point it App app for iPhone and iPad
4224 ratings )
Current version: 1.4.1
, last update: 7 months ago
First release : 21 Dec 2011
App size: 119.56 Mb
Indexed in 6 languages
You may be fluent in four languages but sometimes you
could find yourself ”off the beaten track“ where you cannot speak the language. ”point it“ , is the answer. Everyone in the world will understand you. This passport-sized assistant is used not only by tourists but also by UN peacekeeping forces, Olympic athletes and speech therapists.
“Let your pictures do the talking...”
- Evening Standard, London
„Ein wichtiger Beitrag zur Völkerverständigung.“
- Süddeutsche Zeitung, München
„Pour commander une omelette ou expliquer au policier pourquoi on est mal garé, il suffit de montrer la photo correspondante.“
- Le Monde, Paris
„‘Sesam üppna dig‘ för dagens globetrotter.“
- Form, Stockholm
“This is not only the cheapest book in print, it is possibly the bestselling photobook of all time.”
- The photobook: A history Vol. II, London
„Dieter Graf, een architect en fanatieke reiziger, fotografeerde een halve huishouding.“
- Volkskrant, Amsterdam
„Die Idee für das Buch ist so einfach wie genial. Neben Zahnbürste, Pass und Kreditkarte sollte es zum Standardgepäck jedes Reisenden gehören.“
- Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
„Con un milione e ottocentomila copie vendute, è il libro fotografico più famoso del mondo. Raccoglie milleduecento immagini e non una riga de testo.”
- La Repubblica, Roma
„Spiegeleier, Klimaanlagen, Weingläser sehen überall gleich aus. Ein genialer Einfall.“
- Bild, Hamburg
„Alors, que vous soyez à Londres, Tokyo, Bangkok ou Mexico, point it!”
- ELLE, Paris
„Mit dem Zeigefinger um die Welt: Die Sprache, die jeder versteht.“
- Kurier, Wien
“The photographs are neatly arranged, related objects are cleverly bunched, and not much appears to be missing.”
- The Guardian, London
„Die besten Ideen sind genial einfach – es muss nur einer darauf kommen.“
- Spiegel, Hamburg
“You’ll never have to mime “roast chicken” again.”
- HQ Magazine, Sydney
"A simple but effective idea."
- The Times, London
Latest reviews of point it App app for iPhone and iPad
Great idea, terrible app
Cant zoom in the photos and all the photos have a huge annoying watermark. Really difficult to use, I just ended up using Google images. Not worth the money.
Reduce the Watermarks
The watermarks really make this difficult to use. There is no search feature. The orientation is locked in horizontal.
The is a great idea and the book is super cute and useful, Ive owned it for years. I just bought the app, opened it and saw these stupid watermarks on EVERY SINGLE PAGE. Frankly, its so ugly and distracting, Id like a refund... Nobodys going to steal your photos, paranoid, you own the copyright...
NOT lost in translation...
This is a world traveler MUST. So a picture is worth a thousand words OR saves you an embarrassing search through a phrase book only to mispronounce what you desperately want. Thank you Point It!! Wish I would have discovered this app/book years ago. A must for anyone traveling to another country where the language spoken is not their own. In a panic, or in a pinch, or for fun this is a life saver. I already own the book (old and new version) and now having the app is just perfect. This covers it ALL.
Dont leave the country without this gem!!
Ive been travelling for many years now
Ive been travelling for many years now, often in areas where I speak the language not too well or not at all (Asia, South America, Near East) and the point it always helped me out. Mostly only when I was looking for a place to stay and the like, but in two cases I needed to see a doctor and point it was vital there. Trying to explain a foreign doctor in the middle of nowhere whats wrong is really tricky without speaking the language.
I had the book for over ten years now and also bought the app recently. The app allows me to zoom in on particular objects, which makes it clearer for the people I ask, they dont get distracted. And even though I have my point it down cold, the app gives me an index of most objects and categories, so finding them is quick and easy. The index is in six languages so someone who is trying to explain something to me and who is not as familiar with the app like me can look up the objects himself. However, you might want to be careful giving your phone to someone on the street...
Finally, what I find also really useful are the maps. If Im in a remote area, I dont have UMTS and cant access Google Maps, so having maps on the phone itself is handy.
All in all, a great app that every traveller needs to have!