LEC Translate DotNet

LEC Translate DotNet

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 15 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1r4
  • Total Downloads:
    81,079
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 07, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (7-day trial); $5.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    11.95MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Occasionally we come across a program that has the potential to be really great but is ruined by a terrible interface. LEC Translate DotNet is one such program. This suite of translation utilities allows users multiple ways to translate text on their computers, but the way the program is laid out makes it utterly frustrating to use.

The program is composed of five different utilities, ClipTrans, FileTrans, LogoTrans, and MirrorTrans. Do you have any idea what any of these do? Neither did we. And opening each one revealed interfaces with absolutely no direction. The only way to figure out what each one did was to visit all five of the online Help files. Once we finally figured out what each utility did, we gave them a try, with mixed results. ClipTrans, for example, automatically translates any text that is copied into the clipboard. This worked smoothly, but some of the very simple words that we used in the test text didn't translate at all. FileTrans allegedly translates entire files, but when we tried it the file that was supposed to contain the results was empty. MirrorTrans translates entire windows, but it doesn't seem to work with Firefox. LogoTrans, which translates text as you type into its box, was the only one that didn't give us trouble.

LEC Translate DotNet has a seven-day trial period, which is barely enough time to get comfortable with its features. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We do not recommend this program; although it has many functions, it's not worth the time it takes to figure out how to use it.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"NOTE TO THE EDITORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

November 24, 2009  |  By nevenp

 |  Version: LEC Translate DotNet 3 r24

Pros

Don't know... I'm actually responding to "CNET staff review" which I find useless.

Cons

Don't know...

Summary

I didn't use the program as I don't need translators, but I'm FURIOUS how CNET EDITORS treat both shareware authors and US READERS!

What sort of review is this? Are you (EDITORS) here to heal your psychological problems by bashing useless software?
Or are you (EDITORS) here to provide US, YOUR READERS, with useful information?

If you're here to provide useful information, then PLEASE, write about useful software. We don't need your ******** about programs that you "do not recommend".

I used to be The Publisher or Editor in Chief of several magazines in the past 20 years, including some licensee editions from McGraw-Hill and IDG. I must say I'm appalled by recent editorial standards here. I would have expected this in some yellow papers but CNET... really, really sad. I wander what lies ahead.

Who are you people? "Editors"? "CNET staff"?
No name to sign the article?
No wander! It's a garbage, not a review!

Neven Prasnikar
Art Plus Marketing & Publishing
http://www.artplus.hr

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1 stars

"Bad BAD BAd"

September 03, 2008  |  By dody2216

 |  Version: LEC Translate DotNet 3 r18

Pros

nothing so far

Cons

u can say before downloading it is a free trail

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1 stars

"Could Not Figure Out How To Use it!"

March 28, 2008  |  By alwaysok

 |  Version: LEC Translate DotNet 3 r18

Cons

I was trying to translate a web page/html document and couldn't get the program to do anything. The free Google Translate translated some of it, about 10%.

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5 stars

"EXELLENT & FREE!"

November 12, 2007  |  By asources

 |  Version: LEC Translate DotNet 3 r18

Pros

Where other translators are hard to setup and use, this beats them all by far....excellent, fast, easy to use and free! WONDERFUL

Cons

translations are somewhat confusing (English - Spanish) but it really makes sense......expensive translators don't even make any sense at all.

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5 stars

"Excellent product"

July 20, 2007  |  By Katybai

 |  Version: LEC Translate DotNet 3 r18

Pros

It is a great tool to chat internationally. Easy to use.

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5 stars

"Love this product!"

July 20, 2007  |  By vplt

 |  Version: LEC Translate DotNet 3 r18

Pros

it's extremely quick & accurate. I translate my German & Italian emails into English, and reply immediately.

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5 stars

"one of the best machine translation software I've tried"

July 20, 2007  |  By wsj2

 |  Version: LEC Translate DotNet 3 r18

Pros

Very reliable translation result, lots of useful features.

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1 stars

"not used"

July 03, 2007  |  By robert dacanay

 |  Version: LEC Translate DotNet 3 r18

Pros

nothing

Cons

not user friendly

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5 stars

"Cool product! It is unbelievable."

January 03, 2007  |  By mhguhnan

 |  Version: LEC Translate DotNet 3.0 r14

Pros

Very user friendly. The translate back window in LogoTrans program can monitor the translation quality. Now I can write emails and chat with my friends in many languages. What an amazing product!

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5 stars

"The more I use it the more I wonder how I worked without it!"

December 11, 2006  |  By hananlemann

 |  Version: LEC Translate DotNet 3.0 r14

Pros

Has small modules tailored to the task at hand. Simple and intuatieve to use.

Cons

The only drawbacks are common to machine language translation in general. Proper names and idiomatic expressions get translated instead of being transliterated.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.1r4
Version 3.1r4 adds 12 new Japanese subject dictionaries. Version 3.1 has new look and feel; is fully Windows 7 compatible; supports multilingual chat; adds LaunchPad for quick access to all LEC programs.
General
Publisher LEC
Publisher web site http://www.lec.com
Release Date April 05, 2010
Date Added April 07, 2010
Version 3.1r4
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Language Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.95MB
File Name TranslateDotNetFullInstall.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 81,079
Downloads Last Week 5
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 7-day trial
Price $5

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