Is it a ususal practice for an agency to ask a translator to download their software?
Auteur du fil: Iryna Bulanova

Iryna Bulanova
États-Unis
Local time: 00:25
Membre (2020)
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Nov 6, 2020

Hello everyone,
I would appreciate any advice on whether I should download a software that a translation agency asks me to. It is not one of the well-known translation tools, I have never herd about this particular one before. They present it as a convenient way to communicate and to have access to all the jobs offered in my language combination.
I've checked out the agency and it seems to be legal.
Thank you in advance!


 

Elena Feriani
Italie
Local time: 07:25
Membre
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Idiom Desktop Workbench Nov 6, 2020

Hi Iryna,
this year a translation agency asked me to download Idiom Desktop Workbench. I don't think is common, but it can happen. Most of my clients ask me to work online or on Trados Studio.


 

Iryna Bulanova
États-Unis
Local time: 00:25
Membre (2020)
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AUTEUR DU FIL
Thank you for sharing! Nov 6, 2020

Hi Elena,
Thank you very much for sharing your experience. I think I will do it too.
Have a great day


 

Liviu-Lee Roth
États-Unis
Local time: 01:25
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are you sure it is not a scam? Nov 7, 2020

Did you exercise due diligence? I noticed that you are a new member and many scammers target newcomers.

I pray i am wrong.

Good luck,
Lee


yam2u
 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 06:25
Membre (2007)
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@Iryna Nov 7, 2020

No client of mine has ever asked me to download their software, but two of my regulars have given me access to their software (XTM).

 

Tom in London
Royaume-Uni
Local time: 06:25
Membre (2008)
italien vers anglais
Spyware? Nov 7, 2020

Iryna Bulanova wrote:

Hello everyone,
I would appreciate any advice on whether I should download a software that a translation agency asks me to. It is not one of the well-known translation tools, I have never herd about this particular one before. They present it as a convenient way to communicate and to have access to all the jobs offered in my language combination.
I've checked out the agency and it seems to be legal.
Thank you in advance!


How do you know it isn't spyware? Does it give them access to everything on your hard drive? Does it enable them to track what you're doing?


Liviu-Lee Roth
Viktoriia Horiachko
Christine Andersen
yam2u
 

Stepan Konev  Identity Verified
Russie
Local time: 09:25
anglais vers russe
Nothing unusual Nov 7, 2020

Lionbridge asks to download and install their XLIFF Editor and Linguistic Toolbox tools. It is absolutely ok. What software do they ask you to download? If you named it in your post, it would be easier to tell if it is a cAT tool or spyware.

Liviu-Lee Roth
Angie Garbarino
yam2u
 

Iryna Bulanova
États-Unis
Local time: 00:25
Membre (2020)
français vers russe
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AUTEUR DU FIL
The name of the software Nov 7, 2020

From their link I conclude that the name is Tranwise2.
Have you herd about it?

Thank you all very much!


 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 06:25
Membre (2007)
anglais vers portugais
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@Iryna Nov 7, 2020

Have you checked this?

https://www.proz.com/forum/software_applications/276500-tranwise2_v21.html


 

Iryna Bulanova
États-Unis
Local time: 00:25
Membre (2020)
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AUTEUR DU FIL
Thank you for the link Nov 7, 2020

Hello Teresa,
Now, I will!
Thank you for the link.


 


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