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  • 2.0 stars

    "slow online"

    November 14, 2014  |  

    Version: Babylon 10.0

    Pros

    not bad....

    Cons

    takes some time to get translation

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Nice free dictionary."

    September 20, 2014  |   By int_revisor

    Version: Babylon 10.0

    Pros

    Excellent interface. Nice free dictionaries. For each English verb, displays a complete list of conjugations in all possible tenses and forms.

    Cons

    No human voice on the free dictionaries.
    You can't disable automatic updates, although you see that option in the user interface, it does not save THAT particular change.
    You can't uninstall the program offline.

    Summary

    I like it. The only think I didn't like is that you can't uninstall it offline. I installed it on my mother's computer. I may, or may not, install on my computer, where I already have the Oxford Dictionary.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "don't buy it will stop working after 2 yr no lifetime"

    June 17, 2014  |   By ebason

    Version: Babylon 8.0 r38

    Pros

    Please wait for a site operator to respond. Thanks.
    You are now chatting with 'Joanna'
    Joanna: Hello and welcome to Babylon's Online Store Service . How May I Assist You Please ?
    you: hi , I have a linces that i already purchase where can i download the latest version ?
    you: for mac
    Joanna: What is the email address you used on the order form, when you purchased Babylon?
    Joanna: Start date: 11 Sep 2011
    effi: yes
    Joanna: well there is a new version of Babylon, but you do not get it for free
    Joanna: there is a cost to Upgrade
    Joanna: Via the chat i can offer you a 20 % discount
    effi: my old or any version is not working
    Joanna: Unfortunately I am unable to assist you with this matter; please contact our technical support team at: Support@babylon.com
    Joanna: or follow the link below
    Joanna:http://support.babylon.com/index.php?/Tickets/Submit
    effi: i have lifetime license
    effi: i did try to contact support 2 times
    effi: no answer
    effi: can i have a refund on my purchase ?
    effi: you there ?

    Cons

    Joanna: Unfortunately I am unable to assist you with this matter; please contact our technical support team at: Support@babylon.com
    Joanna: or follow the link below
    Joanna:http://support.babylon.com/index.php?/Tickets/Submit
    effi:http://www.nyc.gov/html/dca/html/resources/complaint.shtml
    Chat session has ended.
    On Jun 17, 2014, at 5:15 AM, Babylon Support <support@babylon.com> wrote:

    xxx ,

    Thank you for contacting us. This is an automated response confirming the receipt of your ticket. One of our agents will get back to you as soon as possible. For your records, the details of the ticket are listed below. When replying, please make sure that the ticket ID is kept in the subject line to ensure that your replies are tracked appropriately.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "EULA says freeware. after 5 uses it blocks u for pay"

    April 23, 2014  |   By htfdytur

    Version: Babylon 10.0

    Pros

    There are no pro's for such a deceitful program

    Cons

    The agreement or EULA says it is freeware but it only allows you to use it 5 times and then you can only chose one of 2 options. Either pay to upgrade or delete it. I chose to delete it. CNet needs to protect its integrity by flagging this program and either
    delete it from CNets list or force them to honor the Freeware agreement. There is no warning that you are in a trial period when you install it.

    Summary

    CNet should ban Babylon until they own up to the truth and either label it free to try or make it truly free like they advertise!!!!
    If Babylon is allowed to continue on CNet it will damage CNet's reputation!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Life-time license is not honoured. Bad support"

    April 6, 2014  |   By chen_raz

    Version: Babylon 8.0 r38

    Pros

    It translates.

    Cons

    Slow down the computer. Not recognizing text on Chrome. Life time license is not honored by the company. Babylon Support team will never answer your mails.

    Summary

    I paid a lot of money butin a "life time license", and ended up, less than 2 year later, with nothing. My mails to Babylon are ignored, they had never answered even a single one of them. I had never seen their live chat support availabe, though I tried multiple times.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "NOT FREE!!!! SO DISAPPOINTED"

    December 30, 2013  |   By GinnyLee8

    Version: Babylon 10.0

    Pros

    I didn't get a chance to use it long enough to say if there are any pros

    Cons

    After I translated 15 words it told me I had to upgrade.

    Summary

    It's not really free software. It would be more accurate to label it as "FREE TO TRY" or "Trial Software". I don't appreciate wasting my time reading about the software, downloading it, learning how to use it, subjecting my computer to unnecessary tracking cookies, potential malware or browser hijackers only to find out 15 trial words later that I've been scammed.
    I understand that Babylon software is in business to make money, but labeling it as free software to trick people into downloading it is bad business practices. I can understand requiring a user to upgrade if someone is looking for more intermediate or advanced translations or product usage like grammar instruction or heavy verb conjugation. I actually did like it, for 10 minutes. Now it's useless software on my desktop.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Does not do simultaneous translation of emails."

    November 6, 2013  |   By ldt43

    Version: Babylon 10.0

    Pros

    Seems to do good quality translations

    Cons

    The Babylon website suggests that the software has a special feature for translating emails. Not so. You still have to cut and paste text between your email page and Babylon's translation page.

    Summary

    Why pay over $125 for this software, when Google Translate does just as good a job for FREE.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "WARNING: Babylon is a Trojan Virus !"

    October 21, 2013  |   By StopBabylon

    Version: Babylon 10.0

    Pros

    does tranlate

    Cons

    WARNING: Babylon's translation software in a Trojan Virus
    It will attempt to hijack the user's system by adding the Babylon Toolbar, which modifies your search results and feeds pop-up adds. It can be very difficult to get rid of this virus because it modifies many different programs! (Particularly all your browsers and Microsoft office programs). YOU WILL BE VIOLATED EVEN WHEN YOU LOAD THE PAID VERSION FROM THEIR SITE! The free versions only allow 8 translations...but continue to feed nonstop ads until you figure out how to remove all the crap they installed with their program (took me hours to clean up the mess). Babylon also only translates common words...Google translate is much better with any type technical documents.
    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylon_(software)

    Summary

    Use Google translate for simple text translations...better results. Look elsewhere is you want file translation

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A useful teaching and learning tool"

    September 1, 2013  |   By chapasebastia

    Version: Babylon 10.0

    Pros

    Easy to use interface that allows in text translation and included dictionary results

    Cons

    The occasional bad translation

    Summary

    I have been working as a private language tutor for a number of years. While I prefer my students to not "translate" the language, I do find times when it can be useful. I try to engage students by using content that they find interesting (e.g. ebooks, online magazines, news, websites, etc.). Babylon's interface allows them to translate as they go, rather than having to stop and flip through a dictionary or go to an online translation site, making the learning process smoother and more enjoyable. I have been using Babylon since the previous version and really have no complaints, other than the obvious occasional bad translation.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very helpful for students"

    July 8, 2013  |   By donnyholmen

    Version: Babylon 10.0

    Pros

    Accurate translations, dictionary and Wikipedia results, works with everything

    Cons

    None so far

    Summary

    I know that Babylon is known for translation, but what I really like about the software is the single click dictionary and Wikipedia results.
    Many of the papers I read for class are online or in pdf and the Babylon software has been really helpful because I can just click on the terms I don't know without having to switch windows - it just makes things easier.

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