Smartling alternative: Lokalise vs. Smartling

Simple setup, flexible management, a powerful API, transparent pricing, and over 50 apps for you to connect with your existing workflows – this is what sets Lokalise apart.

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A tip of the hat to the Smartling team

They have built a solid translation platform to provide language translation services for enterprises. However, you’re here because you’re researching Smartling alternatives and want to better understand how Lokalise is different. Let’s look at the top ways Lokalise can help your team become more efficient in their localization efforts.


So, what’s the difference between Lokalise and Smartling?

It is often difficult to decide which tool is the right one for your team, especially with quite a few stakeholders involved. There are features, usability, pricing, and other important product differences between Lokalise and Smartling. So, to really understand what sets us apart, we compared reviews and talked with customers who have used both platforms. They shared what made their localization process faster and more efficient with Lokalise. We hope their answers will help with your comparison as well.

Leader in localization on G2

Lokalise repeatedly scores higher on all core aspects – from ease of use and setup to the key features comparison.

But don’t take our word for it, compare Lokalise and Smartling side by side on G2.

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Powerful API and integrations included

Connect with tools that your team already uses. Save hours with the powerful API, CLI, mobile SDKs, GitHub, Bitbucket, GitLab, Azure Repos, Adobe XD, Figma, Jira, and more.

All tools are included in your chosen pricing plan and are not charged separately.

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Transparent pricing and free trial

We strive to make our pricing structure as clear and straightforward as possible. There are no hidden fees or charges, so you don’t have to worry about unexpected changes to your bill.

A free 14-day trial is available for all new users. Take Lokalise for a test drive before committing to a paid plan.

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Flexibility and simplicity in everything

Lokalise gives you all the tools you need to organize and design processes – just how you need them.

From sophisticated search and filter functionalities to adding a new language in a matter of 2 clicks – performing simple tasks is as easy as it can be.

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Own every linguistic asset you create

Translation memories and glossaries – with Lokalise, you own every linguistic asset you create. This empowers you to be more independent and flexible in choosing translation providers in the future.

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Onboard with industry-leading customer support

From smart documentation to real-human live chat that is available 24/7, and a dedicated customer success manager – get the support you need on every step of your localization journey.

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Need-to-see features

What you get when you switch to Lokalise


Advanced filtering and search options

Use the predefined filters or create custom ones to any level of complexity. Add as many conditions as you like, and group them using AND/OR statements to show only the desired strings or keys that you want to work with.



Our Automations feature allows you to set up rules that monitor specific changes in one language and automatically perform actions on the other. The use cases are endless. For example, when your designer works on new multilingual assets in Figma, they can quickly review the design in all languages in seconds without ever leaving the design tool or asking anyone to share new translations. Just set the rules and run Automations.


Over-the-air SDK

Update your copy in all languages on the fly. No need to wait for the next release or submit a new version for approval from the App Store or Google Play.


Powerful API

Lokalise provides a modern, fast, and flexible RESTful API. Our API follows CRUD principles, and it offers various operations across projects, translations, tasks, and more.


We are spinning up new translations for the entire platform in less than a week; previously a task that could have taken 2–3 months.

John Conneely, Product Manager

Localization made easy. Why wait?

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