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  • Martin Janda

    Just a little question: Have you ever tried to do a translation, or even any long-ish typing, on a smartphone? Or tablet? On the top of that, digital nomads need to work anywhere – and a decent web access is definitely not anything you would have everywhere.
    Not to mention that feature-wise, standard CAT tools still have the upper hand.

    If I want to work everywhere, I simply take my 13″ Sony Vaio along, with a decent integrated keyboard and an old-fashioned locally installed CAT tool.

    11 May, 2018 at 17.45 Reply
  • Colin Mansell

    Have you ever thought about the future of the translation industry and all these CAT and SAT tools if the economics that currently favours these tools at the cost to quality, were to change, with a greater supply of better human translators? All the problems that no computer can resolve will be done by humans and this terrible phase of low quality, low-cost translation will be swept into the dustbin of history, thank God.

    13 May, 2018 at 18.22 Reply
  • Andrii Raboshchuk

    Very interesting article, thank you.

    From experience: currently CrowdIn is the only CAT-tool that has really nice mobile device support, and with tablet or 4,5 inch screen it’s really comfortable to translate even 1k word (with several paragraphs) texts. SmartCAT is working on its mobile-device support, so in closer future it will be even greater tool (yup, more than 90% of projects I upload there):)

    A comment to this paragraph:
    “Another problem is that rendering the translation environment on a tablet or smartphone requires considerable computing resources on some devices. So in order to make full use of an online CAT tool, users need to have a powerful tablet or smartphone that can execute scripts and render style sheets quickly to realize a productivity gain.” Not at all. Today even 100$ smartphone can handle most of the web CAT-tools (checked with fellow translators). As they are not native applications but Web applications, they require only strong, stable and fast internet connection.

    But thank you for great article, once again.

    15 July, 2018 at 19.29 Reply
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