Is there a way to input text into a quick-entry form that takes that text to Google Translate, and then spit out a translation? You know how to-do list managers like OmniFocus and Things you can quickly add a to-do or when you press cmd-space for Spotlight Search? I have a feeling it would be through Automator, and saw the following question

Automator Service with Google Translate

but its all greek to me! How would the UI look like?

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There are dashboard widgets that offer translation. https://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/travel/languagetranslator.html Then I use a hot corner to quickly launch dashboard. It can also be done by a keyboard shortcut. enter image description here

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