Lokalise Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Lokalise

Advanced localization & translation workflow automation tool

4.87/5 (83 reviews)

Lokalise overview

What is Lokalise?

Lokalise is used by startups and web and mobile studios as well as regional and global businesses worldwide to localize and translate mobile apps and web content.
The service automates the translation workflow, allowing customers to upload localization files and then edit and translate their copy with their own translators or Lokalise's professionals. Lokalise offers various integration options starting from API/CLI tool, Fastlane, GitHub, Symfony, Django etc.
iOS and Android SDK are available to test the copy in real time and push it to mobile users instantly without re-submitting the mobile apps to the AppStore and Google Play.
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Pricing

Starting from
$40/month
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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 other markets, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English
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Lokalise reviews

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Robert Trencheny

So easy, even at extreme scale

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-07
Review Source: Capterra

Previously, localization was a situation in which our teams would constantly step on each others toes, trying to use Google Sheets to coordinate with each other and developers. It just never worked well and we wasted so much time on it until we found Lokalise. Now, translators can see what text is being edited in real time and work together to ensure the most correct translations.

Pros
Lokalise makes localization SO easy, even when working with extremely large teams. It's also packed full of features that make managing localizing easy, like SDKs for iOS and Android, easy batch edit tools and integrations with third party apps like Slack so we get notified when new strings are added. The duplicate editor has allowed us to drastically cut down on translation time. Finally, the latest feature we found and love is translation memory which allows us to translate a common word or phrase once and then Lokalise can automatically suggest it in the future.

Cons
Sometimes the website can be a bit slow... but we do have thousands of strings so I can't really blame them

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Comprehensive Solution for a Translation Workflow

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-05-28
Review Source: Capterra

We are managing all our strings with this solution We are translating into 3 different languages (e.g. English, German and Romanian). The benefits we have realized lies first of in dissolving one bottleneck of passign all the translated strings through our development team. Now our managers and translators handle all the strings and formulations, and the devs focus on other tasks.

Pros
The app has really reviewed translation workflows and included integrations and tools for all the roles in the team. We can say from integrating this solution with our current web app, that we were astounded by the simplicity the tool connects to the repository, get's the most current keys the developers added and easily pushes changes back to the repository. From a developers perspective this is a dream to use. The translation tools are also on par with the rest, with multiple views for editing, suggestions from major translation software (e.g. Google Translate) and placeholders support. The design is also nice and friendly and well thought out, allowing for easy understanding without needing to read documentation.

Cons
At the time of the review we haven't encountered any issues or discomforts with the solution.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jørgen Orehøj Erichsen

Great user experience and nice API

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-07-03
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
We use it to manage around 8000 keys in 12 different languages. The service is very easy to use and has a really nice user interface that is joy to work with. Another helpful feature is the batch support, which allows for managing/updating many translations with just a few mouse clicks. Furthermore, we use the CLI to fetch the translations and embed them in our React native and Ruby on Rails apps.

Cons
Searching of translation keys could be improved at bit by supporting for example wildcard searches, but that's just a minor thing.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Tatiana Shanler

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Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-03-19
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
--Intergration with Github --API to automate translation process --Customer support, timely response --Screenshots for context

Cons
--Unsupported file formats --TM is not context based and not per language --TM can't be exported in XLS format --String description is not available with "Allow source key editing" disabled (we do not use "Allow source key editing") --Performance issues with large files --Terminology import/export is not available with XLS format --Some functionality is not user friendly (e.g. too many dependencies, reports are not easy to read) --word count is confusing

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Jonathan Juarez Ruiz

Great location platform!

Used weekly for free trial
Reviewed 2020-02-27
Review Source: Capterra

We were looking for a tool to manage all our translations for our Apps and Lokalise surprised us. In a few hours we have imported our projects and the export to iOS and Android is fast and easy. Let's move on to the payment plan because it's worth it.

Pros
- It's very easy to import and export. - Automatic language detection when importing all files. - Grammar checking is very useful. - Perfect for App developers. - Multiple format support (excel, csv...) - Group keys by a specific tag or file.

Cons
* We miss being able to see all the QA's and warnings without having to create a specific filter for all of them. * We have not yet discovered how to ignore the header (first lines) of a CSV or Excel file.

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Lokalise pricing

Starting from
$40/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
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Start: $90/mo
Essential: $190/mo
Pro: $435/mo
Enterprise: To get a price estimate contact Lokalise Sales team

Lokalise features

API
Collaboration Tools
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Third Party Integration

Access Control (154 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (208 other apps)
Activity Tracking (110 other apps)
Alerts / Escalation (111 other apps)
Auditing (110 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (157 other apps)
Compliance Management (114 other apps)
Data Visualization (104 other apps)
Monitoring (254 other apps)
Permission Management (96 other apps)
Real Time Data (101 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (128 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (158 other apps)
Role-Based Permissions (97 other apps)
Workflow Management (133 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Lokalise

Key features of Lokalise

  • Localization automation
  • Machine translation
  • Translator Database
  • For websites
  • For software
  • Translation analytics
  • Terminology management
  • Multiplatform
  • Key referencing
  • Placeholder/HTML validation
  • Screenshot management
  • Plural forms management
  • Translation memory
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Content filtering
  • Estimates
  • Translation history
  • Quote management
  • Third party integration
  • Translation analytics
  • iOS & Android SDK
  • Data import/export
  • Drag & drop interface
  • API
  • Custom ISO codes
  • Tagging
  • Collaboration tools
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Benefits

Multilingual, cross-platform web editor
iOS and Android SDK for live pre-release editing and production updates
Advanced API/CLI tool
Translation upvoting and proofreading
Key referencing
Online support by technical team