DeepL

DeepL 1.8

Free
Helps you use Deepl automatic translation services more efficiently.
5.0  (18 votes)
1.11 (See all)

It's a client app that helps you use Deepl automatic translation services more efficiently. The tool itself is very light and unobtrusive. It may run in the background permanently and become active if you select the desired text and press the Command+C key combination twice. Luckily, the app can automatically capture the text you have selected and send it to their servers for translation.

There are some additional features. For instance, you can create a personal glossary to make your translations more customized. Likewise, it is possible to pick a tone from formal and informal. Unfortunately, its standard version does not allow uploading a complete document to translate.

It is impossible to write about Deepl as an app without referring to the services that power it. Good news is that Deepl ranks among the best translation engines nowadays, surpassing others that have been popular for a longer time, even when it does not support as many languages.

It uses a huge corpus as well as artificial intelligence and neural networks to make translations more natural and accurate. It does better at translating text that typically occurs in written form, such as legal papers, while some manual correction is commonly required for other types of text, mainly those that express subtle shades of meaning.

All in all, Deepl allows you to access one of the best machine translation services available. Luckily, it integrates rather than interferes with your workflow. Although Deepl is not ready to replace a human translator, it can effectively help you understand texts in foreign languages. Likewise, it can boost a translator’s efficiency and save a lot of typing. The product and the services are free to use; still, there is a Pro license you can acquire via in-app purchases.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • Unobtrusive
  • Integrates into your workflow
  • Accurate and natural translations
  • Personal glossary
  • Allows setting a tone
  • Boosts efficiency

Cons

  • Needs an Internet connection
  • Cannot upload complete documents
  • Supports fewer languages than other similar services

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