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Oversetter is an translation app, which allows you to translate content directly from your menu bar. Oversetter is an open-source project based on Angular and Electron. It uses free API of Yandex Translate for text translation.


  • 93 languages - Thanks to Yandex Translate API
  • Built-in dictionary - Save words and phrases for later
  • Themes support - Includes dark and light theme
  • Cross-platform support - Available for MacOs, Linux and Windows
  • Fast and easy access - Open Oversetter directly from the system tray
  • Offline mode - Save and learn vocabulary also in offline mode


App Preview
Light theme

Dark theme
Dark theme



You can download the latest version of the application for macOS, Windows and Linux.

Oversetter is also available as snap package:

sudo snap install oversetter

Get it from the Snap Store

How to use

  1. Register free Yandex Translate API-Key (or use built-in dev-key for the first time).
  2. Install dependencies, build and run application with electron:
npm install
npm run build
npm run run:electron


npm run build-dev


NODE_ENV=dev npm run run:electron

App Packaging

npm run build:mac
npm run build:linux
npm run build:windows
npm run build:all


npm run package:all

ToDo: Next steps

See Projects-tab. Feel free to contribute!


Something missing? Edit this app.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Key Action
/ Focus the search bar
Esc Focus the search bar and cleans it
Select the next search result
Select the previous search result
Enter Open the selected search result
cmdEnter Ctrl+Enter Open the selected search result in a new tab