Linguan greatly simplifies localizing your Mac and iOS apps. It gives you an intelligent editor for all strings files contained in your Xcode project.

Open, edit and save XLIFF files directly (useful now that Xcode can export XLIFF files)

You get warned about duplicate tokens or missing translations. Then you can export and e-mail all missing tokens for a specific language to your translator, who can also use Linguan for filling in the translations or use his text editor of choice.

When you get the translators results back Linguan automatically merges the results into your project, even if the tokens originated from multiple different strings files.

Linguan is the most fun way to clean up your translations.

This app was created by people who are using it every day to localize their apps: Peer Assembly, BytePoets and Cocoanetics.

What's New

Version 1.4.3

- Order languages so that original language appears first (followed by target languages in alphabetical order)
- Exporting to XLIFF file now honors the missing/translated/all UI
- Fixed an issue where opening and re-saving an XLIFF file could swap the source and target languages.

Ratings and Reviews

Brilliant! No ... NECESSARY!


Took less than 5 minutes from first launch to see that this would have saved many, many hours' work on the last large localized project. Magnificent work, should be considered an absolutely essential translation management tool. Buy it NOW if you do any localization whatsoever!



Nice app and totally worth the low price. I went through the localisations of a few of my apps and it found a couple of issues. And the mergeing of new strings is a total time saver. Should be in every developer's toolbox.

Apple should add this tool to XCode!

Patrick Lafleur

I bought Linguan two weeks ago and the tool paid itself in a couple of minutes. Here in Quebec, a bilingual province, we have to translate all our apps in french and english.

I'm an iOS teacher and I did a quick demo of the tool in class, everybody wondered why such a tool is not part of XCode.

Thanks Oliver for building such a simple but very useful tool that I use almost daily since I bought it.


Peer Assembly Ltd
8.7 MB
Developer Tools
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011-2016 Peer Assembly Ltd


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