Toolbox for Translators

In this page, we list free tools and resources that the Global Voices Lingua community can use for both, work for GV and self-empowerment.

SEO & Social Media tools

Attracta: boosts site ranks in search engines, recommended for new Lingua sites.

Rapportive & to discover social networks associated with a person's email.

twXplorer & TweetDeck, which are Twitter tools that extracts related terms from search results and popular links, and can save search results for later use.

Videos subtitling


With Amara, you can easily translate and caption your videos, with help from your viewers. See our guide to Using Amara To Subtitle Videos.


With DotSub you can watch videos with subtitles in your language, upload your videos, create your own subtitles.


Translation memory

  • Transifex: Starting as a translation platform for the open source world, Transifex grew to be a leading worldwide localization platform for software products.
  • Wordfast anywhere
  • Lingotek

Glossaries and dictionaries

Other translation tools

  • CrossCheck is a free cloud-based application to quickly check the quality of bilingual text files.

Various subjects

  • Lexilogos is a comprehensive set of resources for the study of the languages of the world
  • LabSpace free online courses under the umbrella of the Open University in the UK.
  • The OpenLearn website gives free access to Open University course materials.
  • EmailCollege mini-courses provide a thorough introduction to topics of interest, giving the latest practical advice, and providing the tools you need to thrive and prosper.
  • ALISON offers free independent interactive multimedia training courses.
  • WeSpeke | Learn and practice languages for free.

Miscellaneous tools

  • BlogTrottr offers free RSS to mail service.
  • is a good place to check out native pronunciations.

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