The best translator app for your Mac.

Mate is an all-in-one translation app for Mac. More precisely: it lets you translate websites, selected text in Safari, as well as in almost any app on Mac! Top-notch translations between 103 languages, keyboard shortcuts, pronunciation aid, and many more – that's Mate!

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Works with macOS 10.10+

Features

Top-grade translations. Quality of Mate's translations can often be compared to a well-trained human translator.
103 languages. English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, and more. The full list is available here.
Sync. Mate Account lets you synchronize your translation history and Phrasebook between all devices.
Dark mode. Mate looks great in both light and dark modes.

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Pronunciation. Mate shows phonetic transcription and speaks out words and sentences with the correct accent.
Phrasebook. Save words you want to learn. Keep them categorized, export for learning in Reji.
Rich data about words. Mate shows you genders for some languages, as well as a lot of synonyms to choose from.

Translate in any app

Context menu service. Select text anywhere in the system, right-click, select Services and then 'Translate with Mate'.
Keyboard shortcuts. Open the app or even translate clipboard instantly with hotkeys. Just hit Option+Shift+T or set yours in settings.
Residing in the menu bar. Mate always sits on the top of your screen, so you can open it above other apps. Even in full-screen mode.
PopClip integration. Select text anywhere on macOS to see PopClip's tooltip. Hit the Mate button in it to get an instant translation.

In-built Safari extension

Double-click. Extremely useful for translating words on web pages. Simply double-click on a word to get it translated right there, in a pop-up window.
Select & translate. Similarly to how double-click translations work for words, Mate can translate chunks of text as you highlight them.
Full page translation. Translate entire websites in one click. Easily switch between the original and translated versions.

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Works with macOS 10.10+

Why Mate?

Mate is an incredibly powerful app which can translate long texts, sentences, words, or websites. It's designed for maximum comfort by utilizing all capabilities of macOS.

Mate's numerous integrations with the system allow you to forget about switching between apps or browser tabs whenever you need to translate something. For example, if you need to translate an email, a sentence in a PDF document, a paragraph in Pages or a note, you don't need to copy that, open a translation site like Google Translate, paste it there and then go all the way back. Instead, you select it, right-click, Services → Translate with Mate, and the translation pops up right there!

Or, say, you need to find something on that French (or any of 103 languages supported by Mate) website. Mate has your back with this. Just right-click and select 'Translate this page'. If it's just a few words or sentences that you don't understand out of whole page, highlight them with a mouse for an instant translation.

Mate always sits in the menu bar. It means it doesn't take up precious real estate on your screen. Open it whenever you need a translation – it will pop up above above other apps even if they are in full-screen mode. It's super useful when you're writing something in a foreign language and need quick translations every now and then.

Mate is the best choice for students and language enthusiasts. Phonetic transcription (or, IPA), transliteration (e.g. pinyin for Chinese), genders for nouns (German, French, Spanish, etc learners will appreciate it a lot), the speak-out feature. Mate has them all!

And, using Mate's synchronization feature along with Phrasebook, you'll be able to build vocabulary lists and learn them across all your devices!

Use it with PopClip

We teamed up with one of the oldest and most-renowned productivity boosters for Mac – PopClip. It famously shows a neat pane with customizable functional buttons next the mouse cursor whenever you select text on macOS. Using Mate extension for PopClip, a translation button can also be there!

Just download PopClip and then install the Mate extension for it.



Top-rated by users

Mate is used by more than 600,000 users every month. And, 99% of these people are extremely happy with Mate!

Here's what real users say about Mate:

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! Real 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 Translate, I can't switch the translation language 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
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Font size change is necessary
I wish I could change the font size in the app! Existing font size is too big ... ㅠㅠㅠ
tjdghks994, 29 January, 2020
Mate for Mac
Really useful app
It's really useful in terms of utilization. An app that you must install on your MacBook!
빠방빠방, 27 January, 2020
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Mate
It would be desirable if the translation window could be opened to A4 or at least A 5. Kind regards.
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deverve it
money is the good thing, for it can help me downlod what i need.
yulindecool002, 15 January, 2020
Mate for Mac
Very perfect application
Very good application, upgrade version 6.0, free upgrade! Real 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 Translate, I can't switch the translation language 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
I love this app !!
I love this small and nice app. If I surf the Internet and the text is in another language, I simply copy it to myself and it will be translated. Totally simple and effective, I love them and use them every day.
Mate for Mac
Good function, just too ugly
I like your convenient functions, but your interface is really ugly. I think you can learn like Apple's native interface.
陈凯旋, 3 January, 2020
Mate for Mac
veriy good
Very convenient to use with popclip.
Mate for Mac
works
it's going on my Mac!
Mar-Huelva, 10 December, 2019
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Create tools
That's it.
wupher.fan, 10 December, 2019
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Excellence
It is difficult to hope for better. The application can be mobilized at any time with a click in most if not all of the applications. The richness of the lexical fields is excellent.
Aristoteheart, 6 December, 2019
Mate for Mac
Excellent app
I have tried several applications or translation pages. In the end I keep Mate because I think it's the most complete and that works best. It is true that it comes out a bit expensive, but if it is used a lot it is worth it.
mac..anudo, 4 December, 2019
Mate for Mac
The most convenient program
One could make plugins for Mail and Books.
VictorSychev, 7 November, 2019

Need help?

We have created Help Center where you can find answers to frequent questions and detailed tutorials on how to use most features. If there's no answer to your question there, feel free to contact us.

Use Mate in your language

Mate's interface is fully localized to English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Ukrainian.

Get Mate now

You can try the full version for 7 days. After that, you can keep it forever for $29.99 one-time. You can also use Mate as part of your Setapp subscription or purchase it without trial period on the Mac App Store.

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