Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 12:58 pm PT (03:58 pm ET)
Google Translate gets iOS 7 support, Clear to go free for 24 hoursGoogle on Tuesday updated its translation app with native iOS 7 support and additional languages, while Realmac Software announced that popular to-do list app Clear will be offered for free for 24 hours.
Google Translate now takes advantage of the redesigned keyboard and status bar introduced with iOS 7. The app was one of the last of Google's native iOS apps to add support for Apple's most recent operating system revision.
In addition, users can now enter handwriting in a variety of new languages including Arabic, Esperanto, Gujarati, Hebrew, Javanese, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Persian, Punjabi, Telugu, and Zulu.
Google Translate version 2.1.0 is available now as a free, 3.4-megabyte download from the App Store.
Realmac Software has elected to return to a single Clear app, rather than the two editions currently in the store, and will drop the price of the original Clear app to free in order to allow users who purchased the newer Clear+ to migrate without the need to pay. The price drops will be in effect for two separate 24-hour periods "in the coming weeks."
Owners of Clear+ can sign up on Clear's website to be notified when the price drops go live. Users with the original edition of Clear will not need to do anything and will continue to receive upgrades.
At the same time, the company has updated the original Clear app to add iPad support, which had been the primary difference between Clear and Clear+.
Clear version 1.3.6 is available now as a $4.99, 9.4-megabyte download from the App Store.
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