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    Translate with Google Translate in Alfred (en-ru / ru-en). Save to favorites. Finally, learn the words.

    Alfred Translayta is an Alfred workflow, which lets you easily translate en-ru, ru-en pairs, add words to favorites and have convenient way to review and memorize them later.



    • Auto translate direction
    • Auto-correction of misspelled words
    • Get last translation details from the cache
    • Translate selected text in OS


    • Add/Edit/Delete into favorites
    • Switch to learning mode
    • Search in normal/learning mode
    • Auto save favorites to a file on disk


    You need Node.js 12+ and Alfred 3 or 4 with the paid Powerpack upgrade.


    $ npm install --global alfred-translayta


    Open Alfred and type t or press Cmd+Shift+K and:

    • to get translation:
      • start typing words or phrases in english or russian
    • to get previous translation from cache:
      • press spacebar
    • access the favorites:
      • type .
    • show favorites without translations(aka "learning mode"):
      • type ..
      • by pressing Alt button you can see translations of selected word


    Cmd+Shift+K — to open workflow main window

    Cmd+Shift+J — to open favorites list (shortcut for Cmd+Shift+K + and entered .)


    How it is different

    There are a lot of more popular alfred workflows for translation. I really like 2 of them:

    • alfred-translate — ideological inspiration (python + yandex translate). The problem for me here is all yandex services are restricted in Ukraine. Plus some python errors after a few translations while using VPN(maybe this is just a local problem).
    • alfred-polyglot — technical inspiration (node + google translate). Alfred-polyglot is really cool, you can translate to any language or set default translation pair, but the translations are restricted to only 1 option and really often it was not a best fit.

    The best code is no code at all

    Why another solution? It was an idea to mix both solutions and to get the best features of each: auto lang. detection, multiple options for translation and of course favorites list.

    Moreover, favorites was the main feature I needed so bad. There are plenty of difficult words for me, which I translate over and over and still can't remember their meaning and translation. Instead, I would really like to have a place for all these words, which I could access even when my laptop is offline. So here it is!


    Tech Inspired by alfred-translate and alfred-polyglot. Based on Alfy and google-translate-api

    Visual All icons are taken from, so many kudos and thanks to the authors


    npm i alfred-translayta

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