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 10.10+


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 10.10+

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
The UI is also beautiful, not ugly
The UI is also beautiful, not ugly
张书生, 4 April, 2020
Mate for Mac
Excellent application to have the advice on mac 💯% Always keep up to date always update it Thanks.
Skizzetta68, 29 March, 2020
Mate for Mac
Works well, but some questions
The translation function is convenient and accurate. But I ca n’t set it up as a Chrome add-on. The function is limited to Safari. I hope to solve this problem.
Raymondala, 22 March, 2020
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I study languages and have mates in the mac bar, it is very useful to me. It works perfectly. The translations are good))
Alessandroosx, 20 March, 2020
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Is absolutely fine.
Is absolutely fine. A very convenient, quick access.
Nexuss Xxxxxxxx, 19 March, 2020
Mate for Mac
No response from web page translation-China
Translation of the entire webpage did not respond-in China, only after using VPN proxy. Use only simple word translations. . Advantages: The translation is more accurate. Suggest official server nodes to increase nodes in China
Deep Learning CN, 12 March, 2020
Mate for Mac
I can understand the meaning for now It is troublesome to copy each time with translation by hot key I'm glad if you can translate only by selecting, not the contents of the clipboard I use it for translating emails, so I hope it works with emails. Translation like Chrome itself
Mate for Mac
THe perfect menu bar translator
This is what google should have done with google translate, but mate beat them too it.
Manny0204, 2 March, 2020
Mate for Mac
The best translation software
Easy to use, more effective with popclip
Mate for Mac
Easy to use, convenient, beautiful and practical
This software is so easy to use, it doesn't take up space when not in use, it is very convenient to use when it is used, it is really great, no similar software can be found on win, mac is still very powerful
Mate for Mac
Excellent translator, it integrates very well with safari and allows automatic translation of both the entire page and single sentences.
ADGiuliano, 17 February, 2020
Mate for Mac
Excellent App.
Best translator for the app store. It has dark mode, tradition with a touch .... Very good.
Mate for Mac
Very perfect application
[2020-01-31, I received developer feedback for the next version to add features, thank you, now 5 stars praise! !! !! 】 Very good application, upgrade version 6.0, free upgrade! Really a conscience! Good translation, can translate English, Chinese, Traditional Chinese, this is my basic needs. In addition, you can translate safari, this is really great! There are two more disadvantages: 1. If multiple lines of text are translated, the line breaks are deleted, resulting in a pile of content that cannot be read in comparison; 2. When Safari clicks on the translation, can't I switch the language of the translation directly? For example, Chinese to English, or English to Chinese, you need to open the app interface to switch the translation language, which is very inconvenient. Hope to change it ~ Thank you
Mate for Mac
Font size change is required
I wish I could change the font size in the app! The existing font size is too large ...
tjdghks994, 29 January, 2020
Mate for Mac
Really useful apps
It is really useful in terms of utilization. An app that must be installed on your MacBook!
빠방빠방, 27 January, 2020

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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.

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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.