Translations from one language to another are all the rage these days. Smartphones and tablets have translation apps, Google and Microsoft have translation sites and apps, and eve Apple Watch has an app that does translations on the fly.
Mac users have trudged through Google Translate for years but there’s an easier way and it’s free. It’s called Translate Safari. Think of it as a Safari Toolbar button which does a quick translation of whatever website page you’re viewing at the moment.
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I grew up in Chicago but my family roots are in Poland, and thanks to a multi-generational family, we have a large number of oft used phrases which need to be translated from Polish to English.
That means Google Translate is a must-have app for the Nowak family, and even better with all the translation apps on iPhone and iPad. Mac users who prefer Safari now have an extension which makes the translation process easier, faster, and with multiple options.
It’s called Translate Safari, a free extension which improves the translating process. The extension settings tell the tale. Download the extension, double-click it to install into Safari, and you’re ready to adjust the extension settings and translate.
Click Enable to begin. Select the Contextual Menu option. Then select how website pages will be translated. The options are Google Translate or Microsoft Translate. I prefer to open a translated page in New Background Tab so I can keep the original language page open in Safari.
After that it’s just a matter of selecting the language to translate the website page. I would prefer to see that in the dropdown menu, but it’s a minor nit.
The end result speaks for itself.
Not bad for a free Safari extension, right?