Online Chinese Translators
I use Google Translate all the time! Don’t discount it.
Besides the usual Chinese Characters, it also allows pinyin, zhuyin and handwritten input.
To change input method, select Chinese as the first language. Then, click on the “拼” in the bottom right corner of the left input box.
While its “translation” ability often leaves much to be desired, I like using it to convert large blocks of text to pinyin.
Pinyin appears under the Chinese text and can be copied and then pasted elsewhere.