What is Matecat?

Matecat is a free and open source online CAT tool.

CAT ("computer aided translation") tools  assist human translators in doing their work, improving their speed and helping them managing more projects.  As a CAT tool, Matecat includes all the professional features you need, all available for free, and lets you work with 80 different file formats that can be translated into over 200 languages.

Matecat can be used by professional  translators, project managers and non-professional users. It is the ideal environment if you want to translate your document yourself, manage complex multilingual projects or simply order a quality translation provided by Translated with fast turnaround at competitive prices (learn more).

Why Matecat is free? Is it going to change in near future?

Matecat is always going to be free. We believe that technology should be free and open source. We created Matecat based on this philosophy and we came up with an innovative business model to guarantee that the tool is sustainable. With Matecat, you can translate all your projects for free, but you also have the option of outsourcing the translation to translated's paid service. This, along with enterprise software customization, it is how we guarantee that Matecat will continue to be free.

What do you need to work with Matecat?

Matecat is an online CAT tool. So what you need to work with it is:

1. A browser (Chrome, Edge or Safari)

2. An internet connection

That’s it!

We suggest using the most recent version of each browser:

  • Google Chrome 75, or higher (on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X)
  • Microsoft Edge (Windows: 99.0.1150.30) 
  • Safari 5.1.7, or higher (on Mac OS X)

We can't exclude the possibility that Matecat runs on other browsers. However, please note that only Chrome, Edge and Safari are officially supported.

What happens if you don't have an internet connection?

Matecat is designed for users that have access to the internet.

In the event of a temporary loss of internet connection, you can still translate up to 30 segments; Matecat will synchronize the translated segments once the connection is re-established.