Several websites provide free translation services. Some are designed specifically to translate entire documents either from Italian into English or from English into Italian. Examples include Free Translation, Systran and World Lingo.
While Google Translate provides quick translation for single words or sentences, translating entire documents typically requires a more advanced translator. A few sites provide document translation services for free and these include: Free Translation, Systran and World Lingo. All of these sites offer multiple language options including translation from Italian into English. Language options are presented as drop down boxes next to a text box where documents can be pasted for quick translation.
In addition to a free online translator, Systran offers translation software that can be downloaded for use in meetings or classrooms. This software comes for desktops or handheld devices and smart phones. FreeTranslation.com has an upload option in addition to the text box, so files can be copied and pasted or uploading onto the site for translation. Both features are free. Under the advanced options tab, World Lingo provides drop down boxes that allow users to input specialized characters and choose a subject glossary. Google Translate has a detect language feature in addition to its text box. It also offers a list of alternative translations for words.