looking for a CAT tool compatible with Mac
Thread poster: Guy Sommeria

Guy Sommeria  Identity Verified
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Jun 9, 2014

hello everybody

I am looking for a CAT tool compatible with a Mac (like Memo Q)
also I am looking for an edition tool like ABBYY (edition tool)
I use voice recognition software because it helps productivity
I use a Mac for stability
but I need to have a full workstation before I do anything else
please help me kick off

Guy Sommeria


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DJHartmann  Identity Verified
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Same Jun 9, 2014

In the same situation, all I've been told is to use boot camp or parallels and install windows for Trados.

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Meta Arkadia
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CAT tools Jun 9, 2014

I use CafeTran on my Mac. Alternatives include: OmegaT, Swordfish, Heartsome, and WordFast.



No need for Windows.

Cheers,

Hans


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xxxAntonio F. L  Identity Verified
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OmegaT Jun 9, 2014

Besides using Windows CAT tools via Parallels or similar, OmegaT is a cross-platform CAT tool, working very well also on Mac, and IMHO growing as an excellent open-source CAT tool. You may want to give it a try - www.omegat.com

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xxxAntonio F. L  Identity Verified
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Wrong link, sorry Jun 9, 2014

I am very sorry, please note the correct link for OmegaT is the following
http://www.omegat.org/


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Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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ABBYY Jun 9, 2014

guy sommeria wrote:
I am looking for a CAT tool compatible with a Mac (like Memo Q)

All CAT tools are compatible with Mac nowadays, whether you use them natively in OS X, or inside a virtual machine. So it's just a question of picking up the one you like best.
guy sommeria wrote:
also I am looking for an edition tool like ABBYY (edition tool)

ABBYY is a (software)company, not a tool. I have no idea what an "edition tool" is, but maybe you mean an OCR (optical character recognition) software. If so, ABBYY has such a product, FineReader. There's even a Mac version of it.
guy sommeria wrote:
I use voice recognition software because it helps productivity

If the voice recognition software you currently use is Mac-based, it most likely won't work in a Windows virtual machine. If you chose a Windows CAT tool, you would have to switch to another voice recognition software (most Windows users who are into VR seem to use Dragon Naturally Speaking). If you chose a CAT tool that runs natively in OS X, you would want to check your VR software works in it (which can't be taken for granted).


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Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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MemSource Jun 9, 2014

Meta Arkadia wrote:
I use CafeTran on my Mac. Alternatives include: OmegaT, Swordfish, Heartsome, and Wordfast.

Let's add MemSource to the list. They have Mac version of their editor.


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Oliver Walter  Identity Verified
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"Edition tool" = editing tool Jun 12, 2014

He means an "editing tool". "edition" (édition) is a Fr-En "false friend". Guy is not alone - I have known Yves Champollion (originator of WordFast) to make the same mistake.
The activity of reading and modifying text is, in English, "editing"; "edition" is an object (e.g. an edition of a book or newspaper), not a process.

Oliver


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Drew MacFadyen
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ProZ.com software comparison tool Jun 25, 2014

You can find information including operating system requirements, user reviews, tutorials, help videos, links to free trials and more at ProZ.com's software comparison tool - http://www.proz.com/software-comparison-tool

Happy translating,

Drew


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Michal Kaščák
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Using Dictation and Trados Studio 2014 Oct 22, 2014

Dominique Pivard wrote:

If the voice recognition software you currently use is Mac-based, it most likely won't work in a Windows virtual machine. If you chose a Windows CAT tool, you would have to switch to another voice recognition software (most Windows users who are into VR seem to use Dragon Naturally Speaking). If you chose a CAT tool that runs natively in OS X, you would want to check your VR software works in it (which can't be taken for granted).


Now OS X Yosemite's Dictation works well with Trados Studio 2014. I have not tested other CATs yet. But in Studio, you can use Dictation and type on your keyboard at the same time.


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Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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Which virtualization software? Oct 23, 2014

Michal Kaščák wrote:
Now OS X Yosemite's Dictation works well with Trados Studio 2014. I have not tested other CATs yet. But in Studio, you can use Dictation and type on your keyboard at the same time.

Which virtualization software do you use to run Studio 2014: Parallels, Fusion, VirtualBox? Do you need to use a particular mode of the virtualization software (eg. Coherence in Parallels, or Unity in Fusion), or does it work even if the virtual machine window is maximized in OS X?


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