TMX Assistant

Developer: Jaroslaw Wlodarczyk

Current Version: 1.2

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 6.1 MB - Download


Keep your translation memories handy, search and maintain them, and make global changes with ease — all with TMX Assistant.

TMX Assistant is a supplementary OS X tool for all translators who use CAT applications and for anyone who works with translation memories. It contains two basic modules: TMX Library and TMX Editor. The Library makes it easy to store and search TMX files. The Editor allows to maintain translation memories, make global changes and export them in TMX, TXT or CSV format.


Storing your translation memories
• Easy to use Library with groups for each project
• Color labels for marking groups
• Adding and exporting TMX files by drag-and-drop
• Automatic searching for TMX files in folders and bundles

Searching your translation memories
• Ignore case, accents and hard spaces
• Display and search additional TMX data (notes)
• Fast searching in projects with many TMX files

Maintaining your translation memories
• Blacklist translation warning
• Global Find & Replace
• Finding different translations for the same source
• Finding translations that are the same as original
• Finding not translated (empty) strings
• Filtering source or target strings
• Adding and deleting language pairs
• Spellchecking as you type

Exporting your translation memories
• As TMX files
• As Plain Text files (translations only)
• As CSV files (readable by Numbers or Excel)

Support for multi-lingual TMX files
• Language selection pop-up menu in Editor and Library

Support for binary attachments in TMX files
• Extracting RTF, HTML and other binaries from TMX files

Lossless TMX export
• Unknown TMX tags are preserved during import and export


You work with translation memories (TMX files)
You need to store the TMX files from your previous projects for reference
You need to quickly search projects containing many TMX files
You need to modify TMX files
You need to maintain translation memories (use black list, make global changes, etc.)
You need to easily display notes added to translation units


You don't use translation memories
You use just one big translation memory or work with huge TMX files (TMX Assistant is optimized to work with projects containing many smaller TMX files and does not support single huge translation memories)


We'd love to hear your opinions and ideas just to make TMX Assistant even better. It's a work in progress and we plan to add more features you may find useful in your workflow. Don't hesitate to contact us with your ideas!


Release Notes:

TMX Assistant 1.2 brings new features and bug fixes, including the following:

• Adds "Empty Source" filter
• Automatically selects each newly added group in the Library
• Displays number of groups and items found in the Library
• Fixes an issue with copying text from the Inspector window
• Fixes an issue with hidden extension when exporting Base64 files
• Fixes some issues with editing groups in the Library
• Fixes some minor display issues in certain versions of OS X
• Internal changes required for future enhancements


More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.2
Review by eptepterectec

Useful for Quick Look-ups and Corrections - I use CafeTran as my CAT tool of choice which uses TMX memory format by default, but I also have lots of exported memories from Trados Studio (which I use via Parallels) and Wordfast Pro. The result is that I have TMX translation memories all over the the place on my computer. TMX Assistant doesn’t merge memories (which I prefer not to do anyway, due to different translation client requirements), but it lets you quickly and easily search multiple memories at the same time, and you can easily make global corrections across memories as well. It’s surprisingly handy to command-tab over to the open app, run a quick search, and see how I’ve translated something for different clients, and go back to my CAT tool, or to make global changes across multiple TMX memories. It doesn’t do much more than that, but for what it is it’s quite handy. If you’re a translator in a Mac environment with lots of TMX memories you want to search or make global changes to, then TMX Assistant fits the bill. If you want something else or something more powerful, this isn’t the droid you’re looking for.

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