By Michel Fortin
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Counterparts Lite is a string table editor for Mac and iOS app developers and translators of those apps.
It shows your string table as a grid you can navigate and edit with keyboard shortcuts and rearrange by dragging rows. It also let you select a reference file displaying it in a side-by-side view suitable for translating an existing file, with a convenient filter to spot quickly missing translations.
Counterparts Lite opens “.strings” files, including binary (compiled) ones, as well as XLIFF files generated by other programs. The editor only allows editing translation strings in XLIFF files at this time.
What's New in Version 1.2.2
• Added “Adopt Reference Value” command to quickly copy the value to translation column.
• Can now copy key and reference values to the clipboard.
• Fixed a bug where editing the document while a filter is active could seemingly overwrite some values in the wrong row.
• Fix for saving error occurring sporadically with XLIFF files.
Great for proofing and fiddling with .xliff files
I use this to proof and update .xliff translation files after exporting from Xcode and before importing the finished translations back into Xcode. Without this, the .xliff files I hand back and forth with my translators are too much of a black box.
The search filter works very well. The UI is clean and easy to understand.
It’s absolutely worth the money, and there is a free trial available via their website if you want to test it out.
Gripes: The finished/unfinished filter control in the toolbar is confusing in that if you select neither option, it’s the same as selecting both.
There does not appear to be a quick keyboard shortcut for editing a value (return completes editing and selects the next row)… though you can use Shift-Cmd-R to adopt the key as the value and begin editing it, which is almost the same thing for rows without existing translated values.
- Category: Developer Tools
- Updated: Feb 10, 2015
- Version: 1.2.2
- Size: 2.9 MB
- Languages: English, French
- Seller: Michel Fortin
- © 2014 Michel Fortin
Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor