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Review: Quickly translate any amount of text with Free Language Translator

Translate any batch of text into one of 60+ languages quickly using the built-in dictionary or Google Translate options.

Free Language Translator works well enough as a translator, but it doesn't have many benefits over the great online translators available. In most cases, it actually just borrows from Google Translate, anyway. Even though it doesn't boast great looks or many customization options, the program can be proud of its speedy performance.

Free Language Translator supports a little more than 60 languages, so you shouldn't have a problem finding the language you want to use. You can import any amount of text and get a translation almost instantly. You can use Google Translate or the program's built-in dictionary, but both give you about the same accuracy level. Once you've translated your text, there isn't much you can do with the program other than check the accuracy of the translation and add corrections to a custom dictionary, which, we must admit is a neat feature. The program's layout looks a little dated, but it gives you plenty of space to see your translation and type. Using the Setting menu you can change the font and keyboard layout, check for updates, and watch two available tutorial videos. In addition to copying text into the program, you can also input several popular document and subtitle formats such as DOC, TXT, HTML, and SRT to get a quick translation.

Since Free Language Translator borrows heavily from Google Translate, it comes with a catch: You need to be connected to the Internet at all times to be able to use it. If you need an easy, accessible, and quick translation tool, this free program is worth a shot. Don't expect too much, though.

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