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Name Online Desktop OS Licence Multi-currency Import data Export data Mobile app Info URL
BaccS Yes Yes Windows Commercial Yes Yes Yes No see: ‘SDL Trados Business Manager’ below
Flantie Yes Commercial ? No Can't figure out how to do multi-currency.
Fred (by Lexigo) Yes ‘Lexigo is a leading translation technology and services provider for business, enterprise and government. Fred has been built on the foundation of Lexigo’s own award-winning technology, all the advantages of Lexigo’s technology have been built in to Fred to ensure freelancers can get the same benefits technology has provided Lexigo.’
Gespoint No Yes Windows Commercial Yes No Commercial Yes Yes No
LTC Worx (🕱) Yes Commercial looks like it died around 2014
MiniTPMS Yes Commercial ‘translation and localization project management system’ designed for owners, project managers, financial managers in translation and localization companies, with around 2-30 in-house colleagues and, who work for both bigger translation agencies as well as end clients (summarised from their website)
OTM SOLISTA Yes Commercial (development seems to have stalled back in 2014)
Promikbook / Acconomy Yes ? Commercial (looks interesting, but it's all in Swedish)
Protemos Yes No Commercial Yes No (online, Freelance and Enterprise versions. Freelance version is free, Enterprise has 3 months trial)
Quahill No Yes Windows Commercial (w/ free version) My notes: Actually looks pretty good, but the fonts are just too small for me to see comfortably. A pity. Versions: (1) QuaHill Enterprise (for LSPs) (2) QuaHill Premium (for freelancers with partners) (3) QuaHill Basic (for freelancers)(free!).
RuLingo Yes Free from freelancers No
SDL Trados Business Manager (formerly ‘BaccS’) Yes Yes Windows Commercial Yes Yes Started off as ‘BaccS’ (as a challenger to TO3000), then sponsored by, and finally bought by SDL. Currently pivoting into a tool mainly geared towards agencies. Currently my go-to invoicing/accounting app.
TO3000 (Translation Office 3000) No Windows Commercial Yes The one most people will have heard of as it used to be the only one.It was never great, but IYAM, it took a turn for the worse when they upgraded it to the ‘3D’ version. I still own a licence, but don't use it.
TOM Agency Edition No Windows Commercial Developed by Joachim Voigt. Tools is currently only being marketed in German, but English version exists.
TOM Solito for Freelance Translators No Windows Commercial (see above)
Translation Projex Online Commercial ‘TranslationProjex is a web-based project management system that you can access anywhere there is an Internet connection. The system is optimised for mobile devices and looks great whether you use a mobile phone or a desktop PC.’ for agencies (starts at $99/month)
Name Platform Multi-currency Import data Export data Mobile app Info URL

General[edit | edit source]

Name Platform Licence Multi-currency Import data Export data Mobile app Info URL
]project-open[ (‘]po[’) Open source
]project translation[ Open source (open-source TMS, but requires some costly plugins, e.g. database for freelancers, to become fully usable in an agency)
Akaunting Web Commercial x (but works relatively well in browser on mobile)
Bitrix24 Web Commercial
Bookipi Web Commercial
Bokio Web Commercial
Brightbook Web Commercial No custom invoice sequences per client possible.
ClearBooks Web Commercial Serious rounding issue: System automatically rounds up. For example, €0.095/word gets changed to €0.10/word, which obviously makes the system unusable in the context of CAT tools.
CloudBooks Web Commercial x
crater Web, Mobile Open source Install on your own server.
Debitoor Web Commercial x
dotProject Open source dotProject is an open source project management system written in PHP. +
Express Invoice (from NCH Software) this company offers a huge range of strange, free crap
FreeAgent Web Commercial
FreshBooks Web Commercial Kind of weird looking UI
Harpoon x
Hiveage Commercial UI (on mobile and web) aren't that great.
HoneyBook Web Commercial
Holded Web Commercial Interesting but too expensive.
KashFlow Web Commercial initial impression is it looks cheap
Kashoo Web Commercial
InvoiceBerry Web Commercial
InvoiceLion Self-hosted €0 Forever; Hosted €10 Per Year
Invoice Expert (Lite) Windows Yikes
Invoicely Web Commercial
Invoice Meister Web Commercial
InvoiceNinja Web Commercial Can be installed Softaculous[1] (e.g. in the Namecheap cPanel). +
Invoice Office
InvoicePlane Web Open source InvoicePlane is a self-hosted open source application for managing your quotes, invoices, clients and payments.
Invoice Simple Web Commercial 3 free invoices & estimates, upgrade @ £5.99/month for unlimited
Mr Biller Web Commercial
QuickBooks Online Web Commercial
Quickfile Web Commercial (w/ free plan)
Nomisma Web Commercial
Plutio Commercial ‘Everything you need to run your business’. Too much stuff I don't really need.
Rounded Web Commercial
Scoro Commercial
vcita Web Commercial Don't need the marketing stuff.
Xero Web Commercial
Zervant Web Commercial
Zoho Invoice Web Commercial
Name Platform Multi-currency Import data Export data Mobile app Info URL

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