Even though Samuel Morse is floating around on some ethereal atmospheric zaps right now, he is not too blissed out to smile at Morse-It, which commemorates his 218th birthday today with amazing real-time Morse translation.

Yes, Morse-It can do just about everything possible with Morse code—type in some text, and it will be translated into Morse in beep form as well as full-screen flashes, should you find yourself trapped at sea signaling a nearby frigate to send more caviar.

Also, amazingly, it can listen to Morse beeps (fast ones, too—the demo here is 40 words per minute) and translate them into text in real time. Very cool stuff—Happy b-day Sammy M. It's a buck. [Morse-It, iTunes]