Poll: Have you used a CAT solution on your phone?
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Dec 14, 2019

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Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 05:33
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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No Dec 14, 2019

I'm the proud owner of a dumbphone...

Angus Stewart
Muriel Vasconcellos
Philip Lees
Alexander Kondorsky
 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 06:33
Spanish to English
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No Dec 14, 2019

I can barely manage to send a text message on my rubbish Huawei phone. There is something wrong with the keypad. I've had a couple of more tech savvy friends try to disable the predictive text option and neither of them has been successful. I really dislike predictive text, and prefer to write my own messages, thanks very much. However, nine times out of 10 when you touch a button on the keypad, all the other buttons around it seem to be activated as well. I thought it might be because I have bi... See more
I can barely manage to send a text message on my rubbish Huawei phone. There is something wrong with the keypad. I've had a couple of more tech savvy friends try to disable the predictive text option and neither of them has been successful. I really dislike predictive text, and prefer to write my own messages, thanks very much. However, nine times out of 10 when you touch a button on the keypad, all the other buttons around it seem to be activated as well. I thought it might be because I have big fat sausage fingers, but the people trying to fix it for me don't, so apparently it's not me being clumsy or stupid, but the phone itself.

In fact, I would be more likely to use a hammer on this ***¿?**!* phone!
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Muriel Vasconcellos
Yetta J Bogarde
 

xanthippe  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 06:33
Member (2008)
Italian to French
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Yes Dec 14, 2019

I've installed the Memsource app on my phone.

When working on Memsource projects, the app is very usefull. I can validate segments, or change them, and I can also dictate using the microphone of my phone. But I couldn't use it all the time because it's still very basic.


Hubert Maciejewicz
Kimberly Wastler
 

Hubert Maciejewicz  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:33
Polish to English
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Yes Dec 14, 2019

xanthippe wrote:

I've installed the Memsource app on my phone.


I've recently finished a project via Memsource while I was waiting for my son for about 15 minutes at his kindergarten I like it how technology enables me to use the time that normally I would consider as rather wasted.


xanthippe
Ana Florencia Fernandez
Iwona Budzynska MCIL
 

Ana Florencia Fernandez
Argentina
Local time: 02:33
Member (2011)
English to Spanish
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Yes. Dec 14, 2019

I used the Memsource app. I installed it on my phone and my tablet.

xanthippe
 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 03:33
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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No Dec 14, 2019

And I cannot believe people use phones to work in translations!

Kay-Viktor Stegemann
Véronique Guider
Teresa Borges
Stepan Konev
Angus Stewart
Muriel Vasconcellos
Alexander Kondorsky
 

Maxi Schwarz  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:33
German to English
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no, for two reasons Dec 14, 2019

I don't use CAT tools.
Until this summer, the only thing my phone did was go "ring ring" until I answered it - then I heard a voice at the other end.


Muriel Vasconcellos
Philip Lees
Jennifer White
Paula Price
neilmac
Robert Rietvelt
 

Kevin Fulton  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 00:33
German to English
No, but ... Dec 14, 2019

I have installed the LEO multilingual dictionary on my iPhone to help with unfamiliar terms when I'm traveling.

 

DZiW
Ukraine
English to Russian
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Nope Dec 15, 2019

While I can't imagine such a scenario (having no tablet or laptop), one with a relatively modern smartphone can telecast the video to a monitor/projector and plug-in a micro-USB/bluetooth keyboard or use dictation, yet running a web-based CAT might seem alright for a very short and very urgent project--but not for long...

I somewhat feel for those who really must use a 5" gadget for translation though


Muriel Vasconcellos
Noura Tawil
neilmac
Jorge Payan
 

sazo  Identity Verified
Croatia
Local time: 06:33
Member
German to Croatian
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Nope Dec 15, 2019

and I won't install any CAT on my phone.

Jennifer White
Muriel Vasconcellos
Mario Freitas
Liena Vijupe
Yetta J Bogarde
Robert Rietvelt
Paul van Zijll
 

Iwona Budzynska MCIL
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:33
Member (2019)
English to Polish
+ ...
No, but.. Dec 15, 2019

No. However, now that we are talking about it, I am interested to test it out and see how it can become useful for me in the future.

Angie Garbarino
 

Vanda Nissen  Identity Verified
Australia
Local time: 15:33
Member (2008)
English to Russian
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No Dec 16, 2019

Not even sure it can be of any use. I am used to work on my laptop - I even do not like use my phone for sending emails, unless it is really urgent.

Laura Bissio CT
Olavo Nogueira
Alexander Kondorsky
Paul van Zijll
 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 06:33
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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SITE LOCALIZER
I might, if... Dec 16, 2019

ProZ.com Staff wrote:
Have you used a CAT solution on your phone?


The main reason why I have not, is because my CAT tools all require Windows.

But if that weren't the case, then I would have considered using a CAT tool on my phone as long as I could connect it to an external monitor, an external keyboard and an external mouse. One might ask: if you're going to carry around all those other things, why not just carry a laptop, but: a portable monitor, a roll-up or fold-up keyboard, and a small mouse would weigh much less than a laptop and take up far less space in e.g. the train. You can even get docking stations for some phones that you can connect these peripherals to. After all, a smartphone is nothing more than a very powerful computer that is generally used without peripherals.


Angie Garbarino
 

Châu Nguyễn  Identity Verified
Vietnam
Local time: 12:33
Member (2012)
English to Vietnamese
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More than I think I should Dec 17, 2019

So far, I am aware of two CATs with mobile capability, which are Memsource and Smartcat. I tried Memsource, it's rather counter-intuitive for me. I'm not using it. Smartcat, on the other hand, is a big hit. No app needed. It is a web-based CAT, so all you need is a smartphone (or whichever device) with a browser (Chrome is recommended) et voila, you can translate on the go just as you do on a computer. Import file, translate, export delivery file etc. It has saved me a dozens time when I'm on th... See more
So far, I am aware of two CATs with mobile capability, which are Memsource and Smartcat. I tried Memsource, it's rather counter-intuitive for me. I'm not using it. Smartcat, on the other hand, is a big hit. No app needed. It is a web-based CAT, so all you need is a smartphone (or whichever device) with a browser (Chrome is recommended) et voila, you can translate on the go just as you do on a computer. Import file, translate, export delivery file etc. It has saved me a dozens time when I'm on the go and need to deliver translation to clients, or when I received small jobs of less than 100 words and I'm too lazy to turn on my computer.Collapse


 


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