Microsoft Bing Translator has been around from quite some time, in fact it made its debut in Windows 8.1 and ever since there is no looking back for the app. In Microsoft Windows 10 the Translator comes as a preloaded app and it also bakes in a few more features.
I for long was hooked to Google Translate but once I tried out the Translator I was left impressed. The best part of the Translator 10 is that it can work offline unlike Google Translate which is a complete web based application. We have tested the app extensively and listed below are some features and how the Translator app fared in these categories.
Translator app for Windows 10
One of the quintessential feature of any translator is the text translator. The Bing Translator as of now supports 50 languages and the number of supported languages will be increased soon. We tried out a few phrases and the Translator didn’t let us down. Text translator is most useful while chatting with someone who doesn’t speak your language.
This has to be one of my personal favorites. Just imagine if you were stuck in a foreign country with nowhere to go and your only escape is by deciphering the local road signs, fret not as the Translator can be fed with signboards and pictures from which it will translate the text. The feature is still not perfect and needs some tweaking to be done but that being said this is one of the mention worthy feature of the translator.
Voice comes natural to us thus translating as we speak is a very important feature. The Voice translate needs some getting used to and once you are familiar the Translator 10 does its work in a jiffy. We tried multiple phrases in different languages and translator did a great job translating them. Tapping on the speaker icon will also let you hear to the exact pronunciation of the translated phrase.
Offline Translation is the forte of this application, if you desire to translate without connecting to the Internet, all you need to do is download a translation pack thus also avoiding the rather expensive data pack charges while roaming.
Search, Favorites and History
Translator keeps a tab on your translation history and also lets you favourite some of them. If you need to access the previous translation Microsoft has given a search bar for this very purpose.
Word of the Day
This Is more of a value addition feature than a core one, Word of the day will teach you a new word every day in the language you desire to learn and this process can be further simplified by pinning the Translator to the Start.
Go get the Translator app here. The Translator 10 is currently in Beta and with every new update the app is taking a step towards perfection.