Similar to services such as Onesky, Transifex and others, PO Editor makes easy work of uploading, translating and managing your localization files for your application. It provides a broad set of features including:
- Fully supported string attributes and comments : References, contexts, plurals, fuzzy translations, comments are supported. Know everything there is to know about the terms and definitions you are working with to avoid undesired, time-consuming confusion.
- Visual guidance during translation : The service guides translators, and helps avoid minor mistakes such as missing spaces, etc.
- Public projects : Mark your project as public to allow crowd translations from your users.
- Statistics : The POEditor Stats page offers precise information about the contributors’ activity, the amount of terms, definitions, words and characters belonging to a project, as well as charts and the percentage of completion of each language.
- Translation memory : Re-use previous translations.
- Automatic translation : Jump start your translations with machine translation from Bing and Google Translate.
- REST API : Fully automate uploading and downloading localization files, integrate the service into your build/release process.
- WordPress Plug In for Word Press developers : Make your WP themes multilingual with ease.
- Translation Forecasts : Predict future progress based on work completed to date.
It supports common localization file formats, including:
- Gettext .po and .pot
- iOS .strings
- Android .xml
- Java .properties
- Windows .resx
- Excel .xls and .xlsx
Overall it is a well thought out tool. The one major omission is that it does not support connections to professional translation networks such as Gengo (see Transifex, which does). This is a big time saver, as you can order paid translations at prices ranging from 6 to 18 cents per word, and then have in house translators or trusted reviewers post-edit these translations. Hopefully they will add this soon.
Bottom line : a good tool to consider for localizing your web and mobile apps. It is also reasonably priced ranging from $15 to $200 per month, with pricing dependent on the number of strings in your catalogs.