4. Platforms and Pricing
Both Google Translate and Microsoft Translator is completely free to use with no ads. Google Translate supports all popular platforms like Android, iOS, and web along with smart devices like Home via Assistant. It also offers an API (paid) used by countless developers in their apps and websites. Speaking of websites, you can use browser extensions to translate entire web pages or parts thereof with ease.
Along with Android, iOS, and the web, Microsoft Translator also works on Windows 10 computers and supports Apple Watch. Both the translator apps support WearOS for Android smartwatches. Are you giving a presentation? Translator also integrates with other Microsoft Office apps like PowerPoint via add-ins. Other supported apps include Outlook and Edge browser. Microsoft also offers an API, but it doesn’t seem to be used as widely as Google’s API.
Lost in Translation
While most people use Google Translate, I can see why many are moving to Microsoft Translator. The ability to communicate with a group of people in the Conversations mode is a real bonus. Plus, that UI looks sleek and functions equally well. This is not to say that Google Translate is obsolete. It is still the king of translation apps, but now, the search engine giant will have to take an active approach. The competition is heating up in this space and Microsoft is looking to dethrone the ace.
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