Welcome to the February 2023 edition of What’s New at Crowdin. This month, we’ve introduced several exciting updates and new features to enhance your localization experience, including pinning tabs in the editor, a desktop version of the Crowdin editor for Mac, Windows, and Linux, changes to the Crowdin Project Page, improvements to the Crowdin Marketplace, and the new apps like PrestaShop, Builder.io and Azure Pipelines.
Pin Tabs in Editor
This month we released the ability to pin tabs in the editor. It will allow users to keep important sections (like comments, translation memory) and apps in view without the need to switch between them. This is particularly useful for users to stay organized and focused on the task at hand.
Desktop Crowdin Editor for Mac, Windows, and Linux
Introducing a hassle-free solution for all teams engaged in product copy management! With our user-friendly app, you don’t need to be a translator to use Crowdin. Effortlessly create, edit, and collaborate on product copy with just one simple tool. Our Desktop Crowdin Editor is compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux, making it accessible for all users.
Crowdin Project Page Update
Changes to the editor (which most of you should be accustomed to by now) involved reorganizing the tabs. We’ve done everything to make working on and managing your projects more convenient and faster.
Changes includes moving QA checks, TM and Glossary to project settings, and creating tab Translations that includes all the ways you can work with translations, such as uploading existing ones, downloading files or installing integration with the tool where the content you want to translate lives.
Besides new apps released in February 2023, Crowdin Marketplace has two new improvements.
More Details About Apps
The first one is a new update that allows users to view the details of an app. This is particularly useful to see which permissions an app requires. Available on the Crowdin Store > App > Details.
API for Apps
The second one is an API for apps enabling intercommunication between apps and providing API access to all integration apps could improve their functionality and effectiveness.
PrestaShop is an e-commerce platform that allows businesses to create their online store and manage their products, orders, and customer information. The PrestaShop app on Crowdin is designed to simplify the localization process for e-commerce businesses using the platform.
With the PrestaShop app, businesses can easily export and import their product descriptions, categories, and other content for translation. Don’t forget to Install the PrestaShop module before setting up the app in Crowdin.
Builder.io is a website building platform that allows users to create and edit website pages and layouts using a drag-and-drop interface. With the Builder.io integration available on Crowdin Store, users can easily localize their website content without the need for technical skills, additional development resources and manual content copy-pasting. The integration enables users to translate their Builder.io content directly on Crowdin, streamlining the localization process and making it more efficient.
Looking to automate your localization tasks? Our new guide, Azure Pipelines, can help. With Azure Pipelines, you can easily set up automated processes for tasks like uploading source files and downloading translations. This streamlines your localization workflow and saves you time and effort, allowing you to focus on other important aspects of your business.
Translation Goals App for Crowdin Enterprise
With Translation Goals app, you can set a goal of how many translations you expect a volunteer to translate, and the app will suggest how many contributors you as a manager should find. On the flip side, volunteers have a clear understanding of what they need to contribute and will strive to achieve the goal.
Regarding rewards, at present, you have the option to pay volunteers using Metamask, and you can utilize the app’s report to offer your own rewards (for instance, if you are localizing a game, you can provide rare artifacts or badges or anything that holds value to the contributors).
Crowdin Enterprise Tasks
From now on, you can create tasks within your organization without assigning it to some workflow. This means that the Crowdin Enterprise main feature, the workflow step, is optional. This update will be handy for those who are used to using and assigning tasks.
Organization Level Webhooks
We have added new webhooks for the following events:
- Group of projects created
- Project created
- Group deleted
- Project deleted
You can find webhooks in the account settings for Crowdin.com and in the organization settings for Enterprise accounts.
MDX File Format and NestJS i18n Support
In February we added support for MDX version 1 and 2. The results include:
- CommonMark syntax support along with GitHub Flavored Markdown and Frontmatter.
- A preview for the editor.
- Ability to disable segmentation and custom segmentation.
More Crowdin Updates
In February, we released the following:
- Ability to download the sources in GitHub Action v1.7.0
- JS API Client 1.21.2
- iOS SDK 1.5.2
- .NET API Client 2.11.1
- Java API Client 1.5.4
Stay Tuned for a New Crowdin Updates
We’re always looking to create features that help you localize faster and easier. If you have an idea for a feature like that, submit it on the feature requests page, and don’t forget to vote for the existing ones. For the most up-to-date overview of what we’ve released – check out our release notes page.