Snap & Translate iPhone App Review

Being in a foreign country, speaking a different language than yours is tough. But Snap & Translate app for iPhone could bail you out from such tricky situations. It makes translation faster and easier than ever before. You can download Snap & Translate app for $1.99 from iTunes App Store.

The App

With Snap & Translate for iPhone, all you got to do is to click a picture. Snap an object, let the app recognize what it is, and learn the translation. You can also take a photo of printed text and the app will scan and translate it for you in seconds. The app comes handy in learning new languages and words by simply taking pictures of the surrounding area. It will certainly help you to learn signs and boards in airports and railway stations. You can also use the app to read menus and recipes, books and articles, instructions and manuals. This is how the object mode works: use the app to snap a picture of the object – see the name of the object in your photo – get the translation into the language you’ve chosen – listen to the pronunciation. You can also copy and share the translation with others. The text mode also works similarly. You take a photo of the printed text, see the text recognized and translated into the chosen language and listen to the pronunciation, or copy and share the translation with others. As of today, Snap & Translate for iPhone supports translations from over 46 languages, including Lithuanian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Hindi, and Persian.

The UI of Snap & Translate app is well designed and easy to use. The yellow color theme looks nice. To share the translations, you got multiple options including mail and message. The app is also slick and responsive. Snap & Translate app requires iOS versions 9.0 or higher.


Snap & Translate for iPhone helps you to manage the language barrier when you’re visiting a foreign country. Using the app, you can quickly snap a picture and translate boards, instructions and even objects in few seconds. You also got an option to share the translations via email or text messages. The UI design is largely user friendly. We found the app to be pretty stable as well. Overall, a nice app that provides a whole new way of translating the world around you.