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SDL Trados Studio 2021

1.5 out of 5
Out of 2 user reviews.


The complete translation environment for professional translators SDL Trados Studio is a complete translation environment for editing, reviewing and managing translation projects either offline on the desktop tool or online in the cloud. Studio offers a number of core technologies to support you as you translate – translation memories (TMs) are the key component and other functionality includes termbases for managing terminology and machine translation (MT) to speed up the translation process. In addition to the core components, there are many features to help increase your productivity and ensure your consistency.

SDL Trados Studio 2021 is the ground-breaking, dynamic translation solution offering true flexibility for busy translators and project managers. Work on the Studio desktop app on your PC or laptop for maximum productivity, plus keep projects moving when you're away from your desk through SDL Trados Live — Studio's new cloud companion that works seamlessly across PC, mobile, and tablet. Studio 2021's new, powerful features and enhancements will ensure everyone in your team achieves their full potential. The future way of working is here. The future of translation software is Studio 2021.

Discover what's new in SDL Trados Studio 2021

Flexibility to work wherever you are

The dynamic combination and flexibility offered by Studio 2021 and SDL Trados Live will benefit everyone — from individual translators through to project managers running large teams.

Higher quality translations can be delivered faster as you can:
  • Translate, review and manage work on the Studio 2021 desktop app when you're in the office
  • Move to the cloud when it suits to control your projects on any device, such as a tablet, through SDL Trados Live or the new SDL Trados Live mobile app.

    Designed to raise your productivity

    When under pressure to deliver increasing volumes of translations within short timeframes, it's essential to find ways to be more productive. Studio 2021 offers many enhancements to help you work smarter, speed up your translation process and increase your productivity, including:
  • Improved automation and quality assurance (QA) with the ability to customize your recognition settings for Placeables such as dates, times, currencies, and measurements
  • More powerful search with an upgrade to the Advanced Display Filter
  • Enhanced Translation Quality Assessment (TQA) interface.

    Personalize your Studio for increased functionality

    It's now easier than ever to personalize your Studio. You can access the SDL AppStore directly from Studio 2021 making it faster and easier to find, manage, update, and remove apps with fewer clicks. Apps are used by thousands of our customers to customize and extend the functionality of Studio to:
  • Improve and automate your translation, review or terminology processes
  • Connect to third-party machine translation providers
  • Fine-tune your verification checks to enhance the quality of your translations.

    Choose peace of mind. Choose Trados. With SDL, we will always:
  • Keep you ahead through innovation — Together Studio 2021 and Trados Live represent another leap forward in CAT tool innovation from SDL. This is part of our on-going commitment to keep our users ahead of the curve
  • Keep you up-to-date with free events and training — From live webinars to local roadshows and in-person training, our community always has access to knowledge to help them succeed in their roles
  • Keep you supported through global communities — Online or face-to-face, our global community connects the right people, in the right language, when it matters most. Wherever you are you can always raise questions, find answers, discuss and share ideas with the world’s largest translation software community.



    Software details


    PriceSDL Trados Studio 2021 Freelance - Ideal for freelance translators (€695/$845/£595/¥100,000)
    File formatsWork with any file format and any project. View list.
    License typeAvailable as desktop (perpetual) and online (Software as a Service)
    System requirements
    Operating systemWindows 8.1, Windows 10
    System requirements
    No data
    CompatibilityOpen standard file formats XLIFF, TMX, TBX & OLIF, interoperability with other CAT tools and an app store making it possible to integrate with any workflow.
    Support & upgrades
    Support and upgrades offered/includedPaid support available for unlimited specialist support and free upgrades, Free online community help from SDL employees, Free installation and licensing support
    Support and tutorial linksSupport available here.
    30 days
    Free trial
    No data
    Languages supportedVirtually any language combination that is also supported by Microsoft Windows. View list.




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    2 out of 5
    How easy is it to learn?

    No. More than 3 stars
    Review by 
    Michael Tovbin . Does not rate more than 3 stars. The desktop software itself remains much the same with all of us known Princeton's. The purported have changer Live is a disappointment. If it's half baked, full of bugs, and less than it's promise. First off, you cannot convey your existing projects to online. Second, it is not like you can work off of any device. Third, the naming convention for the folders is not self explanatory. To summarize, a lot of work will be required to make it truly usable.
    5 out of 6 found this review helpful.





    1 out of 5
    How easy is it to learn?

    Full of bugs, even worse after the first update
    Review by 
    Annette Bredewold . Are you kidding me?? I purchased this version in hope to get a more reliable version of Studio than Studio 2019. But I really regret this purchase.
    2021 has only some new features, but even more bugs than the 2019 version. To get the integration of world-server-packages, (I had to, because many of my clients are still sending them) cost me countless hours of stress, and even after the integration of the world-package feature it only works sometimes, mostly not. So I have to use the 2019 version for a lot of these packages, where you can wait for this "creating preview"-bug in connection with confirming segments as soon as a package is bigger than 10.000 words. Same issue also in 2021 (if you are lucky, and a world-server package is working at all) - so nothing has changed.
    After I installed the update SR1 last week I am not even able to add new clients. Even with such a minor feature the hole program crashes.
    With regard to the new features comparing with the features in 2019 I would eveluate the 2021 version as completely pointless. If I deliver such poor work to a client I am not being paid for this.
    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.












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