Resources & Apps
Shoeboxed: Available for Apple or Android. Organize receipts and mileage right from your phone.
Google Calendar: Works with Apple or Android and web-based. Syncs with a variety of other calendars as well.
Quick Signature: Available for Apple. Use it to create e-mail templates and send them on the go from your phone.
QuickBooks: Available for Apple or Android and web-based. I use QuickBooks online for invoicing and expense tracking.
Toggl: Timer available for Apple or Android and web-based.
Linguee: Search terms and view them in context from a variety of bilingual websites in several languages.
Canadian, British and American Spelling: Check spelling conventions for each locale.
Termium: Dictionary (especially good for technical terms) for French, Spanish, and Portuguese provided by the Canadian Translation Bureau.
List of medical abbreviations: Available in 8 languages.
These are super useful, thanks! I’ve heard of some (like Linguee…) but wasn’t aware of Termium. That one looks very helpful.
These links are really useful! I sometimes use IATE. http://iate.europa.eu/SearchByQuery.do
Hi, Thanks for these tips! I can also recommend TermWiki for Term research. I think they also have an app called Stepes where you can get translation jobs/do the invoicing etc.
I found word reference very helpful, as well as collins dictionary online, cambridge dictionary online, merrian webster (both dictionary and thesaurus). Sometimes the perfect word just takes a while to pop in your brain so these are good resources.
Thanks for these great resources! I would also recommend checking out http://www.tradooit.com, which is along the same lines as Linguee, but has more features and (I find) tends to use higher quality sources.
Here’s a great resource that ATA allows translators to use in its certification test – https://www.wordfinder.com/