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Google Translate is a neural machine translation tool for translating text, documents & websites from one language to another, for free

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Pros:

Integration Google Translator with WordPress website is pretty easy by using the plugin, as well as on the browser extension even in the smartphone.

Cons:

One interaction I had on Google Translate when I was translating Filipino to English caused there to simply be no translation.

Google Translate ratings

Average score

Ease of Use
4.8
Customer Service
4.3
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.8

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Google Translate has an overall rating of 4.5 out 5 stars based on 658 user reviews on Capterra.

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Shayan
Shayan
intern in France
Verified LinkedIn User
Program Development, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

The best translation program

5.0 2 months ago

Comments: In order to be able to show you the result of this translator better, I translated the text of my opinion twice in two different languages and returned it to English again. And the comment you are reading now is the result of two translations by Google translator.

Pros:

It's free. It is very fast. It has a great result.

Cons:

In some languages it is not very strong and complete. Not good at slangs

Joshua
Teacher in US
E-Learning, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Easy-to-Use Translation Tool

4.0 2 months ago New

Comments: I have really enjoyed using and appreciate Google Translate. It is an easy way to communicate between languages. It has allowed me to connect and work with students who come to my classroom with no English knowledge. I highly recommend it as an easy way to combat language barriers.

Pros:

Google Translate is so easy to use and so versatile! From quickly converting written text to translating websites, Google Translate has done a wonderful job of helping me communicate with my learners who do not speak English. The language recognition is impressive, and Google Translate does a nice job of translating despite the subtle nuances and distinctions between languages.

Cons:

Google Translate isn't perfect (nor can it be), but sometimes it can struggle to detect the language, particularly when translating from voice instead of text. It's a minor gripe, but it can cause some confusion. Admittedly, most of the issues with Google Translate come from user error, though.

Destiny
Bartender in US
Food & Beverages, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

It says it all

3.0 2 months ago

Pros:

How quickly it responds and how accurate it is

Cons:

Sometimes it would speak the wrong language

Ulku
Ulku
Founder in Türkiye
Verified LinkedIn User
Health, Wellness & Fitness, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Even while writing this review, I got help from Google Translate.

5.0 2 months ago

Comments: I even wrote an essay when I was a student, what more can I say?

Pros:

Both the visual and text translations are great! It's nice to have a history feature and be able to save my favorites. I have been using it for years and I am very pleased. I must say that I am very sorry for those who are not familiar with Google translate.

Cons:

I think it is behind in terms of some current translations and regulations. It is very easy to use, but Chatgpt is now my primary choice because it directly translates what I write and I need to constantly check it.

roger
accounting in Canada
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

my daily translation partner

5.0 3 weeks ago New

Pros:

I use google translate for language translation, it's easy and fast, I can not only input words, as well as take a pic or voice.

Cons:

Google translate is a great apps and free for translating languages, can be used in daily use and visiting a foreign country

Fabrizio
Techbician in Italy
Information Technology & Services, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Really useful

4.0 4 weeks ago New

Comments: I discovered it when it appeared suddenly while visiting webpages in foreign languages. Sometimes I need to visit German webpages snd as I don't speak German Google Translate helps me a lot. Also for Russian pages.
I recommend it.

Pros:

I use Google translator on web browser. Often it happens that I need to visit pages in foreign languages, both for work and "pleasure", and I need them to be translated, especially if they are written in other languages than English. The translation is accurate and you can choose the language to be translated (by default is yours). Google Translate automatically detect the language and a pop up asks you for trandlation. Really useful, I like (and need) this feature.

Cons:

The popup may be quite annoying sometimes. Of course you can disable it.

Rafael
CSR in Philippines
Telecommunications, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

My experience on Google Translate

5.0 2 months ago

Comments: Overall I like Google Translate and I Highly recommend it for everyone

Pros:

what I most like is that google translate is completely free of use

Cons:

i hate that sometimes google translate dont recognize some of the words

velzie
PATIENT SERVICE COORDINATOR in US
Health, Wellness & Fitness, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Google Translate Review

5.0 2 months ago

Pros:

That this can and will read aloud the translation.

Cons:

Nothing, this has been nothing but a huge help in our setting.

Alysa
Veterinary Student in St Kitts & Nevis
Veterinary, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Travel, School, Work, Social life use

5.0 2 months ago

Pros:

Best thing I like about google translate is it's very easy to use. It's accessible for all ages, including my grandparents who I sometimes have a language barrier with. The sentence is translating out as you are typing it in, and you have the option to play the translation out loud.

Cons:

I wish it was more up to date on current lingo being used. Many times the message translates verbatim and that is not what is meant.

Kyle
Operations Mgr in US
Retail, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Great tool for translating between suppliers

4.0 2 months ago

Comments: We really enjoy using Google's translator service, it's built into our other systems and works exactly as expected. Happy we don't have to use a third party tool.

Pros:

Very accessible tool for our team to use since we're already utilizing Google for many of our email and document related needs. While the translations may not always be 100% perfect, they are good enough to establish communication with those that don't speak English.

Cons:

Occasionally the translation may not be spot on, there's always nuance with language. However, we've noticed the service get better and better over the years.

Hafiz Muhammad
Freelancing in Pakistan
Alternative Medicine, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Google translate capabilities

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: Overall, Google translate is the best application to use in this digital era where each problem is going to be solved using different digital applications, and google translate is one of those digital applications. Each complex and difficult harsh word can translate in every word in other 109 languages. The reason behind the success of this application is anybody can use the application at any place. The immediate results are overactive to provide the results instantly. But the few thing of this software that makes it unfit for use is privacy. There are some security issues which doesn't fill into the recommended demands. Although this application is very convenient to use, it also gives uncertain results, which might create difficulty in understanding the challenging versions. The harsh effects of the meanings can create panic for the users. The usage of software appreciates situations but to some extent; there is the need for an internet connection. If you don't have an internet connection, you cannot use Google translate. It means Google translate is not helpful if you have no internet connection to your device. This software is not proving for confidential documents and details. Otherwise, Google translate is the best platform to solve different digital issues at any time and any place with other considerations.

Pros:

Google translate is the software which used for the conversion of 100+ languages. This software converts English into many other different languages. The first and foremost advantage of using this application is that it is beneficial during my freelancing. Whenever I have to do writing or other tasks, I feel difficulty getting the meaning of the complex thing. I don't feel a headache because I can use Google translate. I put the word or sentence into this software, and I got the meaning of that word. In other words, this software has made my life, even more most accessible in doing different content writing tasks. The second benefit of using this software is that this application is available 24/7. You need internet access to use it. You can also Go to Google and open this application to get the results at any time and any place. The others benefit of using this application is that the whole process occurs immediately. If you have a better internet connection, you will find the results instantly. You don't need to take the worries about unknown things. Just add the recommended word and get the meaning in any language at any time. You can use this software on any android, apple phone, plus any laptop and computer. It means you can access Google translate on any android or digital platform. Due to this, Google translate is working; 109 languages have been processed in this software to get the desired solutions of different words.

Cons:

The first and foremost disadvantage of using Google translate is that it provides security for your data. The commands and data you enter into Google translate don't ensure that it is secured. That's why I mostly found it suspicious to enter only the selective words into it. I don't allow myself to enter the whole paragraph which contains my personal confidential information. There might be chances that Google translate can add discretion in other tools or say that the entered data becomes the property of Google. Undoubtedly, Google translate is best in translating the different words and commands into the desired language, but the problem I face is the rough guidelines. In other words, Google translates translate into wild meanings. To some extent, it becomes difficult for me to conclude the given text's meaning. I just became nervous about excluding the real essence from the given instructions. No quality control follows the jargon, adaption of text, layout, market, and industry. So, the arrangement of the text also becomes changes after translation. Sometimes, Google translate also becomes too time-consuming for me as I entered the paragraph in it, times usage in typing and then reading the prescription or the results of the entered commands. This thing also becomes inaccurate and inefficient for me to some extent. In some instances, some minor complexities become greater after entering text into Google translate. This software is not proving for confidential documents an

Danielle
Manager in Bangladesh
Information Technology & Services, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

The leading and most well-liked translation tool available

4.0 last year

Comments: I use it as a reliable tools in my work. I have been using this software to translate a variety of dialects. Particularly with people from different regions, it enhances communication. When we visit different countries, it is helpful. This tool has a huge number of users, and because the linguistic data set is always changing, it must improve its precision. It sounds pretty good to me.

Pros:

It is really a very effective service through which we can find new dimension of communication. Both the application and its speed are completely free. The interface is easy to use and requires little setup. It can translate into a wide variety of languages with good accuracy. To make communication simpler, we can use the application mic to convert speech to text.

Cons:

Sometimes the language is thought to gain momentum. There are many languages ​​that I can fix most of the time by it. It is impossible to know whether a translation is accurate. This application has weak privacy and security protections. The support staff has trouble effectively resolving problems. There aren't many regional languages ​​supported by this program. Translation errors cannot be independently verified. It can only function with an internet connection. It should be developed.

Rafael
Rafael
Undergraduate Finalist Student in Portugal
Verified LinkedIn User
Higher Education, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

A must-have tool for everyday use

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: Overall, my experience with Google Translate is great and it is a tool I use every single day.
It is definitely a must-have software for both desktop PC and mobile phone and I find it very practical for conversations in 2 languages at the same time with the "Talk" feature.
The translations are also getting better and better and the community is very kind and helpful.
Therefore, I can easily recommend this piece of software for all the compatible devices it is available.

Pros:

Since my native language is not English, I often face the need to use Google Translate. What I like the most about it is the very precise translations it gives and the amount of languages it offers to translate. I also like the "Detect Language" and the "Docs" feature, which is very handy for an integral translation of larger text documents. I feel that the translations have had a great improvement with time, considering as well the contribution of the great community around Google Translate. I may refer as well the "Camera" feature on mobile, which is very practical, useful and fast.

Cons:

What I like the least about Google Translate is its layout and User Interface (UI), which I feel that hasn't been upgraded over the last years. Another thing that could be improved is the "listening" feature, which often has voices a little bit robotic and monotonous. Other than that, I have no other things to mention in this section.

Lilian
Suporte ao cliente in Portugal
Consumer Services, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Necessary and very practical tools.

5.0 last year

Comments: Google translator can be better. There is a lack of resources to allow users to customize their translations, such as expression adjustments or choosing between different translation styles. In addition, it would also be useful to have a live service where users can throw away their documents and be assisted by language specialists.

Pros:

Google Translator is a very useful tool for those who need to translate texts or phrases into other languages. It is practical, easy to use. It can help you quickly translate words and phrases, allowing you to understand what is being said in another language. In addition to this, it also offers some additional resources, such as a dictionary, quick phrases and correct pronunciations.

Cons:

Google Translator is a very useful tool for those who need to translate texts or phrases into other languages. It is practical, easy to use. It can help you quickly translate words and phrases, allowing you to understand what is being said in another language. In addition to this, it also offers some additional resources, such as a dictionary, quick phrases and correct pronunciations.

Anna Rabeeca
Anna Rabeeca
Senior Software Engineer in Switzerland
Verified LinkedIn User
Pharmaceuticals, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

It facilitates by translating the text into multiple languages

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: Millions of people are using Google translation for translating their content into different languages especially it facilitates students so that they can get help from it. It translates your content accurately in every language which is needed. First, it translates text into English and then translates it into your selected options. Many translators are taking a lot of time in translating but Google translation converts your text into other languages in seconds without wasting your time.

Pros:

You can paste your content into google translator and it instantly translates your text and content into your selected languages. It does not need any corporate-based policies and terms and any complex procedures as it is easy to understand it and use it. It recognizes and understands almost all languages you need as other translators are not facilitating with the availability of all languages.

Cons:

It does not provide an accurate translation of some specific languages. It should provide improved features for preventing grammatical mistakes from translated contents. Highlighting feature must be there for reading text easily but as compared to others it is a perfect translator than any other.

Rahul
Product Manager in India
Automotive, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Most efficient translating tool

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: I work on it every day. It saves a lot of time and I can connect with anyone and even translate their messages which are not native to me. It is trustworthy as it is operated through google and is very quick and efficient.

Pros:

The app is great because is it very quick in translating content into the language which you need. It has a very simple user interface and anyone can use it free of cost without any efforts.

Cons:

The app can have multiple tools, accept-language translation like there is no option to collaborate while working on a project with a team. It also does not suggest anything when a user is working on a new language.

Zakaria
computer engineer in Morocco
Computer Hardware, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

google translate is a life saver.

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: overall experience, I would say that Google Translate is really good software and worth using, it is a lifesaver.

Pros:

Google Translate is a really common software or website, it has many languages ready to use, I'm using it for a very long time, nowadays a software like this is really great for communication with others, I really like a feature they added, that you can translate any website just by typing the URL. the thing that I liked most, as a computer user, is the small bar on the web browser, you can translate any page on the web into any language, they added more great feature, that you can translate just with your phone camera, and I really like that. more than that, the software has a voice spelling feature which is good.

Cons:

Google translate is great, to be honest, but there is no perfect software, there are always some unusual bugs happen but it's all good, the thing that I didn't like, is sometimes the results aren't accurate it can be wrong, and I hope they can do something about it in the feature.

Gaurav
Gaurav
Sr Software Engineer in India
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Google Translate - A real Saviour

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: As i have mentioned earlier I am working on tickets which came from around the globe and we daily receives cases from different languages. So with Google Translate, we were able to translate what customer wrote in english and we make draft of our response and again put that in google translate to translate that in their local language. If there is no Google translate, then we have to hire people from all the languages. So with Google translate we are saving soo much

Pros:

As i am working on tickets which came from around the globe and we daily receives cases from different languages. So with Google Translate, we were able to translate what customer wrote in english and we make draft of our response and again put that in google translate to translate that in their local language. If there is no Google translate, then we have to hire people from all the languages. So with Google translate we are saving soo much

Cons:

At times i feel Google Translate will give you 95% of correct translation, remaining 5% can be incorrect as it wont translate properly

Ansh
Operations Specialist in India
Automotive, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

The best platform to translate into multiple languages.

4.0 2 years ago

Comments: Google Translate has really made my life easier I have clients all over the world and all of them communicate in a different language the app has helped me to understand what they say and now i can chat with on their native which has been really fruitful for me and my business. All thanks to Google Translate.

Pros:

The app is great with a simple interface even a kid can work on it. The best thing about the app is that it is free of cost and gives you premium-level service. You can translate any language to the language you need as an output. The app has more than 95% accuracy and will give you desired results.

Cons:

The app is great but the bad part is it won't work offline you need to have an internet connection for working on it. The app has also a limited set of languages you won't find Indian regional language on the app. Which is little bit disappointing and can be improved by Google translate.

Cushi
Cushi
Owner/Coach in Bermuda
Verified LinkedIn User
E-Learning, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

An easy to use, versatile translator with over 133 languages... and it's free

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: I've used Google Translate for at least 5 years now and it has never failed me. I've been able to have conversations with people who speak other languages, read directions and other important signage, book flights on local airlines that don't have an english website, arrange dates, communicate professionally and more. I highly recommend this for anyone who desires to travel to a foreign country and does not speak the language.

Pros:

The free price is probably the best thing about this software. It allows anyone with a phone or computer to communicate with friends, loved ones or work colleagues who speak different languages. It's also a life saver for tourists in foreign countries. I also love how simple the UI and UX is. The product works very efficiently, experiences very few bugs and is an overall useful product.

Cons:

The places where it fails is translating for meaning and picking up regional dialects. This has gotten significantly better since I started using the software years ago, but still has significant room to grow.

Ana Carolina
Research Assistant in US
Research, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Best tool when studying abrod

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: Great app, I use it every day while working at the university and traveling. I definitely recommend this app, because it is free and helps you in many different tasks.

Pros:

I started using Google translate many years ago, and I could see the app evolving over the years, it became much more accurate and precise. I use it constantly to translate things that I didn't understand from articles, journals, and others while I'm doing a Ph.D. in the US. I use it not only to translate from my mother language to English but also in many different languages. I also use it to check when writing to check my spelling and if I wrote what I meant.

Cons:

I don't have any complaints about the app, I just think it would be great if we could have the possibility to use it without the internet. Because when you are traveling, sometimes you don't have internet and the app is really helpful while traveling abroad.

Masood
Lecturer in English in Pakistan
Education Management, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Enhancement of the Working Ability

4.0 2 years ago

Comments: My overall experience is excellent and I am very happy while using it, but, sometimes, I have to review my translations. I cannot rely on it blindly before copying and pasting my work. It takes a bit more time to prepare my work. Overall I am quite satisfied with its performance. It is offering a great service to those who want to improve their working performance and earn money online. It's really great and convenient for everyone.

Pros:

Previously, I had to spend a lot of time and resources preparing my question papers, translations, essays etc. but since its usage, it has become a part and parcel of my work. It has not only saved my time and resources but it has enhanced my working output for my clients.

Cons:

Language is a very vast topic. The machine is unable to convey human feelings. It needs to detect the content of the passage and suggest the most suitable translation. Sometimes it cannot a distinction between 'shrewd and cunning" and is unable to two translate it into two words. It translates both words into the same synonyms. So the variant synonyms are missed.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Human Resources, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

The Best Assistant Translator Ever!

4.0 3 years ago

Comments: Google Translator is super perfect for me because I am a translator from English to Thai and I am a foreign student who is learning a third language.

Pros:

Google Translate is a perfect tool to help me double check the meaning of the destination language. It’s a super genius app to help translators, students, teachers, and foreigners to understand each other. It’s easy to use both an application on mobile and on PC. You can translate for pictures, open a camera or manually input the data. It is the best helper when you must live among the people who don’t speak the same language as you but you need to communicate. Do not forget to download Google Translate!

Cons:

As a Thai native speaker. Google Translate has a limitation to translate Thai in some sentences as we have our alphabets and sometimes they cannot catch the right meanings of the sentences.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Civil Engineering, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Breaker of Language Barrier

5.0 3 years ago

Pros:

One of biggest application in helping people translating from any kind of different language in the world. Not just free, the application is an be used widely everywhere as long user have internet connection. Besides translating words, an essay, this application also can translate people’s voice in a very short time. The best part of this application is they help people on how to speech the words in the particular language correctly.

Cons:

In my opinion, there is not too much cons in this application but the most significant cons is the way its translate to another language. Sometimes, I want to translate a word in informal way, but this application tends to translate it to formal language. I really hope Google Translate can upgrade to better version where it can detect or using informal texts while translating.

Geoffrey
Project Manager in US
Automotive, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

One of the tools to be able to translate all languages with the best speed

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: The best experience you have had with this application is to achieve ideal communication with companies, companies or people who speak different languages to establish communication with a good understanding for its quality in detecting the language and converting it to the language we want

Pros:

I like to use Google Translate for its feature of being able to translate texts from one language to another desired language, which has tools such as using the microphone to record ourselves and then get the translation of said recording, as well as we can use it in files such as PDF, doc, xls and txt for their wide compatibility

Cons:

What I don't like about Google Translate is that its use is limited only when we have a stable connection to the network, that is, when we don't have a connection, it loses its functionality