Windows/Mac: VoxOx is a snazzy chat and social networking app for keeping in touch with your friends. We've mentioned it before, but VoxOx is even more useful now that it has a real-time translation tool.
The latest from VoxOx makes it easier to overcome language barriers. When you use it to communicate with foreign-language-speaking friends, it automatically translates message you send and receive into the language of your choice. You can opt for multi-directional translation or, if one of you knows the other's language, you can choose to have only sent or received messages translated.
The tool works across all the services VoxOx supports, so you can use it to chat with your friends on Facebook, Google Talk, SMS and more. It even translates your tweets to other languages, but be advised: unless you send someone a direct message with VoxOx, your tweet will show up in the public timeline. You can even use the VoxOx universal translator to send email — replies will be automatically translated for you.
If you've never taken VoxOx out for a spin, it's worth checking out. In addition to keeping you connected to all your social networking services, it also does video conferencing, file sharing, and VoIP calling with a dedicated phone number. If you've been looking for ways to communicate more easily with your international friends, VoxOx might be just the ticket.