Google Docs integration

Connect seamlessly to your Google Docs and have content automatically pulled into Smartcat and pushed 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. You can then use all of Smartcat’s features to run your localization projects – translate using the editor, find translators and assign them jobs, build and manage workflows, and more.

Once translations are complete, you can push the files back to your Google Drive with a click of a button or on a schedule.

How do I set up the integration?

1. Create a specific folder to store the documents you want to translate.

2. Enter the folder’s URL in Smartcat.

3. Choose the languages and workflow settings (e.g. machine, human, or hybrid translation), and wait for the sync to complete.

4. Translate the content in Smartcat.

5. Sync the translated documents back with a click.

You can also configure the integration to push translations back automatically once they are completed, or even when they are partially completed. This can be useful if you have a hybrid workflow (both machine and human translation) and you want to use the machine-translated content right away.

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

How do I benefit from the integration?

Once the integration is set up, you can use all of Smartcat’s features, including:

  • Translate your documents continuously, without having to download or upload them or send them over to your translators.

  • When any original content changes, Smartcat will automatically detect which parts need to be updated.

  • Use Smartcat’s translation memory and glossary features to improve translation quality and consistency, and save money on repetitions.

  • Use Smartcat’s machine translation technology to get a quick translation of your content or to configure hybrid machine-human translation workflows.

  • Invite your translators to work on your projects directly in Smartcat without having to give them access to your original content, or easily find new translation providers (both individual translators and translation agencies) in Smartcat’s marketplace.

Focus on creating and editing your documents while Smartcat takes care of localization.