Smartcat

Smartcat

by Smartcat

Who Uses Smartcat?

Web-based tool for language service companies and individual translators which helps with automation, quality assurance checks, data security and more.

What Is Smartcat?

Smartcat is an all-in-one platform connecting businesses and translators into a continuous translation delivery loop by combining a collaborative workflow solution, a marketplace, and a network of translation professionals.

Figures as of mid-2019: 10,000+ LSPs and end customers, 250,000+ freelancers, 70+ partners in 40+ countries.

Smartcat Details

Smartcat

https://www.smartcat.ai

Founded 2016

Smartcat Pricing Overview

Smartcat has a free version and offers a free trial.

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

In Person

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

24/7 (Live Rep)

Smartcat Features

Translation Software
Billing & Invoicing
CRM
Collaboration
For Software
For Websites
Localisation Automation
Machine Translation
Marketing Management
Order Management
Permission Management
Project Tracking
Quality Control
Quotes / Estimates
Resource Management
Terminology Management
Translation Analytics
Translator Database
Version Control
Workflow Management

Smartcat Reviews

Showing 5 of 128 reviews

Overall
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Service
4.5/5
Features
4.2/5
Value for Money
4.6/5
Dmitry K.
Founder
Translation & Localization, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/07/2019

"Solid CAT tool for small teams"

Comments: We occasionally use Smartcat to work on game localization projects in a team with other translators and it has never failed us. Solid solution and you can't beat the price because it's free to use.

Pros: A free robust CAT-tool makes it extremely attractive for translators, small teams and localization specialists.

Cons: Navigation within the many dashboard could be improved. Seems like they're trying to be everything at the same time: a CAT tool, project management software and a marketplace for freelancers and it makes it a bit overwhelming.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/07/2019
Roel B.
Freelance Translator
Translation & Localization, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/07/2019

"Smartcat, an excellent tool for freelance translators"

Comments: In general, Smartcat is a wonderful tool with a great MT/TM motor that allows for rapid translations in all kinds of fields. The best features are the AI behind the segmentation and the fact you can import .xliff files an translation memories. I can use this tool for direct clients or clients through Smartcat without the use for any other translation software, and the price is great. The QA check needs to be improved.

Pros: I love it when I receive translation jobs from clients (translation agencies) and I don't have to o any configuring or preparing. I can just start translating. Also, when I receive documents that need to be translated, they can easily be converted into a translation file and at the end you can just download the completed translation in the same original file format. Finally, it has been a huge support for me that Smartcat accepts .xliff files and translation memories from SDL Trados.

Cons: The QA is one of the least developed features of Smartcat. You can only review each segment at a time (for as far as I know) and when you indicate you want to ignore an error, the software does not apply it automatically to each of the same issues. It therefore takes a lot of time to do the QA. Also, it would be great if you could receive -xliff files, complete them and then export them to the original .docx, .xlsx, etc. Finally, it would be great if the PDF converter becomes more powerful. In this case it is still difficult to upload PDF files with a lot of images.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/07/2019
Oksana K.
Freelance translator and copywriter, marketing consultation
Translation & Localization, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    6/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 16/12/2018

"Still lacking very important features and formats"

Comments: The tool seems to be developing more as a marketplace for freelance translators that a decent CAT-tool. And that's a pity.

Pros: Convenient shortkeys. Available in Russian - important for the clients. Pretty easy to find freelancers to bulid a translation team.

Cons: Still does not support TXML files. Still has no option to glue files together. Still shows no progress in words - the progress line is not informative. Still does not work on mobile devices and tablets. Translation workspace window in inconvenient. Has no autotyping and autoinsert for the terms found in glossary - a huge minus, slows down the work.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 16/12/2018
Myriam C.
Translator
Translation & Localization, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/02/2020

"User-friendly software"

Comments: I've been working with Smartcat since more than 3 years and I keep using it as my preferred software for translations as it's user-friendly, as lot of features which are very helpful on my job.

Pros: This software is very easy to use and has lot of features which are really helpful in my job. I think this it the best software for translatios at all!

Cons: In 3 years I did not have any problem with this software. The only problem is that sometimes I cannot upload very heavy files.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/02/2020
Prodip kumar D.
Translator
Translation & Localization, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/07/2019

"Scope of upgradation"

Comments: Hi, Thanks and congratulation for making SmartCat very useful CAT tool. I use Smart Cat from the beginning and very much satisfied compare to Trados, MemoQ, Wordfast and some other online CAT tools. Previously I had informed about some bugs in this Cat tool for working with xliff file for compatibility with Trados.
And thank you very much Team to solve those issues. Now It works fine.
I am mainly Bengli/Hindi Translator, working with all Indian languages. Working in this industry for 17+ years. I am requesting you if possible solve following 2 points only. 1. SmartCat allows to export bilingual file but working with this it is not uploaded/updated. In other Cat tools like Trados and MemoQ I can export bilingual word file and can work or edit offline and after that it easily upload/update. For this facility one can work offline in a exported word file. Also for this facility translation done on CAT tool can be reviewed by other translator who do not CAT tool. After reviewing the file Translator can update. 2. Proofreading very much important part for translation and some times client want proofread files along with changes marking, i.e track change mode. Where Reviewer's changes are shown on that file. This facility can be done with Trados in Review by active Track change mode. This is very important facility in trados for Proofreading. If you can add above two facilities Smart Cat will be a complete number one CAT tool. Feel free to write me if any support require.

Pros: Showing text normal size, does not show small or big as shown in original document compare to Trados.
Very simple tag management

Cons: Unable to update the translation after working on SmartCAT exported doc file.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/07/2019