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May 22, 2024

Discover Drive: your all-new enterprise multilingual content hub

Smartcat becomes your own private enterprise multilingual content library with the introduction of Drive, so you have all your historical and active projects, and workflows, all in one convenient location for your entire team!
Discover Drive: your all-new enterprise multilingual content hub

May 20, 2024

Introducing Smartcat AI for Learning Content: A generative AI innovation for L&D teams

Generate all the high-quality learning content they need, including full courses, microlearnings, videos, quizzes, AI dubbing, and more.
Introducing Smartcat AI for Learning Content: A generative AI innovation for L&D teams

May 6, 2024

Introducing the New Smartcat Subtitle Editor: Revolutionizing Your Subtitling Experience

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our latest innovation: Smartcat Subtitle Editor, designed to streamline and enhance your subtitling workflow. With powerful features and intuitive design, the Subtitle Editor promises to be your go-to solution for creating accurate and professional subtitles with ease.
Introducing the New Smartcat Subtitle Editor: Revolutionizing Your Subtitling Experience

April 24, 2024

Coming soon: AI dubbing and video subtitle Editor

Get ready for two major additions to the Smartcat Language AI platform: AI dubbing and video subtitle Editor!
Coming soon: AI dubbing and video subtitle Editor

March 26, 2024

Introducing Smartcat’s NEW Translation Memory Editor for more control and translation consistency

Discover Smartcat Translation Memory Editor that lets you fine-tune translation memories for language excellence across all projects.
Introducing Smartcat’s NEW Translation Memory Editor for more control and translation consistency

March 18, 2024

Now get live Figma translation previews

Now instantly preview your translated Figma Files and enjoy an even smoother, faster, superior Figma design translation experience.
Now get live Figma translation previews

February 29, 2024

Introducing an enhanced Figma experience with Smartcat

Discover major updates to the Smartcat Figma integration for an enhanced user and localization experience.
Introducing an enhanced Figma experience with Smartcat

December 15, 2023

Maximize translation performance with Translation Quality Score by Smartcat

Discover an objective, automatic, and consistent way to continuously measure translation quality through AI with Translation Quality Score by Smartcat.
Maximize translation performance with Translation Quality Score by Smartcat

December 3, 2023

Now use estimated words to plan translation budgeting with more precision

In the realm of translation project planning, harnessing data is paramount. Smartcat now provides data on estimated and estimated effective words, providing vital insights for better budgetary decision-making for your translation projects.We’re thrilled to announce this new feature, “Project Task Statistics”, which allows you to quickly obtain estimated statistics of total and effective words.Key Insights Unlocked with Translation Project Statistics DataYou can now implement the following insights to plan your translation bandwidth in line with your budget with greater precision.Estimated Statistics of Total Words on Task Level: Precisely quantifies the scope of the translation project, allowing for better resource allocation and scheduling.Estimated Statistics of Effective Words on Task Level: Distinguishes the actual content that requires translation, eliminating redundancies and optimizing the translation process.Information about Applied NRS (Freelancer/Vendor): Offers transparency on the resources involved, aiding in performance evaluation and future collaboration decisions.Matches Distribution of Segments Based on Applied NRS: Provides a breakdown of matches within the translated content, showcasing the efficiency and consistency of the translation process.
Now use estimated words to plan translation budgeting with more precision

November 28, 2023

Now view workspaces in different geo-zones on your home page

Company team members can now manage which workspaces per organization are visible on their home screen, and more customization options!
Now view workspaces in different geo-zones on your home page

November 15. 2023

Discover enhanced LQA projects and review mode in the Smartcat Editor

Ensure quality with dedicated LQA projects with an LQA Review stage.
Discover enhanced LQA projects and review mode in the Smartcat Editor

October. 12 2023

It's now easier to join or invite colleagues to existing company workspaces on Smartcat

No more hassle, just straightforward features to keep your collaboration game on point.
It's now easier to join or invite colleagues to existing company workspaces on Smartcat

October 6, 2023

Continuous & automatic synchronization for WordPress translations via Smartcat

Cut out the manual work required to import translations back to WordPress - now it's continuous, automated, and seamless! 
 Continuous & automatic synchronization for WordPress translations via Smartcat

October 1, 2023

Introducing the all-new Projects Overview Page

Understand what user experience enhancements to expect in the new-and-improved Smartcat Projects Overview.
 Introducing the all-new Projects Overview Page

September 6, 2023

NEW threaded segment comments are here to boost communication and translation quality

Say hello to threaded segment comments – a game-changer for your workflow.
NEW threaded segment comments are here to boost communication and translation quality

August 9, 2023

Smartcat AI: The all-in-one generative AI content and translation solution [beta launch]

The all-powerful Smartcat AI lets you create high-quality, original content in any language in seconds and translate it into other languages just as fast.
 Smartcat AI: The all-in-one generative AI content and translation solution [beta launch]

June 26, 2023

Export Videos with Burned-in Subtitles Instantly!

Downlaod video files with the subtitles burned right in! No more having to edit subtitles into each language version of a video afterward, saving you time and resources!
Export Videos with Burned-in Subtitles Instantly!

June 15, 2023

Payable jobs page on Smartcat gets a huge update: easier, more flexible, and clearer

The payable jobs page on Smartcat has received a fresh new coat of paint. It’s now more user-friendly, transparent, flexible, and has more features – managing suppliers for your various translation projects just got a whole lot easier!
Payable jobs page on Smartcat gets a huge update: easier, more flexible, and clearer

May 8, 2023

Make your subtitles source text perfect before translating

Easily edit and perfect the subtitles source text in the Smartcat Editor.
Make your subtitles source text perfect before translating

May 4, 2023

Smartcat releases the most contextual, configurable, and reusable AI translation and AI Actions

Leverage generative AI Translation on Smartcat to achieve unprecedented translation configuration and contextualization.
Smartcat releases the most contextual, configurable, and reusable AI translation and AI Actions

April 18, 2023

Easily translate software UI designs with our developer-friendly Figma integration

The Smartcat Figma integration lets you easily get translations of your Figma designs right inside the Figma platform for a more efficient localization workflow of your software's user interface – continuous localization, better context, higher quality, and cooler designs!
Easily translate software UI designs with our developer-friendly Figma integration

April 12, 2023

Updated payment flow for translation service invoices

At Smartcat, we’re constantly looking for ways to improve your user experience with the platform. And so we’re happy to share our latest update, which is actually three feature improvements in one!
Updated payment flow for translation service invoices

April 12, 2023

Smartcat Editor features update

It’s been a while since we introduced the beta version of our CAT Editor (the core editing user interface in Smartcat). For many of you, it is where you spend most of your time each day. During the past months, you gave us a lot of feedback, and we read every single bug report and feature request that you provided.
Smartcat Editor features update

April 12, 2023

Upload video and audio files directly to Smartcat for instant transcription translation

Smartcat is your gateway to multimedia localization! We know how important videos and audio are in today’s digital-first, visual, streaming-obsessed world. That’s why we’ve made it very easy to translate videos and audio with our AI transcription feature.
Upload video and audio files directly to Smartcat for instant transcription translation

March 30, 2023

Software localization made easy and collaborative across teams with latest Smartcat release

With Smartcat, you can now localize your software into the many languages your users require, all in an easy, streamlined, automated, and user- and (most importantly) developer-friendly way!
Software localization made easy and collaborative across teams with latest Smartcat release

March 10, 2023

Smartcat now lets you top up your balance in multiple currencies and via wire transfer

The Smartcat Balance feature is a part of the translation platform’s procurement and automatic payment solution that allows businesses to seamlessly pay their suppliers or for Smartwords with just a few clicks – no more tedious invoicing at month’s end.
Smartcat now lets you top up your balance in multiple currencies and via wire transfer

March 2, 2023

Get peace of mind with new machine translation backup to safeguard your translation performance!

You can rely on our system to eliminate any critical errors in the pre-AI translations thanks to backup machine translation solutions.
Get peace of mind with new machine translation backup to safeguard your translation performance!

February 27, 2023

Effortless and continuous Wordpress translation with Smartcat’s new Elementor plugin integration

Smartcat is happy to announce full integration with the amazing Wordpress plugin, Elementor!With Elementor, you can build professional websites without having to write any code whatsoever. One of the world’s most popular Wordpress plugins, Elementor enriches functionality and replaces the default Wordpress editor with the highly advanced Elementor editor. And now, you can faithfully render ultra-precise duplicates of original language web pages in other languages with this integration.Recreate your pages exactly in another language with Elementor + SmartcatThe Smartcat Elementor integration comes on the heels of the Smartcat Wordpress plugin. It enables you to combine the ability to build beautiful pages with Elementor with a simple way to translate them. It allows for easy rendering of your original language page design, structure, and formatting in additional language page versions, and much more besides.The Elementor integration allows you to easily and quickly create or use ready-made templates – such as About Us or Contact Pages – on your Wordpress sites, saving you a lot of time. With Smartcat, you can then get seamless and continuous translations for these templates as well as posts and pages (default WordPress content types) right within the CMS. And if that isn’t already awesome enough, Wordpress with the Elementor plugin also integrates with Smartcat translation memories so you can reuse your translated content for future translations, saving you time and lowering your costs! Summary of benefitsContinuous translations "pulled" right into your WordPress Elementor pages. No need to copy and paste, which often leads to data entry errors.Get translations instantly and in real-time across your sites with Smartcat AI, and hire translators on the Smartcat Marketplace to do the post-editing.Edit and check translations right on the WordPress + Elementor pages. You work where it's easiest for you.Translation memories improve the consistency of language across all your pages.Connects to Smartcat projects so your team and freelance translators can collaborate.Get automated and continuous translations with the Smartcat WordPress integration and Elementor plugin.WordPress + Elementor web page translation exampleThis example shows the original English-language web page inside Elementor’s Editor and the rendered Spanish-translated page.To the left, you can see Elementor’s Editor menu, which enables you to build your web page with features including heading, text, divider, icons, videos, and more.This is a typical example of what Elementor + Smartcat empowers you to achieve: exact rendering of your original language pages in additional languages, with page setup, imagery, and formatting matching. Moreover, it is quick and easy to learn, requiring no coding knowledge at all.Get instant WordPress and Elementor translationsIf you need more help to set up the integration, head to the Smartcat Help Center for more information on how to set up a Smartcat integration for WordPress.
Effortless and continuous Wordpress translation with Smartcat’s new Elementor plugin integration

February 23, 2023

New automatic invoicing and settings for quick and easy end-of-the-month supplier payments

Hassle-free payments have been one of the most popular Smartcat features, because we allow companies to significantly cut down the amount of time it takes to pay suppliers, down to a matter of minutes. That being said, we are always looking for ways to improve our product EVEN further. We’ve introduced NEW payment automation options, which will help you to set up invoicing and payment deadlines, and seamlessly align the payment process with your workflow. This is all part of Smartcat’s unified and enterprise-compliant procurement platform, which helps companies like yours cut the red tape and shave days off of your usual invoicing process. Not only can you source suppliers, but you can also pay them easily and in a cinch.What’s new?Automated invoicing – Stop worrying about forgotten or lost invoices. They will automatically generate upon project completion unless you specify otherwise.Custom settings for generating invoices – Adjust the invoice generation and payment due dates Separation of invoices by grouping – Get one invoice for all completed tasks or group invoices based on category and/or different parameters.Details at hand – Automatically add all manually created supplier jobs to your invoices.Transparency for your suppliers – Freelancers see the real payment terms for their jobsWant to know more about automatic payments in detail? Head to the Smartcat Help Center to learn more about how you can customize the invoicing setup and process to fit your specific needs.
New automatic invoicing and settings for quick and easy end-of-the-month supplier payments

Feb 10 2023

Your Smartwords usage history always at hand

Smartwords is what lets you tap into the true power of automation enabled by Smartcat AI technology, which includes automatic high-quality translations with industry-leading machine translation engines, smart collaborative workflows, translation memories, personalized glossaries, AI sourcing from our Marketplace 500,000+ linguists, automated payments, and more! Keep track of how much Smartwords you've spent towards automating all your translation processes for faster, better results.Now, you can view your Smartwords usage history, which works a lot like your transaction history. Just go to the Smartwords usage tab and choose the time period to see how many Smartwords you spent per day/month/year, which project they went to, and how many you have left.It's especially useful if you run several projects in multiple workspaces as it lets you: Top up your Smartwords balance before it runs out or activate Flex SmartwordsInstantly download Smartwords usage reports for the selected periodKeep up with your team’s Smartwords demandWith Smartwords History at your fingertips! Smartwords is how YOU and your team can get Smartcat AI technology to increase speed, turnaround time, quality, and just more efficiency across the board. Learn more about Smartcat AI Translation.
Your Smartwords usage history always at hand

Feb 1 2023

Speed up your search with new Editor filters

Editing big texts is a challenge and searching for a specific segment, comment, or revision can take hours. This is why we are constantly working to improve our Editor’s search mechanisms and filters. What’s new?Improved segment status filters. Now you can find segments at a specific workflow stage and translation stage, e.g. the ones that were not edited yet, or exclude locked segments from your search. Filtering by modification author. These settings let you view revisions made by a specific person, your new editor or client and at a specific stage.New filter for numbers. Looking for the segments that contain numeric symbols only to exclude them from word count? We’ve got a filter for that too. Ignored errors filter for freelancers. Want to see the errors that your reviewer skipped? Just set up the search accordingly.Learn more from our documentation.And there are more filters to come, so stay tuned!
Speed up your search with new Editor filters

Dec 6, 2022

Manage your content translations without leaving WordPress

You might already be familiar with Smartcat’s WordPress integration to localize websites. To give you more options, we recently launched an app that offers another approach to managing website localization in WordPress.It allows you to create translation requests and monitor progress right from your website admin panel. This comes in especially handy for content creators and managers operating large websites, as they don’t need to leave their usual CMS environment or interfere with the translation team’s work. Other benefits include:Translation status updated in live modeBulk actions apply a similar flow to multiple content piecesFunctionality for both project creation and adding translations to existing projects.With the new app, you’ll be able to cut both the time and effort needed to localize your WordPress website.
Manage your content translations without leaving WordPress

Nov 22, 2022

Welcome the most significant Smartcat update ever!

Welcome a new, more agile, and friendly version of Smartcat! We have just revamped all the key product pages. Let us just show you around!All-inclusive HomepageNo more need to switch between the individual and manager views. Whatever you are looking for, you can find right on the homage under the handy shortcuts. Your translations, team, linguistic assets, available translation workflows, and more, are all in one place now, which means you can navigate to any section in a click.Accelerated projects pageNext, we’ve completely redesigned the projects page to let you see all the key information about each project right away. We also have reconsidered the project filters and sorting options based on your feedback. Now, you can filter your projects by creation date and sort them by Name, Creator, and creation date. Streamlined project creation flowAnd last but not least, we’ve optimized our project creation wizard with the most popular translation options in mind. You can choose between fully human translation performed by your team or translators from the Smartcat Marketplace, a combination of Smartcat AI translation and human editing, human translation and editing, or both of these plus proofreading. You can also build your own workflow to customize it to your specific needs.You can also hire a professional linguist to review automated translation results in a click of a button. Smartcat AI will pick the best professional at the lowest price automatically and do all the hiring and paperwork for you. Can’t wait to try out the new Smartcat? We are looking forward to seeing you there!-
Welcome the most significant Smartcat update ever!

Nov 1, 2022

Take language quality assurance to enterprise level

How well does each of your language service suppliers perform? With quality being the number one importance for companies today, as shown in our Translation Industry Survey, we’ve added a new feature that will help you attain it each time: Introducing our LQA profiles, which will allow you to ensure more consistency in your translation quality assurance process.How does Language Quality Assessment (LQA) work?The functionality lets you create LQA profiles based on the MQM (Multidimensional Quality Metrics) scoring model that annotates each error with: Category (Accuracy, Fluency, Terminology, etc.)Weight (0 or more)Severity (Critical, Major, Minor, Neutral)These profiles are used as labels to mark errors in the source and target text in the Editor. The scoring algorithm will automatically collect and process all data from the labels, combine it with additional information, such as the size of the text in words and return a value from 0 to 100, which represents the quality score for the specific project.What can you do with the LQA data?Download custom reports for analytic purposesDetermine the pass/fail threshold for supplier evaluationUnify the editing processFor now, the LQA functionality is in Beta, but soon it will be available for free to our Enterprise subscribers and as a 30-day trial to the rest.Check out our documentation for more details.
Take language quality assurance to enterprise level

Oct 21, 2022

Leave comments literally anywhere to improve results on an even more granular level!

When it comes to translation accuracy, comments can play a big role to communicate the needs and requirements of each translation. They may contain reference, context, background information, doing a great deal to clarify any ambiguity and make translators more productive and their work more precise.They are also essential when it comes to evaluating translation quality. That’s why we added structured commenting. This functionality will help you keep your translation team on the same page.What is structured commenting?You simply select the element in the source or target text that you would like to annotate and type in your comment in free form or add a label. There’s no limit to the element size, you can comment on anything from a segment to a character, so it’s always clear what the comment refers to.You can create your own labels or use the readily available quality assurance templates to report errors.The information about each comment, its time and the author is always at hand in the segment comments section.We hope that structured commenting will help your linguists and project managers to better communicate on our platform and quicker resolve potential issues.Check out our documentation for more details.
Leave comments literally anywhere to improve results on an even more granular level!

October 7, 2022

Editor 2.0: Designed with you in mind

Since its release, our new Editor has undergone a series of improvements. These are aimed at making editing quicker and more efficient.Set your preferences. Specify the display options and/or select a more dense (compact) display mode. Add reference files in a click. Just drag and drop them right in the Editor to provide extra context and provide quick previews for designers. Navigate with ease. Work with document sequences by automatically navigating to the next one when reaching the end of the file. See all similar segments. When filtering documents, you can also see other documents that have segments matching the specified criteria.And there’s more, such as streamlined glossary terms adding, tags inside TM matches, etc.So if you haven’t switched to the new Editor yet, do it now!
Editor 2.0: Designed with you in mind

September 30, 2022

Translate right in Google Sheets with our new Integration

Smartcat for Google Sheets supports both instant automatic translation and is able to sync up content into a Smartcat project for professional translation and review.Download Smartcat for Google Sheets from Google Marketplace and try it yourself!How does it work?Install the app and sign in to your Smartcat account without leaving Google Sheets.Configure your translation by selecting the target languages and the rows to be translated.Choose to use AI translation or create a Smartcat project with the content of your spreadsheet to translate it in the Editor, either on your own or inviting collaborators.Send your translations back to the spreadsheet automatically or when you need them. This means you don’t have to constantly switch between the spreadsheet and your translation tool, or have to use complex formulas to get your content translated.Want to learn more? Check out our help documentation.
Translate right in Google Sheets with our new Integration

September 23, 2022

Making website translation easier at each stage

Website Translator is a tool that allows you to automatically translate all your website content in mere minutes and publish it for your visitors without any development efforts. With the improvements introduced in recent months it got even more convenient than before. Here’s what we added:Automated translation options. You can now enable automatic translation as a default behavior for all website visitors. With this mode enabled, simply install one line of JavaScript code onto your website, and your visitors will automatically get a translated experience on all pages. Website Translator will auto-detect the user's preferred language and switch to it. You also have an option to give users a way to manually switch to another language.  Language selector placement options. From the same settings dialog of Website Translator, you can now control the placement of a floating language selector (available options are: top-right corner, bottom-right corner, and hidden). You can also fine-tune the placement by providing exact offsets from the edge of the page. Manager view: Smartwords balance notification. When previewing your website and performing translations, we will show you the amount of Smartwords available on your account. You will also get a notification message when you're running out of Smartwords so you can buy more.To learn how to use Website Translator, check out our documentation.
Making website translation easier at each stage

August 22, 2022

Ship content for your digital products faster with our Contentful integration

Contentful is a popular CMS built to integrate with all kinds of software and known for its super-easy-to-use app.With our new integration, you can pull content from Contentful, translate it, and push it back in a click of a button. Or, you can fully automate the process by setting up scheduled syncs. Using this integration means you can combine the powerful content management capabilities of Contentful with the comprehensive localization project management features of Smartcat, namely:Continuous localization: fully automated content exchange between Contentful and Smartcat. Content updates notifications: Smartcat will automatically detect which parts of your content have been updated and need translating.Linguistic assets: customizable translation memories and glossaries to help you improve translation quality and consistency, and save on translating identical content.Machine translation: get a cheap and instantly accessible pretranslation and easily estimate the resources you need to polish it.Collaboration options: all you need to hire translators and manage collaborators in one place without the need to communicate or exchange files externally.Check out the documentation to learn more.
Ship content for your digital products faster with our Contentful integration

July 29, 2022

Make localization agile with our new Jira integration

Our new integration tracks Jira tickets and detects any files attached to them. It automatically creates a Smartcat project for each file based on a predefined template, then generates the translation, and pushes it back to the original Jira issue. Here are just a few of the benefits:Agile project management. Eliminate manual content uploads and translation task creation,Transparency. Get up to date on project progress automatically.Speed. Use the power of Smartcat automation to deliver in less time. We sync every 15 minutes!Consistency. Use custom issue filters and create translation templates including your glossaries, translation memories, etc.The integration setup is standard and will take just a few minutes. All you need is the URL of your Jira instance, the email specified in your Smartcat profile, and an API token generated in your Atlassian account. Check out our documentation to streamline the setup. 
Make localization agile with our new Jira integration

July 26, 2022

More flexibility with our WPML connector

We’ve got great news for our WordPress/WPML integration users. Now you can translate just a few posts or pages instead of a whole website. When setting up a new integration, select the pages or posts you want to translate in the Translation Scope tab. These will be localized and pushed back to your website when the next sync is run.And there's more! Our integration now also lets you translate more custom fields.  As a reminder, Smartcat already integrates with the ACF (Advanced Custom Fields) plugin, probably the most widely used WordPress extension for adding custom fields to blog posts.Now, we also support the CMB2 plugin, another popular solution for this purpose. To translate the metadata or any other custom field, just select them in the same Translation Scope tab.But you don’t have to translate any custom fields at all if you don’t want to. Just set your translation scope accordingly. With these updates, you’ll be able to prioritize your website content updates on the fly and keep an eye on your local SEO too!
More flexibility with our WPML connector

July 15, 2022

Drupal integration revamp: connect your website to Smartcat via TMGMT

Drupal is all about build-launch-and-go, and so is our redesigned integration! Our recent update lets you connect your website to Smartcat via TMGMT, the module that offers many extra tools for content translation. Leverage all the flexibility it offers, such as:• A convenient dashboard many Drupal users are familiar with• More transparency with translation job statuses at a glance • Automated collection of all text elements for translation• and more...The integration process has also been simplified. If you already have the TMGMT plugin installed, you can get the connection up and running in no time.We’re keen to know what you think - share your comments, ideas, and suggestions: feedback@smartcat.ai
Drupal integration revamp: connect your website to Smartcat via TMGMT

July 13, 2022

Website Translator: our new plug-and-play solution that works with any CMS

Did you know that 42% of prospects will never purchase from a website in a foreign language? Translating website content to your customers' languages is a must have in highly competitive markets - and in some regions, is a legal requirement.. Today, we’re introducing Website Translator — a powerful and easy-to-use tool that lets you automatically translate and publish website pages in multiple languages in minutes.Key benefits of Smartcat’s Website Translator:• Translate any webpage to 280+ languages and instantly preview it on your website• Editing is available right in the translated page preview• You can set up different localization workflows: machine, human translation, or mixed (automatic translation with post-editing)• No need to set up an integration or manually copy-paste and upload your translations into a CMPSHow does Website Translator work?With Smartcat’s Website Translator, you can translate your website in five easy steps:1. Select your language pairs and pages that you want to translate2. Preview translated pages: you’ll be able to see what they’ll look like within your website interface3. Edit selected pages by yourself, invite your colleagues or hire professional editors in our Marketplace4. Instantly preview the edits on your website5. Embed a simple javascript code on your website to push the ready translations live Integrating Website Translator with your CMSSetting up an integration with Website Translator is fast and simple. Smartcat will generate a javascript snippet that you drop into your website header - either site wide, or page-by-page. This renders the toggle to let you and your users switch between languages, and delivers the translated text once you have the code installed.You can run the preview without installing the javascript code so it’s drop-dead simple to try it out directly with your own website. We’re keen to know what you think - share your comments, ideas, and suggestions: feedback@smartcat.ai
Website Translator: our new plug-and-play solution that works with any CMS

May 10, 2022

Now get automatic AI dubbing in any language

Now, get high-quality AI dubbing in any language for your video content, quickly and easily.
Now get automatic AI dubbing in any language

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Nov 28, 2022

Add context at the segment level

Context is what makes translations precise and consistent. That’s why so many of our users enjoy the Preview feature in the Editor.Preview is enabled out of the box for many document types: DOC, PDF, HTML, and subtitles. But what about other file formats? You can use the same Preview tab to upload reference files to the document being edited. And now you can add these to individual segments, as well as the whole document.Add PDFs, images, HTML files, or even provide a URL to an online resource, such as:A documentation page explaining the essence of the textA Figma frame that shows your future interfacePictures or screenshots that you uploaded onlineWe hope that you and your translators would love the new feature!
Add context at the segment level

October 14, 2022

Smartcat now supports XLIFF 2.0!

The XML Localization Interchange File Format (XLIFF) is a special file format that allows you to easily send content for translation and get the work back again. Many content management systems, tools, and platforms support it as a de-facto standard for the import/export of files.To put this into perspective, there are two unfortunately incompatible versions of XLIFF, these being 1.x (1.2 is the most wide-spread) and XLIFF 2.0. Previously, Smartcat would work with XLIFF 1.2, but we started noticing that more tools are now using XLIFF 2.0. That’s when we decided it was time for an upgrade to keep up with industry standards. So, we’d like to officially reveal the news that we have added support for XLIFF 2.0, and will automatically detect this type of file when you upload it manually, or send it into Smartcat through our API. No action is required from you, it’s part of our journey towards automation success!Better compatibility = happier clients!
Smartcat now supports XLIFF 2.0!

September 16, 2022

Sharing tasks becomes even simpler with our new Sharing Tool

Have you already tried inviting collaborators to your Smartcat workspace? Well, we’ve got more sharing capabilities for you!Now you can share specific translations via email or link in a few clicks. This functionality lets you direct collaborators to specific translations instead of a whole workspace and present your translations to stakeholders and external reviewers.And don’t worry, your sensitive materials are still secure. The people you share with receive the link to the translation pack you specifically choose to share but you still have full control over both selected email and link, and can easily change access permissions to your liking at any moment. 
Sharing tasks becomes even simpler with our new Sharing Tool

August 20, 2022

Open up to buyers across the globe

Salsify is a product experience management tool that assists companies in managing, optimising, and providing product information to as many potential customers as possible.We at Smartcat have found a way to speed up and simplify translating Salsify product descriptions.Our new integration allows you toDistribute multilingual product content from a centralized source.Increase conversions by offering shoppers content in their native language. Overtake competition and conquer strong markets by combining Salsify analytics with the unparalleled translation capabilities of Smartcat. This integration empowers your commerce ecosystem with machine translation, editing options, a marketplace of professional linguists, and the Smartcat Autopilot project automation tool making your product information available at every digital touchpoint.
Open up to buyers across the globe

April 23, 2022

Introducing our Revamped Home Page Experience

Discover new workspace management features designed to simplify organization and boost productivity for all users. Explore the latest updates tailored to enhance your everyday workflow.
Introducing our Revamped Home Page Experience

March 29, 2022

Reinvent your translation environment with new customizable Smartcat editor

The new Editor is designed to create a serene, uncluttered environment that helps you stay focused on your work. All the functionality you've gotten used to has remained untouched, more useful and powerful features based on our customers' feedback have been added, but the Editor looks surprisingly clean and almost transparent.To enable you to tailor the look-and-feel to your liking, we've made it customizable through various attributes. You can turn on Compact Mode that will reduce the row width, fitting many more segments into one screen; you can decide whether to show segment borders or whether to apply shading to alternate rows.The icons in main toolbar will remain unassumingly hidden until you click on the leftmost icon to display them.You can switch between the project files, the languages, and even between projects (yes, you've heard it right) by selecting them from the corresponding drop-list in the breadcrumbs on top of the page.The file you are working on can be downloaded in various formats and in different shapes and forms. You can retrieve the original version, intermediate results, or the final translation, and the variety of download flavors is truly impressive:To bring your undivided attention to the current translation segment, it is delicately but noticeably highlighted.
Reinvent your translation environment with new customizable Smartcat editor

February 20, 2022

Reach out to new audiences with video subtitles translated in Smartcat

Smartcat’s video subtitles editing module provide you with the fundamental capability of immediately previewing the translated subtitles in the video, make sure they conform to the size limitations and are displayed exactly when necessary.Smartcat lets you translate subtitles manually or automatically with post-editing with just a couple of clicks. All you need to do is upload your video subtitle, choose the target and source languages, open the Smartcat editor, and use the Source preview tab to upload the video.Even while the video is not uploaded, the subtitles are fully functional, allowing you to scroll them and have the subtitle matching the currently selected segment highlighted in the Target and Source preview.The timeline shows the CPS (characters per second) for each segment, enabling you to adjust the translation accordingly. The CPS indicators are color-coded to give a better understanding of the text density.After you've uploaded a video, it appears in your project's Files tab as a reference file. You need to explicitly select it in the Preview tab and then the screens that were empty and black come alive and you can see your subtitles in action.In addition to Source preview, Smartcat also allows you to preview the current Target version. By switching to the Target preview tab you can assess how readable the translation is, whether it is correctly synchronized with the picture, and whether there are specific subtitles strings that need to be split or shortened. If no translation is yet available for a specific segment, its source text will appear in the target preview.
Reach out to new audiences with video subtitles translated in Smartcat

February 20, 2022

Smartcat Translator for Desktop

Smartcat Translator for Desktop is a long-awaited companion to its namesake extension for the Google Chrome browser. Smartcat Translator for Desktop is the easiest way to communicate or create content in multiple languages on the go. For maximum versatility, we have provided three versions of the app: for macOS, Windows, and Linux.The only pre-requisite to installing Smartcat Translator is an active Smartcat account. If this requirement is fulfilled, download the suitable version, launch the lightning-fast installation, and the next thing you see is this cheerful person with a genuinely puzzled cat welcoming you to Smartcat Translator.The only required settings are Source text and Target text languages. As soon as those are defined, you can select any text on the page or type it inside the source text editor, and then press Ctrl + Enter to translate the it. The translation to the selected target language will immediately appear in the Target text field.In addition to translating texts directly in the Translator window, you can translate them in any application without losing the keyboard focus, by executing a simple sequence of keystrokes. To simplify the process even further, you can automate it and reduce it to a single keystroke. Note that keeping your Translator window open is not necessary. You can close it and continue using the shortcuts to perform the translation.Smartcat Translator will automatically check for updates on startup. If there is a new version, a notification will be shown and the application will be updated on restart.
Smartcat Translator for Desktop

February 7, 2022

Meet the brand new Smartcat UX with role-based user experience

The days when a user was required to create and maintain multiple accounts in order to manage projects or perform routine translation tasks are now gone. You can choose any role after login and then switch to another role with literally one click.After login, you are tactfully reminded of your current role by the notification in the top-right corner:Clicking on this notification opens the role selector allowing you to either proceed with your current role or switch to another role, whichever is more relevant at the moment.Clicking Choose in the Simple user tile transports you to the workspace where all your translation tasks are shown with just the right amount of detail: name, creation date, completion level, source and target languages, the number of files, and the respective amount of words and segments.Selecting an existing task prompts you to proceed working on it using the editor or to enable automatic translation:Alternatively, you can launch a new task by clicking Create a new translation.You can also invite teammates to lend you a hand with any task by selecting this option from a drop-down list:If you are assigned to some projects as Project Manager, you can start handling them by switching to the corresponding role and finding yourself in a workspace with the advanced set of features. To do it, click on I’m an individual in the top-left corner and select Manager from the role selector:If you want to be among the first to test-drive our new platform, feel free to reach out to our customer support team: support@smartcat.ai
Meet the brand new Smartcat UX with role-based user experience

December 14, 2021

Transform monolingual Figma files into multilingual with Smartcat connector

Figma is a web-based graphics editing and user interface design app widely used for designing mobile app interfaces, prototyping designs, creating social media posts, and everything in between. The Smartcat plugin for Figma will instantly translate your Figma pages and individual frames into any language, allowing you to modify and test layouts in one place, without the messiness of endless copies for every language.To start using the Smartcat plugin for automated translation, select the source language and destination languages. As soon as a destination language is specified, the original texts in frames will be automatically translated and replaced with their equivalents.When multiple languages are selected, you can switch between them, verify that the translated text is correctly located inside the frame and make necessary adjustments on the fly.The number displayed next to each destination language represents the percentage of the source text in the selected frame currently translated to this particular language. If the number is smaller than 100%, click on the three-dot icon for the corresponding language and select Update translations. The Smartcat plugin allows you to keep track of the styles applied to various text objects in your frames. If Show text object properties is toggled on, the currently selected text objects and its styles will appear at the bottom of the plugin window.If the automated translation needs to be improved, select the corresponding text object and edit it in the Smartcat plugin window. Enabling the option This translation is edited manually will instruct Smartcat to safeguard your edits to make sure that they are not overwritten by the automatic translation.For the detailed instructions on installing, configuring, and using the Smartcat plugin for Figma check out our documentation.
Transform monolingual Figma files into multilingual with Smartcat connector

December 9, 2021

Improve translation quality with Smartcat’s Linguistic Quality Assurance (LQA) tool

Localization Project Managers are responsible for translation quality and are constantly in search for the most efficient and versatile tools for evaluating and providing feedback on translations. It is, after all, vital for quality enrichment and quality assurance. Smartcat now automates this procedure by providing the LQA tool that enables you to:Select the quality criteriaCreate LQA projects and assign them to editorsDecide how often you want to test a specific translatorGet a badge notification when quality assessment is completeYou cannot assess a translation's quality until it is finished. Therefore, LQA checks can be created for completed projects only. To be eligible for an LQA check, the project must have a subject set in the project details and the identical subject and language pair specified in the freelancer's profile.After making sure that the project is completed and meets the above requirements, the Project Manager navigates to Team, selects  Linguistic Quality Assurance and is prompted to start creating an LQA check:After specifying the initial LQA settings and selecting a linguist and a language pair, all the remaining parameters are set, such as subject, project, document, and editor.Clicking Create an LQA check will not only create a new LQA check, but also automatically send an email with a link to the corresponding project to the designated editor. After receiving the notification email and clicking on the link, the editor is redirected to the LQA tool, where they open the project and start reviewing it. If the editor detects an error, they use the mouse to select the problematic segment, indicate the error type and optionally leave a comment explaining why they consider the current translation erroneous.
 Improve translation quality with Smartcat’s Linguistic Quality Assurance (LQA) tool

November 23, 2021

Use Smartcat to automate localization of your Akeneo account

Akeneo is one of the most popular product information management (PIM) systems that help brands provide quality customer service across all sales channels, store product data, and manage product catalogues easily.Smartcat can connect to your Akeneo account and import all the source fields marked as localizable. If some of your product descriptions are already translated, Smartcat will import the existing language versions automatically. When the translation is ready, the localized versions will be pushed back to Akeneo.You can also customize the translation process to your liking: use machine translation, translate the documents manually, assign your internal linguists to do it, or find and hire trusted translators and editors at our marketplace.In the example below, there are 370 localizable source fields, but the Smartcat connector eats such volumes for breakfast:After gathering and processing information from Akeneo, Smartcat represents it in the same exact hierarchy, allowing you to select the categories for translation:The rest is the ordinary integration configuration process that Smartcat customers are already familiar with: select the source and target languages, choose the most suitable workflow type and click Translate.If some of your product descriptions are already translated, Smartcat will import the existing language versions automatically.When the translation is ready, the localized versions will be pushed back to Akeneo and appear when the respective language is selected from the Locale drop-down list.
Use Smartcat to automate localization of your Akeneo account

November 15, 2021

Automating project translation with Smartcat’s Autopilot

Every enterprise wants to harness the power of the Smartcat Marketplace without taking risks or additional liabilities. This is why we launched Autopilot, the project management automation technology, supervised by humans.Once enabled, Autopilot will automatically select suppliers based on your project requirements and budget, assign them to projects, track the project progress to ensure deadlines are met, cut periodic payments for continuous projects, and even monitor the quality of translations!When necessary, it signals copilots (our certified human supervisors) to intervene. Copilots also handle requests from clients to reconfigure the system or perform manual tasks and guarantee 24/7 project progress monitoring to make sure everything runs smoothly and measures are taken if there are any issues.Each time a segment is manually translated, reviewed or edited by anyone who was assigned to the segment, in a project that had Autopilot enabled at the moment of that change, Smartcat counts the number of source words in that segment towards the Autopilot monthly quota.
Automating project translation with Smartcat’s Autopilot

November 8, 2021

Importing multiple jobs for payment

You can conveniently download our template by navigating to Supplier Payments > Add Supplier Job > Bulk import multiple jobs, clicking Import, and then clicking Download.The template is merely a table consisting of multiple columns. Their number should not intimidate you - all of them are self-explanatory and you can always refer to our documentation for their detailed descriptions. Among the required job details are:Supplier's email address and full nameThe service provided by the supplierThe job’s source and target languagesThe billable unit typeThe amount of units in the job and the rate per unitThe start and end dates, and moreWhen the spreadsheet is complete with your suppliers' job details, return to the Choose file to upload page and upload the file back into Smartcat.
Importing multiple jobs for payment

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