Are there any other CAT tools for Mac other than Memsource?
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Dear colleagues,

I have been working with Memsource CAT tool on my iMac since I couldn't find any other CAT tools for this OS. Do you know any other alternatives?

It's because this cloud-based CAT tool is a little bit expansive. I pay the price, that's OK, but I don't think they provide me with an adequate service. The online platform doesn't work properly and they recommend working on desktop version. I do as they say, but that doesn't do the trick either - TM function
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Dear colleagues,

I have been working with Memsource CAT tool on my iMac since I couldn't find any other CAT tools for this OS. Do you know any other alternatives?

It's because this cloud-based CAT tool is a little bit expansive. I pay the price, that's OK, but I don't think they provide me with an adequate service. The online platform doesn't work properly and they recommend working on desktop version. I do as they say, but that doesn't do the trick either - TM function doesn't work properly when I use the desktop client. Moreover, when I contact support about an issue on desktop version, they always give the same answer: did you download the latest version? They keep launching a new version like every single day and I think they use this as an excuse.

What they do is always hosting webinars about Machine Translation. But the basic tool doesn't function properly, why don't you improve the basic tool first?

Here is one of the issues I faced (last one):



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Even though one term (flaming sky) was translated standalone before, it doesn't show up on the right hand side. These kind of TM issues cause inconsistency issues.

Can you recommend me another good tool for Mac? Do you know any?

Thanks in advance!

Bora Taşdemir
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Tom in London
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You may be interested in this Oct 3, 2018

https://www.proz.com/forum/wordfast_support/329279-is_it_safe_to_upgrade_my_mac_os_to_mojave_if_using_wordfast_pro_560.html?sns=1&post=2754716#2754716

Bora Taşdemir
 

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Thanks a lot Tom! Oct 3, 2018

I will definitely change to Wordfast Pro!!

 

Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
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Try CafeTran Oct 3, 2018

IYAM, the only decent CAT tool on a Mac = CafeTran. Info: https://www.cafetran.com/

Michael


 

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How much is it? Oct 3, 2018

Hi Michael,

Thanks for your answer.
Have you been using this? If so, have you faced any issues? Can you please tell how much it is (is there a subscription or one-time payment)?

Thanks
Bora


 

Rodolfo Raya  Identity Verified
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Swordfish Translation Editor Oct 3, 2018

Hi,

You can use Swordfish Translation Editor, https://www.maxprograms.com/products/swordfish.html, on your Mac.

Regards,
Rodolfo


 

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Plenty of CAT tools Oct 3, 2018

There are plenty of CAT tools that work on a Mac, other than Memsource:

OFFLINE: OmegaT, CafeTran Espresso, WordFast Pro, Swordfish Translation Editor, Fluency Now…
ONLINE: MateCat, Smartcat, Wordfast Anywhere, Lilt and XTM Cloud (the last two are more expensive that Memsource, the first three are mostly free)…

A little research surely goes a long way…

I suggest CafeTran Espresso, but the best is to test them all by yourself. Nobody can do that
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There are plenty of CAT tools that work on a Mac, other than Memsource:

OFFLINE: OmegaT, CafeTran Espresso, WordFast Pro, Swordfish Translation Editor, Fluency Now…
ONLINE: MateCat, Smartcat, Wordfast Anywhere, Lilt and XTM Cloud (the last two are more expensive that Memsource, the first three are mostly free)…

A little research surely goes a long way…

I suggest CafeTran Espresso, but the best is to test them all by yourself. Nobody can do that for you.

Jean
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Bora Taşdemir  Identity Verified
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Thanks a lot Jean! Oct 3, 2018

Jean Dimitriadis wrote:

There are plenty of CAT tools that work on a Mac, other than Memsource:

OFFLINE: OmegaT, CafeTran Espresso, WordFast Pro, Swordfish Translation Editor, Fluency Now…
ONLINE: MateCat, Smartcat, Wordfast Anywhere, Lilt and XTM Cloud (the last two are more expensive that Memsource, the first three are mostly free)…

A little research surely goes a long way…

I suggest CafeTran Espresso, but the best is to test them all by yourself. Nobody can do that for you.

Jean


Does CafeTran Espresso require a subscription or do you get it via one-time payment?

Thanks
Bora


 

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Annual subscription, one-time purchase or via the ProZ Plus membership Oct 3, 2018

You can have it either way.

Without a license file, the free copy of CafeTran Espresso that you download will run forever (so you can test it thoroughly) — but with the following limitations: You won’t be able to work with TM files that are larger than 1000 TU’s in size (in total), and you will not be able to make use of glossaries that are larger than 500 terms (in total). To remove those limitations, you need a license file generated specifically for your computer. Two optio
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You can have it either way.

Without a license file, the free copy of CafeTran Espresso that you download will run forever (so you can test it thoroughly) — but with the following limitations: You won’t be able to work with TM files that are larger than 1000 TU’s in size (in total), and you will not be able to make use of glossaries that are larger than 500 terms (in total). To remove those limitations, you need a license file generated specifically for your computer. Two options exist for obtaining license files:

Annual subscription: EUR 80
One-time Purchase: EUR 200

https://www.cafetran.com/get-cafetran/

Please note ProZ Plus members can also use CafeTran Espresso as part of their membership. If you take that route, you connect your ProZ credentials and use CafeTran without limitations, provided you have an internet connection (for credentials validation at program start).
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