Affordable CAT tool to improve productivity
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Camille_P
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Jun 20, 2014

I have been using OmegaT since now, but I would like to try another CAT tool in order to improve my productivity. Since I am just starting as a freelancer, I would like to know if you can recommend me a free or really affordable software to improve my productivity and to easily create translation memories.

Thank you in advance.


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Ali Bayraktar  Identity Verified
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CafeTran Jun 20, 2014

Camille_P wrote:

I have been using OmegaT since now, but I would like to try another CAT tool in order to improve my productivity. Since I am just starting as a freelancer, I would like to know if you can recommend me a free or really affordable software to improve my productivity and to easily create translation memories.

Thank you in advance.


Cafetran will be perfect for you.


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Camille_P
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CafeTran Jun 20, 2014

Thank you so much for your answer! I will try it right now!

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Walter Moura  Identity Verified
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MemSource Jun 20, 2014

Try Memsource.

It's a free online cat-tool, but you can download their Editor and work on your PC. It's easy to learn and has lots of format filters. In the free-mode, you can upload up to two files at a time to translate, but each file can have up to 10 MB.

You can find it at http://www.memsource.com/pricing/

Good luck.


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Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
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CafeTran! Jun 20, 2014

I would like to second CafeTran, which is currently the best CAT tool on the market, and which also happens to be one of the cheapest.

Michael


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Camille_P
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Memsource Jun 21, 2014

Thank you so much for your advice, I will try it next week!

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Camille_P
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Cafetran Jun 21, 2014

I've started to work with Cafetran and it’s exactly what I was searching for. I still have a lot to learn but I really like it. Thank you so much for advising it!

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Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
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@Camille: Jun 21, 2014

If you have any questions, you can ask them in the CT mailing list: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!forum/cafetranslators or just send an email to support (i.e. Igor, the developer): cafetran.support@gmail.com

Hans List is also working on a help site: http://cafetranhelp.com/ (with a little help from me)

A tip for using cafetranhelp.com: if you can’t find what you are looking for, make sure to try the search function on the start page (top tight of page): the site contains tons of material, but is not particularly easy to navigate

Michael


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Ali Bayraktar  Identity Verified
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Not-Free Jun 22, 2014

Walter Moura wrote:

Try Memsource.

It's a free online cat-tool, but you can download their Editor and work on your PC. It's easy to learn and has lots of format filters. In the free-mode, you can upload up to two files at a time to translate, but each file can have up to 10 MB.

You can find it at http://www.memsource.com/pricing/

Good luck.


There is no free option for Memsource.


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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The real cost of subscription CAT tools Jun 22, 2014

Ali Bayraktar wrote:
There is no free option for Memsource.


Yes, the cheapest option is EUR 20.00 per month. The monthly cost of Wordfast is EUR 14. The monthly cost of Trados is EUR 24 (if the next version is 2017) or EUR 37 (if the next version is 2016). MemoQ is EUR 11 per month (assuming no format changes for 5 years). So Memsource really isn't cheap. Might as well buy CafeTran.


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Sergei Tumanov  Identity Verified
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Wordfast Classic Jun 23, 2014

its unregistered version is a good and free option to meet the expectations declared by the topicstarter

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Oliver Walter  Identity Verified
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Similar question recently Jun 24, 2014

There was a discussion here a few days ago, with a lot of relevance for this topic:
http://www.proz.com/forum/cat_tools_technical_help/270800-cat_system_choice_can_you_help.html
Oliver


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Walter Moura  Identity Verified
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Free Memsource Jun 24, 2014

@ Ali Bayraktar and Samuel.

It's true that I forgot to mention the paid versions. However, the free-version is right there, under the label "Personal, "for occasional translators".

Its only limitation is the capacity for only two files "at a time". Please note that it is at a time, not per week, per day or per hour. You can translate a file, delete it, and bring in another.

It is able to filter 17 formats, including Trados TTX and SDL XLIFF. And 10 MB file size is not negligible.

It has pretranslate function, split and join files, term extraction and file analysis.

And it is always being improved.

Regards,


Walter


[Edited at 2014-06-24 20:26 GMT]


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