Note: Some tools are especially for game translators.
Here I’ll list out tools that I use, tell me too if you have any other good stuff that I don’t have.
2.0 Beta version, portable:
I use this to batch find and replace some repeated words that go over a lot of files so you don’t have to open files one by one to search for that word to replace. Makes your life easier.
Translate.Net (Freeware, Need Internet, have portable version)
Tired of copy paste to different online translators? With Translate.Net you only need to copy paste once and it outputs to different online translation services for you to compare. Neat.
Client for Google Translate (Free version, Need Internet)
Best thing is, you just need to highlight the phrase you want to translate. Speeds up the process. No need to Ctrl+C & Ctrl+V
WordWeb (Free version)
This is a very good thesaurus which I always need badly to find the right words. It works as a good dictionary too.
Lingoes (Freeware, have portable version)
Great tool, you can downloads loads of dictionary in all kinds of language and thesaurus for using.
I don’t think I need to list out the obvious(Google Translate, Babelfish)
This is a great site as I always need a thesaurus but it always have some kind of error which is very irritating.
This is a very good place for people who want to study Chinese or English. It is a social network kind of thing too where you can find friends and converse. You can watch a short video of that word, step by step on how to write the word, lets you save the words you’ve learn for the day in a private library. You have to see the site to know what I’m talking about.
For me, I use it for translation when Google and Yahoo fail, they will mostly fail if it is a localized sentence or idiom phrase. nciku is a library made by some users(although I couldn’t find where to add in new words) It gives English and Chinese meaning too and I found what I want quite often in this site.
Other Useful Software:
FastStone Screen Capture (Previously Freeware now Shareware)
New 6.5 Version Shareware link
Old 5.3 Version Freeware link
Portable 5.3 version link
Recommended to use to Screen Capture anything wrong in the game(text out of dialogue box for example) when playing and annotate if want and send them back to me for correction later. (This is a tool for the checkers later but anyone can send them back to me)