Smartcat’s CAT (“computer-assisted translation”) editor combines a unique mix of features designed to help translators boost their productivity and ensure a high quality of services. Smartcat makes work easier and faster for linguists by offering them powerful, intuitive and free-to-use technology.
In-house teams +
We don’t count seats — bring on board as many users as you need at no cost for you.
Invite your whole team over, in-house or freelance, so that they can work in a single environment.
No more splitting docs and exchanging emails.
Simply upload your files to Smartcat and assign selected contributors to the project.
Translators and editors can work on a document simultaneously seeing the full context and communicating in real time.
All project participants have access to constantly updated translation memories, glossaries and quality assurance checks.
The whole team can benefit from reusing centralized, readily available and dynamically updated translation assets.
Take controlof your translation assets
In Smartcat, you can manage projects and tasks without shooting emails back and forth, thereby compromising your data security. You have full control over your data and who can access it.
Safe, secure and reliable, the Smartcat environment can conveniently be accessed from anywhere in the world as it requires nothing more than a browser.Learn more about data security in the Smartcat Ecosystem
A truly collaborative environment
Unlock the power of collaborative translation by adding as many contributors to your projects as needed.
A team of translators can simultaneously work in the CAT editor sharing constantly updated translation assets without impeding one another’s progress.
Working alongside the translators, the editor can track progress in real time and immediately edit the translated segments to ensure high quality and consistency of the translation without delay.
Build teamwork and get more work done in less time!
Contributors can use the comments section to resolve issues on the fly and stay on the same page or send private chat messages to each other.
Smart segment-locking mechanism prevents project members from scraping each other’s work in progress. This means that the segment you’re working on is inaccessible for other translators or editors until you’ve confirmed it and went along.
Contributing is easy
Creating a new glossary and importing a terminology base to the project is equally simple in Smartcat. Translators and editors can suggest new glossary terms right in the editor. Once the project creator accepts new entries, everyone in the project will be able to benefit from shared knowledge and through this maintain a higher level of quality and consistency. Irrelevant suggestions, however, can be rejected.
Translators can boost their efficiency and consistency using Smartcat’s built-in translation memory technology. It allows you to store translated segments and effortlessly reuse them.
New entries are saved to the translation memory automatically upon confirming a segment and can be instantly viewed and used by all the project members. The project manager can set different rights for different participants to use, update or download translation memories. These valuable translation assets can be easily exported from one project and imported to another as TM files.
Easily manage your terminology to ensure it is up-to-date and consistent. You can classify specific terms as preferred or prohibited, add comments or images to terms, or even define custom metadata for each term.
You can grant certain users the right to manage your glossaries and/or suggest new terms while restricting access to these features to others. Accept or decline suggestions with a single click — oh, and don’t worry about morphology and syntax in the entries, Smartcat’s intelligent engine will take care of that!
Provide your translators with screenshots or other relevant images by adding them to the segments — this can help you avoid many questions. Additionally, reference fields are available for some file formats, such as string keys for resource files and timecodes for subtitles.
You won’t have to worry about variables, serial numbers or email addresses being accidentally garbled during translation. By using placeholders you can protect non-translatable text elements from editing to ensure they are transferred safely from the original document to the translation.
Machine translation can be a powerful tool if used wisely. Statistical, neural, adaptive or custom — you can opt for the MT engine that best fits your project requirements, switch between the engines in a single click or even enable all of them in the same project. View the machine-translated draft in the CAT panel before pasting it to the segment. You can even pretranslate documents using machine translation — and post-edit the output. Use the free options or activate paid features to make the most out of rapidly evolving language technologies.
After adding new documents to an ongoing project, you won’t have to translate the same content again if you enable automatic insertion of TM matches. Using machine pre-translation can save you even more time in some cases. Effortlessly pretranslate documents using your preferred combination of translation memory and machine translation settings. You can adjust settings to enable automatic pretranslation of some or all of the segments.
Automated quality assurance
Smartcat’s QA engine checks your translations for nasty typos, missing full stops, incorrect capitalization and other potential errors. You can configure it depending on the content you’re translating by marking certain types of errors as critical. Focus on translating while the QA mechanism follows you along to ensure your translation is error-free.
Enjoy even more productivity at your fingertips with keyboard shortcuts. If you worked in other CAT tools before, you won’t have to retrain your fingers, as the combinations for common actions are the same in Smartcat.
Start translating at home from your Mac and continue at the office on a PC. Wherever you are, whatever OS you use, all you need is a browser to work in Smartcat.
Gone are the days when you would have to deploy a server to keep, manage and centralize your translation assets. Your Smartcat account runs in the cloud offering you high availability without any maintenance and instant access to all the resources you store in it without any file size or capacity limitations.
Smartcat’s powerful features are packed into a friendly and intuitive interface. Forget manuals, start working right out of the box!
It’s next door
Smartcat’s servers are located in three different data centers in the US, Ireland and Hong Kong to ensure data safety, improve performance and guarantee availability.
It’s an ecosystem
And if all of that is not enough, you can expand Smartcat’s functionality by integrating it with third-party solutions. Seamlessly connect Smartcat with other applications using our open API to build your custom workflow and manage translation projects in your own special way.
Having tons of different software for different formats is an inconvenience. In Smartcat, you can work with dozens of file types, including those native to other CAT tools, by effortlessly importing them into your account. One tool to parse them all!
Keeping your backups is important but it doesn’t have to be time-consuming. Smartcat automatically backs up your data to several dedicated servers on a regular basis to ensure that we can recover and restore it as quickly as possible if something bad happens. Which is unlikely as we are proud to maintain an annual uptime of 99.8%.
Use Smartcat’s multilingual editor to have a bird’s-eye view of all the languages you translate into. Check your translations, compare them and make quick fixes in all languages at once.
Despite Smartcat’s being web-based, you can continue using it offline if you lose your internet connection. Confirmed segments will be stored in your browser’s local storage until you’re back online.