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Online dictionary that doesn't require you to switch apps by hand.
New in version 0.1.1
- Initial beta release
- Distraction-free translation displayed above the currently used app
- Choose from different translation providers
- 2 different trigger modes:
1. Context menu
2. Floating button (requires the word to be copied/cut to the system
clipboard first)
- Button freely movable via drag 'n' drop
- Android versions < 10 only: show/hide button automatically

Allows InstaLate to use the internet to lookup translations
Allows InstaLate to verify if the device is connected to the internet
Allows InstaLate to run a service that listens to clipboard changes and to show a floating button
Allows InstaLate to optionally start this service during start-up of the device
Allows InstaLate to display a floating button over other apps

- No search history is stored locally or remotely by this app (last search term is cached in memory only) but it may or may not be possible that your search is tracked by the current translation provider
- No client-side JavaScript is executed

Please be extra vigilant to NOT share sensitive data (passwords, etc.) with translation providers by accident! e.g., if you're using the floating button don't trigger a translation if your password has been copied to the system clipboard.


Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 0.1.1 (2) suggested Added on 2021-02-17

    This version requires Android 6.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • This app can appear on top of other apps
      This app can appear on top of other apps or other parts of the screen. This may interfere with normal app usage and change the way that other apps appear.
    • com.example.instalate.ENAB_DISAB_TRANSL_PERM

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