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.

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.


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
why not use it
It has been unavailable for a long time, and the chrysanthemum keeps turning.
这次匿名, 23 November, 2022
Mate for Mac
software is good software
It’s just too expensive. It used to be free, but suddenly it’s going to be charged, and it’s not a buyout system. It’s a pity
予星xiing, 16 November, 2022
Mate for Mac
Exactly like I want.
The auto translate feature in Chrome was not available in Safari. Now you have it thanks to this app. It is also very stable and practical and even free. What else?
ismini vermek istiyen muptezel, 16 November, 2022
Mate for Mac
netflix subtitle become so small. Any solution for this?
Mate for Mac
cant sign in
As the title says, I have purchased and registered on ios and can use it normally, but I have been unable to log in on Mac, and every time I log in, it crashes please help
Hsiang Hao, 13 November, 2022
Mate for Mac
This is good app
Mate for Mac
very useful
5 stars
智慧小店, 8 November, 2022
Mate for Mac
The best
For me, the best thing under Windows is QTranslate. Was looking for something similar for mac, found this. Very satisfied.
RoutingMaster, 7 November, 2022
Mate for Mac
good page translation
It would be invincible if the PDF translation function of the web version can be added.
阿娥不错, 23 October, 2022
Mate for Mac
Perfect application. I was looking for something similar for a long time. Very convenient and accurate. I am especially glad about the synonyms))
Mate for Mac
can't translate
Is this the google translate API being called? Google Translate can’t be used, and you can’t use it either, I hope it will be resolved as soon as possible
找不到羊的狼, 19 October, 2022
Mate for Mac
stopped working
I've been using it well since I bought it, but it suddenly stopped working a few weeks ago. In particular, I have to send English mail frequently for work, and I have been using it very usefully, but it is frustrating that it suddenly does not work. I sent an email, but no response at all. Please check how to solve it.
Ricky 1007, 18 October, 2022
Mate for Mac
Why can't I translate now
Now there is a network connection, but why can’t I translate? I can read, but I can’t translate. What’s the reason?
一个被软件耽误回家的人, 17 October, 2022
Mate for Mac
can't translate
Recently, I have been unable to translate. I keep turning around while translating but the translation result will not be displayed. There is always no network connection
evan163723, 17 October, 2022
Mate for Mac
no internet connection
Google Translate is no longer available, is this also cold?

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.

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Use all of Mate for a full week. It's also available on Setapp or without a trial on the Mac App Store. Start translating faster.