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    Just for the Record, the Xbench Plugin for Studio Has Been Supporting SDL Studio 2015 for a While Now


    We’ve recently received a few support calls asking us when the Xbench Plugin for SDL Studio will support SDL Studio 2015.

    The truth is that it already has been supporting SDL Studio 2015 it for a while! Namely, SDL Studio 2015 is supported since we rebuilt the installer back in April 23 (almost 4 months ago!), so if you recently installed the Xbench plugin for Studio, there are good chances that your Xbench installation already supports SDL Studio 2015.

    Therefore, if after you upgrade to Studio 2015 the Xbench icon does not already appear in the Studio 2015 Ribbon, just do the following:

    1. Close SDL Studio 2015.
    2. Download and install the latest Xbench plugin from the Xbench Download page.
    3. Start SDL Studio 2015.

    After the above steps, the Xbench icon should appear on your SDL Studio 2015 Ribbon and work exactly on SDL Studio 2015 as it does on SDL Studio 2014.

    Xbench 3.0 Documentation Available in Italian!

    We’re happy to announce that the Xbench 3.0 manuals are now available in Italian! The new Italian manuals can be downloaded from our Documentation page.

    Giacomo Falconi, co-founder of the Italian translation company Wordbridge, has translated into Italian the Xbench 3.0 Quick Reference Guide and the Xbench Plugin for Trados Studio User’s Guide.

    Giacomo has also taken care of the translation of Xbench 3.0 User’s Guide, building on the translation for a previous version of Xbench made by Paolo Troiani.

    With this addition, besides English, there are Xbench 3.0 manuals available in 6 languages: Czech, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Polish.

    We’re very thankful to Giacomo for his contribution to make Xbench easier to use to the community of Italian users!

    Beta Xbench Connector for Memsource - Build 6 Released

    We’re happy to announce that we’ve just released build 6 for Xbench Connector for Memsource. You can download it now from here.

    The main new features in this new beta build of the Xbench Connector for Memsource are the following:

    • If the Memsource project has termbases attached, the Run QA in Xbench will allow you to include also these termbases as a reference in your QA (this is exactly how it is done in the Xbench plugin for Studio).
    • If the Memsource project has workflow steps defined, you can compare files from two workflow steps. It is useful for auditing/assessing the work of a reviewer or to create a report of changes for feedback to translator. The Comparison Report is the same obtained with ApSIC Comparator if you are familiar with it (a bilingual table of changes with tracked changes)

    We hope you enjoy these new features in the Xbench Connector form Memsource. As usual, if you have any suggestion or bug to report, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Dutch Auction Promotion, Take 2: Buy Xbench 3.0 for €39/year

    When we did our Dutch Auction Promotion last year, there was a very close runner-up price, €39/year. So we’re happy to announce that we are now running a promotion at this exceptional price.

    To buy one or more Xbench subscription years at €39/year until June 5, just place an order on our Web Store.

    You can buy more than one year if you wish. For example, if you buy 5 subscription years, you can choose to grant a license for 1 user during 5 years, for 5 users during 1 year or even for 10 users during 6 months. It’s your call, really. And remember that you can also change the number of users any time during your subscription to match your needs at all times.

    This promotion is available to both new and existing customers. If you already have an active subscription and you wish to extend it, please remember to place your order with the same email used in your previous purchase.

    ApSIC Xbench Connector for Memsource - Public Beta Released!

    We’re happy to announce that we’ve just released the Xbench Connector for Memsource. The beta is available to all Memsource Ultimate Admin and PM users.

    Memsource has been quietly morphing from a cool cloud-based translation tool into a full-fledged translation platform with a powerful API. We thought it was a good idea to capitalize on this transformation into a platform and we figured out some ways to bring ApSIC Xbench integration with Memsource to a new level.

    The Xbench Connector for Memsource is a Windows app that can be downloaded from our Downloads page.

    The Xbench Connector for Memsource allows you to:

    • Choose a project and target language on the Memsource platform and instantly start a QA session in Xbench 3.0 for that project and language (this is very similar to how the Xbench Plugin for Trados Studio works). Also, if your Memsource project has more than one workflow step, you can also choose the workflow step for the QA session.
    • When you find a translation issue in a Memsource file in Xbench, instanly fix it with Memsource Editor right at the segment with Edit Source.
    • Quickly keep an eye on the progress of your Memsource projects in the cloud.

    The current requirements for the connector are:

    • A Memsource user with Memsource API access (currently, Admin or PM in Memsource Ultimate Edition).
    • ApSIC Xbench 3.0 build 1299 or later (available from here)
    • Memsource Editor for Windows (available from here)

    We hope you like the functionality brought by the Xbench Connector for Memsource. As usual, if you run into any issues running the connector, please let us know.

    Introducing the ApSIC Xbench 3.0 Academic Program

    We’re happy to announce the new ApSIC Xbench 3.0 Academic Program.

    This Academic Program is available for any University delivering translation courses, and its main benefit is a 50% reduction in Xbench 3.0 license cost on purchase plus additional discounts via the Whitelisted Domain License Mode.

    These are the steps to set up your University license for the Academic Program:

    1. Make a purchase of 10 or more subscription years in our web store using an email with the University domain in your purchase.
    2. Contact us to let us know that you are a University buying under the Academic Program. We will then double the amount of time you purchased, which effectively acts as a 50% discount on purchase. In addition, we will also set up your account in Whitelisted Domain License Mode so that you can benefit from additional discounts when your teachers and students are not active for more than a week.
    3. Enter the Xbench Control Panel and add your teachers and students. Remember that the Xbench license allows you to add and remove users whenever you need. Please note that with the Academic Program, only users with the University email domain are allowed in the Control Panel.

    If you have any questions about this program, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

    Demo Video on Xbench Integration with Transifex

    We’ve just posted a new video on our YouTube Channel that shows how Xbench is integrated with Transifex, a Web-based service popular for translating software and websites with frequent updates.

    This integration brings to new things to Xbench:

    • It is the first time Xbench integrates with a web-based service. Until know all formats were classical offline formats. We’re looking forward to adding more web-based integrations in the future.
    • It is the first time Xbench edits directly strings. Until now we always had the original application edit strings. This was a design decision in Xbench because data integrity is a priority for us and we believe that the best way to ensure data integrity is to outsource the editing task to the original application. This way if the original application decides to make subtle changes in their internal propietary formats, Xbench would not break anything. However, in this case, the clearly defined Transifex API make us to break our legendary design rule for once.

    We hope that you like this integration. You can watch the video here (for best viewing experience, remember to choose the highest resolution and watch it full screen).

    Now Also in French: Xbench 3.0 Quick Reference Card and Plugin for SDL Trados Studio User’s Guide


    We’re happy to announce that now we have French versions of the Xbench 3.0 Quick Reference Card and of the Plugin for SDL Trados Studio User’s Guide.

    As usual, they can be downloaded from the Documentation page.

    Once more, a big thanks to Franck Charreire, also translator of the Xbench 3.0 User’s Guide, for his great effort in making Xbench documentation available for the French community.

    Xbench 3.0 Manuals Now Also Available in Czech!

    We’re pleased to announce that the Xbench 3.0 manuals are now available in Czech! The new Czech manuals can be downloaded from our Documentation page.

    The Czech version of the Xbench 3.0 User’s Guide, Xbench Plugin for Trados Studio, and the Quick Reference Card has been translated by Ivan Šimerka, an English to Czech technical translator, who also translates into Czech from German and Russian.

    We are very thankful for Ivan’s great effort, which will ease the community Czech users to get up to speed with Xbench. With this addition, there are Xbench 3.0 manuals available in 5 languages: Czech, French, German, Polish, and Spanish.

    ApSIC Xbench Quick Reference Card Now Also Available in Polish


    We’re pleased to announce that Michał Tosza, English to Polish translator and CAT tools trainer, has translated the recently released ApSIC Xbench Quick Reference Card to Polish, which can be downloaded from our Documentation page.

    Michał also translated the ApSIC Xbench User’s Guide four various releases since version 2.8, so we are very, very grateful for his efforts to making the docs available to Polish users on an ongoing basis.