Pocket Translator makes mobile language translation easier

PocketTranslator tweak

Translating between two different languages can be very valuable, especially if you want to translate a foreign language. iOS developer ginsudev has released a new and free jailbreak tweak dubbed Pocket Translator that makes language translations even more convenient. It is a lightweight mobile translation solution for jailbroken devices.

Despite the iPhone’s native Translate app and many third-party alternatives in the App Store, Pocket Translator is a more convenient tweak for jailbreakers since they can ask for it anywhere.

The screenshot examples below show that jailbreakers can summon PocketTranslator tweak by double-pressing the sleep or wake button. Then, a pop-up menu offers and lets you choose between launching Pocket Translator or using Apple Pay.

Pocket Translator tweak iOS 14
Pocket Translator Tweak

Significantly, the Translator tweak uses Google Translate, which depends on your preference.

Pocket Translator Tweak Options

After you install, the tweak also provides a preference pane to the Settings app where users can configure the tweak.

  • Turn on or off Pocket Translate on demand
  • Select a preferred translation service between,
    • Google Translate
    • Baidu Translate
  • Save changes you made with the Apply button

According to the developer, ginsudev has plans to integrate new activation methods in the future, such as a Control Center module and Activator.

As the developer states, the tweak will not work with the Home Button-equipped iPhones, but it should be fixed in a future update.

Updated: Change log for v1.1

  • Remove the double tap power button gesture
  • Add a CC module
  • Activator support
  • Add ‘pull to refresh’ to the translator window
  • Minor bug fixes
  • Added support for DeepL translator

Those interested in trying the Translator tweak can download it for free from gunsudev’s repository via their favorite package manager app. The tweak also supports jailbroken iOS 12, iOS 13, and iOS 14 devices.

If you’ve not already used ginsudev’s repository, you can add it to your package manager app via the following URL.

https://ginsudev.github.io/repo

So, do you have an intention to upgrade your iPhone’s language translating capabilities with Pocket Translator? Be sure to share your ideas in the comments section below.

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