Babelshot: Translate Instantly Using Phone Camera

Babelshot: Translate Instantly Using Phone Camera

By Codium Labs LLC

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2009-10-15
  • Current Version: 1.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 65.85 MB
  • Developer: Codium Labs LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    3/5 ( 231 App Reviews)
  • Price:
Babelshot: Translate Instantly Using Phone Camera App Ratings: 3
Based on 231 App Reviews

Babelshot: Translate Instantly Using Phone Camera iOS App Details

- Translate any printed text instantly by taking a photo with iPhone camera. Works great with foreign newspapers, booklets, menus, even product manuals. - New version supports camera input from Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Russian, and more. - Save on roaming bill. Babelshot does not send your camera photos over cellular network. - Top Pick by O'Reilly Media as "Best App for Translating Printed Text." (Nov 13, 2009) PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: Camera translation requires taking a photo of printed text in good focus and reasonable lighting. Some materials cannot be translated, for example handwritten text, artistic fonts, text on busy background, etc. Supported languages in all modes, including camera (OCR) input: Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese. Additional languages are supported for keyboard input only: Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Croatian, Esperanto, Estonian, Filipino, Galician, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Icelandic, Irish, Kannada, Latin, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Persian, Swahili, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Welsh, Yiddish. Please email us at if you have any questions.


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iOS App Reviews

  • Not impressive

    By Steve Urbana
    The free Google translate works much better. Save your money.
  • Babelshot

    By Gus*+
    I love this app because is very good.
  • Non functional

    By Stegasarius
    I bought this app to assist in playing Japanese video games. Thankfully I know enough to get by, because this app cannot recognize a single word of Japanese without huge errors and turning a word into a wall of incomprehensible jibberish. Waste of money. Save your time and money and find another app...
  • Doesn't translate even most simple requests

    By Stinsonguy
    This app appears to not work; even for a French translation of simple advertisement to English. Expensive app that really isn't so automatic or accurate.
  • Doesn't seem to work

    By Foon VanHoff
    The app functions such as taking a picture, secluding the text, etc. all work. It's the actual translation that does not. I've tried this on Japanese and Mandarin, the translation is incomprehensible.
  • Doesn’t work in Japan

    By CC in Austin
    It’s an expensive app, but would have been worth it had it worked. First time in Tokyo and I thought it would be worth translating packages and appliance labels. It hasn’t worked once. May be better for other languages / alphabets. Gave them an extra star for trying, but this was sadly a total waste.
  • Quick and Useful tool

    By 1949dave
    I use this app to communicate with my Spanish speaking housekeeper and neighbors. It is quick and effective. Thanks!
  • Doesn't work at all...

    By ASFurey
    I should have known not to purchase an app for $7 without being able to try it first. I wish a refund were possible.
  • Great OCR.

    By BuddyLove1844
    I find this program very helpful when I'm traveling to translate information I take a photograph and translated as the programs designed. I also find it very helpful as an OCR. I ake a photograph and something in English translate from English to English and this allows me to have a inexpensive OCR. Thank you for your design.
  • Unhelpful in Thailand

    By Kermitthefrog_lives
    It works fine for me to write something to a Thai person, but it's pretty useless when you can't use a Thai keyboard to respond. You can't type Thai with a roman keyboard. The photo translation doesn't work at all. It was funny the first time how poorly it worked, not it just feels like a waste of money.