Just for a bit of fun, but with some potentially very useful applications, this article is about being able to translate using SDL Trados Studio 2011 on your tablet. Don’t believe me? I’ve prepared a quick video, very amateurish but screenshots simply aren’t good enough..!
The way this works is of course through using some app magic… in this case supplied by splashtop and it runs on Android and Apple operating systems. No doubt there are others out there but this is the first I have come across and been able to use successfully. All you need to do is install the app onto your mobile device, and then a small “streamer” application that runs on your computer. Then as long as you’re online you can access your computer from your mobile device and run the applications as if you were in front of your computer instead.
It does work remarkably fast, but is a little clunky in trying to access some of menu items on a piece of software designed for use with a keyboard and mouse. But I can imagine some useful possibilities when used in conjunction with Dragon Naturally speaking or something like that. It might be just the job for finishing off that translation or sending out that Project Package you forgot to do before leaving the office or a final review after your “normal” working hours lying back in a comfy chair with a cup of tea 😉