Microsoft may have integrated Translator into Cortana for quick and dirty translations, but sometimes a dedicated app can cover niche scenarios that integration just can’t reach.
Here are the features Microsoft is currently offering.
- Text translation – Enter text to translate into one of 50 languages and scripts.
- Camera translation – Point your camera at signs, menus, newspapers — any printed text in 19 languages and scripts — then tap to see the translation.
- Voice translation – Translate by speaking one of 10 languages into your phone.
- Offline translation – Download a translation pack so you can translate even when you’re offline — handy when you’re traveling and you want to avoid expensive data roaming charges.
- Text-to-speech – Hear translations from a native speaker.
- History, search & favorites – Your translations are saved, so you can search through your history to find them later. Mark translations as favorites to find them even more quickly.
- Word of the Day – Learn a new word or phrase everyday by pinning Translator to Start.
There are two catches to this Windows 10 beta however. The first is that the app now appears to have lost the ability to pin each mode to the start screen, we say appears because we hope it is an oversight and there is no plausible reason for its absence. The second is that the app is unfortunately, not available for download yet despite being listed in the store.
Nonetheless, check the store link below for some screenshots.