Ios apps for conference interpreting

This is the first of a series of reviews on some ios apps that I believe can come in very handy to interpreters.

Needless to say, terminology management is an interpreter’s most daunting task. In order for glossaries to be effective, they need to be updated regularly, which can be tedious and time-consuming.

Among the plethora of IOS apps aimed at streamlining the process of managing and learning new terminology, there is one that stands out for its many interesting features, including a unique text-to-speech function that I will expound on further into the review.

The app is called Flashcards Deluxe.

Despite the name, it’s not merely a flashcards program, but a versatile utility that can cater for most terminology management needs. It has features to backup glossaries on various cloud services (dropbox, google and others), to help practice and memorize the terms with in-built tests (flashcards, multiple choice) and even to automatically convert the lexicon into audio.

The text-to-speech function is available in a large number of languages and does not require an active internet connection: the sound files are downloaded on the device and remain available also when off-line.

Here are some screenshots from the app:

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Ios apps for conference interpreting

2 thoughts on “Ios apps for conference interpreting

  1. Isa Hudgins says:

    Hello! you wrote this comment on the Interpreter Diaries entry,regarding the lack of usb port on an ipad: Thanks for the interesting info. I would just like to add that as a matter of fact it is possible to use a USB stick with an iPad. I will be adding some info to this regard on my blog Iacovoni.wordpress.com.

    Can you tell me how to go about using a usb with an ipod, if that is possible? Thank you!

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