TheBigWord's HSTE
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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Sep 28, 2016

Hello everyone

Although TheBigWord is an agency, this question pertains to a CAT tool made by them, so I assume it's okay to name the company here. I googled for this tool but found very little information about it. Has anyone here ever used it? What are your thoughts about it? HSTE is apparently short for "Highly Secure Translation Editor" but the About box also calls the tool the "Secure Xliff Editor".


[Edited at 2016-09-28 08:43 GMT]

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Michael Joseph Wdowiak Beijer  Identity Verified
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Hmm, never heard of it Sep 28, 2016

Is it perchance an online tool? If so, I'll add it to my growing list @


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Adam Łobatiuk  Identity Verified
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Do not recommend Sep 29, 2016

It's highly secure, because you can't export, import, add your TM or even copy strings (if I remember correctly). That means you can't verify how accurate the analysis is and compare it with standard CATs, and it was a deal breaker for me.
I find it really annoying that clients buy the BS about security achieved by making you work less efficiently, while — if you really wanted to be unethical and sell confidential data to a competitor — you could simply give them your credentials, make screenshots or just summarize the text.

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Dejan Papež  Identity Verified
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Screenshot Reader Jan 7

Use a screenshot reader to export the content.

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