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How To Create A Project In Crowdin (In 30 Seconds!)

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In this video, Andrej teaches you how to create a project in under 30 seconds or less in Crowdin! 😲  Watch now and discover the easy techniques and tips he used so you can do it too.

Whether you’re new to Crowdin or a seasoned user, this video is a must-watch if you are looking to create projects quickly and efficiently.


Andrej Zito

If you’re using Crowdin for localization, and you happen to be creating your projects manually, in this video, I’m going to show you that it doesn’t have to take that much time. In fact, you can do it all under 30 seconds, let me show you how to do.

Andrej Zito

All right, now that you’ve seen how I did it in 30 seconds, let me guide you through my steps and my thinking process and how I tried to made this manual process of creating projects in Crowdin, a little bit more efficient.

Andrej Zito

Our first starting point is the list of projects that I have created on Crowdin. This one, we’re starting with a brand new list, and there’s actually no keyboard shortcut to create a project. So basically, I’m just using my mouse to click on the Create Project button.

Andrej Zito

Now this is the main important part where we set up the project that we are creating nothing usual here, the good thing is that you already start in the first field of the form where you enter your project name. So again, no tricks here, I just entered the name of my project, which is Darkest Dungeon. In this case, I’m also not touching the URL, I’m kind of lucky that nobody has created the project like this, because I think it has to be unique. Also, we’re doing the same thing for the public versus private projects, I’m leaving it as private because I don’t want this project to be seen outside of my organization, let’s say.

Andrej Zito

Now here is the first trick that I mentioned in all of the previous videos that I do for other teams platforms, when it comes to selecting the languages, we usually have to deal with a lot of 10s or hundreds of languages that we have in the drop down. So what you usually get to make the selection faster is you get a search field. So here it really comes down to using the least amount of characters, so that you can find the language that you need. And if we are selecting English United States, which I think is the seventh norm, or the majority for localization project, what you actually want to search is instead of e n English, you want to search SD, because as you can see here, if I search for St.

Andrej Zito

It’s going to put the English United States language to the top, and then I just confirm it with enter, because it’s already automatically selecting the top choice that we have here. And also by the way, here at the bottom, you can see what I was typing how I was utilizing my keyboard. Next, we’re moving on to the target languages. And here the principle is basically the same, you want to type the least amount of characters, so that the filter the language that you want to select. Unfortunately, during my experimentation, I found out that using Tab key, which is usually used to move to the next field doesn’t work that reliably here in crowded and so in this case, I’m actually making the selections with my mouse, as you can see. And for example, here I’m selecting checks. So I filter CZ, and that only filters check. So I’m just going to click it and confirm it. And here is one more extra tip very tiny. What you can do is if you want to filter the next language, you can double click into this field, where we type CZ, and then start typing, let’s say Japanese because that will be the next language.

Andrej Zito

What I thought like a mini improvement is if you click the X here, it’s going to basically delete everything. And it’s also going to allow you to start typing right away. So instead of double clicking on the letters that we already typed in, you just click once. So Japanese, or Alright, now that my three languages that I normally create for my projects are selected, we are going to create a project. If you have a bunch more languages for your projects, I think it’s always better to utilize the prefill option, which I think takes the list of languages from a different project, which means that you can create a project where you select these target languages as kind of like a template and then just use it to pre fuel the actual projects that you need to work on.

Andrej Zito

Alright, so now that our project is created, all that needs to be left is to add the files, and again, no shortcut for this one as far as I’m aware. So I just manually click at file and you’re going to get the standard In my case, the Windows File Selection dialog will pop up that you get this is actually integrated from windows, it’s coming from Windows. It’s not a chrome or Crowdin thing. So in this case, you have to navigate to the file that you want to add to your project. And here, what I’m actually going to do is I’m going to copy the path to the file using FreeCommander. So here, I’m in my folders, and I move into the folder that I need to grab the file from, I select it, and then I do my trick, which is to do Ctrl, Enter. And this is a shortcut that I typically explain in similar videos like this one that I did for other teams platform, and this is a shortcut that copies the path to that file.

Andrej Zito

So now that we are here, I just paste the file exactly to the file. And I don’t need to manually navigate through my folder structure like starting from this PC and try to find the file, I just grabbed the path to it from FreeCommander. And then I just press enter, which is going to open the file, which basically means the file is going to be uploaded to Crowdin. And it’s going to discharge processing the files. And for those of you who don’t know about this shortcut in FreeCommander, or even in Portal commander, you basically go to your settings where you define your keyboard shortcuts and you look for something that says Copy file path to clipboard, and you just set your shortcut. As I mentioned, I’m using Ctrl, Enter. And that’s it my friends.

Andrej Zito

That’s my quick tutorial to show you how you can create projects manually in Crowdinn under 30 seconds. So I hope these tips were useful to you in case you have any more suggestions how to make it even more efficient. Or if you have any questions, feel free to comment below this video. And we’ll be back with this series with another TMS platform where we’re going to explore how we can efficiently create the projects in that platform. We’ll be back until then, take care and goodbye

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