SDL Trados Studio, market-leading translation software, provides a range of sophisticated features to help you not only work more easily but also up to 20% faster* than previous versions of SDL Trados.
SDL Trados Studio Freelance is the world's most popular translation tool, designed for professional freelance translators. It is a complete translation environment that offers integrated translation memory, terminology management and machine translation technology.
The SDL Online Translation Editor is an online tool to help you quickly translate and edit documents. It is perfect for people who might be looking for a tool to help with ad hoc translations, but do not require the functionality that we offer in our professional software – SDL Trados Studio Freelance.
|SDL Trados Studio Freelance||SDL Online Translation Editor|
|Type of software|
Desktop software with ability to use cloud plugins.
Cloud-based for working on a browser. Use on mac or tablet.
(We recommend Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome)
Work with any file format. Click here for a full, comprehensive list.
|Limited to pdf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, xlsx, txt, odt.|
|File size upload limit||n/a||5mb|
|Ability to pre-translate file with machine translation (AT) so you don't need to start translating from scratch|
Available in over 100 language pairs
200,000 MT characters available per month for free. Can add more MT characters with additional packages.
600,000 MT characters available per month or 7.2 million per year - depending on your package.
|Use of translation memory (TM) so you can re-use your translations in the future|
Yes - ability to get full leverage from your TM, 100% matches, fuzzy matches and fragment matches.
Can create, import and export TMs as well as perform TM maintenance.
|Built in translation memory (working in the background) to get 100% matches in future translations.|
|Terminology management||Yes and termbase import/export SDL MultiTerm package also included||No|
|Work on/generate SDL Trados (XLIFF) files||Yes||No|
|Work on SDL Trados Project Packages||Yes||No|
|Project creation||Create projects with multiple documents||No, single document only|
|License type||Perpetual, one off fee. For more info, visit our online store.|
Discount monthly subscription for ProZ.com members $6.99
|Free trial available?||Yes - 30 day free trial - click here||Yes - 10 day free trial - click here|
|Working in the translation editor|
|Editor layout||Vertical - with target text appearing to the right of source text.|
Vertical - with target text appearing to the right of source text.
Horizontal - with target text appearing underneath each segment of source text.
|Source text editing||Yes||Yes|
|Segment; locking, merging, splitting, status and origin||Yes||Yes|
|Copy and paste||Yes||Yes|
|Insert symbols/special characters||Yes||Yes|
|Copy source to target and clear target text||Yes||Yes|
|Download translated file (target file)||Yes||Yes|
|Formatting (tags)||Yes||Yes + apply formatting option|
|Adjust text size||Yes||Yes|
|Document structure information||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic translation of repetitions (AutoPropagation)||Yes (including fuzzy matches)||Yes (100% matches only)|
|Exclusive SDL Trados Studio functionality|