What is it?

memoQ translator pro is a computer-assisted translation environment tool which runs on Microsoft Windows operating system. It was designed by translators for translators and it increases productivity and quality for all those who perform, edit and review translations.

To use memoQ translator pro, you only need one license, which - if needed - you can install on two computers, and synchronize your work between desktop and laptop. Licenses are limited to one user only. If you are using a Mac, you can also run memoQ translator pro using VMware Fusion, Bootcamp or Parallels.

Free 45-day trial

You can download and use the full-featured 45-day evaluation version of memoQ translator pro free of charge.
  • Once the trial period is over, you can buy memoQ translator pro, and continue working where you finished: you don’t need to re-install memoQ and you won’t lose your translations. It’s as simple as that! To get easily started, Kilgray gives you free access to online training and certification, webinars, tutorials and many-many guides.
  • If you decide not to buy memoQ translator pro, it will switch into a limited translator free version after 45 days.

Installation and activation

This document explains you how to install and activate memoQ, get a trial license, or set up your final license. But it is very simple – you most likely can do it without assistance.  

Installation & Activation Guide


Reuse your translations

You build references while you translate, and memoQ stores them in databases. You can create glossaries with terms, store previous translations, add reference materials, store abbreviations, and identify and automate the translation of certain patterns. 
memoQ combines the content of all these databases to offer you relevant information and suggest translations based on these. 

Term base

As you translate, you can easily add terms and expressions to your term base both in the source and target languages. If the terms are no longer to be used, you can mark them forbidden. With memoQ’s term base management functionality, you can extract terms from documents and translation memories, import your existing glossaries, combine bilingual glossaries into multilingual ones, or easily add new terminology as you translate. 

In memoQ, terminology is automatically detected and checked: you get a warning if you apply the wrong terminology, and you can search and replace terms across multiple documents on the go. 

Adding new terms to your term base is very easy, and a large updated database can save you a lot of research and typing. memoQ also makes research easier by providing you simultaneous access to all your favorite internet reference pages with a single click of a button. 


Translation memory

The translation memory is the core of translation technology. As you translate you will find language repetition along your project, which can slow down your work. A translation memory stores your translations and helps you reuse them, so you increase productivity and consistency throughout your project. With a translation memory in place you will never need to translate the same thing twice.  
memoQ’s translation memory preserves context information, works in both language directions and stores information such as which document the translation comes from, who translated it and when. 

Its top-notch concordance functionality allows you to find entries in the translation memory that contains specific words or sequences of words directly from the translation document, and makes recommendations on terminology, even suggesting translations after some weeks of using memoQ.


LiveDocs is a set of features within memoQ that offer a corpus memory, automated alignment and the use of monolingual and bilingual reference material.  

If you have a source document and its counterpart translated, for example in Microsoft Word format, you can import them into a LiveDocs corpus and memoQ will process it so that every source sentence has a target equivalent. Then you will be able to leverage these databases - without spending hours with aligning documents - as you translate.

When you start translating, source and target sentences will come up. If the target is not exactly what’s in the source, you can fix those segments on the fly, so you only spend time on looking at relevant material – not the entire documents like in other tools. 

You can also use bilingual files as translation memories, offering a preview and context for the entire document. You can import monolingual documents into the Library, and check if a certain expression exists in the vocabulary of these documents. This helps terminology research, and it is highly useful for legal translators when they want to double-check what collocations exist in the target language.

The Muse

The Muse is offering automatic suggestions for target terms when you start typing words. Muses are “trained” by analyzing large amounts of translated contents that are readily available in memoQ from translation memories and LiveDocs corpora. Once a Muse is trained, it will suggest terms and recurring expressions as you type, and make translation 20-30% faster.

memoQ muse

memoQ Web Search

memoQ Web Search allows you to select text in the source or target language of your document, and run a variety of online searches to look up details of this expression. memoQ comes pre-configured with a large set of dictionaries and reference sites but you can easily set up your preferred search engine or reference site.

How to do a web search?

You can invoke the memoQ web search by pressing Crtl+F3 in the translation grid or by right- clicking in the translation grid and choosing memoQ web search.
memoQ web search


With memoQ translator pro, you can work with any company using a memoQ server. Get more jobs by accepting those sent directly from their memoQ server! 

memoQ translator pro also supports discussions within the translation environment which are frequent between project managers and customers on topics such as source text and terminology.

If your colleagues also use memoQ, you can create project backups to pick up the project where you left it off. The same way you can synchronize your work between several computers. If your colleagues use other translation tools, you can still export your translation memories, term bases, segmentation rules and other resources for them to use.

Integration with Language Terminal

When your memoQ license is integrated with Language Terminal you don’t need to use email or an external drive to transfer translation packages. You can simply upload them to Language Terminal and share them online.

If you want to use the Language Terminal integration within memoQ, you can register to Language Terminal for free. 


Your single tool

memoQ translator pro is compatible with most other translation tools such as SDL Trados Studio, WordFast and STAR Transit. With memoQ you can import, translate and export files from other tools, as well as use standards aimed to improve compatibility. For a detailed description of file format compatibility check out this page


memoQ works with a number of important technical standards such as XLIFF, TMX, TBX and Unicode. We also allow the use of XLIFF:doc and TIPP packages from Interoperability Now!.

Languages and file formats

memoQ supports almost all languages in the world and most of the world’s file formats such as Microsoft Word, XLIFF, XML, SDLXLIFF or INDD. See this page to find a comprehensive list of supported language and formats.


memoQ’s intuitive user interface makes translating easier and faster. memoQ is a hands-on piece of software. Although there is a lot of power and functionality within the tool, you will never get lost in features: the intuitive interface will enable you to work with memoQ in an easy, convenient way.

To understand how memoQ is structured, you need to be aware of two essentials within the software:

The Dashboard

The Dashboard is what opens when you start memoQ. It helps you decide what to do first, and provides you with an interface where you can manage your projects. It also displays information about the license you are using. You can easily start your first project by dropping a file into the Drag and Drop area in the dashboard.
memoQ dashboard

The Ribbon

memoQ translator pro has a ribbon that organizes the project menu items in different tabs. The order of the ribbon tabs follows the order of a standard translation workflow. Each ribbon tab encompasses a workflow step.

memoQ ribbon

Changing the user interface language

The available languages in the memoQ are English, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Spanish, Hungarian, Japanese and French. Choose a language, and then click OK. For now, let’s assume that you choose English.

Learn how to switch the menus of commands in memoQ to one of the many language options available.

Switch to memoQ

Once you have gone through the standard learning curve that advanced translation software demands, you will many times find yourself hopping from one CAT tool to another. Even if you are the best at CAT hopping, you would rather avoid doing it as it is a major productivity killer. 

Here are some reasons as to why you should switch to memoQ as your main tool:


memoQ translator pro eliminates the need for owning numerous CAT tools.  memoQ translator pro is compatible with many other translation tools such as SDL Trados Studio, WordFast and STAR Transit. With memoQ you can import, translate and export files from other tools as well as use standards to improve compatibility. 

memoQ supports multiple languages like and several file formats such as XLIFF, XML, SDLXLIFF or INDD. See this page to find a comprehensive list of supported language and formats.

Speed and Power

memoQ is a powerful tool for serious work with an endless list of helping features for experienced users – see the full list here. However, adding a handful of new features every year can make even the fastest software robust and heavy. We at Kilgray understand the importance of product stability and try to make sure nothing afflicts the output of our customers.

User friendliness

memoQ is as user friendly and intuitive as translation software gets. memoQ translator pro comes with a Startup Wizard for first-time users, streamlined user interface and with a Microsoft-like ribbon, which follows the workflow in a translation.


Unique Extras

  • Document Preview pane is HTML-based and no MS Word version is required.
  • Customizable shortcuts.
  • Customizable Ribbon.
  • Translation memory and term base sharing: Translation memories (TMs) and term bases (TBs) can be created on Language Terminal (www.languageterminal.com) to be shared with three other memoQ users. 
 Evaluate memoQ yourself! Download our free 45-day trial version here.

Pricing and payment method

A memoQ translator pro license costs 620 EUR or 770 USD. Please check prices in our webshop by selecting your country. memoQ translator pro purchases require electronic payment using credit or debit card, PayPal or bank transfer and can be done in Euros, American Dollars on Hungarian Forints. 

Payments are secured by Wirecard or Paypal as payment service providers. For a detailed description on how to purchase a license click here.

Licensing and support and maintenance 

When you buy a memoQ translator pro license, the license per se is lifelong, in other words, it will never expire. Along with the license you get free upgrades to upcoming versions as well as technical support for 12 months after your purchase.

If you want to keep on upgrading your memoQ license and accessing technical support after the first year, you will need to renew your support and maintenance agreement (SMA) which is 20% of memoQ’s list price, and lasts for another year. Please do this once your SMA expires. We will send you reminder emails, but even if you upgrade later, SMA will be charged from the day your previous SMA expired.

Read more about renewing your support and maintenance agreement here.

Contacting support

Kilgray’s support is always happy to help you. To contact support, write an email to support@kilgray.com. Be aware that the speed of resolving an issue also depends on you. We recommend you to read this page to understand what you need to know before contacting support. 
What is it?

What is it?

memoQ translator pro is a computer-assisted translation environment tool which runs on Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Reuse your translations

Reuse your translations

memoQ combines the content of different databases to suggest relevant translations right when you need them.

Get productive immediately

Get productive immediately

Productivity features enhance the efficiency of your work and help you keep high quality standards. Check out which functionality in memoQ can boost your output right away.



memoQ has a set of teamwork features that enable collaboration between translation companies and translators, and between translators themselves.



memoQ translator pro is known for its unparalleled compatibility that eliminates the need of having multiple CAT tools.



memoQ has a set of teamwork features that enable collaboration between translation companies and translators, and between translators themselves.

Switch to memoQ

Switch to memoQ

memoQ users are among the happiest translators! If that isn't enough, here we give you many reasons to switch to memoQ.

Pricing and licensing

Pricing and licensing

How much does memoQ translator pro cost? Does my license expire? Where can I find support? Read more about all these here.