For signs, menus, and other printed materials, Google's added real-time visual translation. Previously, you had to take a picture of text you wanted to translate and wait for Google to perform its magic. In the latest update, simply tap the camera icon in the Translate app, point your phone's camera at a sign, and you'll see it show up translated, more or less instantly. Even better, your device can now do this without an Internet connection—great, considering that you can't always depend on your smartphone being online while you're abroad. It supports translating between English and French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.