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+

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.


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.

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
Very easy to use, fully satisfy the use.
Mate for Mac
Sooooo great to macbook user!!
If you are a MacBook user among foreigners learning English, this is a must-buy application! If you are a graduate student, I highly recommend it!
RainbowChaser~*, 25 November, 2020
Mate for Mac
Good, but it can improve
It could also translate documents into PDF, from the preview window, and it could instantly translate the entire page on safari, but good app
Jsjakksjdjdjdjsj, 23 November, 2020
Mate for Mac
A fantastic tool
But, (maybe it's my fault) when I ask him to translate a web page, it may not happen, simply because he kept in memory my previous request like French> English, it does not automatically detect the original language to translate it into French.
Mate for Mac
very simple to use
its a great aplication !
Hannah toledo valle, 29 October, 2020
Mate for Mac
Really great
Easy, fast, convenient. I love
Mate for Mac
Better translate!
LucasSMMesquita, 11 October, 2020
Mate for Mac
江哩个疆, 26 September, 2020
Mate for Mac
very good application
nothing to complain about, apart from an update to have the translation of all the languages selected in our favorites
NNpourvoir, 23 September, 2020
Mate for Mac
Shortcut key problem
I originally set up the shortcut for automatic translation, but I can’t use it recently. I used the built-in settings. It turned out that I wanted to translate German into Chinese. But I came up with a translation that translated the Chinese into German. It was very strange.
Daniel Meng1986, 18 September, 2020
Mate for Mac
Super god
Translates Danish-> English really well. Where other translator apps come out with the most terrible nonsense, this one delivers proper English, which requires only a few corrections (depending on how 'creative' the Danish original was).
Kim in Dk., 12 September, 2020
Mate for Mac
Very good!!!
Convenient, fast and very affordable. The quality of the translation is sometimes not very good, but it is very easy to customize and use. I like
RVlad1958, 31 August, 2020
Mate for Mac
Meet Mate, So far the best translation software on the Apple platform.
Mate for Mac
Perfect among other competitors.
Best of all other competitors and sync your translations betweem your mac and ios devices additional plus. Probably they get help google translate but they succeeded by presenting so user friendly UI and practical toolbar. Great at the moment in short and i can easily recommend to all.
iCominGo, 27 August, 2020
Mate for Mac
Best Mac translator ever!
Now even on Netflix! Thanks Mate team for working on it constantly
Rozhevski, 28 July, 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.