Desktop Client For Google Translate

Martin Brinkmann
Nov 3, 2009
Updated • Apr 24, 2017
Software, Windows software

Client for Google Translate is a free and commercial software program for Microsoft Windows devices to run translations on your desktop.

Update: The most recent version of Client for Google Translate is available as a free and pro version. The core difference is that you don't get access to Google Translate anymore in the free version. The free version ships with Microsoft Translator support only, while the Pro version adds Google Translate support to that.

The Google Translate Api allows web and software developers to implement the translation service into their own products and websites. One of the latest desktop programs to take advantage of the Google Translate service is an application called Client For Google Translate.

This translation software basically provides the means to translate text in nearly any application that is launched on the Windows operating system. It works out of the box in web browsers, but is not restricted to them.

A few settings need to be configured after installation,especially the language the text should be translated to. The software is configured to automatically detect the language of the text that the user wants to translate.

This text can be selected with the mouse. A small G icon will appear next to the text once it has been selected. If that icon is activated, the area is expanded automatically and the translation is displayed.

Several controls are displayed below the translated text including options to copy the translated text to the Windows clipboard, or to select the language manually that the program detected which comes in handy if the translation service detected the wrong source language.

The very same principle can be used in other applications with one difference. The application needs to be added to the Client For Google Translate before the translate options become available there as well. This is done by bringing the application window to the front, right-clicking the system tray icon of Client for Google Translate, and selecting to enable the feature in the application.

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From then on it is possible to translate text in the selected software program as well. The software client can also be used to translate text directly by copying it into the interface.

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Closing Words

Client For Google Translate is a software program for the Windows operating system. It is compatible with most versions including Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. A commercial pro version is available as well which adds Wikipedia articles and dictionaries as new features.

While you can use Google Translate or another translate service on the Web by opening a web browser, desktop integration improves the translation process significantly as that step is no longer required.

It feels a bit weird that that free version of Client for Google Translate does not support the name-giving service, but Microsoft Translator is not a bad translation service either and may suffice for many users.

Client for Google Translate all in all is a handy program that is available as a portable version and installer that is compatible with all recent versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system.

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  1. Key said on November 3, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    i test it now

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