Mobile menu

Pages in topic:   [1 2] >
Poll: What is your favorite CAT tool?
Thread poster: ProZ.com Staff
ProZ.com Staff
Local time: 17:07
SITE STAFF
Mar 25, 2006

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "What is your favorite CAT tool?".

This poll was originally submitted by Cristina Golab

View the poll here

A forum topic will appear each time a new poll is run. For more information, see: http://proz.com/topic/33629


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Selcuk Akyuz  Identity Verified
Turkey
Local time: 04:07
Member (2006)
English to Turkish
+ ...
Deja Vu not listed? Mar 26, 2006

Sorry but where is Deja Vu , I believe it should be included in such a poll. Deja Vu is not only "another" tool. There are so many users of Deja Vu here in proz.com.

Direct link Reply with quote
 

M. Anna Kańduła  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:07
English to Polish
+ ...
OmegaT Mar 26, 2006

Linux user doesn't have much choice. But I like OmegaT a lot - there are still things that could be better in it, but I'm sure with time they will be done

And it's easy to use, so no need to spend hours trying to figure out how to make that thing work

Anni


Direct link Reply with quote
 
Tadej Kokalj  Identity Verified
Slovenia
Local time: 02:07
English to Slovenian
+ ...
How can one decide? Mar 26, 2006

Favorite ice cream? Yes, after tasting 50 of them.

Favorite CAT tool? No way. Maybe: which CAT tool you use?
Who has really (meaning reading manual and working on real project for week or two, while testing all possibilities) tried at least five or six CAT tools?

PS: STAR Transit is missing on the list!
PPS: I've voted Wordfast.


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Nicole Y. Adams, M.A.  Identity Verified
Australia
Local time: 11:07
Member (2006)
German to English
+ ...
Across Mar 26, 2006

I prefer to use Across

Direct link Reply with quote
 

Zsanett Rozendaal-Pandur  Identity Verified
Hungary
Local time: 02:07
Dutch to Hungarian
+ ...
Another: DéjaVu Mar 26, 2006

I was very impressed by it during the 1-month trial. I definitely prefer DV to Trados, but it's very expensive, and I can't afford to buy it at the moment, so even though I prefer DV, I use Trados.

Direct link Reply with quote
 

Selcuk Akyuz  Identity Verified
Turkey
Local time: 04:07
Member (2006)
English to Turkish
+ ...
Favorite ice cream? Mar 26, 2006

Tadej Kokalj wrote:

Favorite ice cream? Yes, after tasting 50 of them.

Favorite CAT tool? No way. Maybe: which CAT tool you use?
Who has really (meaning reading manual and working on real project for week or two, while testing all possibilities) tried at least five or six CAT tools?

PS: STAR Transit is missing on the list!
PPS: I've voted Wordfast.


Definitely, I have tested many Cat tools, read their manuals and now use 4 of them in real projects; namely, Deja Vu X Workgroup, SDLX 2006, Star Transit XV Professional and Trados 6.5 FL (and now Trados 7.5). And yes, the question should be which cat tool you use?


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Ladislav Filo  Identity Verified
Slovakia
Local time: 02:07
English to Slovak
+ ...
Very little choice here Mar 26, 2006

Star Transit is really missing here. And some other as well.

Direct link Reply with quote
 
xxxdf49f
France
Local time: 02:07
none: 3/10 Mar 26, 2006

3 out of 10, I'm pleased to see, still resist using CATs
(and so happy not to be among the million posters on support threads who have constant Trados etc. problems )
leads to another question: how many among us 3 out of 10 are not buying/using them simply because we don't need them, i.e. they would be useless for the type of work we translate (my case)?
df


Direct link Reply with quote
 
Ian M-H
United States
Local time: 20:07
German to English
+ ...
Not a very interesting poll Mar 26, 2006

Selcuk Akyuz wrote:
question should be which cat tool you use? [/quote]

Even then the answers would reflect the user base rather than telling us anything about how good (however "good" might be defined) the various competing products are.

It's rather like asking ProZians which word-processing program they use: Word would come top, just as Trados is topping the current poll. What's the point?


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Clarisa Moraña  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 22:07
Member (2002)
English to Spanish
+ ...
Star transit is not listed Mar 26, 2006

And I really prefer this one. But, the thing is I've spent a lot of money upgrading the Trados Workbench since I bought it, many years ago and I'm thinking a lot if it is worthwhile to buy the full version of star transit.

Regards

Clarisa Moraña


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Heike Kurtz  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 02:07
English to German
+ ...
DejaVu expensive? Mar 26, 2006

Well I don't think that DejaVu is that expensive - initially maybe, but since I bought it back in 2002 I only had to invest 100 EUR once - for the major update from DV 3 to DVX. Everything else - and even the superb support from the people who really know what they are talking about because they actually write the software - comes for free.

Direct link Reply with quote
 
xxxIreneN
United States
Local time: 19:07
English to Russian
+ ...
Mine too. Mar 26, 2006

df49f wrote:

they would be useless for the type of work we translate (my case)?
df

Same here. I have TRADOS and know how to use it, hate it and never use it.
I've done a lot of proofreading after TRADOS/Wordfast users for 1 project (the reason the company took care of the SW for me, I'd never buy one out of my own pocket) , and there is one conclusion I have arrived to on a strictly personal level - save 1-word/line repetitions in similar tables/manuals/annual reports etc., translations are faceless, dull, no personality, style suffers tremendously (it does not hurt to have one even for a heavy machinery texts), machine presence shows through.
Again, no doubt there are many instances where CAT tools are valuable but I'm extremely happy to say that those are out of my range. Global replace, copy and paste and my own glossaries in Word do it for me in case of repetitions. For me CAT tools would turn the art of translation into burger-flipping job and I'll start thinking about changing the trade. Dominique is right - the nightmare of fixing the units alone is quite enough. Plus I strongly repel huge discounts:-) My repetitions are paid for:-)

Of course, there are Wizards working in certain fields who turned TRADOS into a golden mine, like Ralf - Ralf, I guess I can say that from your posts, right? However, from all those cries for help I have a strong suspicion that he represents a vast minority:-). Or, again, I believe most of the happy users must be working on pretty standard (if not boring) documents in order to make CAT tools profitable. Otherwise I can't imagine that the time spent on editing to ensure smooth text flow with, the least to say, all the prepositions in the right places and case/tense/gender matching (for the applicable languages) is less than translation from scratch. For the latter, I wonder to what extent am I right or wrong?

Now you can start throwing rotten eggs at me:-)
Irene


Direct link Reply with quote
 
David Brown  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 02:07
Spanish to English
I wish I could! Mar 26, 2006

"What is your favorite CAT tool?"

How does one use a CAT tool when almost 95% of the work is pdf, tif, fax or photocopies?
I have had Wordfast for over 6 months and have only used it twice. Most CAT tools are not exactly user friendly as they try to accomodate too many languages. If any body knows of one that is useful for say Spanish to English only, I might consider it. As for favourite, I believe a lot of translators buy one because more and more agencies are making it a requirement for their projects, spurred along, no doubt, by proz.com deals.


Direct link Reply with quote
 
xxxsarahl
Local time: 17:07
English to French
+ ...
none: another one Mar 26, 2006

CAT tools wouldn't help at all with the kind of jobs I do.

Also, they wouldn't work with my business plan as my business is based on differentiation, not volume. Enough said.


Direct link Reply with quote
 
Pages in topic:   [1 2] >


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

Moderator(s) of this forum
Jared Tabor[Call to this topic]

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Poll: What is your favorite CAT tool?

Advanced search






Wordfast Pro
Translation Memory Software for Any Platform

Exclusive discount for ProZ.com users! Save over 13% when purchasing Wordfast Pro through ProZ.com. Wordfast is the world's #1 provider of platform-independent Translation Memory software. Consistently ranked the most user-friendly and highest value

More info »
Across v6.3
Translation Toolkit and Sales Potential under One Roof

Apart from features that enable you to translate more efficiently, the new Across Translator Edition v6.3 comprises your crossMarket membership. The new online network for Across users assists you in exploring new sales potential and generating revenue.

More info »



All of ProZ.com
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs