Translation-related Tools & Links

The fourth section of useful links and resources for translators and interpreters mostly covers tools, links and resources to help us with our translation and interpreting businesses.

The section also includes lists of providers of courses we can take to improve our specialisms and there is a terminology category at the end of the page.

The 15 categories in this section are:

CAT Tools & Translation Environments /  

Email Service Providers / GDPR / Interpreting / Jobs / 

Machine TranslationMiscellaneous /

Money Management & Invoicing / MOOCs /

Other Course Providers Printing (Business Cards) /

Productivity, Project & Time Management / Search Engines /

Social Media / Speech Recognition & Text-to-Speech Software /


The other four sections of useful links and resources for translators and interpreters on separate pages are:

general dictionaries and glossaries

subject-specific dictionaries and glossaries

writing-related resources

other links of interest

Last updated May 2023

CAT Tools & Translation Environments

  1. Déjà Vu by Atril
  2. Fluency by Western Standard
  3. KantanMT
  4. Lilt
  5. MateCat
  6. memoQ
  7. Memsource
  8. Mojito automation platform for continuous localisation
  9. Okapi Framework
  10. OmegaT
  11. SDL Trados
  12. Slate
  13. Smartcat
  14. Swordfish Translation Editor
  15. Transit NXT
  16. Translate5 open-source translation, review and post-editing system
  17. Wordfast
  18. Zanata web-based translation platform

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Email Service Providers

  1. FastMail
  2. Mailbox
  3. Posteo
  4. ProtonMail


  1. Cookiebot
  2. GDPR Glossary of Key Terms from High Speed Training
  3. Ghostery helps you monitor and control trackers on websites
  4. Have I Been Pwned check whether your personal data has been compromised by a data breach
  5. ICO – Information Commissioner’s Office
  6. Identity Leak Checker sends a report of all breaches related to your email
  7. Webbkoll

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  1. Interpreter’s Help glossary and assignment management
  2. ORCIT Online Resources for Conference Interpreter Training (European Commission)
  3. Political Speeches compiled by Wake Forest University
  4. SmarTerp remote simultaneous interpreting solution
  5. Speechpool speeches to help interpreters practise
  6. Speech Repository for interpretation. A bank of speeches provided by the European Commission

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  1. Freelanly a job board for translators and interpreters (free and paid versions)
  2. Jooble for job vacancies in the UK
  3. Jooble for job vacancies in the US
  4. translation and interpreting jobs
  5. Translators Café translation jobs

Machine Translation

  1. Bing Microsoft Translator
  2. DeepL Translator
  3. EU Council Presidency Translator
  4. Google Translate
  5. Image Translate
  6. Moses statistical MT system
  7. MyMemory
  8. SYSTRAN Translate

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  1. CodeZapper removes unwanted tags from Word documents before processing in a CAT
  2. Dropbox Transfer for sending large files. Free up to 100 MB.
  3. Easy Word Count for counting words and characters
  4. 10FastFingers typing test to help improve your typing speed
  5. HTTrack Website Copier for extracting website content
  6. I Love PDF PDF converters, plus merge, split, compress, edit, watermark, unlock, repair, etc.
  7. LF Aligner for creating TMs from texts and translations
  8. LibreOffice free open-source office suite
  9. Mouse Without Borders for controlling up to 4 computers with one mouse and keyboard
  10. PDF Converter free online converter (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, JPG, etc. to PDF and vice versa)
  11. Ratatype learn touch typing
  12. Skilliga calendar of training and CPD events and courses for translators and interpreters
  13. TextExpander for inserting snippets of text from emails, boilerplate and other content
  14. Tomedes Text Summarizer a summarization tool providing a summarized copy of webpage text
  15. Translation Commons knowledge-sharing, free tools, resources and community initiatives
  16. TransTools removes tags from Word docs before using CATs and has other tools (also for Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, AutoCAD)
  17. WeTransfer for sending large files

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Money Management & Invoicing

  1. B2Brouter for electronic invoicing
  2. Calculadora Freelance work out how much you should charge per hour (in Spanish)
  3. Check Your State Pension provided by GOV.UK
  4. FeeWizard Online for converting rates from one calculation method to another by Alessandra Muzzi
  5. FreeAgent accounting software for small businesses and freelancers
  6. Infoautónomos quarterly and annual tax obligation management
  7. KashFlow accounting software
  8. for translation job management, invoicing, creating quotes, outsourcing, supplier and client management and expenses tracking
  10. National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) UK Government’s pension provider open to self-employed
  11. Pension Tracing Service provided by GOV.UK
  12. Pensions European Commission’s information page on pensions
  13. Pensions Advisory Service for the self-employed
  14. PractiCount & Invoice word and line counting and invoicing program
  15. Refinery29 Money Diaries
  16. Revolut digital banking alternative providing a mobile-based current account
  17. Translation Office 3000 translation management system
  18. Xero accounting software and online bookkeeping
  19. You Need A Budget (YNAB) software to help you manage your money
  20. Wise cheaper international transfers; hold and manage money in over 40 currencies; own bank details for five currencies

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MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)

  1. Canvas Network
  2. Class Central MOOC search engine
  3. Coursera
  4. edX
  5. FUN.MOOC courses in French
  6. FutureLearn
  7. Harvard Online Learning
  8. Khan Academy
  9. MIT OpenCourseWare (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  10. MOOC list
  11. NovoEd
  12. Open Colleges (Australia)
  13. OpenLearn The Open University (UK)
  14. Udacity

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Other Course Providers

  1. Open2Study
  2. Skillshare
  3. The Open University
  4. Udemy


  1. Moo for business cards, flyers, greeting cards, etc.
  2. for business cards, flyers, greeting cards, etc.
  3. Vistaprint for business cards, flyers, greeting cards, etc.

Productivity, Project & Time Management

  1. Acuity free basic appointment scheduler
  2. Asana for teams to track their work
  3. BaccS project management software for translators available in several languages
  4. BeLazy monitors jobs in clients’ translation portals & creates them in your management system
  5. Best Productivity Apps and Tools Open Colleges
  6. Bloglovin’ tool for managing blog feeds
  7. Calendly for scheduling meetings
  8. Clockify free time tracker for teams
  9. Doodle for deciding on dates, places. etc., using polls
  10. Pomodoro, countdown, etc.
  11. Evernote for collecting and sharing ideas
  12. Focus Booster time tracker for productivity with pomodoro timer
  13. Getting Things Done a method to help you gain control of your life
  14. Insightly CRM and project management (free option)
  15. KanbanFlow project management with real-time team collaboration & Pomodoro time tracking (free option)
  16. for translation job management, invoicing, creating quotes, outsourcing, supplier and client management and expenses tracking
  17. Marinara Timer Pomodoro, custom timer, kitchen timer
  18. Podio customisable work management
  19. Phrase localisation platform
  20. Remember the Milk to-do app for busy people
  21. RescueTime time management tracker app
  22. Slack team messaging and collaboration hub
  23. Timesheet by LlamaLab for tracking work time and documenting projects
  24. Todoist
  25. Toggl time tracker
  26. Tomato Timer Pomodoro
  27. Trello project management app
  28. helps clean inbox by identifying subscription emails
  29. Zoho operating system for business

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Search Engines

  1. AOL Search
  3. Bing
  4. Blog Search Engine
  5. BoardReader search engine for discussion forums and bulletin boards
  6. Dogpile metasearch engine
  7. DuckDuckGo keeps your search history private
  8. Ecosia the profit Ecosia makes from searches is used to plant trees where needed most
  9. fyyd podcast search engine
  10. Good Gopher search engine for independent news and information
  11. Google
  12. Listen Notes podcast search engine
  13. Musipedia the Open Music Encyclopedia
  14. Omgili for discussions, news stories and blog posts
  15. PDF Search Engine
  16. Picsearch searchable index of images
  17. Pipl people search engine
  18. PPT Search Engine for searching PowerPoint presentations
  19. StartPage Google search results with complete privacy protection
  20. TinEye reverse image search
  21. Yahoo

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Social Media

  1. Bitwarden open-source password manager
  2. Buffer for sharing on social media
  3. HashAtIt trending hashtag search engine
  4. Hashtagify hashtag tracking tool
  5. Hootsuite social media management dashboard
  6. KeePass password generator and manager
  7. LastPass password generator and manager
  8. RiteTag hashtag suggestions based on real-time hashtag engagement
  9. Sumo social share buttons and website traffic tools
  10. TweetDeck for managing Twitter accounts
  11. free website builder
  12. WordPress for creating websites and blogs

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Speech Recognition & Text-to-Speech Software

  1. Dragon NaturallySpeaking speech recognition & text-to-speech software
  2. Natural Reader free text-to-speech reader
  3. TextAloud text-to-speech software for Windows


  1. Dictionary and Reference Board on
  2. IntelliWebSearch searches in search engines, online dictionaries & encyclopedias
  3. Olifant helps create and maintain translation memories (TMs)
  4. Tb-Scout v2.0 search engine for exploring, extracting and exporting data from SDL MultiTerm termbases
  5. TermiFactor extracts EN>ES terminology from tmx files to produce an Excel glossary
  6. TerminoTrad includes Lazyterm, Translation Memories, Serendipity and much more by Roger McKeon
  7. Xbench quality assurance and terminology tool compatible with many CAT tools.

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Images by: 1) Gerd Altmann; 2) Pete Linforth; 3) Bruno /Germany; 4) romanakr; 5) Pixaline, all from Pixabay

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