We live in such a globalized society that it's inevitable that sometimes you're going to come across information in a language that you don't speak - or at least that you need a bit of help with.
TransLite is a small application that aims to overcome difficulties such as these when Spanish and English are the languages in question. When you come across a word that you don't understand, you copy it and paste into the small TransLite interface. It will then provide you with the various translations of the word and a spoken version. In certain applications, such as TransLite's own help file, there seems to be a certain amount of auto-detection going on - if you hover over a word, it displays the translations it has for it - but it isn't clear where or when this will happen!
The whole TransLite interface can be controlled from the taskbar, and it has a good selection of hotkeys to facilitate ease of use. You can also use the application in various modes - Learner, Keyboard and Transliteration - but again, the differences between them are vague. The translations I did manage to squeeze out of the application were pretty standard, but only for translating a word here and there. Between the lack of quality translation and the fact that it is hard to know exactly what TransLite can do, it's really not an application I would be interested in downloading.
TransLite - what does it do and how does it do it? Absolutely no idea!
- instant translation under the cursor
- translate phrases
- Flash Card Based Repetition Mode
- translation statistics
- virtual keyboard
- voice translations