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
Currently the best one!
Used few, this one currently the best. Worth the money.
Mate for Mac
super good translator and fast
I recommend this app. It is easy to use, lightning fast and accurate. The app is perfect if you have an IMac as the location is at the top, thus always available. I encourage you to try this one out. A super good product. Sincerely, John Bregnhøj
John Bregnhøj, 9 April, 2024
Mate for Mac
Simple, practical and efficient!
Easy interaction. It's great to be able to translate words, phrases and texts quickly.
Marcus H. F. Ribeiro, 25 March, 2024
Mate for Mac
had to log in again, seems that app doesn't want you to use the account, and wants you to subscribe right away. UI wise it's done very badly, you need to tap 'RESTORE PURCHASES" and only THERE you will have an option to log in into an account if you ever claimed "premium" version of the app/extension. It still works.
Konstantin Kruglov, 21 February, 2024
Mate for Mac
Wonderful program
I've been using it for a very long time. Intensely. Everything suits me. Thank you!!!!
RVlad1958, 29 January, 2024
Mate for Mac
recurring messages
sorry I bought your application on August 14 and not the 19
ABDELLAH DZ, 26 January, 2024
Mate for Mac
The most complete
The most complete in the Mac App Store. I like that it has history and synchronizes on all devices. When you translate a word it is the only one that shows synonyms. The only thing that would improve is if pressing the browser icon in Safari translated the page directly.
Richie240877, 26 January, 2024
Mate for Mac
Everything works fine for me)
ооооооооооооа, 21 January, 2024
Mate for Mac
Helpful Translator
Use it to translate to Arabic and it works fine
Mate for Mac
I think it doesn't ask for money from me because I opened an account on time. It's very useful and I mentioned a small error, they fixed it with the update. Mate Translate is my best translation program.
sokar stars, 10 January, 2024
Mate for Mac
works again, a real plus
essential applications thanks to the developer for this update which works again!
Mate for Mac
won't start
After reinstalling MacOs. When starting it says: You now need a subscription to use Mate. But since you supported us from the beginning, you get a lifetime subscription Mate Pro is free. I enter my email (create an account) and the program closes :(
Mate for Mac
Fix the crash bug quickly
Lifelong user, now it keeps asking me to create an account, and it crashes after logging in with the original account
等待天晴的雨, 2 January, 2024
Mate for Mac
Good free app, but...
The app is nice, no majour issues, most of the times works properly, gives precise language translations. However, it sometimes gives partial page translation, whereas f.e. google translate give proper one (launched in google chrome) as well as troubles with launching the translation (need to turn on and off few times till it's start workin). Maybe it depends on a language, as I frequently need Hungarian—English translations. Overall, recomended for use!
Mate for Mac
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Supports Arabic language
ahmed almnsor, 19 November, 2023

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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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