The best and easiest CatTool for Mac users to start with?
Thread poster: Andrea D'Ambra

Andrea D'Ambra
Local time: 15:04
Member (2017)
French to Italian
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Jun 10, 2017

Hello everybody,
I would like to start translating with a CatTool but I have a Mac.
Which is, for you, the easiest CatTool to start working with?
Thank you


 
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CafeTran Training (X)
Netherlands
Local time: 15:04
CafeTran Jun 10, 2017

Andrea D'Ambra wrote:

Hello everybody,
I would like to start translating with a CatTool but I have a Mac.
Which is, for you, the easiest CatTool to start working with?
Thank you


You'd might want to have look at CafeTran (www.cafetran.com).

Easy for basic translation tasks on your Mac. A very helpful user forum at: https://cafetran.freshdesk.com/support/discussions/forums/6000132966


 

Hedwig Spitzer Cáceres  Identity Verified
Peru
Local time: 09:04
French to Spanish
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Wordfast Pro Jun 10, 2017

It works very well with Mac. You can download it and use it for free to give it a fully functioning try.
Cheers!


 

Rodolfo Raya  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:04
English to Spanish
Swordfish Jun 10, 2017

Get a copy of Swordfish from http://www.maxprograms.com/products/swordfish.html and try it for 30 days.

Regards,
Rodolfo


 

CafeTran Training (X)
Netherlands
Local time: 15:04
omegaT et al. Jun 11, 2017

To make the list more complete:

omegaT: http://omegat.org

Fluency Now: https://www.westernstandard.com/Fluency/FluencyNow.aspx

Basically, all these CAT tools are simple for the basic tasks. They differ in speed of development, quality of support and price: omegaT is free, CafeTran is included in the Proz Plus package, that costs an extra 60 $/year when you're already a member (which you are), or €80 per year via www.cafetran.com, or €200,00 once).

Wordfast Pro is €400, Fluency is $9.95/month ($119.40/year), Swordfish is $320.00.

Regularly, there are promotions at Proz's Translator group buying http://www.proz.com/tgb .

[Edited at 2017-06-11 08:06 GMT]


 

esperantisto  Identity Verified
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English to Russian
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Anaphraseus Jun 11, 2017

Anaphraseus is an OpenOffice extension. Probably, the simplest CAT tool that one can imagine.

 

CafeTran Training (X)
Netherlands
Local time: 15:04
Still being developed? Jun 11, 2017

esperantisto wrote:

Anaphraseus is an OpenOffice extension. Probably, the simplest CAT tool that one can imagine.


Is it still actively being developed? Does it also work with the latest LibreOffice on Mac?

[Edited at 2017-06-11 14:47 GMT]


 

esperantisto  Identity Verified
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English to Russian
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Not developed but works Jun 11, 2017

Anaphraseus is not actively developed but still works at least in LO 5.2.1.1 under Linux, thus, should work under MacOS too.

 

CafeTran Training (X)
Netherlands
Local time: 15:04
Your choice? Jun 14, 2017

Andrea D'Ambra wrote:

Hello everybody,
I would like to start translating with a CatTool but I have a Mac.
Which is, for you, the easiest CatTool to start working with?
Thank you


So what did you choose, Andrea? Do you need anymore advice?


 

Carolina Vicent
Spain
Local time: 15:04
English to Spanish
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Memsource Jun 29, 2017

I'd add a cloud-based CAT tool to the list: Memsource (https://www.memsource.com/).

 

Gatom
United Kingdom
Italian to French
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Your choice (bis) ? Nov 9, 2017

Andrea I am in the same situation and I would be extremely curious to know what you went for.

On my experience, I found that Memsource worked very well with Mac.

However the licence belonged to the agency and now that I'm thinking of acquiring one for myself, I'd like to choose a reliable one, compatible with Mac and popular among agencies/clients.


 


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