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Lokalise

Advanced localization & translation workflow automation tool

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4.8

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90

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  • Likelihood to recommend9.48/10

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The customer service is excellent because they even provide you the opportunity to have a call with them in which they will guide you on how to use the software.
What's great about Lokalise is that they provide both outstanding SaaS and great translation service, which creates a frictionless workflow that we need to keep ever changing content translated.
Easy to use, nice Layout, features that help automate the data exchange, QA features, Tools to discuss the best translation, or to clarify the meaning of something. API to communicate with Lokalise.
Versioning is a bit confusing at first because it uses a different paradigm than what you are used to with their notions of release vs pre-release (and not tied to a semantic version for instance).
It is hard to get an overview about all the keys in use. Sometimes, depending on the QA state, it is difficult to find a specific key.
Plan limitation for users in team can sometime be too restrictive if you ave to manage different users per project.
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Steev H.

Environmental Services, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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Just What We Needed

Reviewed 4 years ago

We have used Lokalise to integrate our translatable codebase with translations, and leverage paid and volunteer translators to help us increase our language coverage. We also had a need for a system that non-technical translators could easily understand and use.

Pros

The best things about Lokalise are the integration with other tools like Github and Slack, as well as the UI and the access controls. I like how easy it's been to import and export sources and translations to and from our code repositories, and the ease with which we can control who can do what within different languages.

Cons

I have very little to complain about. The only thing worth mentioning is sometimes a slight delay because of time zone in getting support when we were first learning how to use it, because we're in Arizona and they're in Latvia. But that's a very minor inconvenience!

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Jørgen Orehøj E.

Sports, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Great user experience and nice API

Reviewed 4 years ago
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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Computer Software, 51-200 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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If it wasn’t so expensive…

Reviewed a year ago
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I really like lokalise because it allows translators to have a real scenario and context, and the same for our proofreaders.

Cons

Its price. We found it really expensive.

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Tom C.

Consumer Goods, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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A great product fit for a startup with several apps and an international customer base

Reviewed 5 years ago

We've been able to implement clear, simple processes and improve the quality of the translation and localisation of our apps and websites.

Pros

First and foremost, the team are extremely communicative and helpful. Every question we asked was answered in minutes and they gave us fantastic and friendly assistance to get us onboarded swiftly. 100% awesome. The QA feature found literally thousands of errors throughout our translations — we had missed these for *years* using our previous tool. We export our translations for use in an iOS and...

Cons

Nothing really, this has been a real upgrade in process and quality for us.

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Richard B.

Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Game Changer

Reviewed 5 years ago

Lokalise has completely removed the headache of managing strings across all our apps and it has reduced the need for constant reviews and re-working of translations.

Pros

Lokalise has completely transformed how we translate our apps. We don't have to struggle with zip files flying around via email and are able to quickly and efficiently produce new builds for review. Once we had fixed the main problem, we were able to use Lokalise to completely automate our translations process using web hooks. When translations are Reviewed by our provider, we pull these into Bitbucket, generate a new build and run UI tests to generate Screenshots which are sent to the client within one hour. This process used to take at least 5 days per language.

Cons

Honestly, not much. the only problem we've had is with User Permissions, users report not being able to see Languages but it's always because we haven't updated their permissions.

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Daniel L.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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Lokalise is a platform beyond expectations and covers a range of advanced use cases

Reviewed 5 years ago

We are translating our platform to 15+ languages with Lokalise using the team and QA features. We're integrating both dynamic and static content using efficient integrations. And we plan to order translations via the built in channels that give you a good overview of pricing and benefits. All in all, the experience has been great. Thanks to the many integrations (from S3 to Github to Slack etc.) and solid documentation.

Pros

Lokalise has a whole range of thought-through features and their support has been outstanding. We were looking for integrations with Sketch and Github, along with a solid Dashboard and automated translation. We found all these and more features with Lokalise. Also, their online guides and documentation pages are very helpful.

Cons

Had some very minor issues at the beginning but the support team solved these in 10 minutes. Overall our experience has been great.

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Kultida S.

Translation and Localization, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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Lokalise suggests me the right translation which helps me to complete jobs faster.

Reviewed 3 years ago

Easy to navigate, the functions are great. It helps me to complete my works faster.

Pros

The software suggests the translation from the history, google translation and some other places to me. I can just choose one of the right translation or choose one and correct it quickly.

Cons

Unfortunately, it is web-based software. I need to connect to the interest to work on it. And my internet connection is ADSL. Therefore, I am preferred offline software.

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Kristaps L.

Translation and Localization, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Great localisation tool for our translators

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Translators who work for our agency love using Lokalise. UI is very easy to understand and the fact that the clients can add screenshots of where the translated text be visible in their app is a great help as it aids in understanding the context. It is possible to see in real time the progress of the translation, which is very helpful for the project managers to see the translation progress. Customer service is very fast and questions are answered and resolved quickly.

Cons

Depending on the internet connection, it can be a bit slow sometimes, but it does not tend to distract the work.

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Stefan K.

Computer Software, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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Time saver!

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Lokalise really helps us to manage all our translations. No matter if you are using it as translator or on the other side as a developer. Even though it is easy to use still have all the flexibility to customise the flows just like you need them! Also the customer support is first class and really quick!

Cons

Nothing to add here. So fare really happy with the whole experience.

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Nonprofit Organization Management, 51-200 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great software for translation services

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

What I like most about this software are the video tutorials that guide you through each part of the website. The customer service is excellent because they even provide you the opportunity to have a call with them in which they will guide you on how to use the software. I also enjoy the fact that I can work with my colleagues from other states in my country. The nonprofit I work has two locations in two different states and we have to do a lot of translation services, so this software is excellent.

Cons

I could not use it on my phone. I've tried multiple times to scan the QR code to perform my task on the phone but when it reaches to the final stage a message pops up which says "Shake the phone now to open the Lokaalise Debug Menu, and enable Live Mode by toggling the only switch there". However, when I shake my phone nothing happens.

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Alexandra G.

Hospital & Health Care, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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Highly recommend - works well, fast and easy to use

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Everything about Lokalise works well - the translations are spot on (and I am a native speaker of four languages so I can really tell), the UX is well thought out and intuitive, it's fast and the search function especially. One thing I really love is that Lokalise remembers how you chose to translate something, not just the generic translation. The other thing is how easy it is to collaborate across our team. KUDOS for developing this and we love using your tool. Have recommended it to many others too, and they have been happy.

Cons

Please don't change anything - this is an awesome tool and it works perfectly as is!!

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Pedro P.

Financial Services, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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Lokalise is a greta solution for localisation needs

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Lokalise is really easy to work with and it's easy for new people to understand the software pretty fast. Its interface is good, simple and allows for deep customization.

Cons

Lokalise does crash from time to time. Bulk actions are still not as customizable as one would like. There should be more revert buttons as it's easy to mess a whole project with one misclick.

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Dominik R.

Real Estate, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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One of the rare products where every feature is thought out into the very last detail

Reviewed 5 years ago

Pretty simple to set up and honestly, the experience got better and better the more I used it, because I just then realised how much thought has gone into the product.

Pros

Perfectly efficient workflow - it is very convenient to translate your keys, you always have great context, you automatically get suggestions, and the lokalise team has perfected the UI so that you don't have to waste a single click. Love it.

Cons

Nothing major really. The buttons for the functions within a translation project (upload, download, etc.) could be a bit bigger and self-explanatory. It's only rather small items where you have to learn what is where (although they do have tooltips of course).

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Alberto L.

Arts and Crafts, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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The best for translations

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

- very easy to use interface - amazing costumers support - integrate with all the possible platforms: we use Django and iOS and we need to manage different sources of translations and Lokalise do it great.

Cons

Nothing to report. Everything we had an issue with was solved by the costumers care team.

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Deron B.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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Great translation software for our site

Reviewed 4 years ago

It opened up our horizons to translating our site into more languages and more easily. What a relief. I highly recommend this product.

Pros

We work with volunteers across the globe. They are able to easily learn and use this software to translate what they can and leave the hard pages, TOS etc for us to farm out via Lokalise and a couple of days later they are done. The translation suggestions shown from Google et alia by phrase are super helpful too.

Cons

Some of the HTML goop doesn't always transition over to the translation smoothly but generally it's fine.

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Roman P.

Legal Services, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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I keep and manage all my translations in a single place

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Attention to details if we are talking about UI/UX. It is easy to use essential tool that you can just send al ink to your teammate and he will understand what to do immediately. It resolves my business tasks on the fly.

Cons

I still haven't found anything disappointing to me.

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Kasper M.

Financial Services, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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Scaling and ease of use

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Its ease of use and rapid feature development.

Cons

Versioning is a bit confusing at first because it uses a different paradigm than what you are used to with their notions of release vs pre-release (and not tied to a semantic version for instance).

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Michael S.

Computer Software, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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Great choice for language localization

Reviewed 5 years ago

We've been able to translate our SaaS application into a number of languages very quickly.

Pros

Great user experience. Prompt customer service. Very feature rich. Low time to value in that onboarding is very easy and quick.

Cons

Very few complaints. Their support team is located in Europe so US companies should plan for a time zone difference when it comes to support requests.

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Medical Practice, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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Highly recommended

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

The nice UI. It feels fresh and is easy to work in. Fantastic support that answers quickly and helps me with any issue I might run into. Otherwise it does what a TMS is supposed to do. And does it well.

Cons

Some features I took for granted are locked in our current plan. But you get what you pay for I guess :)

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Aya S.

Internet, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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Reivew on Lokalise

Reviewed 5 years ago

We had been using Excel to manage our terms, and it was quite difficult and in many aspects and time consuming. Since we changed to Lokalise, our term management, as well as translation tasks became much easier. I also appreciate their technical support (e-mail, chat) for their prompt replies.

Pros

Lokalise is easy to use to share terms with various people involved in a project. It's a cloud system, so we didn't need to implement special software either. We use to manage our terms with Excel, so sharing terms with others were not so easy.

Cons

We put tags on each term but as the number of tags used in a project increases, it becomes difficult to find a specific tag from the list.

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Dmitry K.

Translation and Localization, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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Terrific mobile app localization sofware

Reviewed 5 years ago

Some of my clients build mobile apps and video games and need my help localizing them into Russian through Localise. The tool is fantastic for freelance translators and offers an incredible built-in CAT-tool with in-context translation and preview.

Pros

Excellent CAT-tool makes my work extremely enjoyable and rewarding. Features that are actually useful, no clutter, a focus mode that lets me focus on translation - all of these features make it one of the best tools for mobile app/game localization.

Cons

Pricing is a bit steep if you ask me, however there even more expensive tools out there. I believe features and functionality is well worth the trade-off.

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Kendall F.

Human Resources, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Powerful localization software

Reviewed 4 years ago
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I like the tight integration with our Ruby on rails backend. It makes deploying translations easy. I also like how easy it is to order translations from them, get free machine translations, or hire your own private translator.

Cons

It used to be expensive, but the new pricing model reduced our yearly fee from $2,000/year to $200/year, so it's now a great value

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Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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nice product

Reviewed 5 years ago

Overall, I am happy with it. Please give it a try.

Pros

- good to set up a team. - nice design - good integration with GitHub - good customer support

Cons

- GitHub integration needs some effort. It would be nice if it has a one-click solution

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Accounting, 201-500 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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Amazing product

Reviewed 5 years ago
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Saves me a ton of time, ensuring that my app is translated correctly. It's very easy to get translations done and they are very fast

Cons

The pricing is a little steep for my small app. Currently I'm using the free trier, would upgrade if it was a lower tier ~$10.

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Jeremy P.

Internet, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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Exactly what we're looking for

Reviewed 4 years ago

Outstanding experience.

Pros

What's great about Lokalise is that they provide both outstanding SaaS and great translation service, which creates a frictionless workflow that we need to keep ever changing content translated. Also great customer service.

Cons

I have not found any issues with the product as of yet.