Microsoft Translator

Microsoft Translator for Pc

  • Category: Productivity
  • Last Updated: 2018-10-24
  • Current version: 3.2.7
  • File size: 157.52 MB
  • Developer: Microsoft Corporation
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Microsoft Translator on your Windows PC

Download Microsoft Translator for Windows: Microsoft Translator is an Productivity App, developed by Microsoft Corporation. The Productivity App was officially released 2015-08-06. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Microsoft Corporation, with the latest current version being 3.2.7 which was officially released on 2018-10-24. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 39,523 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5.

Using Microsoft Translator on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Microsoft Translator on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use Microsoft Translator for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Microsoft Translator in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Microsoft Translator application icon. A window of Microsoft Translator will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Microsoft Translator icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Microsoft Translator

Developer Description

Microsoft Translator is a free, personal translation app for 60+ languages, to translate text, voice, conversations, camera photos and screenshots. You can even download languages for offline translation for free to use when you travel! • Text translation into over 60 languages*, for online and offline use • Camera translation to translate text within photos and screenshots • Voice translation to translate speech, and a split-screen mode for two participants having a bilingual conversation • Multi-person conversation translation - connect your devices and have in-person conversations with up to 100 people across multiple languages • Phrasebooks for verified translations and pronunciation guides to help you learn important phrases in foreign languages when you travel • Look up alternate translations and meanings of a word to find the best translation to express yourself • Download languages for offline use for when you travel without an internet connection • Hear your translated phrase out loud to help you learn how to say the translation • View transliterations (pronunciation guides) to help you pronounce the translation (includes Pinyin support for Chinese) • Share your translations with other apps • Pin and save your most frequent translations for later • Translate websites on Safari using the Microsoft Translator browser extension • Speak to your Apple watch to get an instant translation • Automatically sync translations between your phone and Apple watch Translator supports the following languages:  Afrikaans, Arabic, Bangla, Bosnian (Latin), Bulgarian, Cantonese (Traditional), Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Fijian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong Daw, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kiswahili, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Quer'etaro Otomi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tahitian, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tongan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, and Yucatec Maya. Microsoft Translator is powered by cutting-edge technology used by Office, Bing, Skype, Internet Explorer as well as by partners such as Twitter, Yelp, eBay, WeChat and more.  *Some features are not available in all languages. // Request for User Permissions // [Mandatory access] 1. View Network access To detect whether the device is on Wi-Fi, mobile data, or not connected to a network. This helps the app know whether it should translate while online, or use an offline language pack. 2. Network access For access to Wi-Fi or mobile data to perform text or speech translations, and download offline language packs. [Optional access] 1. Camera To take pictures for image translations, and to scan QR codes when joining a conversation. 2. Microphone To translate speech. 3. Photos/Media/Files To open photos from the device for image translation. 4. Storage To open photos from the device for image translation, and to save downloaded offline language packs.

App Reviews

  • Better than Google Translator

    By Zareview
    I moved to Switzerland and I used to use google translator for everything since it had image translation feature that came very handy when in restaurants, or in streets. However, after using Microsoft translator, I never went back to Google app. First off, MS translator does much better job of pronouncing the words or a phrase by slowing it down for each retry. Secondly, when translating through image capture, it puts the words in the original image. Google and other translators bunch them all up in an unformatted paragraph which make it unclear where a sentence ends or starts. Very nice work by MS. The only improvement I would recommend is to have the landscape feature work. Currently, everything must be in portrait.
  • Just what I have been searching for

    By Wbarras
    Just downloaded this app. I have been playing with it all afternoon. We are planing a trip to Japan in the fall. I have been thinking of purchasing one of those hand held voice translators. I have been reading reviews and looking at all manor of voice translators for months. Hand held and earbud translators range anywhere from $100 to as much as $400+. Well.....this app seems to have everything I have been looking for in a voice translator. All in an app on my iPhone 8. An additional plus is I wont have to carry my phone AND a separate voice translators. And the basic is FREE! I gave 4 stars because I haven’t had a chance you use this application while traveling. I have a feeling it will rate the five stars plus!
  • Froze when speaking out other participants’ output

    By bep6744
    Hi there. I am Deaf and uses this for my chats with colleagues at work. My co-worker have the app installed and I have it installed on my iPad. Two problems that you need to note: 1) Fix the rotation issue so I can read it easily on the iPad. It wouldn’t rotate AT ALL. 2) My co-worker turned on “auto-play messages” so her iPhone will read out loud when I send a message. She also have the “Presentator mode” turned on as well — so she don’t have to press and hold the microphone button. It sure did read out loud pretty good, but the problem is that her app’s microphone froze for maybe 1 to 2 minutes unless I trigger an action like open keyboard and then close keyboard and then click on the Microphone again. It became a bit annoying and would be perfect if these issues are fixed! Thank you!
  • My lifesaver

    By Bunnyrabbithare
    I should have known earlier that this translator had Cantonese because searching for a working Cantonese translator online with pronunciations is certainly very difficult to do, mainly because Cantonese is not spoken very much. Being a millennial, learning Cantonese is difficult, mainly because where I live in the US, no one teaches it and Mandarin is usually preferred and Google translate had Cantonese input, which for me is somewhat surprising, but there wasn't a reverse function so I couldn't type in English to them hear the spoken words. Now that I have this, I can reduce the language barrier between my relatives who only speak Cantonese.
  • Laughably terrible app

    By bahamutlives22
    This app is an abomination and an afront to modern language. I needed this app to translate some Russian and Ukrainian language books I'm selling online. I get it. Cyrillic alphabet is difficult to translate and hence why I downloaded this app, thinking it would help me facilitate that translation. Turns out I was just deluding myself. It flat out couldn't translate the Russian and Ukrainian text. So I tried to translate a German book. The app thought I was trying to translate French to English. French and German? Two very different languages. Okay, then I tried something very. Spanish. It can do Spanish right? Nope. The app thought I was trying to translate Italian to English. Seriously? At this point, I think Microsoft is playing a prank on me by releasing this laughably terrible app. I'll stick to Google Translate. It got the jobs I need done and with zero frustration.
  • Still broken UX for translating images

    By chowowz
    Not sure why they don’t fix this. It’s been over a year and I’ve reported this bug several times. Repro: take screenshot > tap on preview image (iPhone X) > share > Microsoft translator > hangs trying to translate. Since it hangs, there’s an option to tap to open the app, but if you do, it takes you to the camera mode! You still have to tap on images > choose album > look for image > select > translate. This is the worst UX for translating an image. Why not just open to translate? Why not swipe sideways to toggle through photo album? Why the hang when taping the share to ms translator? Why? Why? Why???? Are there any product designers actually working in this team? This is unacceptable. Great technology, but lousy execution and UX. No dedication or love from the product builders.
  • Camera feature doesn’t work anymore

    By rhonda489
    This was my go to translator app because I was able to take a picture and have it translated for me. But recently it stopped working. I always translated Spanish to English because my husband’s family all speak Spanish because they’re from Ecuador. It was a great way for me to translate messages. But now when I click on Spanish to English and take a picture it goes back to English translating English which obviously does me no good. I’ve uninstalled it and reinstalled it I even tried to put Spanish to Spanish just to see what it would do and it goes back to English. So they get one star for me until they fix the camera because that’s the only way I can use the translator
  • True joke

    By sxr71
    The workflow is typical Microsoft trash. Have these clowns used google product? The “close” button is right next to where the hidden “x” is to clear out the text. So many accidental presses. No auto language detect? Are these jokers serious? Sometimes I paste English sometimes I paste Spanish. Any monkey brained fool would know that is how people will use the app. It common sense among monkeys but not at Microsoft The area to type the text you want translated is right at the top. Have you clowns looked at the phone and how people hold it? Should I wear extensions on my fingers? Put the text field closer to the bottom. And seriously to copy I have to wait for the menu to pop up? Notice how google has one tap copy to clipboard? That’s because that is how people generally use translations. If you want to offer all those other options find another button for it. I need just a copy button only. I’m not going to wait for the menu to pop up every time. Usability was designed by beings less than monkeys in intelligence. Stupid clowns.
  • Apple Watch App Crashes

    By HealthyAttitude
    Every time it completes the translation and I hit the play button the app on crashes. The iPhone and iPad work fine but the watch is horrible. Along with the translation voice crashing the app it doesn’t change to a different language easily, it takes multiple attempts to get it to change. Make the watch version the same quality as the iPhone version and it’s a 5 Star app.
  • Glitchy but good

    By DJ B.
    For a minute the safari plugin was working fine. Then, they updated a month or so ago and the plugin is dead weight now. Also, the keyboard collapses when switching between languages in the type menu. This is really annoying. Editing type is practically impossible in the middle of the body. The first keystroke will place at the cursor but every consecutive keystroke is moved to the end of the text body. All in all, most of the translations are fairly accurate. As well, this is the only translator I could find to do Cantonese really well.