One of the many things that the internet has simplified for people is translating text into a wide variety of languages. Imagine having to translate an English sentence into French before the internet – you would have had to find somebody who knew French before you made any progress! But thanks to websites like Google Translate, Babylon, and many others, language translation of text has become much easier today.
If you require language translations of text on a regular basis, then you might find it a bit inconvenient to open your web browser each time a sentence’s translation is required. Because once the browser is opened, you have to decide which translation site you are going to try – it has to be a site that supports you original and target languages; the subsequent search might take up quite a few minutes.
Fortunately, there is a tool that saves you from the inconvenience of browsers and websites by serving you online text translations on your desktop; this tool is QTranslate.
QTranslate is a freeware application that is compatible with computers running the Windows operating system. The function of the application is to help you get text translations from a wide array of languages. You can start using the app by first downloading and installing its setup file which is sized at nearly 0.4 MB. When the main window opens, you are shown a few details about the app’s features and shortcuts. To begin, you can pick your original and target languages from the provided dropdowns. By default, the original language selection dropdown is set to ‘Auto’ but I found that specifying the original language manually led to better translation results.
After you type in your text, the selected website (bottom row of buttons on the app) is requested for a translation; the response is served in the lower text box.
If you feel that the translation is a bit ‘off’, you can try changing the website for a better version.
If there are particular language sets that you translate between more often, then it would be best to save them as favorites in the application. To do this, click on the arrow icon next to the language selection dropdowns.
From the dropdown, click on the ‘Edit…’ option. This will open up a window where you can add and remove your language translation sets.
Overall, QTranslate is a heaven-sent application for anybody who frequently makes use of text translation on his / her computer. Give this app a try – you will not be disappointed.
You can get QTranslate for free from here.