A complete dictionary, translation and reference tool

Babylon is a complete dictionary and translation solution, perfect for anyone who frequently works with multiple languages. View full description


  • Support for many different languages
  • Lets you search encyclopedias, databases and other sites
  • Very easy to use


  • Extra dictionaries must be downloaded from the Babylon site
  • Tries to make considerable changes on installation


Babylon is a complete dictionary and translation solution, perfect for anyone who frequently works with multiple languages.

Babylon works from various aspects. The main interface is a translation window. From here you can access all the program features, as well as the configuration options. There is also a floating module which will appear when you ask Babylon for a translation. The whole module can be disabled if you want.

No matter which option you use, Babylon provides access to a standard multi-lingual dictionary (to which you can add an unlimited number of additional dictionaries), a text/document translation feature, a unit converter, web search and, of course, access to Babylon's paid translation services.

You can also use Babylon inside applications and online as an on-the-spot translation tool. You can configure the feature in the options area, but the default hotkey is Ctrl+right click. This will allow you to translate whatever word you happen to be hovering over or have highlighted.

In all, Babylon is a very complete tool for language enthusiasts. The translations are accurate (in the context of machine translation) and system-wide integration means that you'll never have to wonder about a word again, no matter what you are working on.

If you have to work with foreign languages on a regular basis, Babylon is a comprehensive, well-integrated tool for the job.




User reviews about Babylon

  • M_JAVA_F

    by M_JAVA_F

    "babylon is very comfurtable. "

    it is a very user-friendly dictionary application I know. it supports many languages..   More.

  • Fatemeh Karimi

    by Fatemeh Karimi

    "bad installation"

    it got some problem during installation, but not bad. it doesn't worth to download :).   More.

  • midwife20

    by midwife20

    "useful and fast"

    it is very useful and it is very fast. all of my student use it..   More.

  • "Stay away from this mold!"

    Came with a bunch of spam and persistent programms that I couldn't get rid of any way I tried. To fully and permanent...   More.

  • sginhouston

    by sginhouston

    "Unable to install. Unhelpful service. Looking for refund if they respond "

    I purchased the instant download version babylon 9 on december 3 . It is december 8 and i still have not been able to...   More.

  • fasteril

    by fasteril

    "Free and easy to translate"

    I use this program for years, since version 7. I love the new design, and that now I no longer need to pay for transl...   More.