Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Google buys translator app Word Lens -- and now it's free

Google has acquired Quest Visual and its top translator app Word Lens, according to a statement on the Quest Visual site. One immediate benefit for everyone is that the app -- and its language packs -- are now free to download, although apparently "for a limited time" only. If you’ve not seen Word Lens before, it’s an impressive app which (almost) instantly translates printed words with your iOS/ Android device’s camera. We’re not just talking about grabbing an image and displaying an OCR translation elsewhere, either. Word Lens actually replaces the words in the picture with their translated version, so… [Continue Reading]



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