Today Microsoft released the Bing Translator App for Windows 8. Just like the Translation application on your Windows Phone, you can now easily convert between 40 different languages using your PC.

Bing Translator app is based on years of Microosft Research and advanced machine learning. The application can translate text, visual images, and content you find on the web. Simply type in what you would like translated, point the tablet’s camera for an augmented experience, or use Windows 8’s share charm to translate content anywhere on your PC.

In adddition, Microsoft offers several language packs to download for offline use of the application including Chinese simplified, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. According to the company, more language packs will be coming in the near future.

Bing Translator Screenshot

You can grab the app for free here.

Let us know what you think – has Bing Translator ever saved you when you needed a language translated?

Source: Bing Blog