Poll: How many work-related "subscriptions" do you have (paid software, other solutions, etc.)?
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Mohamed Sadaka
 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 16:36
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
12-15? Oct 5

Proz, LinkedIn Premium, Translators Café, APTRAD, ATA, EST, IAPTI, MET, some online dictionaries and probably a few more I can’t remember right now…

Mohamed Sadaka
Christine Andersen
 

DZiW
Ukraine
English to Russian
+ ...
None Oct 5

I'm a businessman specializing practicing working as an interpreter and translator in a specific field, no better (let alone paid!) "subscription" ever:

It's my clients who pay me for the job and education.


 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 08:36
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
+ ...
4-7 Oct 6

Let me count ... Paid subscriptions: MS Office, MS Access, Adobe Acrobat, Merriam-Webster, Iris, Dropbox, ProZ - That makes 7. I have some other subscriptions that aren't translation-related, and of course I consult dozens of online resources.

 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 13:36
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
3 Oct 6

ProZ
Office 365
Payment Practices
MemoQ is not a subscription, so it doesn't count.


 

Maxi Schwarz  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:36
German to English
+ ...
2 Oct 6

Office has changed from a software you buy to a subscription.
I pay for a service with Adobe to convert PDFs.


 

Gitte Hovedskov
Denmark
Local time: 17:36
Member (Mar 2019)
English to Danish
+ ...
Funny thing to keep track of Oct 6

No idea... life is too short for keeping track of such things...

Kay Denney
 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 17:36
Spanish to English
+ ...
Other Oct 6

I think it may be 1-3, but it's not the sort of thing I keep track of. If I need something to such an extent that I have to pay a subscription for it rather than just using freeware, then I pay it and that's that. And I don't think the situation crops up so often that I need to keep tabs on it.

 

Nikolay Novitskiy  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 20:36
Member (2018)
English to Russian
+ ...
None 08:41

I pay only for Proz.com membership and for my own website hosting. But these cost items relate to "advertisment", it's not a software.

As for software, there is always alternative free software. OmegaT is a good CAT. OpenOffice is a good office software, etc.


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 17:36
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
+ ...
About 20 09:06

Wordfast * Microsoft Office * Gmail * ProZ.com * Payment Practices * Membership to 6 translator associations * Web hosting and domain names * SMTP2GO (a paid SMTP service) * Do we count paid anti-virus, malware and VPN subscriptions? I have a few of those. * I use my mobile phone for work (apparently), and that's a monthly fee + pay per use... oh, and of course I pay for internet.

There are also a few other pay per use services that I have an account with, but only pay for if I use
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Wordfast * Microsoft Office * Gmail * ProZ.com * Payment Practices * Membership to 6 translator associations * Web hosting and domain names * SMTP2GO (a paid SMTP service) * Do we count paid anti-virus, malware and VPN subscriptions? I have a few of those. * I use my mobile phone for work (apparently), and that's a monthly fee + pay per use... oh, and of course I pay for internet.

There are also a few other pay per use services that I have an account with, but only pay for if I use it, e.g. Google Translate, an online fax service, PDF conversion service, etc. Some of these services send a bill, but some require you to "top up" when you run out of credits.



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Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:36
Member (2008)
Italian to English
Only Proz 12:19

Only Proz and nothing else. I refuse to pay for any software that requires a monthly subscription (MSOffice is available as a standalone version).

Software that requires a monthly subscription is a rip-off.


 


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