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Ein plattformunabhängiges Translation-Memory-Tool für individuelle Übersetzer sowie Übersetzungsagenturen und Unternehmen.

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Vorteile:

But also Word, Powerpoint, Excel. That's a huge time saver when the source is not in a CAT tool format.

Nachteile:

Wordfast is as difficult as the other ones. Make sure you store your TMs where they won't be erased by a windows or iOs update.

Bewertungen zu Wordfast Pro

Durchschnittliche Bewertung

Benutzerfreundlichkeit
3,9
Kundenservice
3,9
Funktionen
4,3
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
4,7

Weiterempfehlungsquote

7,9/10

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Catharine C.
Catharine C.
French to English Sworn Translator in Réunion
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Übersetzung und Lokalisierung, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Good choice of CAT tool!

5 vor 3 Jahren

Kommentare: I started out using Wordfast Pro 3 in 2010, and was pretty satisfied, and have now moved on to WFP 5 which is even better in my opinion.

Vorteile:

Wordfast Pro is one of the only Mac-compatible CAT tools on the market. It is regularly updated and good value for money in terms of the gain of time for productivity. There are Facebook and Yahoo user groups to help you with any queries you might have (as well as a hotline, although I've rarely had to use it), and a demo version if you want to try WFP out for free first.

Nachteile:

Some compatibility problems when working with colleagues or agencies who use different CAT tools. But in my case this is the exception rather than the norm. On starting I generally need to launch it at least twice (if not more) for it start without crashing.

Verifizierter Rezensent
Project Manager in USA
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Übersetzung und Lokalisierung, 11-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

A perfectly serviceable CAT tool

4 vor 3 Jahren

Kommentare: A colleague of mine who has worked with other CAT tools described WF Pro as a pasta maker--you need to keep putting things in, let it churn, and then it spits other things out. It takes a while to learn which specific rules are important to WF, otherwise it will return errors and hold the project hostage. At different stages of the process, file naming conventions matter. At other stages, the location of the files matter. It takes a lot of trial and error in the beginning to work through these quirks, but like any CAT tool, the more time you put into learning it, the better off you'll be, as we have found these quirks to at least be consistent.

Vorteile:

Once the quirks are understood, the program is fairly predictable and robust. It serves to help us maintain consistency and lower costs when feasible on large, repeated translation projects.

Nachteile:

The version we use lacks some of the modern add ons that are now offered by the competitive products. For example, we needed to write our own script for working with JSON files, which can be natively handled by other CAT tools without any special customization.

Verifizierter Rezensent
Freelance Translator in Italien
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Übersetzung und Lokalisierung, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Can't forget your first love

4 letzten Monat Neu

Kommentare: Wordfast is the first CAT Tool I learned to use when I was a student. At the time I didn't even know there were so many similar tools out there, hence my complete fascination with it, as it allowed me to translate faster and more consistently. I then discovered other tools, which translation agencies seem to prefer, but Wordfast remains my first love!

Vorteile:

It's quick and easy to use, with a simple user interface. It can handle virtually any format and works on Mac as well. It is also very affordable in comparison to other tools, which is a big plus.

Nachteile:

No cons to me, except for the fact that my clients tend to prefer a different CAT Tool, so in the end I decided to switch to it.

Antwort von Wordfast

letzten Monat

Thanks for your review! If you decide to use Wordfast again, remember that you simply have to renew your license instead of buying a new one.

Verifizierter Rezensent
HR-Specialist, underviser og foredragsholder in Dänemark
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Übersetzung und Lokalisierung, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Wordfast - fair value for money - and works on both PC and MAC

3 vor 3 Jahren

Kommentare: Enhances my speed and quality as translator - works both on my mac and PC. Does most of the file formats on the markets fairly easy. Much cheaper than most other CAT tools

Vorteile:

Easy to use the simple features good efficiency and quick translations

Nachteile:

Support is not useful in any way - actually the best and quickest support is a user forum on Facebook

Verifizierter Rezensent
Translator in Frankreich
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Übersetzung und Lokalisierung, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Mac-friendly, user-friendly, productivity-friendly!

4 vor 3 Jahren

Kommentare: It boosts productivity with its filtering features (I can translate all the short segments at the end of a long day if I'm not feeling particularly on top of my game), it also allows me to use Google Translate for machine translation post-editing jobs. It is a dream to use on my Mac, and I don't need to worry about Parallels or any Windows environment.

Vorteile:

I like most that it's quick and easy to use, and that it works perfectly on a Mac. One other thing I love about Wordfast is that it has enabled me to continue working with a client who had required Trados.

Nachteile:

Sometimes there are unexplained errors and I don't always understand the messages. And it does occasionally crash for no apparent reason.

Stefan S.
Stefan S.
Lecturer in Deutschland
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Übersetzung und Lokalisierung, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

My CAT tool of choice

5 vor 3 Jahren

Kommentare: Wordfast Pro 3 and 5 are my CAT tools of choice, I've been using v.3 ever since it came out. They are indispensable in my daily translation work. However, because they still lack some important functionality, I still have to use SDL Trados and MemoQ.

Vorteile:

The user interface is not cluttered, functions and features are easy to access. Single-window project creation is a big advantage over the competition. The price is affordable.

Nachteile:

Incorrect number formatting in auto suggest for my language, lack of support for regular-expressions-delimited text files.

Cler S.
Text editor in Ukraine
2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Herkunft der Bewertung

Helps simplify work

5 vor 4 Jahren

Vorteile:

Despite the fact that the program is oriented, first of all, to freelance translators, yet it is useful for its functionality and proofreaders, and editors. Its huge advantage is the availability of a free version.

Nachteile:

Online version of Wordfast for some reason regularly hangs, but after rebooting the page it works as it should. Perhaps this problem does not exist in all browsers.

Antwort von Wordfast

vor 4 Jahren

Thanks Cler Sura. If you continue to experience hanging problems, please submit feedback directly to the developers via the Help tab (Support/Report icon). Thanks again!

D'emilio T.
D'emilio T.
Director in Argentinien
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Übersetzung und Lokalisierung, 11-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Best TM tool for translators

5 vor 3 Jahren

Kommentare: I’ve been a Wordfast user since 2008, I went through different versions of this software and it never let me down. I became such a fun of it that I started teaching to my colleagues how to use it.

Vorteile:

Wordfast is a very easy to use software, affordable, it saves your time and makes you to improve the quality of your translations.

Nachteile:

None. I have no negative experience with Wordfast.

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Dolmetscherin & Übersetzerin Es-En-De/ Traductora e intérprete Es-En-De in Deutschland
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Reliable CAT tool for the professional translator. Good value for money.

4 vor 4 Jahren

Kommentare: A CAT tool with the usual functionalities. More affordable than other options.

Vorteile:

By using Wordfast Pro I can reach a wider customer base, since it is the CAT tool some of my clients prefer. It offers enough features for the freelance translator and can handle almost any type of format. Also, it runs on Windows, Mac and Linux. At 400 EUR for the Classic version, it is more affordable than competitors such as SDL Trados. A 30-day trial of Wordfast Classic is available if you wish to try before you buy.

Nachteile:

Wordfast Pro is not as visually appealing as some of its competitors. There is a certain learning curve with the software, but it is to be expected of any full-fledged CAT tool.

Verifizierter Rezensent
Traductor autónomo in Portugal
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Übersetzung und Lokalisierung, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Kostenlose Testversion
Herkunft der Bewertung

I really, really like this CAT tool!

5 vor 3 Jahren

Kommentare: It has been good overall. Especially with specialised translations Which are very repetitive and have the same terminology. It's quicker for any translator in these types of áreas.

Vorteile:

Where do I begin? I absolutely love the friendly interface, it's very familiar and it doesn't freak you out as a first time user (which did happen to me with other CAT tools). The fact that it's a part of Microsoft word makes everything a lot simpler. Most commands are the same as other CAT tools so it's also a plus. And you can learn to use it and actually work on it for free (perfect for freelancers starting out).

Nachteile:

I don't like the limited free version, I feel you should get a full idea on the TM feature in order to really get into it.

Anna F.
Translator in Österreich
Übersetzung und Lokalisierung, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Licensing NEVER works as promised

4 letztes Jahr

Kommentare: How can they promise that a license will work in the next 2 hours and then they just do nothing? Last time they said it was "technical issues with their licensing server", I wonder what it will be this time. Not much "pro" in Wordfast Pro.

Vorteile:

When it works, it works. All the basic functions of Trados but much easier to use and better price. I have worked with Wordfast products for 12 years now.

Nachteile:

This is the 3rd time I have an issue with the license renewal. Last time I lost a half day of work, this time I might actually miss a deadline and potentially lose a client. After paying for the license renewal, I received an email that the license would be activated within 2 hours. Now several hours have passed and nothing happened. No reply from Customer support and m day in the office is almost over. This is extremely frustrating. I should have known better this time, it`s disappointing how unreliable this company is.

Anja W.
Senior Content Editor in USA
Informationstechnologie & -dienste, 501-1.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

We have used it for over 5 years and never really had any problems with it

4 vor 5 Jahren

Kommentare: Tremendous help with our translation projects

Vorteile:

It is user friendly and intuitive (even for people who have no previous experience of translation software) and covers our needs very well

Nachteile:

The latest upgrade has made it considerably more complex than previously. Time will tell if we will keep using it or switch to a simpler software (we don't have very complex needs in the team)

Antwort von Wordfast

vor 5 Jahren

Thanks Anja for taking the time to review Wordfast Pro. We would love to get your feedback about the latest upgrade so we can improve. Please submit it under the Help tab via the Feedback icon. Thanks in advance!

Guillaume C.
Consultant in Frankreich
Informationstechnologie & -dienste, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Herkunft der Bewertung

Flexible and reliable

4 letztes Jahr

Kommentare: You can easily get up and running with this tool. It's easier (and cheaper) than the other ones I've tried. It's very powerful, smart and "all-terrain". However pay attention on the location where you store your TM and glossaries, and backup regularly.

Vorteile:

I love the fact it can read, translate and export lots of different formats. xilf of sure, it's basic. But also Word, Powerpoint, Excel. That's a huge time saver when the source is not in a CAT tool format.

Nachteile:

All CaT tools are hard to set up and hard to maintain over time. Wordfast is as difficult as the other ones. Make sure you store your TMs where they won't be erased by a windows or iOs update... That should be by default IMHO or Cloud solution should be by default.

Antwort von Wordfast

letztes Jahr

Thanks for your review Guillaume! We actually advise against storing your TMs and glossaries on the cloud. Constant synchronization slows your computer and your databases can get corrupted if they are opened on two different computers at the same time. Saving them to your hard drive and backing them up monthly to an external drive should be sufficient.

Santa F.
IT-manager in Ukraine
2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Also allows you to use "smart" memory

4 vor 4 Jahren

Vorteile:

The system is almost in no way inferior to the same Trados, but is distributed free of charge. This is a big plus. It is worth noting that for me this has become a determining factor. Why pay for something, if the same can be obtained for free? With its tasks, the system manages quite, though imperfectly.

Nachteile:

It is difficult to work with a large amount of data, especially if there is a lot of graphics. Often the link does not handle correctly. There are many other minor shortcomings. We are waiting for the next update.

Joseph K.
Swahili Translator in Kenia
Übersetzung und Lokalisierung, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Herkunft der Bewertung

Most Affordable CAT Tool

4 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: This translation tool is awesome, very affordable and has many documentations and tutorials.

Vorteile:

This has got to be the most affordable cat tool i have ever used. Besides price, it has all the major features that the most expensive tools have. I love their 'big 50% discount' for freelance translator living and working in a developing economy! This a tool that truly caters for translator and do care about their not-so-deep-pockets.

Nachteile:

They have too many products 5, this can be confusing especially for beginners. The renewal part is also a let down, after 3 years you must renew a license on an item you bought legally! Their trial version has some features which you cannot use meaning its not fully unlocked.

Antwort von Wordfast

vor 2 Jahren

Thank you for your review, Joseph. All of our licenses have three-year terms and include all upgrades and tech support. Upon renewal, you get a 50% discount, in addition to the 50% discount for developing economies. That comes out to roughly $38 per year after the initial three-year period.

Yannick S.
Yannick S.
Translator in Schweiz
Übersetzung und Lokalisierung, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Interesting Translation Management Tool

4 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: I have used Wordfast for a few projects and everything went relatively smoothly. I recommend giving it a try, it's overall worth it.

Vorteile:

The translation memory is the most interesting feature I have came across with this software, especially useful for technical marketing texts with a lot of repetition.

Nachteile:

It's not the easiest translation management tool I have had the opportunity to use, it has many different features but not all are clear regarding the way to use them.

Eric F.
Web-trainer in Ukraine
2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Herkunft der Bewertung

A powerful application that helps in work

5 vor 4 Jahren

Vorteile:

I was attracted to frequent updates and the availability of a free version. The program does not take up much space and is undemanding to resources. On the possibilities it is quite comparable with the same Trados. It is a collection of MS Word macros. It is convenient to use the function of intellectual memory - when the program remembers the result of the previous work.

Nachteile:

Sometimes the program crashes when working with complex documents. The program has difficulties in processing hyperlinks or graphic elements. I have to split the document into several parts.

Eric G.
System Engineer in Ukraine
2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Herkunft der Bewertung

Convenient function of Translation Memory

4 vor 4 Jahren

Vorteile:

I like that the program allows you to use Translation Memory. The package is constantly updated and distributed free of charge. You can create a convenient glossary. Setting up the program does not require professional skills. It has a simple and intuitive interface. The possibilities are also very decent.

Nachteile:

Constantly you need to control the program manually, you can not completely rely on it. Sometimes it does not work correctly. Brakes when working with large files.

Shirley B.
Web-analyst in Ukraine
2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

The best choice for translators and other specialists

5 vor 4 Jahren

Vorteile:

She came up to me because it is very simple and not overloaded with unnecessary features. Also with its help I can translate faster, because by making a translation of just once words or even sentences - all information is stored in the database and, next time, I can use my own, the previous translation.

Nachteile:

Now I use the free version, I need a permanent connection to the Internet. The speed seems to be normal, but I would like it faster.

Antwort von Wordfast

vor 4 Jahren

Thanks for the review Shirley! You can get a free 30-day trial license for Wordfast Pro 5 on our website in case you want to try a desktop solution. It eliminates the need for an internet connection and is much faster.

Verifizierter Rezensent
Traductor autónomo in Portugal
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

It was very quick and easy to learn how to use and really helped with a few time saving tools.

4 vor 4 Jahren

Vorteile:

What I like the most about this translation tool is that you can customise it just like you would any other word document and certainly helps when you have your own quick little attachments to do things your own way and have a software that feels made for you. Also, it has the amazing feature of supporting several types of documents and files, which can be easier for freelance work plus it has great automated translation features like endless translation memory that works wonders with repetitive segments that are very common in specialised translation. It also can work with Mac or Linux.

Nachteile:

Probably the price. A starting freelance translator really wouldn't have a lot of money, however it's a great tool for freelance workers to begin with. So, there's a little bit of a dilemma.

Anna A.
Human Resourse Director in Belarus
Computer-Software, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Good alternative to Trados

5 vor 3 Jahren

Vorteile:

I liked the program primarily because its configuration did not require the presence of professional skills, as well as preliminary study. During operation, the system consumes few resources.

Nachteile:

One of the worst support services I have come across. You can wait for an answer to a question within a few days, so you often have to look for a solution yourself.

Brent B.
Brent B.
Operator in Kanada
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Design, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Amazing Product!

4 vor 4 Jahren

Kommentare: So far everything i have needed it for it has saved me and helped me get projects done so fast

Vorteile:

How much easier it made my work and help me get stuff done on time!

Nachteile:

That i didn't find this software sooner, i found it super easy to use

Verifizierter Rezensent
Interpreter in USA
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Sportartikel, 1.001-5.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Herkunft der Bewertung

Good value

5 vor 3 Jahren

Vorteile:

One of the agencies that I work for offers Wordfast Pro free of charge to its translators. The program itself is very user friendly and it is a good translation software for someone who is just starting off.

Nachteile:

I have experienced anything negative about this software yet.

Verifizierter Rezensent
Content Writer in Deutschland
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Computer-Software, 11-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Kostenlose Testversion
Herkunft der Bewertung

Machines translation made easy

5 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: It is a great product when starting to translate with machine help. Once one gets the hang of it, it saves time and maintains a certain level of quality across the text

Vorteile:

It easy to access and has a lot of tutorial available online to get the hang of it. It allows to switch between language pairings, and saves glossaries.

Nachteile:

The commands can be confusing and somehow frustrating. Sometimes the glossary function doesn’t work properly.

Antwort von Wordfast

vor 2 Jahren

Thanks for the review and glad you were able to leverage the machine translation engines.

Verifizierter Rezensent
Freelance Translator (French-English) in USA
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Übersetzung und Lokalisierung, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Great translation memory tool

5 vor 3 Jahren

Kommentare: I use this frequently as a freelance translator of academic texts.

Vorteile:

The memory works really well, the online option makes it accessible from anywhere. Great translation tool.

Nachteile:

Nothing I can think of at the moment, this software really meets my needs as a freelance translator.