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.

For $29.99 one-off. You can try it for free for 7 days.
50% off for students & teachers: apply here.
Works with macOS 10.14+


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.
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.
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.


For $29.99 one-off. 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.

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
Offline mode
The app looks nice and functions as mentioned, but I was looking for an offline app as I work in a remote location, I read some articles, and saw it said iOS offline, so I assumed that meant apple products, but since found out that iOS means i-phones? why not just say in brackets or something that (Doesn't work on mac) for us less tech savvy folk. Aside from that, works well.... When I am online.
offline mode85, 2 July, 2020
Mate for Mac
great service
thanks for great app nothing to say
Skymohd, 25 June, 2020
Mate for Mac
Gwontaeyun, 16 June, 2020
Mate for Mac
Great app but want a little more for the price
I've been happy with the simplicity of how to use the app. It is expensive but it works flawless even on a 10 year old MBP 15". I wish the Safari extension could be toggled to 2 different settings. One for automatic (similar to Google Chrome) and one for as it is now. There are sometimes where an automatic translation for extended periods would be a time saver.
Snuckerpooks, 29 May, 2020
Mate for Mac
The best translator I've ever had
mebeekay, 28 May, 2020
Mate for Mac
Excellent App.
Best app store translator fired. It has dark mode, translation with a touch, extension on safari, Portuguese br .... Very good.
Mate for Mac
Damn useful tool. Can't imagine my life without it.I use it all the time ;-)
Lubo2020, 27 April, 2020
Mate for Mac
Super excellent
I love how easy and fast it is. at any time on my mac you can use the app, I recommend it a lot
Ilopezerick, 25 April, 2020
Mate for Mac
A great tool for languages translation. It's amazing me. Very faithful in its translation. Thank you for your help.
SaviorJesus, 22 April, 2020
Mate for Mac
A very convenient application, it always works stably, a lot of settings. I have been using it for many years with pleasure!
Mate for Mac
Easy to use, always in the tool bar
This app makes me translate anywhere, from Mac, iPhone, iPad, easy to use.
Justin Formosa, 18 April, 2020
Mate for Mac
too poor
too poor. No page can be opened. Can't turn the page content at all
wang885188, 16 April, 2020
Mate for Mac
Everything is working
As for me, the best translator for Mac OS.
Svarojich, 16 April, 2020
Mate for Mac
Bellisimo! Perfectly
Everything translates both individual words and the selected text and the whole page. Learn materiel, dvoeshniki.
Mate for Mac
Exceptional app which is far better than other translators
Excellent interface and features. The Safari extension is undispensable and works on every page I've tried.
LancashireArrow, 11 April, 2020

Need help?

Check out our Help Center. It's filled with common questions and specific answers, feature tutorials, and more. If you're still curious about something, feel free to reach out directly — in any language, of course.

Mate's made for you

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.

Get Mate now

Use all of Mate for a full week, then get it forever for $29.99 one-time. It's also available on Setapp or without a trial on the Mac App Store. Start translating faster.