Word Lens Translator
10,000 - 50,000 downloads
- Useful tool
- Zoom in/out
- Word focus
- It doesn't include any demo translation package
- It should be more accurate
+ By Quest Visual, Inc.
World Lens uses the back camera of your device to instantly translate printed words
Dictionaries, translator devices and all this sort of gadgets are almost becoming unuseful due to smart devices. Apps are adding functions to our mobile devices making the most of its built-in features. Word Lens turns your camera into a translator: you just need to target the printed word you want to translate (imagine ads, sign, posters, magazines...) with the back camera of your device and it will do the rest.
However, translating isn't the only action you can perform with Word Lens. Actually it also only brings two features which aren't translation tools. These features are "word reverse" (it reverses the words you target) and "erase words" (the word you target will disappear). However, although that's interesting, it's not really useful. Translating is probably its plus point.
This paid version includes full access to all the translation packages (so far English to Spanish, French and Italian and viceversa). Although it should be enhanced regarding accuracy, it works pretty good. The app is worth, bit expensive though.
ONE LANGUAGE PACK included with app purchase. Additional languages extra. Available language pairs: English ⇆ Spanish, English ⇆ French, English ⇆ Italian, English ⇆ German
Word Lens gives you translation on the go:
- NO NETWORK required - results appear immediately on your video screen when you need it, anywhere in the world.
- Easy to use, like the regular camera
- Look up translations by typing them in, or clicking on a word.
NOTE: This paid version of Word Lens INCLUDES ONE LANGUAGE pack. Additional language packs can be purchased within the app.
Available language pairs:
+ English ⇆ Russian
+ English ⇆ Spanish
+ English ⇆ French
+ English ⇆ Italian
+ English ⇆ German
+ English ⇆ Portuguese
Notes for getting the best quality out of your translations:
- Best used on clearly printed text (e.g. signs, menus)
- DOES NOT recognize handwriting or stylized fonts
- It's not perfect, but you can get the general meaning!
- Keep text in focus by holding it at least one hand-length away and tap-to-focus if autofocus is struggling.
- Turn on the flashlight (if available on your device)
- Zoom in (if available on your device)
Some features are device dependent. Not all device cameras can zoom, nor do all devices have a flashlight.
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Hardware Controls: Take Pictures and Videos: Used to access the camera so we can translate what it sees.
Network Communication: Market Billing Service: Used to purchase language packs.
Network Communication: Full Internet Access: OPT-IN ONLY: Used only if you opt-in to submit errors and anonymous usage statistics to Quest Visual to help improve the product.
Network Communication: View Network State: OPT-IN ONLY: Used only if you opt-in to submit errors. Data is only reported if you opt-in and you are online and you are not roaming.
v2.2: English ⇆ Russian
- Portuguese ⇄ English!
- Save a screenshot of your translations, and share it online.
Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund.
A superb idea and it does mostly work on clear text but it crashes my nexus 4 when translating from french to English.
The people who wrote this should be burned at the stake!
nice...if can translate more...
Cool app keep up the good work.
Amazing concept but like others have said, it needs alot of polishing before I would pay this much for it again. Hopefully they keep improving it to the point that I feel I got my money's worth but as of now I can't say I would buy it again for this pric
Bought with russian english pack. Translating 10 percent of the text. Better results only if i zoom camera to word by word. So can not understand what is sentence about. Words changing every second which creates a total mass. I wish o could get a refund.
Great idea, well executed.