Is Across free or not?
Thread poster: Samuel Murray

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 01:25
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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Aug 27, 2011

G'day everyone

I'm a little confused as to whether Across Standalone Personal Edition is free or not. On some parts of the web site, it says "free" but on other parts of the web site it says "trial". It doesn't mention a price with the personal edition (only a value) and it doesn't say what the limitations (time, features?) of the "trial" is. Can anyone here help me with these questions, please?

Thanks
Samuel


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Selcuk Akyuz  Identity Verified
Turkey
Local time: 03:25
Member (2006)
English to Turkish
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free for freelancers but Aug 27, 2011

Hi Samuel,

Across Personal Edition is free for freelance translators but what happens if your TM size exceeds 4GB. It is 3 GB according to http://www.proz.com/forum/across_support/143758-top_across_tips.html#1208881

In that case you will have to use another SQL server which will not be free. Besides, you will have to purchase a paid version of Across supporting this professional SQL server.


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Pablo Bouvier  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:25
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Across PE is free for registered freelancers Aug 27, 2011

Samuel Murray wrote:

G'day everyone

I'm a little confused as to whether Across Standalone Personal Edition is free or not. On some parts of the web site, it says "free" but on other parts of the web site it says "trial". It doesn't mention a price with the personal edition (only a value) and it doesn't say what the limitations (time, features?) of the "trial" is. Can anyone here help me with these questions, please?

Thanks
Samuel


Hi, Samuel: so far I know it was (and still is) completely free for registered freelancers, but you should refer to this page: http://www.my-across.net/en/index.aspx and not to the usual one: www.across.com.
You can register here: http://www.my-across.net/en/fdb-register.aspx

If I remember well (not quite sure), it was possible to use a trial of the PE version (and others) too and convert it back to the free version changing the license number after registering. However, I believe there is no difference between the trial and the free PE version.

Have a nice weekend.

[Edited at 2011-08-27 20:38 GMT]


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Juan Solorzano
Local time: 19:25
English to Spanish
100% free Aug 27, 2011

It's absolutely free, including tech support, after registering, you'll get a license code in your email.

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