate app on App Store. Bumped to version 5.5, the free download can now translate photos of signs, menus and similar items from Japanese to English, and vice versa. That's because its augmented reality feature, called Word Lens, has been updated to recognize Japanese content on photos and video.

Tap to Translate tweak brings Android-style text translation to iOS

Google Translate is a very useful tool when you deal with pages or people that may write in different languages than your own. With it, you can immediately translate text from one language to another.

One of the great features of the Android platform is the Tap to Translate feature that lets you translate text from anywhere, and with a new free jailbreak tweak called Tap to Translate, you can now have this feature on your iOS devices as well.

Google Translate app gains offline mode, instant camera translation from Chinese and more

Google's native Translate application for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad received a major update yesterday in the App Store, bringing version number to 5.0 and introducing some rather interesting advances. For starters, Google Translate now works without an Internet connection, allowing you to translate words, phrases and sentences in 52 of the 103 supported languages when there is no cellular or Wi-Fi connection available.

The instant camera translation feature, called Word Lens, now works with Chinese: it reads both to and from English, both Simplified and Traditional Chinese. This feature is ideal for traveling: you just point your camera at, say, a restaurant sign in a foreign language and witness the appropriate translation appear like magic in live video feed.

Google Translate gains Split View multitasking

Google's native translator app in the App Store has received a productivity-focused update earlier this morning. The free of charge software was bumped to version 4.2 and the big news in this edition is support for iOS 9's side-by-side Split View multitasking mode on supported devices like the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4 and the upcoming iPad Pro.

In addition to Split View multitasking, Google Translate 4.2 for iOS has picked up camera translation from German and English to Arabic, joining other language packs.