Linguan greatly simplifies localizing your Mac and iOS apps. It gives you an intelligent editor for all strings files contained in your Xcode project.

Open, edit and save XLIFF files directly (useful now that Xcode can export XLIFF files)

You get warned about duplicate tokens or missing translations. Then you can export and e-mail all missing tokens for a specific language to your translator, who can also use Linguan for filling in the translations or use his text editor of choice.

When you get the translators results back Linguan automatically merges the results into your project, even if the tokens originated from multiple different strings files.

Linguan is the most fun way to clean up your translations.

This app was created by people who are using it every day to localize their apps: Peer Assembly, BytePoets and Cocoanetics.

What’s New

Version 1.4.3

- Order languages so that original language appears first (followed by target languages in alphabetical order)
- Exporting to XLIFF file now honors the missing/translated/all UI
- Fixed an issue where opening and re-saving an XLIFF file could swap the source and target languages.

Ratings and Reviews

alexcurylo ,

Brilliant! No ... NECESSARY!

Took less than 5 minutes from first launch to see that this would have saved many, many hours' work on the last large localized project. Magnificent work, should be considered an absolutely essential translation management tool. Buy it NOW if you do any localization whatsoever!

JF1974 ,

Good, but could be improved

This application greatly simplifies the process of translating applications. The only problem I found is that if I have a storyboard and doing translations using the storyboard as the base, Linguan does not associate the storyboard and the corresponding strings file together. So, in Linguan, I have a Main.storyboard file with a Base translation at 100% and I have a Main.strings file in each of my translation. However, if I change something in Main.storyboard, Linguan doesn’t detect the changes in the corresponding strings file.

This is a great app anyway and I recommend it anyway.

Mubes ,

Absolutely Essential

This app just saved me an immense number of hours, chaos and confusion. I really can't see a sensible way to do localization without a tool like this, and get tokens out to translaters. The export/import tool alone is invaluable. Code scanning also simple, saves messing around with command line. It's just a total relief to buy this and get the problem solved.


Peer Assembly Ltd
8.7 MB

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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