Introduction to Localize

Cloud-based translation management to easily reach new markets

The Localize Translation Management System (TMS) delivers the most advanced platform on the market today, with all the tools you need to effectively manage your translation workflow.

The Localize TMS dashboard makes it easy to manage, organize, and translate all content in your website, mobile apps, files, and more!

We provide 2 main methods for localizing your content:

  • Localize for Web
    • Used for websites and web apps, Localize for Web offers automated content detection and management of your content.
  • Localize for Mobile
    • Used for mobile app localization, this files-based approach allows you to import and export your content for use in your mobile apps.

If you are localizing both web sites and mobile apps, you can manage all of your localization efforts in one seamless platform!


Localize for Web

Localize runs in your website by executing a one-line JavaScript snippet. It's one line of code that will change the experience for visitors who want to read your content in their preferred language.

Watch this short video to get a quick overview of how Localize for Web works.

(Click here for a more detailed description on how translations get delivered to end users.)

By integrating Localize into your website, Localize can begin to:

  • Identify text content in your application, bringing it into the dashboard to be translated
  • Replace the text in your site with translated text (after translations have been added)
  • Adapt the text for pluralization and variables
  • Help you go global!

Localize for Mobile

When developing a mobile app, content is typically stored in files that are loaded into the app with a separate file for each target language supported in the app.

Localize provides various methods to import and export files in advanced file formats that are typically used in mobile app projects like Android XML and iOS Strings. Importing and exporting can be done via the:

Once imported, you can use your Localize dashboard to manage your translation workflow, including ordering human translations directly within the dashboard.


Localize Dashboard

With your Localize dashboard you can:

  • View content and translations
  • Add or remove languages
  • Translate content
  • Order translations (machine or human) directly from the dashboard
  • Invite team members, including translators
  • And much more

Getting Started - Signing Up

Localize allows your visitors to learn more about you and your business in their preferred language. It only takes a few minutes to get started. You can sign up for a Free Trial by following these instructions.

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Use your Google Login

You have the option of creating your Localize user account by using your Google login.
Simply click the button when creating your user account.

Step 1: Create your user account

First create your user account by filling in your personal information.

Your email address will be your login name. You also have the option of signing up with your Google account.

Step 2: Create an organization

Next enter your company information.

Step 3: Create a project

Fill in the form to create your first Project.

Select your source language and what language you want your application to be translated to, your target language. If you are translating to multiple languages, you can add them here or add them later.

You have the option to create a Website/Web App or Mobile App project.

  • Website/Web App:
    • Uses the Localize code snippet to automatically find all content in your website/web app.
  • Mobile App:
    • For use in a files-based approach to localization, typical in most mobile apps.

Localize Video Walkthrough

Dig deeper with our complete Localize Video Walkthrough:

  • You can click on a chapter marker  to jump to different parts of the video.
  • Or view all of the available chapters by clicking on the chapter list  icon.

Overview of Organizations & Projects

This diagram visually shows the relationships between Organizations and Projects in the Localize TMS.

Click on the diagram to view it larger.

About Organizations

  • Each paid Localize subscription (or free trial) is associated with its own Organization.
  • An Organization can have multiple Projects.
  • Team Members are counted based on the Organization.
  • The following are counted across all Projects in your Subscription Plan:
    • of Pageviews

    • of Machine language translations

    • of REST API calls

Self-Service

Localize is a fully self-serve product. We do not manage translators, check translation quality, or approve/block/publish content on your behalf (even for our Enterprise customers!).

Learn more here...

About Projects

  • All content within a Project is associated with a unique Project Key.
  • Target Language usage is counted per Project.
    • You can have different languages in each of your Projects, as long as the total number of languages in any one Project doesn't exceed your plan limits.

Multiple Domains in one Project

  • A Project Key may be shared (with translations for content) across multiple domains at no additional cost.
  • This allows you to use one Project to manage all content across multiple domains, if desired.

Getting Support

We're here to help, whether you are new to Localize or a current customer.

New to Localize?

We're happy to discuss your localization needs and determine if Localize is a good fit. Reach out to our sales team using any of the following options:

Current customer?

Click on the support icon in the top navigation bar. Then select one of the many ways available to help yourself, or reach out and let us help you.

Help Center

Visit our Help Center to get quick answers to commonly asked questions. (where you are now!)

Developer Documentation

Developer? Dig deeper into our Developer Docs.

Discussion Board

Visit our Community Forum where you can ask questions, provide answers, and share tips, tricks and more.

Contact Support

Need help? Submit a ticket to our customer support team. We’re here to help!

Schedule a Call

Have questions? Book a call with a member of our customer success team.

Updated 28 days ago


Introduction to Localize


Cloud-based translation management to easily reach new markets

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