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Name MultiTrans Prism Freelance Memsource
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Would recommend it
I worked on a contract of 9 months for Toys"R"Us Canada and, in the Translation department, we were using it and I learned really fast to use it. You can work directly on Ms Word and other files so it's really helpful. You can align bilingual texts for TM also. I did not experienced any crash too. Only thing, I think it's the most expensive on the market.
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Freely available and easy to use, not lacking much
I have been using MemSource for almost a year, from the position of a linguist assigned jobs by an LSP. I also use another CAT tool so I feel competent to make some comparisons. From my perspective of a linguist - translator, what I appreciate most about MemSource is the availability and simplicity of use. First of all, MemSource Editor is free of charge, so the fact that the LSP I work for has decided to implement MemSource and has asked me to translate in this environment does not cost me a single penny. Secondly, the Editor is a very simple and intuitive tool which is easy to install and use but still has many powerful features. To give some examples, there is a track changes function, a thorough QA check, full spellchecking and grammar checking and all the main features you would normally expect to be available in a CAT tool. Among the drawbacks, I miss a live preview feature most of all and sometimes I would like to connect my own TMs and glossaries to the projects I am working on, which is currently not possible.
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Product description MultiTrans Prism Freelance provides access to the essential functionalities for a freelance translator to work locally (not connected to a corporate network domain). This stand-alone edition of MultiTrans Prism includes the ability to build and import TextBase Translation Memories and TermBases of limited sizes. It also gives you the ability to use the fully interactive Translation Agent within Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and WordPerfect. The Translation Agent enables users to interactively or automatically replace paragraphs, segments (exact & fuzzy matches), sub-segments and terms while they work with their preferred editor. Further Advanced Leveraging TM (ALTM) technology provides sub segment matching, auto-alignment, and the context for all matches found. It also comes with our XLIFF Editor, which does everything the Translation Agent does but extends your ability to work on tagged format files such as XML, HTML, MSOffice 2007 and 2010, FrameMaker and InDesign. The XLIFF Editor also has integrated QA tools to check for translation completeness and terminology consistency.

The Freelance license includes a training session on the Web and a reduced price for ongoing support.
Memsource's mission is to make translation more efficient for everyone involved.

Thanks to AI-evaluated machine translation, translation memories, terminology management tools, real-time preview, 50+ files formats, and 400+ languages supported, as well as an intuitive interface, Memsource allows translators to apply their effort to the content that requires their attention the most.

By zeroing in on what is truly important, translators can accomplish more in less time while increasing the quality of their translations.

All this is accessible on-the-go from macOS, Windows, Linux, and mobile devices.

Let the functionality speak for itself in a 30-day free trial.
Price Starting at $799.00 For freelancers, Memsource offers a full solution at €20 a month. Free version is also available.
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50+ file formats. Click for the list.
License type Perpetual Software as a service (subscription)
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Windows 8.1, Windows Vista, Windows 95, 98, ME, NT & 2000, Windows 10, Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.6 and higher, Mac OS X 10.4 and higher, Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and higher, Linux, Windows 8, Windows 2000, Mac OS X 10.8 and higher, Windows 7 and higher , Windows 10 (beta), Microsoft Windows 7, Windows XP, Mac OS 7, 8, 9, OSX 10.3.4 and higher
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Any platform that supports internet browsing, including desktops, laptops, PDAs, tablets, and mobile devices. Browsers: Any javascript enabled browser.
Compatibility Support for multilanguage translation memories (TMX format) Supports open standard file formats XLIFF, TMX, TBX, interoperability with other CAT tools.
Support and upgrades offered/included Check with manufacturer Free community support, Free upgrades for duration of license/Subscription, Free upgrades to all future versions, Free technical support via support ticket center
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Memsource supports any language that is supported by your web browser.

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