Editor’s Note: We’ve reviewed many translator apps since this article first published in 2008. For more up-to-date-information check out the iPhone translator Travel Interpreter.
When it rains, it pours. Since reviewing Talking Phrasebooks we\’ve been inundated with requests to review other translation apps. We gave BdTranslator passing marks in our review earlier today. Next up is Linguo from Edovia Inc..
linguo iphone appLinguo is the best translation app around. Features include 400 preset phrases in four languages (French, German, Italian and Spanish) with audio clips for each, custom translations in 20 languages, and the ability to save translations for future use. The UI is simple and intuitive. Inverting the “from” and “to” languages can be done with a single click.
Some reviewers have complained about the quality of the translations. As I have no knowledge whatsover of 17 out of 20 of these languages, I can’t really comment. Machine translations aren’t perfect; it’s probably a mistake to use any of these translation apps for more than translations of simple phrases.
In any case, Linguo is the best translation app I’ve seen to date is no longer in the App Store.