Transifex – First TMS Experience

Transifex is "a localization platform that moves as fast as you do". In this video, you'll see my first experience with the localization tool. How did it go?

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Transifex is “a localization platform that moves as fast as you do”. In this video, you’ll see my first experience with the localization tool. How did it go?

I’ve documented my whole journey with Transifex from the first home page visit, through creating a project, to downloading the translated files in German, Czech and Japanese.


Andrej Zito 

In this video, you’re going to see my first experience with Transifex. A TMS I tried just recently, and I went through the registration process, I created my free trial account. And I had my two very simple Office documents translated, how was my experience, what I think about the journey, what I think about the user experience, check out this video and you hear my comments about Transifex.

Andrej Zito 

Hi, everyone, this is Andrej. Welcome back. Finally, we made it to another episode of the TMS UX series sorry that I missed last week, I really just tried different TMS tools. And there was always some problem, either they had no free trial account or something wasn’t working, or it wasn’t that simple to use it. Now finally, we have Transifex. So in this video, that’s what you’re going to get. For those of you who are new to the series. Like I mentioned in the beginning, I basically document my whole journey using tools like Transifex for the very first time and I provide commentary on what I think about the design, the style, the user experience is intuitive, easy to not intuitive, and so on. Before we get into the review, let me make a quick disclaimer. Everything that I say here is just my personal opinion. And like I mentioned, I mostly focus on the UX, the design, the colors, the style, and so on, is it intuitive for me for this person. So it doesn’t mean that you have to go through the same thing, but probably, you know, if you try it out for the first time, you might face the same issues, or the same excitement that I faced. By no means is this American minister where this tool is right for you or not, you know people have different needs. And I’m definitely not covering all the different features that the TMS has.

Andrej Zito 

So with that being said, let’s get right into the review of Transifex. 123456 Transifex Sony? Transifex. I think I already tried Transifex now. Try this one. Oh, try for free. Oh, oh. I guess we’re lucky. I never tried Transifex coho. So try for free. We have it right there. Um, let’s go. Let’s go. Okay, I guess we’re doing review. Alright, alright. Alright. Um, well, first thing is that I am a little bit overwhelmed by in the right side the images for different Yeah, the right side is too noisy for me. Color wise, the only thing that I don’t like here is this thing here. That the online guide, but maybe it’s D saturated on purpose. I’m saying it right, the saturated. Like the contrast. I think I think it’s actually a purpose, right? I’m stupid. Well, the big contrast here is of course the white things which are weird because the things in the in the in the images like like on the iPad or here on the phone are very low contrast against the the image of the art aware.

Andrej Zito 

So I’m not sure if this is just actually the thing that I’m seeing here is Atlassian. So does it mean yes, Atlassian is their customer. But I really don’t understand what these images are supposed to represent how otherwise are we actually is a TMS orchestration platform that moves as fast as you do agile, open continuously localized, cloud based translation management for the industry’s fastest moving companies. Nice. Nice nice nice nice nice huh? Hmm, okay, I’ll remove this chat bot thing to me, I just I don’t know. I don’t know. Like I just don’t like this. Why think? Like it’s just y thing but on the Y thing, there’s nothing of substance like this one. That SoundCloud Right, yeah. SoundCloud and then you just slow it like some great things like you really need to have good eyes to see something there like it’s a sound wave and play button. I don’t know why they need to show with here.

Andrej Zito 

Like something that looks like the the. Is this supposed to be like, okay, like we localize to upset for Atlassian and SoundCloud and then this thing I don’t know what this thing? Is that information technically here? Or does the platform like work on the website like on the website? I think one of the TMS is TMS that I checked before because their role that I think it was easylink. It’s called translation proxy. And that I stopped doing it because it’s another real PMS. Okay, otherwise, I don’t know if it’s because it’s too late and pm The only thing that I don’t like is this thing here. I like the color. But I get I assume that I the reason why it’s not so shiny, it’s because it’s supposed to be less important that of course the try for free. Wondering if they use any different color. No, and I don’t.

Andrej Zito 

I mean, the contrast is still still pretty, still pretty good. Right? Against the dark blue, blue and blue. It’s a good combination. Okay, what else do we have, like this thing to me on the right side is like, annoying. Then the next thing that I was thinking that maybe the logo the size of the logo, and maybe also the submitted to the menu. It’s sort of sort of the same. But I guess it’s good compared to STM. Who those guys are super obsessed with their logos. So this is much more acceptable for me. Okay, um, so we have this because this robot from blah, blah, blah, for free. Okay, let’s move on. So much white reminds me of my website, cadenas process that I could completely leave on autopilot.

Andrej Zito 

You I don’t know if it’s on purpose. But this this, like a user review or testimonial, because it’s white. It really blends in with this section, the white one, and the shadow is not that strong for it to stand out. I think if it had more shadow, it would really like pop out a little bit more. And it wouldn’t look like it’s like just like, you know what I mean? Or maybe that was the purpose. I don’t know. Though, right? Okay. Cloud based lightning fast. This is fine. This is fine. Here we have some What is this mock up Trello nice. Teams are close. Okay, it just looks nice and open connected platform integrates with your development process. Oh please let me upload my stupid files. instead of forcing you into an all in one molds us with agencies translators are going across sort of traditional we never lock in nice and rich. Okay.

Andrej Zito 

I mean, so far, it’s pretty clean these sections, and then you use a geolocalization this is still using the same colors. Just laters bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla the verb translate deploy nice for everyone, like position managers, like managers, marketers, developers, for every type of projects, what are your triclinic website blah, blah, blah. subtitle subtitles well every time a project so it should work on my simple project have two office files, or like this section as well. I like the the thin divider between case studies 1000s of leading tech companies speak to new markets by using Transifex Uk studies k skirts we don’t have the same or less the main button goes button. Some images here Nice. Want to learn more about Transifex 15 day free trial try for free and then we have the footer which is against the white. So mostly blue primary color and rest is white and grayish.

Andrej Zito 

I mean Do like it like I think things here are just correctly done. Like everything here, the spacing, the hierarchies good. Images are consistent. Now the thing that I don’t like is this part. That’s it. That’s it. So that’s the review of Trump’s defects. homepage. Even this one is suppressed. That’s good. I mean, it’s up blue as this one. So here like you can see like even though like when I’m scrolling, it’s like this is the main thing. That’s good. I like it. Okay, so let’s go and try it for free. Let’s see the signup process Okay, I like this part. Remember likes this platform 11 years, blah blah blah trusted by Okay, get started with a free Transifex accounts I can even use LinkedIn nice um, let’s use a Google go guy laugh most you Andre username is needed to use stress effects and receive notifications username Sure. Bum Bum bum.

Andrej Zito 

 I don’t like this fact that when you click it turns into bolt. I don’t know why. But okay. But better. Okay, onboarding form which is a few things to get you started a bit about you okay. And a zip department because the job title or the header? What is your role? Be the old guy next Okay, so far still? I always forget about commenting the once I get into the UI so so far it looks still good. Still consistent? Pretty much only blue white grayish What do you want to do? throw my own project of course next Getting Started company size company name gotta be coming in size that are less business phone I’m not why is everybody asking me for my phone 888888 I’m getting my profile all done. You are ready to go let’s go what’s next you can create your first project by creating a new project or export tons of things by visiting your dashboard.

Andrej Zito 

Let’s go first to the dashboard I want to see I want to see did I click something wrong? How is this dashboard what let’s login Lee to hear what the fuck wet look in Why am I what’s the fuck? a? What is going on? Oh, there it is. What position Academy doesn’t work. Which up 302 what is three or two? transcripts home. Video two is redirected right. Internal redirect even redirects my home. Acquisition Academy sends me to that Why? So we are here they do. And what I’ve learned is I got a response from FEMA. Maybe I can share. Maybe I can share what I’ve tried. Thank you for reaching out and letting us know it was issues. ba ba bum ba ba they were able to figure things out. Another reason of the issue is related to organize issue girl localization Academy started look Position gets redirected to resources pages. Yep.

Andrej Zito 

Okay, so now to change it to one localization Academy which is copy does it work? So we can continue Oh yes, I’m here. haha so this is my first look. first glance I think this will show up later. I assume it looks good at first glance. Upgrade your subscription is there no way to remove this? That’s weird. Okay, Rob what go away? Am I assumed I fall I feel like I’m zoomed out. Like this is the first Well no, I think p auditor had it as well. And some other had it as well that they had the UI boxed like not full with welcome What does this think? What is this supposed to mean? Because I have no project way Okay, so there’s no way to close this thing. that’s bothering me a little bit. Just this one right? No, not height. Okay, it’s just deleted. How do I delete it? Delete. merry go. Next. Oh, my fix. Okay.

Andrej Zito 

Let’s try again. Okay, create a new project or fine I’ll create a new project name darkus and done on just proceed type private project. Project is only visible to you and your team. In order to make a project private, you will need to be on paid plan or word project will be visible to everyone. Why wouldn’t my project be visible to everyone? There’s this like crowdsourcing. What does everyone mean? By project is a non commercial project that okay, how does this look like? The unit euro project will be Darkest Dungeon you can change later. Okay. This is fine. I think maybe the hierarchy here could be a little bit improved. The entry The important thing which is the name of my project is almost the same sizes.

Andrej Zito 

This note nothing does notice not that important. I don’t even know if it should be bolded you know how I normally talk about whitespace I forgot about my epic pen. Let me pull up the epic pen. There we go. Ignore pump and bomb shift three. Normally I talk about the whitespace but in this case, I think I don’t know why there’s so much space there. And this only shows when Sony shows when they hover over this whole section. That is weird. That is we are to right. So weird. bots. I think it is weird. First of all, like if it was on hover. Maybe it would be better if it was closer to the actual buttons. I did notice it for sure. I don’t know why it only activates when I’m there. I don’t know maybe it’s not a big thing. Probably project choose project type. Okay, well this project upload a language file GG. exe file. translate your website. While this is too complicated, like project JavaScript once file based care hope the file base also works with non language files. Oh my god.

Andrej Zito 

Select the language. Okay, here we have the tooltip. Again. source language is the actually maybe it’s not a bad it’s a nice feature. It’s just language is the language you’re translating Chrome. Yes. So English, English United States. And what’s the German? Let’s do the check. And let’s do the Japanese. Okay, create projects. Okay, I see the online menu on the left side. Normally I would expect maybe on the right side okay, now we have the things filled out by this dashboard for the project. Can I go just to the dashboard? transfix I cannot wait what? How does this work? Get started with trust effects create organization Create Project. That’s weird. So how does it work? When I have two projects there’s no dashboard to look at all the projects at once. Or Cassandra when our team has two people or two dozen, it’s where work gets done.

Andrej Zito 

Invite collaborators there’s nothing to translate upload Yes. or other language source while you may have more what this is this is this is weird, right? Drag and drop your language files. Any PEO yml x live wherever the language source file you may have or select resources. Oh no it actually okay. Makes sense. But it’s weird. Drag and drop your language files or select resources and this is like about the files. But because it’s like close to this one It looks like it’s you may have or what let’s see. Where are we? transfix Nope. This one This one and the LC my hopes are not very high but let’s see. Uploading file or and one more Darkest Dungeon resource name. Well for months. Oh, it works as their cousin john. Load bell. Yeah, okay. It works. Thank God. Okay, this thing actually looks nice. cancel, cancel. An error occurred. What can parse okay. In front anything to extract What?

Andrej Zito 

Okay, there’s something wrong. What is wrong in the file? It’s probably the way I have it. Struck charts. What is the correct Transifex? below XLS x? Oh, yes, we did it. We did boys and girls. Okay, so now that I have it uploaded, what is your school’s setup progress? 60% translate. Congratulations, you created your first resource. What’s next? Click on a resource to navigate to the language break down. From there you can perform actions such as translate Yes. And also good works. 1002 70 Okay, so far, the UI looks good. I like it. I even like this table. And I can close them. Haha. I also like these stats here. It’s pretty nice. here it looks nice. I think maybe it would be better if it was full width but oh, we even have this tooltip translated reviewed nice.

Andrej Zito 

Okay, let’s try it So we have English United States, German total words or total strenx How come everything is in the 59 to zero? switching category? That’ll fall to translate Nope. Download for use Nope. Upload upload translate translate ooh oh is this the online editor who new mass actions available select multiple strings and perform mass actions like dollar translations in CSV format. batch could be source of translation Got it? auto ships no matter the origin, okay. Regardless of its origin empty Yes, please. Hi, do I get empty? Okay. Where do you put translation contrast what is our temperature session here? Oh, okay.

Andrej Zito 

I like the editor holy shit reminds me of a look at the layout here is definitely unique and in a good way I think even like the way that they something grayish. I was complaining about that for what I think ex united maybe their editor that the important things were grayed out here to have it white so that’s good. Now I need to just figure out machine translation work right away copy paste from your why don’t have the translated things here. Joke money let’s go dark extension resource safe translation of inter oh no this changes it to okay that’s the book actions that you want to do. Oh my God even this this action is so good. Changes this part and you can select what you want to do with it. I like it highlight kit. We’re actually see the status. sign is translated reviewed. Yes. Nothing is reviewed yet.

Andrej Zito 

Okay, so I need to review it somewhere else. Oh, review here. Oh, Mark is read. Okay. There we go. We changed. Okay, nice. Alright, go through the next one. Just quick. Okay. Darkest Dungeon. Cave, the Aussie bush rabona. Habits schreib. Oh my God works so fine. This is the best copypasta ever. On bonds or Very good. Very good. Very good. Why? Dan? Okay, that’s it. We’re done. All the copper Buster is done. I enjoyed the copy pasting or like the first time maybe ever. So let’s see. Okay, so we have the resources, right. And my collaborators I don’t need to invite anyone. I’m still sufficient. Now how do we get back? What do we get back? context settings now that’s not what I want. Overview ready for use? Well, I mean, good. German first. Came down does this just open? Don’t want to translate don’t for use.

Andrej Zito 

I think that’s what I should do. Right? Is it no way to download all the files for the project? Question mark. To resolve resources guy. Yeah, of course this doesn’t work. Can you only do it on this level with maybe what about this one thing here? No, I disappeared. I don’t want to report I don’t want to update. What options do we have here? Don’t all translations or include only nice. Okay. That’s my zip. Where did it end up? Oh, well, it’s being prepared you will be notified of completion via short email shortly. Oh, okay. So wait, that’s the hour. And then we need the second one. What? Second one copyrighted your rights. Yes. Translations requests IP to but I only have to get to but it doesn’t start automatically.

Andrej Zito 

But let’s see if I got the emails. No email yet. Oh, there it is. There’s the first one is to inform you that your file is ready. Okay, here we see a level playing issue. click to download. Wait. Okay, download it. Oh, there’s a new message. Show. So that shouldn’t be the second thing, right. billing address, paste address. Okay. So now I should have both files. downloaded. So that was Transifex right. One slayed it. Huh? Donald’s bout, okay. I don’t like the structure of this. But it just it’s just a different approach. German, German real quick. Oh, it looks good. I have the spacing. messed up. But that’s because of the way I put it in. Sweet. Got it back.

Andrej Zito 

What about the spreadsheet? Oh, it put it like this. Oh, okay. So for this one, put it all into one interesting. Way. Much. Okay. So that’s that. But in that case, I don’t understand why creates file for each language. Maybe just the way that I uploaded the file? Maybe by this one? Yeah, this is all my fault. I’m Japanese will be probably the same. Yeah, it’s messed up. Okay, that’s it. Thank God, I have this recorded wealth. 28. So in 24 hours, we’re going to publish this. So yeah, my final comments, I don’t have much to say. I think the website was good. I don’t even remember for that. Check yesterday. It was good. And the UI looks very, very nice. thing, the star reminds me of PR editor. I mean, it’s on that level. And it’s really nice and clean. Like I really like like, you know, like, the buttons, even though they distinguish let’s say by using an orange. It’s still this one is like the main button, then we have the goes button, the everything like using what is great, what is white, even this looks good. It’s like the saturated blue.

Andrej Zito 

This here looks good. Everything looks good. The only thing that bothers me in the UI is the fact that I cannot remove this, this top bar about subscribing. And I’m also just wondering how it would look like if it was with instead of boxed. But otherwise a very, very good experience. And like I mentioned, maybe I will cut this out. But when I was copying the translations, because I would need a commercial empty API to be able to pull in empty translations. Even the copy pasting on its own was very, very smoked. So yep, pretty much great experience. Great, great, great. And that’s the end of the video, my friends that was transfixed for you. Very, very good experience for me, I would probably position it somewhere on the top. One day I’m going to do the list of my TMS is that I reviewed.

Andrej Zito 

But until then, you can check out the previous reviews that I did for I think 1010 plus TMS tools that are already have in the library. If you want to see the next one that I’m going to do, definitely please do subscribe and turn on your notification bell so that you don’t miss out the next thing that I Do and in the meantime, thank you for watching, check out maybe the other videos that I do in this channel. And I’ll see you in two weeks with hopefully another new PMS for us to check out. So see you then bye bye

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