A perfectly serviceable CAT tool

Bewertet am 16.7.2019
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Project Manager
Übersetzung und Lokalisierung, 13-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
3 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
3 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
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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.

Good choice of CAT tool!

Bewertet am 16.2.2019
Catharine C.
French to English Sworn Translator
Übersetzung und Lokalisierung, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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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.

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

Bewertet am 4.2.2019
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Translator
Übersetzung und Lokalisierung, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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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.

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

Bewertet am 7.9.2017
Anja W.
Senior Content Editor
Informationstechnologie & -dienste, 501-1.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
3 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
4 / 5
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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 des Softwareanbieters

von Wordfast an 11.9.2017

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!

My CAT tool of choice

Bewertet am 13.2.2019
Stefan S.
Lecturer
Übersetzung und Lokalisierung, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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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.

Helps simplify work

Bewertet am 30.1.2018
Cler S.
Text editor
2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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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 des Softwareanbieters

von Wordfast an 1.2.2018

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!

Best TM tool for translators

Bewertet am 13.2.2019
D'emilio T.
Director
Übersetzung und Lokalisierung, 13-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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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.

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

Bewertet am 17.1.2018
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Dolmetscherin & Übersetzerin Es-En-De/ Traductora e intérprete Es-En-De
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
3 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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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.

I really, really like this CAT tool!

Bewertet am 12.2.2019
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Traductor autónomo
Übersetzung und Lokalisierung, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Kostenlose Testversion
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
Kundenbetreuung
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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.

Also allows you to use "smart" memory

Bewertet am 27.2.2018
Santa F.
IT-manager
2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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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.

A powerful application that helps in work

Bewertet am 26.2.2018
Eric F.
Web-trainer
2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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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.

Convenient function of Translation Memory

Bewertet am 27.2.2018
Eric G.
System Engineer
2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
3 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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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.

The best choice for translators and other specialists

Bewertet am 17.2.2018
Shirley B.
Web-analyst
2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
4 / 5
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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 des Softwareanbieters

von Wordfast an 19.2.2018

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.

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

Bewertet am 1.8.2018
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Traductor autónomo
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
Kundenbetreuung
3 / 5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis

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.

Good alternative to Trados

Bewertet am 19.2.2019
Anna A.
Human Resourse Director
Computer-Software, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
2 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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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.

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

Bewertet am 13.2.2019
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HR-Specialist, underviser og foredragsholder
Übersetzung und Lokalisierung, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
3/5
Gesamt
3 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
3 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
1 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
4 / 5
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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

Amazing Product!

Bewertet am 6.8.2018
Brent B.
Operator
Design, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
3 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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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

Good value

Bewertet am 1.4.2019
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Interpreter
Sportartikel, 1.001-5.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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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.

Great translation memory tool

Bewertet am 29.10.2019
Verifizierter Rezensent
Freelance Translator (French-English)
Übersetzung und Lokalisierung, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
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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.