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Translator Free

Another app using Google technology without the Google name, Translator Free employs the Google Translate engine to translate text from one language to another instantly. If you're familiar with Google Translate, you know that your mileage will indeed vary when it comes to the accuracy of the translations -- especially to and from non-European languages -- but it's the best you're gonna get when you have to talk down an Estonian supercomputer bent on unleashing a nuclear holocaust. Or, you know, when you want to get directions to a foreign McDonald's.

For some reason, we couldn't find an online link to the app, but searching for "Translator Free" in the Windows Store itself turns it up lickety-split.

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