We all like to travel, don’t we? However, not all of us are polyglots, and lack of knowledge may prove to be a real nuisance when you’re visiting a foreign country and need assistance. Luckily, technology has evolved enough to make this problem almost neglectable.
Imagine traveling to a third-world country where no one speaks English, and you can barely get an Internet connection. 30 years ago, communicating with the locals would be virtually impossible, and you would have to mimic everything you would want to say. Today you don’t need to use your hands for talking since there are so many apps that assist you.
Google Translate is the most commonly used app on the list and with good reason as Google translates 103 different languages. Even Chinese, which is incredibly difficult! Although Google Translate seems like the only translation app you’ll ever need, there are times when you’ll want an alternative. If you want to translate Klingon, then Microsoft Translator has you covered. For those needing some offline capabilities, then check out iTranslate Voice, Papago, or Waygo. TripLingo adds a real-life translator (for a fee) for those times when you need more than an app. TextGrabber digitalizes any text and turns it into clickable links.
All of these apps have unique features that separate them from their fierce rivals, and it’s up to you to find the best fit for your needs. Using an app for translation along with a few other apps for the savvy traveler makes for incredible adventures.