Discover what's new in SDL Trados Studio 2021

Choose flexibility. Choose Trados.

SDL Trados Studio 2021 is the ground-breaking, dynamic translation solution offering true flexibility for busy translators and project managers. 

Work on the Studio desktop app on your PC or laptop for maximum productivity, plus keep projects moving when you're away from your desk through SDL Trados Live — Studio's new cloud companion that works seamlessly across PC, mobile, and tablet.

Studio 2021's new, powerful features and enhancements will ensure everyone in your team achieves their full potential.

The future way of working is here. The future of translation software is Studio 2021.

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Studio 2021

Flexibility to work wherever you are

The dynamic combination and flexibility offered by Studio 2021 and SDL Trados Live will benefit everyone — from individual translators through to project managers running large teams.

Higher quality translations can be delivered faster as you can:
  • Translate, review and manage work on the Studio 2021 desktop app when you're in the office
  • Move to the cloud when it suits to control your projects on any device, such as a tablet, through SDL Trados Live or the new SDL Trados Live mobile app.

Designed to raise your productivity

When under pressure to deliver increasing volumes of translations within short timeframes, it's essential to find ways to be more productive.

Studio 2021 offers many enhancements to help you work smarter, speed up your translation process and increase your productivity, including:
  • Improved automation and quality assurance (QA) with the ability to customize your recognition settings for Placeables such as dates, times, currencies, and measurements
  • More powerful search with an upgrade to the Advanced Display Filter
  • Enhanced Translation Quality Assessment (TQA) interface.
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Studio 2021

Personalize your Studio for increased functionality

It's now easier than ever to personalize your Studio. You can access the SDL AppStore directly from Studio 2021 making it faster and easier to find, manage, update, and remove apps with fewer clicks.

Apps are used by thousands of our customers to customize and extend the functionality of Studio to:

  • Improve and automate your translation, review or terminology processes
  • Connect to third-party machine translation providers
  • Fine-tune your verification checks to enhance the quality of your translations.

Choose peace of mind. Choose Trados.

With SDL, we will always:
  • Keep you ahead through innovation — Together Studio 2021 and Trados Live represent another leap forward in CAT tool innovation from SDL. This is part of our on-going commitment to keep our users ahead of the curve
  • Keep you up-to-date with free events and training — From live webinars to local roadshows and in-person training, our community always has access to knowledge to help them succeed in their roles
  • Keep you supported through global communities — Online or face-to-face, our global community connects the right people, in the right language, when it matters most. Wherever you are you can always raise questions, find answers, discuss and share ideas with the world’s largest translation software community.
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Say hello to subscriptions!

We have introduced subscription as a new way to buy a selection of our translation productivity solutions, including SDL Trados Studio Professional and Freelance editions.

Nora Diaz takes a first look at SDL Trados Studio 2021


Nora Díaz is a full-time translator and team leader, who works for clients located around the world on a daily basis, covering every aspect of the translation workflow. Her interest in technology has led to a constant exploration of productivity tools. As an active member of the beta tester community at SDL, she interacts with top-ranked translators from around the world and provides input about real-world translator needs and program usability. In this video, Nora takes us through a demo of Studio 2021 and gives her first impressions.

Important information for SDL Trados Studio 2015 users

The upgrade path for SDL Trados Studio 2015, and related upgrade pricing, will close on 31 January 2021. If you decide to upgrade to the latest version of SDL Trados Studio on or after 1 February 2021, you will need to purchase a new, full-price license. 

So take advantage of our special upgrade pricing now and benefit from all the new features in Studio 2021. For SDL Trados Studio Freelance visit our shop and for SDL Trados Studio Professional contact your sales representative or local reseller.