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 & Discover.ly discovers social networks associated with a person's email.

Medium is a curation tool

twXplorer & Tame is a Twitter tool that extracts related terms from search results and popular links, and can save search results for later use.

Videos subtitling

Amara

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

dotSUB

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

Translation

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 in 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.
  • Forvo.com is a good place to check out native pronunciations.

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