translate5 – First TMS Experience

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translate5 is an “open source translation system”. In this video, you’ll see my first experience with the cloud TMS. The goal was to translate a simple DOC and XLS. How did it go?

In this series, we look at the UX of all TMS tools in the localization industry. I’ve documented my whole journey with translate5 TMS from the first home page visit, through creating a project and translating the documents, to finally downloading the translated files.


Andrej Zito 

Hi guys my name is Andrej Zito Welcome to the new episode of TMS UX reviews where I get to review all the TMS tools in our industry. From the UX perspective, In this video, I get to experience for the very first time the open source TMS called translate5. If you’re new to the series, what I’m basically trying to do I have a very simple word document and a very simple spreadsheet that I try to translate using the TMS tools of choice. And the way how I pick the TMS tool that I’m going to review next is very simple. 56789 word. Okay, I think we have 20 912-345-6789 Yeah, now we have 29. Oh, my God, I guess we have a new person on the list. So 29, sides on base, let’s roll the base 12345. Number 10. Okay, favorite 1-234-567-8910? translate5. Okay. It’s another theme is I have never, ever heard of. Okay, so the dice has selected translate5.

Andrej Zito 

Before we get into the full experience of me vs. translate5. Let me make a quick disclaimer, everything that I say and sharing this video is just my personal opinion. And based on the title of the video, I mainly focus on the user experience, I try to look at the design, how intuitive the tool is. And all these things. By no means is this my suggestion or recommendation or whether this platform is right for you. Because you have various needs. And I also don’t look at all the features that the platforms give us. I’m really just trying to focus on the very simple thing of translating a document and a spreadsheet. So that was the disclaimer. I’ll shut up now. And well, you’ll hear more from me in a very short moment. So let’s get right into my experience. So let’s do the same thing that we do we start from this page. And my first impression is actually not that bad.

Andrej Zito 

I like the fact that the x this big, it’s readable. The logo looks nice. I would say it’s it’s a it’s a it’s a it’s a different style to have text outside of the circle, which is good. Do they have the same? Yeah, they have the same here? Yeah, so the text goes out of the circle, which is good, it makes it more interesting. Then here, we have a gradient from white into yellow. So I guess yellow is the primary color, then we also see some of the blue, and then Black for the text. For the top menu, why translate5? The menu looks good. Okay, one thing I’m not sure if you can see it, if I hover over the menu items, there is a slight background color change on the item that I that I’m currently hovering over. But it’s not very visible. But it’s still there. I’m not sure if I think that the gradient in the in the menu list here is a good thing or not.

Andrej Zito 

Honestly, I haven’t seen it anywhere before. This is the first time a first impression. I mean, my first thought was to say that I don’t like it. But actually, it’s not that bad. It’s a new experience for me. Either we have the search, okay. works this way. Okay, good. I mean, nothing, not much here, okay, when it comes to this one above the fold open source translation system. Okay. Cloud translation, review, post editing and terminology platform. So it’s more like a bunch of features. Here we have rooted in the community, by the language industry for the language industry, what makes translate5 unique community, solving your translation process needs file translation solution for you. A bunch of things.

Andrej Zito 

The only thing that I’m not sure if it’s working is the hierarchy of the information. Typically, I would Assume that this thing here is like the main thing. But actually based on the copy, it may not be the main thing, maybe they actually wanted to make this think the main because this text, as you can see, it’s slightly smaller than this sticks here. So the bigger you want to have the biggest thing to come serve as a hook, the biggest font on your website. So normally I would expect this one to be the main thing and have the biggest font size, and then these three things which are kind of like a benefits to be slightly smaller. But maybe they did this on purpose. And the reason why I think that is that may be this text, I mean, just says like, okay, it’s open source, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, for blah, blah, blah.

Andrej Zito 

But these things here are more like what makes them stand out? But I don’t know anyway. Maybe I’m just not computing this with my brain because it’s different than what I’m normally expecting from these kind of websites. A lot of the previous PMS that I looked at had the hierarchy, correct. So yeah. Are you sexually videos? No, it’s not a video. Yeah, for me does actually look like a video because the arrow image looks like it’s like a play button on a video, but it’s just the link that leads to their mission. I guess they explained the hero properly. So I would say that this should be the first thing because yeah, maybe maybe I am actually correct. Because these things I have a bigger text like rooted solving find something, something something. So technically, that should be the first thing that you should look at. But but then it has the the like, there are three things, you know, they’re competing for your attention.

Andrej Zito 

So I guess that’s why when you look at other other websites that have like the, the, I don’t know if it’s called tagline or host called, you know, the main thing that you see in a bold, she’s like, Hey, this is the I don’t know, the easiest. I don’t know TMS for small lsps let’s say. So this is like their unique value proposition. So that would be the biggest text because that’s what they want to tell you like hey, please stay here and give us all of your time and look for more details. So here I would assume that they meant this to be that thing or am technically open source thing is maybe unique for them because like I said before, I haven’t seen we haven’t reviewed anything non commercial yet. But then I don’t know why these things are larger when it comes to the font size.

Andrej Zito 

But otherwise this thing here looks actually very nice. The links look very cute. The only thing that was confusing for me is these things because it looks like a video another thing that I’m just that I just thought of is that when you actually look at the images, images look like yeah, now I just get it because the images are like it’s it’s one image that was chopped into three pieces because you can see like the the trees continue here then there’s the city and then there’s the what is it sunset or whatever that is. But thing is that I don’t know why they pick this like this one I would understood that group in the community. So there we have a tree, which has its roots, but then this images like they don’t fit to the text below to the benefit that they’re supposed to represent. So I don’t know why such choice. So that’s the only thing but otherwise Yeah.

Andrej Zito 

You know, like when I told you in the beginning that I like the fact that the one size it’s so big and so nice and clean. Um, right now I’m thinking that yeah, that the hierarchy is definitely a little bit off. Because this text competes technically with this thing. And there’s a there’s a lot of things like the swan and then all the all the three benefits or whatever that is subtitles kind of like have the same same font size so you don’t know like where to look at first. It’s like a My first impression was like, Okay, this is big. So it’s easily readable it which it definitely is. But I don’t know, like, where to where to look. So that’s my comment about us. Otherwise, like, like I said, My first impression was good. Also, another thing that I just thought of is no, here we have the arrow is yellow, but also in the background with the sun gives you a lot of yellow as well.

Andrej Zito 

So in this case, it might be better to pick a blue to make it stand out a little bit, or maybe they didn’t want it to stand out more, because I don’t know. But technically, we have the blue arrows here, which indicates a link so it wouldn’t be that off and the blue would still be look good here with this tree. But anyway, that the images just don’t fit for me. They don’t make sense. Okay, we go a little bit further down the page. Am I recording? I am recording. Good. Hi, recording. So we are here next section with a blue one. So definitely yellow, white, blue. Black. Colors are pretty good for me. No, no objection, outstanding features. Is this a video? It is a video? Why is the ratio so weird? outstanding features. Visual translation in context translation, text changes in the layout in real time. What do you see is what you get six is replaced by the treasure or printable from us integration into CMS and Pim systems, more features and solutions.

Andrej Zito 

Okay. This is the link that doesn’t do anything on hover. AKA wonder why nothing changes. Okay. The video, okay. It’s my guess. Is that not? That’s probably not YouTube, right?

Andrej Zito 

Thank you. Yeah, I don’t know why the weight ratio is so we’re This is not 16 to nine right. Here it is. 62. What am I missing? Oh, yeah, it’s cropped crop at the bottom. I don’t know why. Yeah. And like this, the way it starts, is like, I don’t know if they were able to wait is that the first few seconds? Yeah, it is the first few seconds of the video. So it’s not like a YouTube video where you can pick a thumbnail, I’m not sure if they were able to pick the thumbnail for this one. But the first image here looks bad. And if I didn’t notice, like, the kochia like the small text here that it’s like video, then I wouldn’t know. You know, like, that’s a funny thing. You know, because here in this images, I thought it was a video because it has that arrow which looks like it’s a play button. But this one, which is the video doesn’t have that play button. So that’s my thought.

Andrej Zito 

Typically, I like to have a bit more space in these, but I’ll just shut up about it because that could be just my own personal thing. I don’t think there’s much many wrong things about it is just the first impression of this player is not good. And the graphics in the first slide just don’t fit the overall style that we’ve seen so far. No, this looks like a very I don’t know how it’s called. I think word had this kind of like clip art things. Was it the clipart or Word Art? Something like that? No, like the super, super colorful, saturated. crazy looking are supposed to be stylish bonds that just look very bad. So yeah, this thing this thing just doesn’t fit the rest. Okay. extremely flexible for integrations. Why do I have the hand? Wait, bear with me here link What the fuck? I hope this was just me. No, it’s not me. What? Okay, so this one leads to the home page. These are links.

Andrej Zito 

Okay, so this one you can see at the bottom left. You need to translate5 five mission y translate5. It’s the link. This one is also willing. What the fuck? So we’re working in the community. The title is actually link it Is the the cursor, excuse me, you can see that this is a normal cursor, nothing’s active. where my cursor is right now. Now it changes to the hand, but we don’t see any URL. I’m not sure if it’s through JavaScript or, or what, but it’s weird. And here in this section, the hand is everywhere. Everywhere I click Oh, it actually leads me back to the top of the page. That’s so weird. Why, why, why that is weird. extremely flexible for integrations. And the same thing again here. So this whole section is a link. But we don’t even know where it leads to. That’s fucked up. extremely flexible for integrations.

Andrej Zito 

Yep, I just wanted to select the text. And I cannot because it’s it, it leads me to the next page. REST API for every green future. So I guess Here we can see the text is left aligned baseball on these text, which spans over two lines. But this one here, because it’s one line, this here looks like it’s centered. Like in the center. This one also looks like it’s on the left side. And this one, also, I think it’s a little bit on the left side. So I think maybe everything is left side, it’s just that this text kind of fit. So it looks like it’s in the center. I already mentioned I already talked about this before, is that when we have multiple lines, like this one, then yes, Left Alignment is good. Here, I would say because we have maximum two lines, I think that centered text would be better than left aligned. Here, because it looks odd. Like specially This one looks super odd. There’s my text. And there’s my circle. Very poor drawing skills. And where you get the idea, I also didn’t talk about the link. I didn’t talk about mix.

Andrej Zito 

Okay, let’s go to the next section. I guess we have a bunch of quotes and testimonials here. Again, here, I’m definitely going to say it feels like this pace on the OP is getting worse. And actually it’s inconsistent. Let me show you the three things. I think it’s inconsistent. Okay, there we have. So here I talked about this one that I generally like to see more. But this one is still kind of still kind of okay. This one if I’m not mistaken. No, I’m not. It’s definitely bigger than this one. And I think the font size is the same, because it’s basically just the title for the for the section. So I don’t know why this inconsistency. And then when we look at the bottom, I’m still keeping it here on this page before I scroll down. The icon above the quote makes the space padding on the top even smaller.

Andrej Zito 

So we have three sections and three different headings on the top. Just because it’s a different section. I don’t think it should have different pedic Yeah, but so so this one is okay. This one is okay. It would be my preference more petting. This one to me is like not okay. This is too close to it. And again, we have the image that they used on the top I don’t know why they repeated here. I don’t know. But the contrast is pretty good. So here we have quotes I guess customer testimonials. We left trusting five never use trusted five actually interested now. I mean, it looks good. doesn’t have any title like our customers love us or something like that. It’s just plain quote. We have company logos instead of the people. But I guess it’s okay. Sasha and yeah, so padding on the top. The image the same as before. Otherwise it looks okay.

Andrej Zito 

I mean, it would be better if the would be better if I mean these things were kind of like, put like in, in like a table format. Do you know what I mean? Like, so that each cell has the same bite. But that could be again, just me. I mean, first impression of this is good. I just don’t like it thinks they’re like, super off. Okay, next bar, what is this crowdfunding and curb of companies? I guess these are the people that contribute to it. We have this logo here. I saw this logo somewhere else. I think I was using it in some presentations that I did for a global. And we had this logo, I think in our template.

Andrej Zito 

Mature what it does here? Like, do you guys actually know what this means? Why does this keep changing? Do you know what this means? Because, again, it’s an inconsistency because all the sections previously started with a text. Now we have this image, which is like, what does it mean? And again, the whole section is a fucking like, Jesus. Community crowdfunding and crowd of companies. Okay, so Okay, I don’t know why this is here. We have a bunch of things. We have a dotted border around the things. not a huge fan of those, but I think it’s pretty good. Again, it seems like all the images are what say, left on, which is why we have this extra space here. And I’m not sure if it would be better if maybe, let’s say these four things were kind of like, even out I mean, spaced out evenly in the whole space. To make it look like all the logos are aligned to the center of the page instead of to the left side. Gambit could be just me and finally we have our fruit. With her foot.

Andrej Zito 

It looks good. It’s the blue and white. Ooh, we have a nice oh, it does look so good. This looks so good. I like it so much. The yellow link looks so good on the grayish think. Sure the colors like yellow and blue we also use for our podcast. And this looks fucking good. I like it so much. So I think here no much here. It looks very nice. In bring in press soon, blah, blah, blah. So yeah. That is the review of the homepage for translate5. overall impression. It’s pretty okay. Some of the things make it look weird. The functionality with the links, I definitely don’t get some small things here and there. But overall, it’s pretty good. Definitely not the worst thing that I’ve seen. Um, so now how do we get it? hosted? See, why do they do that? Why do we? Why do we do this? Because it automatically scrolls down to this bar. What is it hide pricing and support? mostly by translate5’s developers aynd of trusted cloud or hosted on your server with professional support? Right? Try it out for 30 days.

Andrej Zito 

Okay, so here we have a See, I think this is what I was talking about before, thinks that well, style style wise, it looks kind of like this one, except that this one has the arrow and this one doesn’t have it. Otherwise, it’s the text with the border around it, which looks kind of like a ghost button, but this one doesn’t do anything. And this one adds the arrow. I think what I’ve seen in some pages what I like is that if you have the arrow without the border, then you just kind of like when the hover you push out the arrow a little bit to make it look like it’s moving. You know what reacting to something but they wouldn’t work here because it would push out and extend the border on the right side but it would work here. So if we had the arrow here and then when you hover it would just move a little bit then yeah, but to me like truck three I don’t know why they have it as a ghost I think I would actually prefer to have this one with some colored background to make it stand out because everything goes you need to contact them but even actually for this one to contact here Yeah, everything actually leads to to the Contact Us form. And we have a cell hosted I don’t want to do that. So try it out for free. Yes. Okay, this thing here looks weird. Like the negative space is weird. Maybe I would separate the contact us a little bit down. But anyway, well returned outputs live.

Andrej Zito 

I want to use that one. Yes. Hello, translate. My name is Andrej Zito and I do two video series where I review all enormous industry from the UX and design spec that I just started reviewing. Mostly by and finished homepage. Now, I would like to try. Yes. So I’m wondering if I get the free 30 day trial. Ofsted on your Wow. Alright. Technically chosen war week or so. And I want to do any promotional work there. It’s really just write out why or why my previous videos are here. And let me give them my No no, no, no, no, no, no. Oh, it actually is me.

Andrej Zito 

Thanks, Andre. When he for send your message. See, this is wait. Okay. Yeah, this is what I was talking about. Like, you add the arrow on hover, it pushes the things out and pushes out this thing. It doesn’t look good. Now they add the background color. View center. Thank you for getting that true answer as soon as possible. And I think that’s all I can do for now. Everyone, again, finally, I got to go back to translate5 and do the second part of the video which means I got my access to the open source Cloud Platform off translate5. Today FYI is Monday December 14, it’s 8:09pm. And I’m planning to post this video this Wednesday, so I’ll probably do that tomorrow and then finalize it on Wednesday and share it with you are recorded the review of the homepage may be more than one week ago.

Andrej Zito 

But the reason why I’m doing what I’m doing this only now is because I didn’t get to it earlier I was a little bit lazy. I have to say that the team from translate5 replied to me replied back to me very fast. They created the instance for me and I just reset my password and that’s it. So I still haven’t seen the the UI or anything. So I just wanted to mention that so let’s give it a try. So this is the email that I got from Mark.

Andrej Zito 

She had gotten an email and that’s I think this one is your account. Okay, so this is what they created from Andrej Zito translate5 Got a look at Okay, let me see if I can do this. What was my password? Is my passwords that I put in a strong password or no? No. Okay. dum dum dum dum dum we go put a rubber stamp for the first time whatever God is loading okay this is very tacky it looks like I don’t know what is this functions or something something like editor dot view dot those things.

Andrej Zito 

Oh boy Jason I might be eating. He remember just having my late night snack. This is loading wide along. So um, you launch a big pen in the meantime. Oh my god, I forgot to plug in mine. I totally forgot to plug in mine. My drawing template. So let me fix it right now. update available. Ignore for now. Okay, I’m good. I’m good. I’m good. I’m writing. So I’m here we are recording. You can see me Hello, good. So this is the first logging that I current changes at the application. Why does it say the application? Current changes? Change number translate? Okay, so this is the first thing that you get a bug fix change. Okay, again, it seems very techie, you know, with all these IDs? I mean, I get it. But is it the first thing that you want to show to the people, let’s say project manager, maybe project manager wouldn’t be the person who would be launching this sort of first time? I don’t know.

Andrej Zito 

But again, it looks like like the list of the tickets that are destined fixed, which is not a very, let’s say, normal user friendly format to talk about things that you fixed. Senior users sometimes cannot use instant translate, blah, blah, blah, conflict, blah, blah, blah. So it’s not like it’s not rephrased in a marketing way. Like, hey, this is the benefit. Now you can do this and this because we fixed this book. Okay. introductory video. We can see that this window, though, I can move it. Okay. I usually don’t like this feature in web apps. And what I don’t like here is that the scrolling is pretty much just scrolling just these little pixels. So if if it was sized a little bit more like this, by default, then it wouldn’t show the the scroll. But we don’t want to watch the video rights. Looks like it’s from YouTube. Yeah, it’s from me too. Okay. Okay.

Andrej Zito 

So this is our first DUI authenticated user, Andrej Zito login name, Andrej Zito okay? Just the five Andrej Zito does the name of my instance. And here we have projects, we have tasks, language resources, user, just one user. This should technically be users, right? clients preferences term for portal projects, okay. Um, my first impression from the UI again, I’m going to repeat myself, it looks very techie. I don’t know where I saw this, this this kind of like style, or what it reminds me of, I’m black, I don’t even know. It doesn’t even look like a typical web app. But it looks like this UI would be in some desktop applications like in the old school ones. tasks, so this is disabled. Okay, before I look into here in here, we have a help. What is this English chairman? What is the localization of the UI yet?

Andrej Zito 

It is alright, so let’s take English old clients default customer. Okay, I guess so. Log out. I don’t know why the logo does, for example, right next to this one. Normally, I would prefer to see here next to the user, which is me. It’s like I’m logged in. authenticated, I can log out. So that’s that protects Had a project still don’t know what tasks are? Do tasks belong to a project? Like even the way how you treat the the table headers and the columns? He was like it’s like a desktop app.

Andrej Zito 

Technically my night be bad. I don’t know. Anyway, okay, let’s try this upgrade, project. Create Project. Again, we have the same thing that I mentioned to you in the beginning when I launched when I launched a window, I don’t know why lunches with this height. If the only thing is just now it’s without it. I don’t know if this is a good idea to leave this. To have this resizeable I don’t know. Anyway, create a project, Create Project, okay, just create just project tasks. So this is confusing to me, because I’m creating a project. So I would expect the first field to be the project name. But it says task name. So I’m like, okay, but from here from this menu, it looks like projects and tasks are different. So what is this about? pascaline? Let’s say on Andres test logic question mark Wyatt.

Andrej Zito 

Before customer, I guess it was already set up. I don’t mind. We’re not in the business of setting up the customers and all the resources. source language. I can filter. That’s good. English. Us. Order Number 0001. Whatever. target language, just one. I smell trouble. Okay, I’m gonna pick this always start with German, right? German. Oh, all right. Okay. So we do our standard three languages. Here you can see again, this is where it’s not very smart, because it’s this target language, but you can actually input more target languages and Gods so it should say target language languages or target languages. Or do they 814 is it today? It is today. Source This is editable? No 100 match 100% matches can be edited. Yes. Pivot language. I have no idea what primitive language means. Import File. Again, am I going to be able to input just one file? Or is it going to be multiple files? Where production DMS UX? Okay, let’s try the doc first. Duck first. More information about the importance of supported file formats. Let’s see. Let me get my copy. When using the copy plugin for translate , I heard a copy somewhere before.

Andrej Zito 

What is a copy? component? Do we have a doc? We have a PDF. Good. Because a Word doc Yes. Exhale, good. Excellent. No pun intended. So we have those things. So that should work. Can I select another one? No, it overrode it walk me. Okay. PDF or HTML for visual review. Okay, so this is what Mark send me in the email that you get the best. To get the perfect What you see is what you get, you need to print your Word file or Excel into a PDF file and upload it here. So let’s do that. Let’s follow the lead. So this is Mark. This is our beautiful document and we want to export it as PDF publish. Alright, there we have it. sure if it’s going to work where the fuck did I save it? Did I Where do I export it? How to know? export for you if I put in the documents? I don’t want to document the MSU x. There we go. That should be it right? Yep. Okay. Then step one. So let’s test this one before I do with word the Supreme. Please upload PDF font Nope. URL for visual review HTML. Okay, we’re here we have a problem. I see the tooltip in German. But the rest of the UI is in English. Yikes. That’s a Yikes. Connect layout to source, source guess. Next. Next, upload in progress. Okay. No language resource available for the language combination and the client of the open task. Okay, I guess I need to going to add my resource. Associate language sources. It’s kind of like assigning it right.

Andrej Zito 

Okay, well, upload completed important job preparation or running. Okay. It’s important. Doesn’t mean I cannot have projects with multiple. Okay. Yeah. So task is open. It did something. Okay. This is the source language, dual language. Oh, I guess people languages like the middle language. target language. Okay. Got it. On do we have? What are the other fields that I’m not seeing? Show KPIs. Project Manager. That’s me. Okay. So we have a project, which with three tasks. So it’s similar to memsource. One job for one file, if I’m not mistaken. users will be able to actually translate it. And how do we plug in the second second file? Korean workflow? Opening Desk Reference file exists. Oh, wait, what? Well, looks cool. Oh, it actually matched the strings.

Andrej Zito 

Yo, this is cool. Actually. This is super cool. I don’t expect to have any empty here target text. Let’s say dark Lala. Oh, it works. The preview. Holy shit. That’s pretty awesome. Save cancel resect segment initial content. Until next one, yes. Nice. Oh. Can you copy in the source somehow? How would I go back back to task list? Switch editor mode to receive close first. Okay. Yes. All right. All right. All right, right. Adequate at? Can I close it now? Please? Go even task noise. Okay, so I didn’t do anything. First. I want to see Okay, can you actually add projects to certain to a certain project or is it just one project equals one file? It calculated the word count. That’s good. analyze this analyzes Of what? It doesn’t show anything here. Start analyzes in the tab associate language resources. All right.

Andrej Zito 

That’s the one that’s the one we skipped. Okay. Guess sick actions. Do you read project? No, not what I wanted to do. Sure anyway, how you can enter the project and do something about it or no, ask for the project here maybe I can be able to edit something. asks add project again. I don’t want that I have no idea jump to project at a task show task menu projects. So really no way. See, like I would need something like this add I wouldn’t even under the tasks. Right now I don’t have anything like that. Okay, well the preview actually looking nice. So okay, let me do the DLC thing. and explore.

Andrej Zito 

You have export. It looks ugly. There’s actually good test for us. Like if I get back at the spreadsheet, or, or no, and the document. So refresh, refresh refresh. Actions don’t know what directions there I don’t see any other way out of this. Show task menu, add a Task and Task completely match analyzes this properties called expert theory test completely. Okay. Jump to task ID equals two okay. I was doing nothing here. So, what are we doing? Okay, let’s add another project. Raw jacked to XLS client equals the source language. English us a 0002. Let’s do German track tripping over now. Okay, import rate sheet. Import PDF. What happens if you import PDF it doesn’t match. Next This is where you assign things right but we don’t have any one so next. Okay, well both completed important job preparation running.

Andrej Zito 

Okay, so this is running so far I’m not commenting too much on the colors or anything but I just want to see if I can get it up and then finally once I finished and we can have a look at the UI it’s not that bad. Okay, so not I have the class let me let me quickly check. A double click works with double clicks let’s preview modes there are actually different modes. Okay, your file exists. Okay, it does show the PDF Oh, we should first match the highlights thinks Wow. I think that’s pretty awesome. Switch editor mode.

Andrej Zito 

Back tosco soccer let me do just like a quick test. Because I’m very curious. What mismatch English whatever us is the Czech stupid short customer, a series of three people know people and let me do about and let me plug in. Nope. Let them do it the other way. Let me pick the spreadsheet and let me put in the PDF for about import. It’s going to say something or no. mismatch because that don’t want to miss you. Okay, double clicking can let’s see. The first file exists. Yep, nothing is nothing gets highlighted. So it trades it separately. Okay, that’s fine. No, close the whole thing. No. Okay. Are we back? Please tell me We’re back.

Andrej Zito 

Now I was going through the whole thing again. Yeah. Yeah, this is what I was saying it feels like the whole UI is just like one big embed of something that runs somewhere else. It’s doesn’t seem like a native web app. Maybe I’m just tripping trip trippin. Okay, so let’s get rid of mismatch. Goodbye. Now, this is where I’m going to do the boring thing of copy pasting the translations that I already have. I don’t want to put the editor think, into the UX review. Usually, we don’t spend much time on the editor, because I’m not a translator never been. So what I’m going to do right now is I’m going to copy paste the translations from the previous past that I already have. So that meet me go do it. Okay, so now I have translated the German document after assigning it to me as a translator, and it shows 100% finished and I also did a same pork product sheet. Now my only question is, how do we get the false out?

Andrej Zito 

Second question. Is a cute quick show casgrain. You export a haul? original format, translate it? There we go. Sure. Anyway, how you can do it on the project level for multiple things. Can you select multiple tasks? Which shift? No, it doesn’t look like a can. That’s a bit annoying. Doesn’t mean I have to add the user for each one. To be a problem, but I don’t want to go into all the workflow. Thanks. original format translated gimme gimme soup going to struggle on it that that’s why and here we have XLS. Export XLS. So I’m now here translate5 files and we want download the files. bout and the reaction. Okay, let’s see. It looks very nice. Yep. Darkest Dungeon Darkest Dungeon ball metallic links seem to be working fine. The way I set them in translation. Sound, that’s fine. You’ll see. You’ll see also looks good. Yep, it looks good. No problem. They’re quite happy about it.

Andrej Zito 

So maybe let’s talk a little bit about the UI. I don’t know what I would say, I already shared my, my feeling. The fact that did loads. Some things there really makes me look like it’s like executing some I don’t know. I don’t know. This is what I never did any web app this way. It was like a like it’s compiling some code somewhere like Java or something. And then it just places it here. Because Yeah, you can see all my movement is is it actually I don’t know much about this. But the feeling is that it’s like, like, like a typical desktop UI and the old fashioned one must I say? So what I what I didn’t like was the fact that the project, I think can only be based on one source file. When we did this, I could only pick one file. Not multiple files. Can you see that? mS? Nope, I cannot select multiple files. budge. So that’s that when we talk about this UI, um, so it’s kind of like I have a project. There’s like a frame which splits it into two parts, left and right. And even the right side is kind of like splitting the more frames.

Andrej Zito 

This is like the style of the websites that we that I used to do when I was starting with websites, we had a lot of frames. I’m going to say that I’m very not happy about it, because then you can just move the things here and you have this empty space. So this is But this whole thing is not very responsive. I would say, I can move this all the way here and then I don’t see what is in the columns there. Some people can say that, oh, this gives me flexibility. I can move it wherever I want to, but it’s just, I don’t know. It’s just weird. What so we have pretty much everything is like a table of data. Nothing wrong with that. It’s not very visual. It’s this. Okay, so highlight that is in yellow, that we’re workflow finishes grayish maybe to suppress it. I think that’s fine. I don’t know why this is pinkish. That I don’t know why. It’s definitely Britain has more contrast than the gray one. Because this is still pending, right? I don’t know why the status is open, by the way.

Andrej Zito 

The visualization of the progress is just like this one progress bar, which to me is very limited. But I mean, he can get the things done, right. Like, if you have a couple of things here that are like filling up. It could work. But again, it’s like all these different scroll is called scroll bar, you know, is the same thing that when we logged in, we had there, you know, is like frames, frames all over the place on a window, and all of them have their scroll bar. So it’s very, it’s not very, not very clean, definitely. What else would I say when it comes to creating the project? stunk. Just to be a little bit picky.

Andrej Zito 

Here we have the title of dialog. But the alignment is a little bit off when it comes to the individual fields inside of it. Of course, as I was always saying this thing, it bothers me because it scroll bar doesn’t show you that much. It’s just annoying. Then all these buttons, they have the they have the same color. Which I think maybe if you like will not go forward, it would be maybe green or light blue. But the cancel would be maybe I don’t know, grayish to tone it down a little bit. The form itself, I guess. You can get things done. It doesn’t look very, very neat. It’s literally a bunch of fields. That may be if you let’s say group them into I don’t know, let’s say I don’t know, let’s say like, here we have a project. Bom Bom. And then you have bom, bom, bom, bom about field. And then you have another category which is IML something extra or whatever. thing that would be better than just having all the fields together group so closely.

Andrej Zito 

Then after I created the project, we saw the status, I think it was orange when it was still important. The segmentation, everything happened pretty smoothly, pretty fine. I liked a preview of the of the source, I mean, preview of the file in context, which was in this case PDF, I had to create a PDF By the way, it didn’t allow me to preview Word document and excel XLS. But the matching worked fine. Or think only what I didn’t like was in the example of the dark. Let me show you is the Oh no, no, it looks fine. Well, no, it doesn’t look see it just it just did something. Like when I loaded for the first time I look fine, just like it looks fine. In the final document that I got. That one is fine. But hearing the preview the fonts are kind of like fucked up. I don’t know why. So that’s that part. What else am I talking about? I think This to me is like the biggest thing about the UI that it looks very techie and all the techie asks nothing here. No. So I created a project. I did this. I open the editor.

Andrej Zito 

I did have some issues with the editor with the packs but nothing significant. I got the files back fine. Or German. I skipped the chicken Japanese because I don’t want to spend my evening copy pasting translations. There’s also a place here where you can probably Connect mt API, maybe get get that working. But yeah, I mean, for an open source, project, it’s not bad. I can see people doing some things here, maybe like some simple projects, we have projects of one file. But if I had, let’s say, three projects with n files, I don’t know how I would be able to do it here. Maybe I would have to somehow combined the files together in one file, and then have it uploaded here, which would then make sure that extra work for you to process it to prepare it and then to post process it once you get it both translate in one file, but the client actually send you with 10 files. So that could be a problem.

Andrej Zito 

What else? I don’t know. I don’t even want to go through the details like being too picky. Like, I’m not a big fan of the phone, let’s say let’s talk about the phone. Okay, like here, we have the header can see that it’s a header, because it has like, I don’t know, these these borders here. But the font is the same thing. The color is even the same is the same. That’s that these icons, I don’t know, I guess they’re fine. I don’t like the pink here at all. And it’s just the overall look of the whole thing in the weight loads. It doesn’t look like a clean web app. I don’t know how to how else to explain this. But the thing is that, like I said already,

Andrej Zito 

I was able to upload the files with the PDF reference, I was able to translate it and I was able to download the document and XLS back. So that’s what our test is about. Right. Come to the end of the video. Thank you very much for watching the whole video. If by any chance you stuck all the way through it to the end, it was quite a lot of time. So again, I appreciate your time. Sticking with me and watching this, hopefully it was useful to you to see how I personally think about design and the usability of tools. I didn’t go into too many details because otherwise it would be a very long detail. So again, thank you for this. If you like this video, if you like translate5, give it a thumbs up. And if you want to continue the series, I’ll be doing a recurring more TMS tools in the future. Of course, I want to keep this series going on. So don’t forget to subscribe as well. And I’ll see you in the next PMS UX review. So until then see ya bye bye.

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