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Name Transit NXT Professional+ SDL Trados Studio 2021
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Excellent CAT tool, I can recommend it
By Ladislav Filo (X)
Transit NXT Freelance Pro (version I am using) is excellent tool with freely by user customizable views, layouts and taskbars. When comparing to Trados Studio 2011 Freelance, it has smaller installation file (just one) and works with smaller package files (when exchanging projects). But spellcheckers must be installed separately and spellchecking generally runs slightly slower than in Trados. It has no third party plugins, but some useful features for which there exist plugins for Trados, are in Transit built-in. Working in Transit is like typing in MS Word, including all shortcuts used in Word (e.g. Shift+F3 for changing capitalization whenever cursor is in the word, without highlighting it, Ctrl+Del deletes the word, but not the space before next one). Words which are in glossary(ies), are color highlighted both in source and translation pane, so you can just by a shortcut change the source word to translation, when the cursor is on a glossary highlighted word. This speeds up the whole work. Scripts for finding and replacing can be saved and anytime loaded again. The same applies to regular expressions. With regular expressions there can be also variables stored, so very complex regex can be used. Transit can process Trados .ttx files, but they have to be prepared in Trados with an extra option checked in advance. Learning is easy, but needs some time like with all CAT tools
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Product description Transit NXT is the next generation of STAR's translation memory system. This new version will offer an optimized solution to make your translation teams even more productive. Translation Memory in Context: What Makes Transit Different? The sentence is the basic unit of language. However it is not necessarily the basic unit of meaning. Translators read sentences in the source text, but are only able to do a good job of translating them if they are able to derive and understand their meaning from the context. This is a principle which was taken into account in the first version of Transit, over 20 years ago. In contrast to other translation memory systems, Transit does away with a database which is exclusively sentence based; instead the full breadth of the context contained in a document remains available in the Transit reference material. The complete translation environment for professional translators SDL Trados Studio is a complete translation environment for editing, reviewing and managing translation projects either offline on the desktop tool or online in the cloud. Studio offers a number of core technologies to support you as you translate – translation memories (TMs) are the key component and other functionality includes termbases for managing terminology and machine translation (MT) to speed up the translation process. In addition to the core components, there are many features to help increase your productivity and ensure your consistency.

SDL Trados Studio 2021 is the ground-breaking, dynamic translation solution offering true flexibility for busy translators and project managers. Work on the Studio desktop app on your PC or laptop for maximum productivity, plus keep projects moving when you're away from your desk through SDL Trados Live — Studio's new cloud companion that works seamlessly across PC, mobile, and tablet. Studio 2021's new, powerful features and enhancements will ensure everyone in your team achieves their full potential. The future way of working is here. The future of translation software is Studio 2021.

Discover what's new in SDL Trados Studio 2021

Flexibility to work wherever you are

The dynamic combination and flexibility offered by Studio 2021 and SDL Trados Live will benefit everyone — from individual translators through to project managers running large teams.

Higher quality translations can be delivered faster as you can:
  • Translate, review and manage work on the Studio 2021 desktop app when you're in the office
  • Move to the cloud when it suits to control your projects on any device, such as a tablet, through SDL Trados Live or the new SDL Trados Live mobile app.

    Designed to raise your productivity

    When under pressure to deliver increasing volumes of translations within short timeframes, it's essential to find ways to be more productive. Studio 2021 offers many enhancements to help you work smarter, speed up your translation process and increase your productivity, including:
  • Improved automation and quality assurance (QA) with the ability to customize your recognition settings for Placeables such as dates, times, currencies, and measurements
  • More powerful search with an upgrade to the Advanced Display Filter
  • Enhanced Translation Quality Assessment (TQA) interface.

    Personalize your Studio for increased functionality

    It's now easier than ever to personalize your Studio. You can access the SDL AppStore directly from Studio 2021 making it faster and easier to find, manage, update, and remove apps with fewer clicks. Apps are used by thousands of our customers to customize and extend the functionality of Studio to:
  • Improve and automate your translation, review or terminology processes
  • Connect to third-party machine translation providers
  • Fine-tune your verification checks to enhance the quality of your translations.

    Choose peace of mind. Choose Trados. With SDL, we will always:
  • Keep you ahead through innovation — Together Studio 2021 and Trados Live represent another leap forward in CAT tool innovation from SDL. This is part of our on-going commitment to keep our users ahead of the curve
  • Keep you up-to-date with free events and training — From live webinars to local roadshows and in-person training, our community always has access to knowledge to help them succeed in their roles
  • Keep you supported through global communities — Online or face-to-face, our global community connects the right people, in the right language, when it matters most. Wherever you are you can always raise questions, find answers, discuss and share ideas with the world’s largest translation software community.
  • Price Options include 3, 6, 12 month and perpetual options starting at €240 SDL Trados Studio 2021 Freelance - Ideal for freelance translators (€695/$845/£595/¥100,000)
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    Work with any file format and any project. View list.
    License type Perpetual Available as desktop (perpetual) and online (Software as a Service)
    Operating system Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    System requirements 200 MHz Processor, 1 GB RAM, 250 MB Hard drive & 1280 x 1024 SVGA Graphics card
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    Compatibility Transit NXT product brief Open standard file formats XLIFF, TMX, TBX & OLIF, interoperability with other CAT tools and an app store making it possible to integrate with any workflow.
    Support and upgrades offered/included Free upgrades for duration of license/Subscription Paid support available for unlimited specialist support and free upgrades, Free online community help from SDL employees, Free installation and licensing support
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    Languages supported Transit NXT product brief Virtually any language combination that is also supported by Microsoft Windows. View list.

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