Who developed MateCat?

MateCat is the result of a 3-year research project led by a consortium composed of the international research center FBK (Fondazione Bruno Kessler), Translated srl, the Université du Maine, and the University of Edinburgh.
Translated has continued developing the MateCat tool as open source software since November 2014.

What are the main benefits in using MateCat?

  • Translate more words per hour
  • Eliminate CAT tool licensing costs
  • Outsource project management and translation in 1 click
  • Simplify management of rush and urgent projects
  • Get free and fast answers to your technical questions

You can read more details about each benefit here.

Can each user use it on more than 1 computer?

Yes, there are no limitations in terms of users or devices that MateCat can be used on.

Does MateCat provide a tool to back up all my work at once?
Do I have to back up projects and TMs?

Project and TM backups are done automatically by MateCat, you don’t have to worry about it.

What language is the software’s user interface in?

It is in English.

Can an LSP have more than 1 project manager using MateCat?

Yes, unlimited project managers can use MateCat.

How can I look up my translation performance?

You can find information about your translation performance in the job’s editing log.
Here is a link which explains this in more detail.

We are expecting to start a very large project with about 450K words in total. The project will start with about 150K words and progressively increase to about 450K words in a week. Do you see any potential issues with this?

MateCat will perfectly manage your project, its size has no effect. We suggest using the same Private TM on all the projects.