Translate texts easily using keyboard shortcuts
Although today we have effective translation tools on the web, it is possible that, for productivity reasons, we prefer a translator right on our PC's desktop to avoid going to the browser every time we need to translate a text from one language to another. If this is your case, then you have at your disposal the interesting QTranslate, a versatile and simple translator.
Text translation with dictation and text-to-speech functions
Its easy-to-use interface design is divided into two parts: the upper one, where we can paste the text we want to translate, and the lower one, where we will see the translation done by the program. It also allows us to dictate the words we want to translate and make the program read them aloud.
However, even if the program works from our PC's desktop, we must remember that this program must connect to different online services to translate the text. The available services are some of the most popular ones on the Internet:
This program can be used in two ways: you can run the application, paste the text to be translated into it, choose the language, and get the translation. Or you can also open any web page, select the text, and with the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Q, a small box will appear with the translated text. Another advantage of QTranslate is that it automatically recognizes the source language, which makes the task easier, as we will only have to select the target language for the translation.
It is a good program, but it is indeed missing a better design that makes its features and functions easier to understand and, visually speaking, more accessible. However, if you find this to be a minor inconvenience, then this program will give access to the most popular online translation services from a single place.
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