Easy to learn, straightforward translation system
June 09, 2022

Easy to learn, straightforward translation system

Nick Palmer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Memsource

Memsource is one of the leading products used by the translation agency for which I do freelance work. The agency needs a wide range of translations from massive Government documents to short advertising copy, and working with a wide range of freelancers needs a product that isn't too difficult to learn.
  • Easy to learn - I was working with it within half an hour
  • Familiar approach for translators used to other products like XTM
  • Clear and intuitive
  • It's not easy to find a reference manual on their marketing-heavy website - videos yes, but I found checking a specific point (e.g. "how do I copy a source segment to the target") hard to do
  • Simplicity
  • Ease of learning
  • Flexibility
  • As a user I don't have insight into the ROI for the company as a whole
Trados is more complex and seems more powerful - it's the default system for the heavy-duty translation of major documents with specialized terminology needs. Memsource is easier to learn and a good choice for lighter-duty work. I use both.

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Microsoft Office 2016 (discontinued), SDL Trados Studio
It's a good straightforward package, well-suited to everyday translation. It doesn't (so far as I know) offer a wealth of reference libraries and terminology databases as some products do.