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CAT Tools query
Thread poster: Ilza Lima

Ilza Lima  Identity Verified
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Jun 29

Hi everyone,

For the past 5 years I have worked as a dedicated translator for a company (and taking some small projects on the side). Since I did not need to use any of the CAT Tools, I am now in need of advice as to what are the most requested/popular CAT Tools.

I have used Wordfast in the past.

Any comments will be much appreciated.



English to Russian
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subjective Jun 29

1) What file types you are mostly* working with?
2) What about online solution and the NDA?
3) How much is your budget?
4) Other requrements and preferences?

ILza, if you're working in MS Word and Excel, then a familiar interface goes nicely with WordFast Classic, WordFisher, and other add-ons.

If you need an offline tool and don't mind a specific IDE, then why not check YouTube, starting from free and trial versions?

If you know what you're doing and have a broad internet connection, then online (web-based; cloud) CATs should do.


Ilza Lima

Armine Abelyan
Local time: 19:45
Member (2017)
English to Armenian
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Wordfast/memsource/SDL Jun 30

2. SDL
3. Memsource

Depending what is required by your client.
Mostly, the customers require SDL Trados but you never know when you will use that.

Ilza Lima

Ilza Lima  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:45
Member (2013)
English to Portuguese
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CAT Tools Jun 30

Thanks for taking the time to reply.

I believe I will continue with Wordfast. I have never used online solutions before.

Enjoy your weekend!


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