Language Translator for Windows Sidebar

Language Translator for Windows Sidebar

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
1.0
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.3
  • Total Downloads:
    22,723
  • Date Added:
    December 09, 2010
  • File Size:
    260.37KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    31
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows Vista/7

Editors' Review

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There seems to be no end to the variety of gadgets that the Windows Sidebar enables on the desktop in Vista and Windows 7. Language Translator for Windows Sidebar localizes the proven usefulness of Web-based translators on your desktop, with the flexibility of a gadget. Like most Windows gadgets, it's free.

Windows gadgets tend to be small by design, and at 260KB, Language Translator is no exception. Like other gadgets, it's as easy to manage as your screensaver or desktop background: right-click anywhere in the desktop and select Gadgets from the menu. The tool itself is a compact, colorful square with from-to language selections on the top edge and a Translate button on the bottom, with a space to enter text in between. The default selection was English to French, but clicking either language field let us select other languages from an extensive drop-down list ranging from Afrikaans to Yiddish. We entered our English text, pressed translate, and voila! Language Translator quickly translated our entry and displayed it in French in a pop-up window. Some languages, such as Korean and Hindi, displayed native script instead of transliterated entries in Romanized (i.e. "English") characters. Clicking More opened the publisher's Web site. As with other gadgets, we could close, enlarge, and drag it via the right-hand controls that appear when you mouse over them.

Gadgets bring a lot of useful stuff to your desktop, like clocks, weather displays, and notekeepers. Language Translator for Windows Sidebar is one of the most useful yet unobtrusive gadgets we've tried. And it's fast.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 1 stars

    "doesn't install without spyware"

    June 14, 2013   |   By vex1

    Version: Language Translator for Windows Sidebar 1.0.3

    Pros

    Dunno. Dunno. Dunno.

    Cons

    I installed it without any of the spyware although CNet installer informs you (sort of). It will not connect. I gave up and uninstalled it.

    Summary

    I recommend using freetranslation.net website instead.

    Updated on Jun 14, 2013

    Sorry, freetranslation.com website.

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  • 1 stars

    "I downloaded it, has a virus. First for CNET"

    December 06, 2011   |   By naxzor

    Version: Language Translator for Windows Sidebar 1.0.3

    Pros

    Maybe it isn't a serious virus?

    Cons

    Maybe it was a serious virus?

    Summary

    Maybe someone should check it out...

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    Full Specifications

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    General
    Publisher Photo-bon
    Publisher web site http://www.photo-bon.com
    Release Date December 09, 2010
    Date Added December 09, 2010
    Version 1.0.3
    Category
    Category Desktop Enhancements
    Subcategory Gadgets & Widgets
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 260.37KB
    File Name Language_Translator.gadget
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 22,723
    Downloads Last Week 31
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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