Smartcat is a cloud environment that automates and supports translation processes. It combines the most needed features for translators, translation companies, and localization departments alike.

  • Terminology and translation memory management
  • Translation project management
  • Open marketplace for providing and outsourcing translation services
  • Centralized payment to freelance translators
  • Machine translation and image recognition (for a fee)
  • Unlimited collaboration in real time

High technology in translation

There are dozens of software solutions for supporting the translation process in the market. They can be divided into two categories. The first one refers to applications that emerged more than 15 years ago. These are desktop solutions that require time-consuming and expensive installation, setup and maintenance.

Others are cloud solutions and are a relatively recent arrival. Yet, they are becoming increasingly popular. Such solution do not require any installation, configuration or upgrades. In case of Smartcat specifically, most of the platform’s features are completely free to use.

To dot all the i’s in the above respect, we provide below an impartial comparison of functional capabilities of Smartcat and Trados, which are among the most popular in both categories.

Comparative analysis of Smartcat and Trados systems

Filed 15/09/2015

General Functions Smartcat Trados
Ability to create a TM based on previous translations
Possibility of using dictionaries directly in the system
Web Editor
Working on a document simultaneously with other translators at the same time
Translator's database
Remote Desktop Client
Morphological search for glossaries and dictionaries
Instant pre-translation
Ability to connect machine translation
Working with multilingual TM (Translation Memory)
Working with glossaries
Built-in recognition of PDF
Supported file formats/types (.ppt, .pptx, pps, .ppsx, xls, .xlsx, .doc, .docx, .txt, .htm, .html, .xhtml, двуязычные форматы .xliff, .xlf)
Working with bilingual files TRADOS
Built-in quality management functions
Ability to connect external language service providers to implement project
Сloud services

How Smartcat streamlines
the translation process


Create a new project and assign tasks for each stage of the workflow


Your team translates in a state-of-the art CAT tool


Manage the translation process online


Receive translations and make payments

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