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b123400 commented Feb 4, 2016

Hello! I made one as well, and it is open sourced :)
Xliffie is designed for developer, with functions like printf-formatted string checking (e.g. make sure %@ is present, and not a %d in the translated string), search with regex, and integrated with Google / Bing translation.
Would love to hear any comment!

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hhartz commented Aug 31, 2016

@b123400 Xliffie crashes so frequently it's not usable for me. I saw similar reports on earlier versions in the app store, you should really log into your crashlytics account and correct the infinite recursion and other issues that occurs.

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rmraya commented Sep 28, 2016

Try Swordfish Translation Editor,

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SimplGy commented Oct 31, 2016

There's also this native mac app, xlifftool

App Store:

  • Free
  • Under active development
  • Written in swift
  • Valid developer certificate (so no security override needed to install)
  • Option to "show only non-translated strings"
  • Doesn't collapse whitespace on export (new in v1.2)

No affiliation with the developer, @remuslazar, I've just been looking for a good tool like this.

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spock123 commented Apr 30, 2017

No good cross platform apps?
I'd hate to be locked into Apple's walled garden :)

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EvanCarroll commented Sep 20, 2017

POEditor (Web App) only supports iPhone XLIFF, and no XLIFF2. For instance, they do not support Angular xliff.

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rburgstaller commented Jan 17, 2018

POEditor does work with importing xmb and export to xtb (which you can then use in the app). Its a bit awkward but its the only meaningful tool I found that works with string interpolations (and at least has a free tier). Didnt try the services without free tier, though, but I did run into problems with oneskyapp.

Unfortunately OSS tools like pootle dont work with angular XLIFF.

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DavidOndrus commented Jan 23, 2018

Hi, I made my own tool for Angular translations (supports XLIFF 1.2 and 2.0)

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marie-dk commented Sep 19, 2018

Don't use the online editor at Brightec ( After spending valuable time translating, you will be forced to use your Twitter login to get your translated file. The login prompt states:

This application will be able to:

  • Read Tweets from your timeline.
  • See who you follow, and follow new people.
  • Update your profile.
  • Post Tweets for you.
  • See your email address.

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neryams commented Oct 5, 2018

Seconding do NOT use the editor from Brightec. You are navigated away from your translations entry page and they hold the data hostage so you will lose all your work unless you give them your Twitter account. They also do not support Angular translations.

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vslavik commented May 4, 2019

Poedit supports XLIFF since v2.2, including Angular files (GitHub issue: vslavik/poedit#408).

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bobergj commented Jan 17, 2020

Loca Studio supports the XLIFF 1.2 files exported by Xcode.

  • Free
  • Automatic QA checks
  • Native app
  • Distributed on the Mac App Store, sandboxed

(full disclosure: I am the lead developer)

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spock123 commented Apr 15, 2020

So in conclusion, no free tool exists that lets you edit , create and update translations files using xliff format.

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CodeAndWeb commented May 2, 2022

BabelEdit supports XLF, JSON and other translation files.

  • Includes machine translation (Google Translate, DeepL, Bing Translate)
  • Optimized for Angular
  • Installation in Windows, macOS and Linux

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