Dicter

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 20 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.05
  • Total Downloads:
    202,990
  • Date Added:
    June 04, 2010
  • File Size:
    4.35MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    118
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

+

English may be the lingua franca (Google it), but there are other languages--in fact, a lot of them. Software designed to translate text from one language to another is nothing new, but most typically involve lots of typing or cutting and pasting. Dicter is a free translation tool based on Google Translate. It automatically detects the original language and translates it into one of more than 40 other languages. It's much quicker and easier to use than most other methods, too.

Most of the time, Dicter is nowhere to be seen, but it pops up automatically when you type its hotkey combo (Ctrl + Alt) or click its system tray icon. Dicter works pretty much anywhere there's text, including Web sites, documents, and programs. We selected some text and typed Ctrl + Alt. After a brief moment, Dicter's tiny window opened, showing Translate from English at the top and English to Spanish at the bottom with our text translated into Spanish in between. Aside from Settings and Close buttons, there's only a button labeled To clipboard. We clicked it and pasted our text into a blank Word document, as easy as empanada. We sampled several languages, and each time Dicter quickly and completely translated our text from the original to the selected language; accurately, too, we hope, though when we translated one piece of text into three different languages consecutively and finally back to English, the results seemed more like something from the "Whisper Game" than readable text. That's to be expected with any machine translation, though, and that's why it's critical to work from primary sources. The program's Settings button let us choose to retranslate the text into another language selected from a long menu of choices or set a language for default translations from English.

Dicter is hands down the best translation software for everyday use we've encountered. It's extremely easy to use, with virtually instantaneous translations to and from 42 languages (so far) and an unobtrusive, flexible modus operandi (Dicter it!).

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+

Results 1–10 of 15

3 stars

"interesting approach"

September 09, 2011  |  By promytius

 |  Version: Dicter 3.05

Pros

Installed easily and integrated into Firefox 4 fine. Easy to use and wqorks quickly.

Cons

Didn't find it all that useful.

Summary

I have non-Enbglish-speaking friends and it would be nice to send them a communication in their language. The only way to test this was to write a few sentences, translate them, then translate them back into English. It did not work to my satisfaction, so I may use it as a help when encountering foreign language, but I won't trust the translation.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1"

June 09, 2011  |  By eugeugeug

 |  Version: Dicter 3.05

Pros

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Cons

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Summary

2 4 6 8 10

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (2)

3 stars

"image is not in the Public Domain."

April 25, 2011  |  By sallychalhoub

 |  Version: Dicter 3.05

Pros

In order to comply with the license this image is released under, any reproduction of this image, in any medium, must appear with a copy of, or full (hyperlinked) URL of the GFDL license.

Cons

unlimited jobs for seekers

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (2)

4 stars

"So far I haven't had any problems and it's easy to use"

April 24, 2011  |  By Rhawnie-von

 |  Version: Dicter 3.05

Pros

I'm real new to any translation program so I need the easiest thing available for me and my computer skills. I need to be able to use this program for German and Persian translations and I am still practicing but it seems to work so far.

Cons

I still have to figure out how to get the Persian to download the translation straight to the printer since I don't have the keyboard to translate direct.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

4 stars

"Very practical and amazingly accurate translations"

April 23, 2011  |  By rpbamor

 |  Version: Dicter 3.05

Pros

Very easy to use and

Cons

As I translate back and forth between the two languages to check accuracy of translation, it would be practical to have a button to do a revers translation rather than to re select the two languages in the opposite direction.

Summary

Great little translation program

Updated on Oct 21, 2011

The new version 3.05 has a major problem that I did not have with any previous versions.

After about three words or sentences translated I keep getting the following: Unable to translate this text, possible reasons: unable to detect the language of the marked text; No internet connection; Web translation service temporary down"

This is on both my home computer with windows 7 and ADSL and my work computer with xp and WiFi. My internet connection in both places is fine so the problem seems to be with the new version of Dicter.

o I don't like the new version

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (2) (0)

4 stars

"Dicter is alike to Tradukka, and is OK for Port/English"

March 27, 2011  |  By citvaras43

 |  Version: Dicter 3.05

Pros

Light. Fully Word compatible.

Cons

No configurations available. The step that transfers the translated text to the pad and them to Word is a nuisance. It should directly substitute the text, an allow la larger, or configurable window.

Summary

See above.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (3) (0)

5 stars

"it dosnt get any easier than this, great product !"

January 26, 2011  |  By scottennis2

 |  Version: Dicter 3.05

Pros

easy to use, there when you need it, works great and is amazingly acurate. I am living in Brazil, and this simple to use program has quickly become my number one go to translator.

Cons

whats not to like....this program is incredible!

Summary

It nice that someone took the time to make a quick and easy translator that is right at your fingertips. To add icing on the cake, they made it FREE! wonderful program!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (2) (0)

5 stars

"Very convenient."

January 26, 2011  |  By hleusch

 |  Version: Dicter 3.05

Pros

Very convenient

Cons

Haven't used it enough to be able to judge the quality of translations.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

4 stars

"Seems to work pretty good"

January 25, 2011  |  By lgscott5053

 |  Version: Dicter 3.05

Pros

Easy to use and close translations, you get the idea.

Cons

Haven't used long enough to really give good review. There seems to be a need for some more work on the translation at least from Italian to English.

Summary

Worth while to check out but be careful if you're sending a business or personal letter of importance.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

4 stars

"Good small program."

January 22, 2011  |  By night5020

 |  Version: Dicter 3.05

Pros

Like the size and it does not take up memory. Also the translations are very fast

Cons

Sktill testing but none as of yet.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Results 1–10 of 15

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Dicter
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
General
Publisher iTVA
Publisher web site http://dicter.net
Release Date June 01, 2010
Date Added June 04, 2010
Version 3.05
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Language Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.35MB
File Name dicter_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 202,990
Downloads Last Week 118
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Dicter

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK