Word Lens is an a amazing smartphone app for the adventurous traveler. This application translates signs and menus with the wave of your smartphone camera. Word Lens uses the built-in cameras on smartphones and similar devices to quickly scan and identify foreign text (such as that found in a sign or a menu), and then quickly translates and displays the words in another language on the device’s display screen. Once the application is download, internet connection is not required.
Word Lens is available for the Apple iPhone, ipod and iPad as well as a selection of Android smartphones.