The unmatched translator app for Mac.

+ Built-in Safari extension

Mate breaks the language barrier. Translate anywhere there's text, instantly, in over 100 languages. Translations are perfectly accurate and instantly there, then gone, so your workflow continues uninterrupted. Jump around with keyboard shortcuts and learn languages as you go. It feels absolutely native.

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Works with macOS 10.14+

Native to macOS

Translating selected text system-wide just got one-click simple.

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Safari resident

Translate words, sentences, pages, Netflix subtitles in a jiff.

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Learn why Mate is light years ahead of Apple Translate.


Highest-accuracy translation. Human translators have met their match, or rather, met their Mate.
103 languages. English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, and tonnes more. Luxembourgish, even. Zulu? Yep. See them all.
Pentagon-grade security. We don't track you. We don't spy on you. We don't sell your data. In fact, Mate is the most secure translator app.
Cross-platform sync. Keep your translation history and saved phrases up to date between all of your devices.
Darkness. Light and dark modes designed individually for a fully native feel.

Learn languages with Mate

Perfect pronunciation. Mate speaks translations directly to you, accent and all. It also displays intuitive phonetics.
Netflix friendly. Click words in the subtitles for super-fast translation while viewing. Add to your Phrasebook without clicking pause.
Phrasebook. Learn languages faster by saving and categorizing phrases. Keep a travel cheat-sheet.
Full-on reference. See word genders and scroll through synonyms to say what you mean and mean what you say.

Translate in any app

Click right. A quick right-click translates any selected text, anywhere, and stays out of your way.
Hotkeys. Tsss, toasty. Hit Option+Shift+T or set your own shortcut to translate with fewer finger movements.
Menu magic. Mate lives in your lovely menu bar, right at the top of your screen. It opens and closes nicely over other apps, even in full-screen.
With PopClip. Select text and see it in PopClip, then click Mate to instant translate.

Built-in Safari extension

Click twice. Double-click on any word and see it translated right then and there in an unobtrusive pop-up.
Select all of it. However much text you’d like to translate. Highlight a chunk and see it translated immediately.
The full experience. Translate an entire page. Flip-flop between the original and translated texts for exact reference.


You can try it for free for 7 days.
50% off for students & teachers: apply here.
Works with macOS 10.14+

Why Mate?

Mate's the most powerful lingual app for Mac. It knows and shows languages with ease. With near-native integration and super smooth design, Mate lets you work faster and look good doing it.

No opening a translator. Mate's in your menu bar and pops up when you call on it, then it disappears so you can continue with text you understand.

Customize the app to fit your workflow. View phonetics, transliteration, and noun genders. Organize a personal Phrasebook and export with ease. Quickly access your synced phrases on any device. Mate's a solid mate.

Mate + PopClip

Two powerful productivity apps team up. Mate works with PopClip, a beautiful little pane that pops up when you select text on Mac.

Download PopClip and then get its Mate extension for even faster translation.

Mate + Netflix

Expand your vocabulary by watching favorite shows and movies. Mate lets you easily translate Netflix subtitles.

Top-rated by 600,000 users

Mate's designs stay fresh but it's no translation newcomer. A whole lot of folks love using Mate every day.

Here's what real users say about Mate:

Mate for Mac
Security is really poor
The application itself is good, but security settings/options I wish to have more options as in the most nowadays applications and sites like 2FA... and maybe for API calls/documentation for more flexibility
Mate for Mac
its simple app and purrrfect
nasyat kafabih, 12 January, 2023
Mate for Mac
Hope to add agent
Since the Chinese region cannot connect to googletranslate, and microsoftranslate cannot be used normally, I hope to add a custom proxy function
山寺桃花始盛开., 6 January, 2023
Mate for Mac
App of the year!!
I don't remember choosing it, but it was a very lucky discovery when I finally gave it a chance. I was immedialty gratefull for it's ability to understand and communicate with fellow viewers on You Tube. it 's perfect for reading and responding to anyone anywhere on the fly.TY
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Boundless respect
I was looking for a translator fast and convenient. Stopped at mate. When registering, a message arrived that I was getting a lifetime free subscription to the pro, since I have been with mate for a long time. Mego is nice. In terms of functionality - no complaints. Translates clearly, quickly, by highlighting, clicking, pages, sentences, words.
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best translation app I used
such an easy going app. the best app I used for translation. and free
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Thank you!
Using this 1000000 times per day. So useful, and quick to use. Works perfectly!
Mate for Mac
Automatic translation is now available
Having trouble with Chrome? I had a kernel panic (^_^;) I was thinking about returning to Safari, but there was a Mate update, so I started Safari and oh! Automatic translation! You can use it normally ♪ (´θ`)ノ
ちくわ虫@, 8 December, 2022
Mate for Mac
why not use it
It has been unavailable for a long time, and the chrysanthemum keeps turning.
这次匿名, 23 November, 2022
Mate for Mac
software is good software
It’s just too expensive. It used to be free, but suddenly it’s going to be charged, and it’s not a buyout system. It’s a pity
予星xiing, 16 November, 2022
Mate for Mac
software is good software
It’s just too expensive. It used to be free, but suddenly it’s going to be charged, and it’s not a buyout system. It’s a pity
归雁沉星, 16 November, 2022
Mate for Mac
Exactly as I want.
The auto translate feature in Chrome was not available in Safari. Now you have it thanks to this app. It is also very stable and practical and even free. What else?
ismini vermek istiyen muptezel, 16 November, 2022
Mate for Mac
netflix subtitle become so small. Any solution for this?
Mate for Mac
cant sign in
As the title says, I have purchased and registered on ios and can use it normally, but I have been unable to log in on Mac, and every time I log in, it crashes please help
Hsiang Hao, 13 November, 2022
Mate for Mac
This is good app

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It's fully localized in English, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

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