Though there are plenty of translation apps in the App Store like Google’s own recently-released Google Translate, developer Ronen Drihem has taken a different approach by integrating translation capabilities right within Safari. Drihem’s Tap-Translate hit the App Store earlier this month and while it requires a bit of set-up, it does work as promised.
Setting up Tap-Translate to work requires saving a bookmark, an easy enough task within Safari. However, there’s a little editing involved and Drihem has kindly provided a video of how to set it up and then make use of the translation features it offers:
As you can see, it’s not terribly difficult and it really works. Tapping on a word will show a yellow pop-up box with the translation. Tapping on the plus icon in that box will translate the current section of text. Tapping on the page icon will open up a new browser page with a translation of the entire page. Tapping on the speaker icon will play the selected word aloud.