Translation is definitely very important especially if you are in a country whose language and culture are totally strange to you. If you come across such situation very often then Quest Visual, Inc has brought a wonderful app for your Android device which will help you out in no time. Folks we are talking about the Word Lens which was released for iPhone almost two years ago.
The very useful Word Lens app for Android work like Google Goggles, which translate the text of pictures in the language you want. Google’s servers in Google Goggles use OCR to detect what’s written in the picture, it then use Google Translate engine to translate the text of image in the language you understand.
Word Lens is easy to use, all you have to do is to take a picture from your built-in video camera and the app will translate the written words in your language. Word Lens doesn’t need any network to work so you can get the results on your video screen instantly anywhere anytime. The app is better than Google Goggles. How? It works faster and reply immediately without taking 20 or 30 seconds like Google Goggle plus it works offline so you can use it without internet connection unlike Google’s app.
Word Lens is not perfect but if you want it to work really well then zoom in your camera and hold it at a distance of one hand length, also turn on the flashlight if available on your phone, it will help the app to focus well. Two drawback of Word Lens is that it cannot recognize handwriting or stylized fonts plus it is compatible with English to Spanish, English to Italian and English to French or vice versa so if you need translation in any other language then you have to buy pair of that language for $4.99 until July 22nd. Grab a copy of Word Lens if you find it useful, the app is available for free in Google Play Store.
Source: Google Play Store
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