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.

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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
Free is Sufficient
nice app thanks
Mate for Mac
It is without a doubt one of the best apps out there, if I haven't tried them, I recommend it, don't wait any longer and discover
It is one of the best apps, I recommend it, if you don't have to wait to download it, you won't regret it, I assure you. And thanks to the developers and part of the work team and everyone's strength, they have come out ahead, thanks
stefany anti, 4 September, 2022
Mate for Mac
The best
I tried 5-6 apps right away, it turned out to be a top, the best of the proposed
danilow_s, 29 August, 2022
Mate for Mac
Very surprised at how WELL it works!
Lennys Apple, 28 August, 2022
Mate for Mac
Please update and try the latest
A function was added to replace the English in the Chrome page with Japanese by translation. It can be used with the latest OS of Apple devices, but there is nothing else to say other than that it is super convenient because this function can be used with the old OS. Moreover, it can be used not only in the browser but also in various applications, so this translation application is perfect. It's evolved tremendously compared to the past! !
Tom Catters, 7 August, 2022
Mate for Mac
Very easy to use
It helps very well to translate
Pitufina Yiyi, 5 August, 2022
Mate for Mac
If you want money, don't go to the free place, okay?
38 yuan a month
多比老细, 4 August, 2022
Mate for Mac
Pretty good
I have tried every single Mac translator app that is free or allows a free trial. This is the only acceptable one. It's not perfect, but it works for me. The keyboard shortcut works in Calibre reader, which is very important since the mac dictionary does not work in there, but I wish I didn't have to copy the text first. The shortcut should automatically translate the selected text in my opinion. I like the popup when selecting text in safari. Problems: The sound does not work for russian. Also It does not translate offline; when my internet went out, this app was useless.
Johoboo, 24 July, 2022
Mate for Mac
I'm was looking for it
All is superb! But there is one litle moment. The icon at the top right corner(in the safari) too pushy. And unfortunetaly I can't hide it (or can't find how to do it) But in general it cooles app for the translating or mac. Thaks devs.
Mate for Mac
Works OK, but something is confusing
I needed this app to translate selected text in the documents. But in this app it worked only once; after i translated one selected fragment, I could not translate any other fragments just by selecting them. So I needed every time copy and paste selected text to the app window to translate it, which is not that feature that I wanted
yarotzckaya, 11 July, 2022
Mate for Mac
Translates difficult texts flawlessly.
8746nano, 1 July, 2022
Mate for Mac
Netflix problem when used as a safari extension
There is a problem that Netflix subtitles appear as subtitles smaller than a fingernail when using it as a Safari extension. I want to solve that problem. It's a bit cumbersome to turn off and use it every time I watch Netflix.
KoungTea, 24 June, 2022
Mate for Mac
Excellent translation
A very handy app. It's just unrealistically convenient to work in Safari. Free. There are many different convenient functions that you can customize for yourself. My recommendations. I would even pay if they added a clipboard display for any copied text.
novokshanov15, 21 June, 2022
Mate for Mac
Thanks Dev
The best plugin in the world Thanks to the developer for making this plugin and for supporting the FARS language
mahyar_front, 21 June, 2022
Mate for Mac
Thanks Dev
The best plugin in the world Thanks to the developer for making this plugin and for supporting the FARS language
mahyarMK, 21 June, 2022

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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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