Wordfast

Wordfast Pro


4.5 / 5
9 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

We offer powerful desktop, server, and web-based solutions designed to meet the needs of individual translators, translation agencies, corporations, and educational institutions worldwide.


Average Ratings

9 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 3.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Wordfast
  • www.wordfast.com/
  • Founded 2000
  • United States

About Wordfast Pro

Wordfast Pro (WFP) is our standalone, platform-independent translation memory tool designed for individual translators as well as LSPs and corporations. WFP runs on multiple platforms (Windows and Mac), offers a WYSIWYG editor, and allows for high-speed batch processing of files in addition to the creation of project packages for seamless translation management. WFP can handle virtually any file format including MS Office files, html, xml, InDesign and FrameMaker.


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Wordfast Pro Features

  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Collaboration
  • CRM
  • For Software
  • For Websites
  • Localization Automation
  • Machine Translation
  • Marketing Management
  • Order Management
  • Permission Management
  • Project Tracking
  • Quality Control
  • Quotes / Estimates
  • Resource Management
  • Terminology Management
  • Translation Analytics
  • Translator Database
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management

Wordfast Pro Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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

Sep 07, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is user friendly and intuitive (even for people who have no previous experience of translation software) and covers our needs very well

Cons: 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)

Overall: Tremendous help with our translation projects

Vendor Response

by Wordfast on September 11, 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!

Helps simplify work

Jan 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

Vendor Response

by Wordfast on February 01, 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!

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

Jan 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

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

Also allows you to use "smart" memory

Feb 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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

Feb 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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

Feb 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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

Feb 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

Vendor Response

by Wordfast on February 19, 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.

Aug 01, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

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Amazing Product!

Aug 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: How much easier it made my work and help me get stuff done on time!

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

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