If you’re a translator who has been flirting with the idea of buying an iPad or if you’re simply interested in the iPad’s boundless capabilities, you’ll want to read on. Here’s another point for the pro column!
Imagine this: You receive a translation request an hour before you leave for the airport. You’ll be using a translation memory* to complete the assignment. But you’ll be on planes and in airports all day, and the translation is due in the morning!
Not to worry! Wordfast, the translation memory giant, now offers its Wordfast Anywhere program on Apple's iPad — a much lighter alternative to laptops. The service is free and does not require a Wordfast license, so the only purchase you’d need to make is the iPad itself.
Preliminary in-house testing has proven this tool to be a worthwhile investment!
You can begin work on a computer then transition to the iPad — while sipping coffee at Starbucks or your local café for example. All your previous entries will be saved and you’ll be able to pick up where you left off.
If you aren’t sold on the iPad yet, that’s alright. Wordfast Anywhere is available on numerous platforms to anyone with a web browser.
You can register to use Wordfast Anywhere at freeTM.com. Try it today and let us know what you think!
*A translation memory is a record of past translations, which makes repeat assignment simpler and allows a translator to keep the wording consistent between projects.