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What is Smartcat?

Smartcat combines translation automation technologies with communication capabilities to help users not only automate workflows but also find needed freelance specialists. Originally a product of ABBYY, Smartcat became an independent product, and company, in 2016.

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What is Smartcat?

Smartcat combines translation automation technologies with communication capabilities to help users not only automate workflows but also find needed freelance specialists. Originally a product of ABBYY, Smartcat became an independent product, and company, in 2016.

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Product Demos

Smartcat Overview demo

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Smartcat's 2011 Demo Reel

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Quick-start guide for LSP to get set with Smartcat

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Demo of how the Smartcat Client Portal works

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smartCAT for Tibetan - Overview

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How to instantly QA Smartcat jobs with Xbench

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Product Details

What is Smartcat?

Smartcat Video

Get an introduction to Smartcat, a collaborative management platform loaded with useful features to organize your translation workflow. With Smartcat, you can translate from more than 70 file formats into hundreds of languages. No limit on the number of projects or words. In...
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March 03, 2022

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Andre Dumoulin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I regularly use Smartcat for document translation, along with other CAT tools.
  • Segmentation.
  • Translation overall quality.
  • Customer service.
  • Pricing.
  • Freelancer payments.
Smartcat is well suited for documents longer than 500 words. It is less appropriate for audio-visual translation.
  • Extreme pricing flexibility or free use.
  • Fast upload and download of documents.
  • Easy creation of projects by language combination.
  • Existence of jobs offers.
  • Perhaps 40% of our translations have been using Smartcat (out of approx. 100,000 words/month).
  • Easy to combine with another tool to improve results or have at least two options.
  • Improve the teaching and learning of translation techniques.
I regularly use the two other products and appreciate Smartcat including more features than MateCat, such as storing of projects and contact with agencies and clients.
Dmitry Kornyukhov | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
We've been using ABBYY SmartCAT for the past few years to manage a variety of localization projects with a team of freelance translators. It's been an incredible experience and helped us save a lot of headaches when working on urgent assignments with tough deadlines. Their team collaboration features that allow multiple translators and reviewers to work on a project simultaneously are absolutely outstanding, plus handy statistics help us track the progress of each translator and handle payouts.
  • Project setup is super easy and straightforward. Literally takes seconds to create a project, assign TM and termbases and add team members.
  • As a project manager, I need to understand the progress of the project and where everyone on the team is. ABBYY SmartCAT makes it easy to track these things.
  • SmartCAT makes it incredibly easy to pay our translators which is much cheaper than handling payments via wire transfers.
  • Their CAT tool offers great collaborative features including the ability to assign segments and leave comments on strings so proofreaders could see them.
  • Performance has been an issue initially. Sometimes it takes longer for some things to load and it can be frustrating.
  • UI seems a bit confusing at times. For example, I don't understand why I need to have a translator's profile when I'm clearly a project manager.
  • Their support team can take a long time to reply which often crucial for urgent projects.
ABBY SmartCAT is truly a universal solution that can fit any type of organization from freelancers flying solo, to small team of translators and large translation agencies.

Anyone who wants to establish themselves as a professional translator can benefit greatly from the CAT tool that SmartCAT offers absolutely free of charge, while teams will surely appreciate the collaborative features that make it possible to work simultaneously with other translators, proofreaders, editors and QA experts on a single project.
  • Translation memories and CAT tool help us ensure maximum consistency in our translations which is always appreciated by clients.
  • Team collaboration made it easier for us to grow our business and take on bigger projects, which brings us more revenue.
  • Payment solution helps us save money on wire transfer fees which is always great when working with multiple freelancers.
We also tried Memsource but it was lacking in terms of overall user experience and ease of use. Assigning projects in SmartCAT is a much more intuitive experience, plus it has all these other additional features that are absent from Memsource (like payment solution for freelancers). On top of that, the SmartCAT is absolutely free to use.
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