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Smartcat review by User in Retail
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"Groundbreaking tool on micro and macro levels"

What do you like best?

If you're looking for a CAT tool with the latest widgets, buttons, and features ready from the get-go, you might be disappointed here. While this tool certainly has enough meat on its bones to get the job done from most angles, the core of SmartCat is in its simplicity: it encourages buyers to purchase services from freelance translators in a non-terrifying way. If you look at resources like Proz or do a Google search, despite the availability and readiness of translators all over the world, the barrier-to-entry for the new buyer is daunting and almost off-putting. This platform/community/eco-sphere is important to connect service provider to buyer. Functional and educational at the same time.

What do you dislike?

The editor itself needs to grow in terms of spellcheck/auto-populate/auto-suggest/track repetitions. Compared to the top CAT-tools specifically, linguist workflow and efficiency is still a bit slow. This upgrade is important to keep translators/editors engaged and excited in the tool. The other area for improvement would be custom service. The SC crew has always been the best of the best, but I think adding numbers to their staff might help take tech support email turnaround from 2-3 days down to 1, perhaps. It hurts to say but, be patient.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't be discouraged if your support requests arent answered immediately.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a linguist working in-house, I chose SC because it offered the basic tools I needed with the possibility of quickly outsourcing what I couldn't handle alone through the marketplace. Like many industries still getting to know what professional L10N means, my current field requires getting higherups to BUY IN to the whole idea first. By being free for me to set up and start using, Ive been able to get the L10N program off the ground with minimal up front investment, minimal risk, and it was very easy to get going. The easy interface is a nice selling point when educating other departments on what's going on (compared to the more linguistically powerful OmegaCat which I've used as a translator).

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Smartcat review by Maxim R.
Maxim R.
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"The most user-friendly CAT solution out there"

What do you like best?

smartCAT has been playing the CAT field for a while now and it's clear that the team is determined to not just offer an alternative to traditional solutions and outshine the rival products but also contribute to the translation industry with their far-reaching vision on what modern technologies can do for translators and translation companies. Although there's still a lot to work on and improve, smartCAT has everything a startup needs to challenge other players and gain success, first of all, a community of loyal users. And did I mention it's free for translators? Also, since I use smartCAT every day, I find bugs and contact the customer support on the regular basis, and I have to say, my every issue was addressed and taken care of.

What do you dislike?

Performance issues can be a nasty thing when you're working on a project. However, recently there were improvements in that way. Also, there are some features that are obviously needed but are missing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try different CATs and make your own choice. I have made mine, and I tried 5-6 different products. To me, smartCAT turned out to be the most intuitive and feature-rich solution, and did I mention it's free?

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it to translate, and for that it works fine for me. Most of what I'd expect from a CAT tool I have found in smartCAT, and there's even more to it, like the Marketplace, where I can now find new projects.

What Computer-Assisted Translation solution do you use?

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Smartcat review by Rubin J.
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"One of the best translators in the market"

What do you like best?

I really like the simplicity and the ease of use of the software. I have tried many translators but SmartCat was the most intuitive of the lot in terms of its features like glossaries, auto complete, font customization, etc. And it is affordable as well.

What do you dislike?

I faced issue with non-english translations. Also a great feature could be a more responsive AI based machine learning tool that enhanced the semantics in the converted senyences

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Translation management for clients

Smartcat review by Administrator
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"Contents got deleted without warning"

What do you like best?

the project management system is quite ok, that's the reason I started using their platform. But they deleted my content without warning me.

What do you dislike?

No matter how good the translation is, if the platform can spontaneously delete your content, then why bother using it?

Plus the team was super aggressive, they spammed different email accounts of your company domain just to get an answer from you. When you politely told them to back off, they continued to spam you.

Recommendations to others considering the product

DON'T USE THEM if you wish to actually keep your content on the platform.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was trying to organize different translations for our content.

Smartcat review by Abhishek s.
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"Translation made intuitive"

What do you like best?

The software is very flexible in terms of usability. It is very intuitive. The productivity mode and font customizations add to the features of this software.

What do you dislike?

It would have been better if I could have more control on translators because for non - english translations I have faced problem multiple times while translating long sentences

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Translating between multiple languages

Smartcat review by Srishti G.
Srishti G.
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"Translation management made easy"

What do you like best?

automatic translation feature combined with huge glossary helped me save a lot of time. API integration makes it even more useful in current times of smartphones and apps.

What do you dislike?

Faced some difficulty in non-english translations . Translation of long sentences was sometimes not as accurate.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Translation from one language to another

Smartcat review by User in Financial Services
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"SmartCat Review"

What do you like best?

Smartcat has one of the best user friendly CAT solution. Also the customer care is one of the best.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes performance is too slow. Also some issues seen with non-english translations as well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using this in our RT Man application for language translations.

Smartcat review by User in Management Consulting
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"Efficient, non-segregated rendition tool"

What do you like best?

Software has efficient capabilities, when it renders a similar record, it creates a way to use historical data.

Pretty straighforward to use if you have previously utilized the capabilities of any similar tool.

What do you dislike?

Money. one can use other tools such as the google translator for free.Also, no way to check the sentences created and change the parameters in their creation.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Compared it to other such softwares, but i believe this is the fastest.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is the latest technology that we are using and thus it has helped us in creating methodical work progress.

So we can easily collect different-language data from online resources. Also, it is the quickest.

Smartcat review by User in Translation and Localization
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"Good"

What do you like best?

I can access from another computer which has Internet. I can upload many files to each projects. I don't know really how much it is possible.

What do you dislike?

Not so many functions as in another TM-Systems. I can't use from Mobile phone (Android). Platform works, I see the project and can work with it. But I find it very bad. With Tablet PC the situation is similar.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This programm is very simple to learn.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It can authomatize and optimize my work time by translation

Smartcat review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Easy translation management software"

What do you like best?

Auto complete feature is really helpful. Affordable product. Pretty Intuitive & integrated machine translation .

What do you dislike?

Multi - lingual support is not as good. Sometimes in languages other than english, the meaning of the translation does not come out as clear.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Translation management for my clients.

Smartcat review by User in Internet
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"It is very easy for understanding"

What do you like best?

It is very professional and easy. I love the blog.

What do you dislike?

It is not so fast. I would like change the language in french, spanish or italian

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is very easy to use, but it is not so fast.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I can translate quicker. I can review the other translation.

Smartcat review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Helpful with multi-language customer support"

What do you like best?

Really like the intuitive nature of the software. The autocompleter boosts productivity and reduces chances of errors

What do you dislike?

There could be some improvement on the translation of web pages and translation of long sentences side

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mostly customer support in a multi language support environment

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