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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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.
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.
TRY THE MAC APP ↓
You can try it for free for 7 days. 50% off for students & teachers: apply here. Works with macOS 10.14+
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.
Their app is not only very helpful on my desktop but also on my phone. Receiving messages or texts in a foreign language makes it so much easier for me to translate. Their translation is I would say 95% accurate. Very happy with it.
So far I haven't found a better translation program for French and English. There are a few minor word order issues here and there, but they're more stylistic than semantic, and hardly worth mentioning as they don't distort the meaning of the text. To test the translation quality, I did the following test: A German text is translated into English, from English into French and then back into German and the great thing was: the back-translated text was there again, but in sic! better German. Bravo!
The translations are pretty good. The desktop browser extension used to annoy me, but the problems I used to have are fixed.
My original comments...
1) I cannot translate a website or tab within the browser. UPDATE (10/2020): for the past couple of weeks I have tried using the new feature "Translate this page" which is supposed to solve my problem. It never works for me, but I hope it will get fixed soon. This is just what I wanted! UPDATE (8/2021): full page translation works on the desktop! Hurrah!
2) The Safari extension crashes randomly. Every time this happens I have to close all of my tabs and quit Safari to get the extension to reappear. UPDATE (10/2020): I have been in contact with the developer via their support email. I have sent several crash logs, but so far I have received no response about the cause of the problem. They stopped corresponding with me after a few emails. I hope they will not ignore my problem. UPDATE (8/2021): it doesn't crash anymore! Hurrah!
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