TranslateIt! ( for Mac — a multilingual dictionary that allows looking up words on the fly — has been updated to version 12.5. The upgrade works with Safari 5, Firefox 3.6 and Thunderbird 3 and is compatible with the Mac OS X built-in Parental controls.

A plug-in for working with Google Chrome is available. TranslateIt! 12.5 adds WAV file support for the Speak feature (in addition to the MP3 support.) Also updated is teh Contextual menu plug-in for 32-bit applications, German localization, LetsMove smart installer and TranslateIt! widget.

With TranslateIt!, you hover the pointer over an unfamiliar word (in any Cocoa Aapplication), and you will see its translation in a pop-up window. It comes with several free dictionaries for a large number of languages. TranslateIt! supports translation from/to any language (corresponding dictionaries must be installed), English sounds (it contains over 17,000 English words pronunciations) and printing of flash cards.

The software also comes with a Words Quiz (a game for learning new words), a built-in DictBuilder utility for creating custom dictionaries and a multilingual user interface. TranslateIt! for Mac is distributed as shareware (US$35 for a one-year license, $79 for a lifetime license); a 20-day demo version is available for download. Version 12.5 is a free update for registered users of version 12.x.