It is difficult to detach yourself from Google, as it offers everything you need to, for example, be in contact with colleagues through Gmail or organize a video conference with Meet. Even when a text needs to be translated, the first option that comes to mind is its Translator. However, there are other web translators that also stand out for their functionality.
This list goes from the emerging DeepL to the one based in Berlin, Germany, and goes by the name of Mate. They share features such as easy operation, quick response, and options that go beyond translating text.
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One of the translation tools that has gained popularity lately is DeepL, which bases its operation on neural networks. According to its history, it was made available to the public in August 2017 and, a few months later, in March 2018, its paid version, DeepL Pro, emerged, which offers an optimized web translator, among other options.
“The exceptional quality of DeepL’s automatic translator is the result of the innovations that the company’s own team has achieved in the mathematics and methodology of neural networks”, can be read in the description of the service that is led by Jaroslaw Kutylowski and has the backing of investors such as Benchmark and btov.
Bing Microsoft Translator
With a similar operation to Google Translate, the Microsoft tool also lets you translate phrases or long texts, in addition to suggesting edits to improve the task.
It supports a wide variety of languages and is available for the two main mobile operating systems, iOS and Android, in which it is possible to download packages to have translations without an internet connection, useful for when it is necessary to go on a trip.
The Russian platform, which offers services and products related to the Internet, also offers the possibility of translating from texts to images, in an interface that looks complete at a first glance.
In addition, in the translation box there are options such as a spell checker and a microphone symbol to dictate what you want to translate. A history of the translations performed in Yandex is created, although it is possible to disable this option, as well as other functions.
In addition to a app Dedicated for macOS and Apple mobiles, this translation tool is also available as an extension for most web browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, and Edge.
Thus, once it is installed, all you have to do is select the text you want to translate from somewhere and wait for the Mate button to display. Once clicked, the translation is immediately generated in a floating window, which can undoubtedly save a lot of time.
Perhaps it is not the most complete and intuitive translator when compared to the rest, however, this tool uses millions of bilingual texts, processed by complex algorithms, according to its description.
“We are constantly working to improve our filtering mechanisms and warn users of any potentially inappropriate language,” says the service.
In addition to the corresponding translation, the platform provides other examples that can help people to have a better understanding. You need to register in order to access all its tools.