Most of us rely on Google Translate for translating a webpage or text. But, in order to translate we need to go to the Google Translation website, copy/paste the text, and choose the output language. But, there’s an alternative, you don’t need to go to the website every time, there’s a desktop translation tool.
Client for Google Translate is a free Windows desktop translator which is capable of translating text from Outlook, MS Word, Internet Explorer, Firefox and so on. If you upgrade it to the Pro version, you can install free XDXF dictionaries and read Wikipedia articles. The Pro version will cost you around $16. But, if you are only interested in translation of text then the free version should do the job.