Bad ripoff 1/5
RIPoff beware I thought this was a 1 time purchase has been charging me 4.99 per month on credit card cannot cancel , when I cancelled credit card my App Store is locked being held for ransoms requiring payment I have already paid $$ for an app I have never used and deleted
Contacting a lawyer for class action suit
Scam and tricks 1/5
App had add popup in my game which is set up with pro purchase link next to x to cancel. Got signed up for $4.99 monthly submission before I knew. Obviously canceled but watch out! What does this say about ethics of this company and app with these games
Why update on fix it immediately 1/5
Just being honest it’s not working at all on my Apple Watch Series 4 😪 no matter how I try it’s not responding yes it works on my iphone but not on my watch It is unresponsive
Works great but.... 4/5
By reiwers of nypd
This app is great and all but sometimes it didn’t work The reason I got this app was because my brother a fluent Spanish speaker wasn’t so good in English so I this app to talk to him but sometimes it just came with different words than what we had said from both sides. Overall this is great app but if got fixed I would give it 5stars for sure
This is the best translator app ever.
Amazing and simple 5/5
It just works. And I love it. Great way to learn a language too.
My client was almost in tears! 5/5
By New concept gaming
I’m a salon manager of a pet grooming salon. I have a few clients who don’t speak a lot of English and I wanted to find a better way to communicate with them. I stumbled upon this app and downloaded it waiting for one of my non English speaking clients to come in. Yesterday was the day. I set up the free trial trying to see if it would work as well as I’d like and when my client came in I was able to ask her how she was doing and how her pet was doing in Japanese and her eyes got huge and she squealed with delight. We had our very first entire conversation about her and her pet. When she came back to pick up her dog she was able to tell me that she truly appreciated my kindness and that I was willing to go above and beyond to help her so she stopped at the Japanese market and bought my entire shop a bunch of snacks and candy.
This app changed at least one of my clients lives for the better and that is worth 5$ a month in my honest opinion. Although some of the words she had said in Japanese were not translated correctly (whether it was her speed of talking or dialect I’m not sure) we were still able to converse pretty easily and I couldn’t be more satisfied. Maybe just work on recognition or dialect to improve some translations but otherwise this is changing my customer service for the better!
Thank you to the whole team at converse for improving my customers lives!
Doesn’t get some stuff right especially slang
It’s easy, quick and accurate- marvelous pronunciation!
Love it 5/5
Not enough languages yet 3/5
The concept is awesome and I was really excited to try it, however they don’t offer the languages I need. (Specifically Vietnamese) I hope they add more languages in the future.
Not sure the difference 2/5
By Ninos iPhone
What is the difference between this app and iTranslate??
Same company, two apps that translate conversations?
Slow and inaccurate even in Pro app 1/5
Summary/ TL; DR version:
User beware. They won’t listen and won’t change. If that isn’t a sure fire sign of corporate greed, I’m not sure what is. Despite what you might think of Google, Google Translate is clearly the better product.
I decided to read the comments, to gauge how valuable my leaving feedback would be for the developer. It clearly isn’t. The Developer and his team basically just auto-respond the same 3 responses to most of the comments.
I’m a Science teacher, and thought this app would be helpful to use in my inner-city classroom with ESL Spanish students. I don’t speak a lot of Spanish. Thankfully, I have a rudimentary knowledge of the language, and some students that are bilingual I could test this out on. Since the Developer won’t listen to people’s complaints, this review is for the user and why you should stay away from this app, and use Google Translate on your iPhone, instead of trying to use this app’s Watch version, regardless of how convenient it sounds. So, for the user, here are my 3 biggest gripes with the free AND Pro versions of this app.
1) Google Translate simply does it better. iTranslate is supposed to be Voice-to-Voice translation. Cool conversational idea, if executed properly. Except, this app is slow, clunky, and requires a solidly fast Internet connection at all times to be used. To boot, the Watch version, having to send the signal through the phone, is even slower, and less accurate than the phone version (iPhone XS Max and Watch Series 3; it’s not like I’m doing this on iPhone 6 or Watch Series 1). My bilingual students, who understand me perfectly and understand how English and Spanish should be translated, stated that this app wasn’t translating accurately at all (70% accuracy). Spanish is the second most spoken language in the United States, other than English! This is a travesty! Google Translate, while not always perfect, was significantly more accurate (95%). The only inconvenience is you have an extra step of pushing a button to put the translated text into speech. But, if I have to choose between a faulty translation and pushing an extra button, I’ll choose the more convenient and correctly translated option, every time (inaccuracy is a far greater form of inconvenience than having to push an extra button for speech).
2) iTranslate states that it is “not possible” for them to have languages available offline. Maybe not for them, but Google does. I can download over 150 languages (verses iTranslate’s boastful 38 languages of use) to my iPhone, and use every single one offline. Now, offline translation may not always be as accurate, but if my cell service is terrible as I’m stuck in a part of town where nobody speaks English, I can still order food and ask where I can find my favorite snack in the supermarket. If iTranslate was willing to invest in such models- even in their subscription based Pro version you can’t do this- it would allow the phone and watch to rely less on the Internet connection for speech recognition and provide a more accurate translation, even when connected to the Internet.
3) Their subscription model is gloriously deceptive. Google Translate is free. Period. I have used both of iTranslate’s versions (free and Pro), and my bilingual students and I did not notice a substantial difference in the accuracy of the apps. Which, is not cool, considering $5-$10 can typically net you a ridiculously large gaming app or other “life hack” apps permanently. But, that being said, let’s talk about the biggest complaint with their subscription model- the fact that for most users, the subscription page that pops up is deceptive in leading you to believe you must sign up (or leading users to believe they’re just continuing on to the free part of the app). Now, thankfully, I’ve played enough games on iOS with similar looking advertising that I know where to look for the tiny “x” that is salvation in getting out of those ads. iTranslate’s subscription is no different, except that where most advertising would say “DOWNLOAD NOW” or “SIGN UP NOW” as their big button compared to the tiny “x” to get out, iTranslate deceptively uses the word “CONTINUE” to make it appear to an uninformed user that they are just continuing to the free version of the app. Another quick Apple notification pops up, which most users unfamiliar with this step will hit okay, thinking they’re still using the free app, when they’re not. Even worse, if users cancel their subscription through the App Store within the seven day trial period, they still get charged for using the app. Knowing that most people won’t fight over $5, it’s a very clever, and dishonest, way to get money for a poorly developed and executed app.
We’ll know you’re serious about listening to us if you change that orange button to say, “Subscribe Now”, instead of the deceptive “Continue”. Clear, more transparent language like this is necessary in an app built on teaching multiple people groups and languages.
Now, if the Developer responds, they will most likely auto-respond with these 3 responses, telling you they aren’t listening to their clients complaints, instead of taking feedback and actually using the money they obtain to improve the app: 1) “Sounds like you were having problems with the voice recognition.” Duh!! That’s why I’m complaining about it! 2) “The language is clear” (in very fine print that even The Santa Clause can’t rival) “...that you’re signing up for a subscription, and here’s how to cancel your subscription....” and 3) “This app is free. Only the PRO version needs to be paid for.” Unfortunately, there isn’t a discernible difference in the performance of the PRO version verses your free version. Google does it better for free. On iOS. Which Google hates! Step up, bro! Quit auto-responding in a losing PR battle and be transparent to your short comings, and then fix them.
Users, see my summary at the beginning.
Very good app 5/5
By akins ola
I love it
Great App 5/5
Phenomenal app!! it gets me through situations where there is a language barrier between me and the other person strongly recommend
Shady, Tricks You Into Paying! 1/5
DO NOT GET THIS SHADY APP! It tricks you into purchasing a subscription. It has a huge CONTINUE button when you first download the app, and seemingly no other option. What they don’t tell you is that “CONTINUE” button actually subscribes you for their “PRO upgrade” which charges you money while you think it’s free. And the app developers keep commenting on these reviews meant to warn people before being tricked into their money, saying that there is a free option and they are not tricking people. These are blatant lies. If you don’t want to pay, you have to click a tiny “x” button in the top right corner instead of a huge “CONTINUE” button in the center of the screen. Do not listen to these developers, they are trying to scam you and the translator itself isn’t even that great. Get a better app that’s actually free to use with no shady, scummy tricks.
By The Rare Eon
It does take a few minutes to adjust to the app
Don’t charge me 1/5
I just installed and now I see that I will be charged in 7 days. I don’t want to be charged and I want to uninstall today. How do I prevent that first charge?
Canceled as soon as I got back from China 1/5
It looks like a well made app. I found it worthless in mainland China. It didn’t work for me at the hotel, restaurants or asking directions. It wouldn’t translate correctly. It kept saying unable to understand. At first I thought it was my phone connection and so I tried using it at the hotel lobby in Shanghai, China. Using the WiFi and it didn’t work at all. Money in the trash, I just deleted it and don’t forget to cancel the auto-subscribe. I read great reviews which led me to purchase the service. Now I think they may have been fake reviews. Look elsewhere. My own experience. Tried contacting the company to get a refund. I haven’t gotten response yet. I just got charged for a second month. And just canceled.
Amazing App! 5/5
Really makes me interested in learning a new language! It helps me focus more on annunciation.
Something went wrong....
Over and over and over.
Don’t waste your time.
Best App 5/5
The best app I have found to translate and to practice speaking a foreign language and it is so easy to use.
It's Pretty good. 4/5
By Best game ever on earth
I downloaded this app and LOVED IT, it made it easier for me to communicate in a foreign place! But, there are still SO many languages left out! I'm Cambodian, and most of my family speaks Khmer, I forgot most of my Khmer at age 5, and so I searched ”Khmer”, nothing. The thing is this app should have some more languages.
This app allows me to communicate with my boyfriends family! I am able to work for a bilingual company and communicate with everyone there!
Nothing but Problems from Gitgo 1/5
By Junction Man
This app does not recognize my email address after several attempts. I know the correct address was used. Can’t get any support anywhere. Tried to cancel, application would not Refund my money. Although when purchased I was guaranteed refund if you’re not satisfied. Very unhappy where is Converse application.
Just moved to japan for 3 years and I’ve used it a couple times and it’s pretty accurate and simple to use. The only tweak I would put on it is typing out words and translate it to the other language and the other is be able to take pictures of phrases and translate it like the google translate app
You guys have every other language besides Vietnamese?? 🤔
By Rebecca Sav
I work in a hospital and we have a lot of diversity here. A lot of patients come in and we can’t understand them and we don’t always have translators here at night, so we’re usually just on our own until dayshift comes in. I found this app and tried to use it to speak with a woman last night who knew very little English-and voila, it worked! I was able to effectively and accurately speak with her throughout the entire shift.
Tricked into paying 1/5
Not free. Entry screen says continue which actually means pay. App is not worth paying for and unethically tricks users into subscribing. My wife was tricked into a year subscription and couldn’t get a refund. Note the boilerplate reply to the complaints avoiding admitting there is a problem. Avoid this developer.
Better use Google Translate 1/5
This is the equivalent of a tourist trap. It is not accurate, nor free. The app is misleading, because it is advertised as free. The setup process is designed in such a way that they lead you to check the pricing plans. However, to do so you have to tap on a large orange “Continue” button. This leads you to think that you are just checking the pricing plans. However, just tapping on the button subscribes you to the monthly plan. The button is intentionally labeled “Continue”, instead of “Subscribe”. The developer has lots of similar comments, because several users have been mislead into a subscription they never wanted or asked for. These practices make the app store a bad place and should be stopped. Bad app, bad translations, misleading language, this is a plain tourist trap. You are much better off with Google Translate. Keep off from this useless tourist trap !
Not a free app! 1/5
Definitely not a free app!
Where are the other languages? 1/5
By Robert L Garrett
If you have more than Spanish/English (based on the graphic, you should), whoever designed the app is incompetent. Gave up after a couple minutes. No explanation will lead me to give it another chance. I don’t mind paying a subscription to a good app, but if it isn’t easy to navigate from the get-go, forget it. Editor’s Choice? Seriously?
Very good app good work very good. 5/5
Epic good app!
Great program 5/5
By David W in Florida
This can be usd to learn or let the other person converse with you (pun intended)
bruh momento 5/5
By Fitz's Grandpa
this app is such a bruh moment
It works, but this is ridiculously expensive ($40 PER YEAR) for something that the Google translate app does for free. Sorry, no.
Gets pushy with the upgrade 3/5
By Clover's babe
REALLY wants you to get the upgrade to pro. Too upfront about it and very off putting. App works good and I am interested in the pro but it’s a bit pricey.
Me gusta 4/5
⚠️IS A SCAM‼️📣📣📣📣 1/5
THIS APP TRICKS U INTO PAYING 💰
One of the best translating apps out there 5/5
At first I doubting that it will work but in the end I was so impressed. (I even amazed my friends and family with this)
You can just say full sentences and it translates back quickly and compared to other apps, this is one translates closest to the meaning.
I don’t know how accurate it is for other languages but I tried English to Malay (and English to French) and my family says that the grammar and vocabulary were correct. I did single words to sentences and it used the same words as I would’ve said.
It was also fun to try out different languages and learning. For example, I did languages I didn’t know like Korean and tried to copy what it said. I felt so satisfied when it recognized what I said.
I thought that I was accidentally subscribed because I couldn’t believe how much the free version offers 😱
One thing I would suggest is a history log so you can go back to the old conversation.
Overall this is a great app that I would reccomend
Seems ok. 5/5
Really guys who make this app is so clever thanks and I don’t have to pay for anything and also is working off curse I don upgrade but for me is fine with that
By Tr0niKus Rex
This is amazing!
Really fun 5/5
This is a cool app. So easy to switch languages and translate anything!
تطبيق يموت كولش خوش تطبيق بس يحتاج انترنيت 5/5
حلوو بس يحتاج انترنيت اذا صار مجاني يصير احلى
Accurate translator converse 5/5
By ev boi boi boi
Good and really helps when having a language barrier I like it and it is one of the best translators yet
Sure, it’s free... for only seven days.... I absolutely HATE this kind of bait and hook BS.