Wordfast iPhone App
Thread poster: Kristyna Marrero

Kristyna Marrero  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 21:34
Nov 9, 2010

Hi Everyone,

Wordfast has recently announced the release of the Wordfast iPhone App. The Wordfast iPhone App uses OCR technology to pull text out of pictures taken by your iPhone or iPod touch. The text is then machine translated and returned to your device. Users also have the ability to enter a sentence or phrase using their keypad and translate it instantly into other languages .

Within the app, users can also link to Wordfast Anywhere, the world's largest and fastest growing FREE web-based TM tool. Users who need to work on translation projects while away from their computers can do so using Wordfast Anywhere on their iPhone or iPod touch.

You can download the app here - http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=399334913&mt=8&ign-mpt=uo=6

Thanks for your continued support and feedback.

Sincerely,

Kristyna


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Robin Gill
Poland
Local time: 03:34
Polish to English
Android Nov 9, 2010

Hi,

Is there any chance of an Android version for those of us who aren't Apple fanboys/girls?

Thanks,

Robin


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Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 03:34
German to Spanish
But this ist not WF Anywhere Nov 9, 2010

This app ist just a OCR utility.

I can not use a TM!
For this I have Evernote and other OCR utilities.

Google Translator has also his own app.

Why don't you make something like the Dropbox app? If I could upload a TM and documents, maybe I could work "on the road/beach" with the iPad.

But if Google docs make his own app (I think still nothing there) well...

I see you can access to WF Anywhere (very small, I just see it now for the first time) in Safari but this is not useful. It must be a new interface.








Regards



[Edited at 2010-11-09 23:23 GMT]


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Kristyna Marrero  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 21:34
TOPIC STARTER
Wirdfast App Nov 10, 2010

Hi Fernando-

Thank you for your comments.

On September 1st, Wordfast announced that Wordfast Anywhere, our free browser-based TM tool, was fully compatible with the iPad. For futher information, please refer to the official press release here located here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20100901006418/en

Wordfast Anywhere does allow you to upload TMs and documents in a private and confidential area, so that you may access them from anywhere through virtually all browsers, from your iPad, iPhone and most other smartphone platforms.

Robin -

You will be pleased to know that the Android and Blackberry versions of this app are in development. I will keep you posted.

Sincerely,

Kristyna


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Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 03:34
German to Spanish
But this is not a app. Nov 10, 2010

Kristyna Marrero wrote:

Hi Fernando-

Thank you for your comments.

On September 1st, Wordfast announced that Wordfast Anywhere, our free browser-based TM tool, was fully compatible with the iPad.

Sincerely,

Kristyna




Yes I could open WF Anywhere in a iPad, but just the same way as I could open any site in Safari. The design is already not so "nice" in a big monitor, it looks like Windows 3.1 (Sorry).
This is not useful for working in 10", a site is a site, not a app. It needs a complet new interface to be usable. As I said about Dropbox. I can also access to Dropbox through Safari, but it ist not so ergonomic like the (very good made) App.

I repeat, this app, like it is now, is just a toy for kids for make a foto of a sentence and play with it to translate it into chinese (for example). In my opinion is a waste of time making versions for Blackberry and Android. I would just implement the site with usable elements. This is the reason/task of a app. Good example of implementation is also the Facebook app. Much more better to access in it as with the "normal" site over Safari.

... Just my opinion.

Regards


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David Higbee  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 18:34
Japanese to English
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Any word on development of an WF anywhere app and not just OCR toy? Mar 6, 2012

I'm very interested in the idea of a useable WF app that can connect to WF anywhere. If there were an app for my iPhone that let me access and translate segment by segment of text (possibly previously uploaded to WF anywhere via my mac), and using uploaded TM's I'd be willing to pay for that and I'd wager that there are many translators out there who share my opinion. If anyone knows anything about this or if a rep of Wordfast has any info, please post. Otherwise, the WF app for iPhone is just a toy (as mentioned by another post), and a browser-based WF anywhere is not usefull/convenient enought to gain widescale use. Just my two cents.

David H.


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Yasmin Moslem  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 03:34
English to Arabic
WFA on mobile devices Mar 6, 2012

David Higbee wrote:

If there were an app for my iPhone that let me access and translate segment by segment of text


Dear David,

It should be useful to activate the option "Plain text mode for mobile device" at "Pandora's Box".

I know this might not be as handy as an app, but I hope it helps in the meanwhile.

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Best Regards,
Yasmin Moslem

Wordfast Technical Support Specialist
www.wordfast.com | www.wordfast.net


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