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Lokalise

Advanced localization & translation workflow automation tool

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  • Likelihood to recommend9.47/10

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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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Roman P.

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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 4 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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Steev H.

Environmental Services, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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Just What We Needed

Reviewed 3 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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Nonprofit Organization Management, 51-200 employees

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Great software for translation services

Reviewed 2 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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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 4 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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Jørgen Orehøj E.

Sports, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Great user experience and nice API

Reviewed 3 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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Richard B.

Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Game Changer

Reviewed 4 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 4 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 2 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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Jacob K.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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Great product, amazing service

Reviewed 4 years ago

Lokalise plays an integral part in our internationalisation and localisation strategy. Making it easy to localise our products helped us to get new business.

Pros

There are many things to like about Lokalise. A few stand out: * The UI is easy to understand, and helps a lot with quickly translating and reviewing a lot of content. * Customer Support is truly amazing. A very responsive team and issues are resolved quickly. * Integration with translation partners and machine learning helps to get started quickly with high-quality translations.

Cons

Getting started was a bit hard, especially integrating Lokalise into our build process. That's been almost a year though, so that might be easier now. Small bugs pop up from time to time; one of those actually broke output. But these are usually resolved very quickly when Lokalise is informed of them.

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Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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LOKALISE is a must for mobile apps

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Lokalise made things very simple for the mobile team leading our multilingual app development. Versions x.1 have no longer been launched for typing reasons (in the past we always had to launch small updates to fix typos or to rephrase things that were not clear). The "intelligence" in Lokalise, recommending words that are similiar to the ones already used in other sections of the app is incredible.

Cons

To be honest: nothing. In the team we do not understand how we could live before implementing Lokalise.

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Rachel W.

Telecommunications, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Great tool and customer support

Reviewed 3 years ago
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Lokalise is extremely easy to use, the speed in which translations are returned to us has helped improved efficiency across our teams! Our account managers ([SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN]) have always been on hand to help with any queries.

Cons

I'd like if there was some optional add on so that we could add a certain number of translations included with our package.

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Quentin A.

Internet, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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We use Lokalise to manage our website and applications translations

Reviewed 5 years ago

Easy managment for our translations and integration with our development tools throught the API.

Pros

- simple and easy to use - export in many formats - API - contributor managment customizable for each project - translation tools integrated

Cons

- plan limitation for users in team can sometime be too restrictive if you ave to manage different users per project

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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 3 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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Pavel L.

Entertainment, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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Suitable for startups

Reviewed 3 years ago

Good product and very nice support team.

Pros

This product solves all problems with translation. I think the most important features for startups are: - Opportunity to launch experiments and make changes very fast without additional release - Connect with translators and attach screenshots to get the best translation - Sometimes use Google translate for not so important cases

Cons

So, it's not a big problem, but sometimes translators can be not so quick, as we expected. Mostly for rare languages.

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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 3 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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Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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Great product and great customer service.

Reviewed 4 years ago

It's a great product, you have a lot out of the money you spend. The pricing is adequate and the support team is always there to support.

Pros

It's a complete product, very easy to use and to administer.

Cons

Basically nothing but I would love a better integration with MS Office 365

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Marc Alexandre B.

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11-50 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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Makes localizing application painless

Reviewed 5 years ago

Makes localizing and app painless,The software might not be 100% perfect, but when concerns arise their support team is always there to help and resolve them

Pros

Makes it easy and fast for us to translate new strings for our application. Gives us access to professional translators without the hassle to export / reimport the strings in different formats like i'v done in the past (Excel sheets). Their support is very responsive and comprehensive

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Maks S.

Banking, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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Waves Platform

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Having tried a large number of similar services stopped at lokalise. Incredibly convenient functionality! Work with a large amount of data as comfortable as possible. The work of technical support at height. Always help!

Cons

Difficult to answer. All "bad" moments are decided in the technical support chat and are corrected. Just magic!

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Sophie P.

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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very helpful customer support who are always on hand to help find solutions

Reviewed 5 years ago
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Gives me a good overview of what my translation team is up to. Icons are fun. Layout can be understood by all concerned, even inexperienced translators don't have any gripes.

Cons

it's still new so not everything you would like to have is there but they're working on it. Search terms don't seem toi get saved so I have to retype what I'm looking for

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Julien C.

Information Services, 1-10 employees

Used other for 1-2 years

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Good

Reviewed 4 years ago
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Ui / ux is quite nice. I don t have a heavy use of it nevertheless

Cons

Everything is ok. Of all the translation system I checked it is the one I prefer

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Jhon C.

Computer Software, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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A great tool to help you localize your applications

Reviewed 4 years ago

I work with an application that needs to be translated to multiple languages, Lokalise handles this workflow very easy, allows you to assign collaborators that can handle on or more languages. Lokalise is an excellent application, highly recommended.

Pros

It supports translation workflow for multiple languages,and even uses other services to help you suggesting the translations for you. Also has an API that allows to upload/retrieve your translations very easy and adapt them to any method you use in your app to translate your application.

Cons

The UI is a little confusing at first, but once you get it, you will be really productive with Lokalise

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Bastien D.

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Internet, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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Really good translation tool !

Reviewed 5 years ago
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It's a easy to use tool with a friendly design; Support is good and reactive. Must have to handle translation on multi platforms.

Cons

While lokalise's improving a lot, there's still some cases to handle, like android menu items or strings using in customs views;

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Kendall F.

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Human Resources, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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Powerful localization software

Reviewed 3 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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Moriz W.

Civic & Social Organization, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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Working with Lokalise

Reviewed 3 years ago
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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.

Cons

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. The API shows information you cannot see in the UI.

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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 3 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.