Google Docs integration

Connect seamlessly to your Google Docs to automatically pull your content into Smartcat and push it back when translated.

How does the integration work?

The integration pulls your documents from a specific Google Drive folder to Smartcat, either manually or automatically on a schedule. After setting up the integration, you’ll be able to use all of Smartcat’s features to manage your localization project, including the ability to translate content in a specialized editor, assign translators, and manage workflows.

Once the translation is complete, you can push the translated files back to your Google Drive with a button click or on a schedule.

How do I use the integration?

1. Create a special folder where you will store the documents you want to translate.

2. Enter the folder URL in Smartcat.

3. Choose the languages to translate to and workflow settings (e.g. machine, human, or hybrid translation).

4. Wait for the sync to finish.

5. Translate the content using standard Smartcat features.

6. Sync the translated documents back with a button click.

You can also configure the integration to automatically push back translations after they are completed or even when partially done. This can be of assistance if you have a hybrid machine/human workflow and need prompt access to machine-translated content.

For a detailed step-by-step guide, check out this help article.

How can I benefit from the integration?

Right after you finish the integration setup, you’ll be able to take advantage of all of Smartcat’s features within your project.

  • You can translate your documents as you go, without the added step of downloading, uploading, or sending it to your translators.

  •  If the original content undergoes changes, Smartcat will automatically detect which parts have been translated and which need to be revised.

  • You can leverage Smartcat's translation memory and glossary features for your project to boost translation quality, consistency, and save money on repeated translations.

  • You can utilize Smartcat’s machine translation capabilities with your project to produce a quick and rough translation of your content, or to set up hybrid machine-human translation workflows.

  • Smartcat allows you to bring your translators onto your project without exposing your original content, and also provides a convenient marketplace for finding new individual translators or translation agencies.