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What is Loco?

Loco helps you manage and integrate translations into your software, whatever you're building.

If you've ever experienced the nightmare of spreadsheets and emails that multi-language projects can bring, you'll understand why we built Loco.

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Can I use Loco with my platform?

Almost certainly

Loco is platform agnostic. Developers can import and export translations in many different file formats including Android, iOS, Gettext, PHP, JavaScript, JSON, YAML, XML, XLIFF, TMX and more. A single Loco project can manage the same set of translations across multiple platforms at once.

See the full list of file formats in our help pages.

Is Loco free?

Free and Pro versions are available

Loco accounts are free and you can start using it straight away. The free plan has some limits, but it's perfectly good for at least a couple of small to medium sized projects. Once you've finished a project, you can always delete it and keep going for free.

If you outgrow your free project quotas, we have a flexible range of paid plans for high volume usage.

Does Loco have an API?


Most things you can do via the Loco dashboard can also be done via the API, letting you automate as much of your workflow as you need. The most valuable function of the API is pulling translation files into your software during build or deployment processes.

Read more about the Loco developer API.

Does Loco automatically translate text?

Only if you want

Loco integrates with several machine translation providers including DeepL, Google Translate and Microsoft Translator. Using these services requires an account with the relevant provider. Loco subscriptions don't include any usage of third party APIs.

Read more about automated translation in Loco.

I'm a translator, can I use Loco?


You won't have to worry about any of the technical aspects of translating software. The Loco dashboard offers a convenient user interface for translating texts. Your clients or colleagues can simply log in and all your work will be in a format they can use.

I'm a project manager, can I use Loco?


The Loco dashboard includes tools for tracking progress and assigning tasks to other team members. You'll always be on top of what's been translated and can ensure your developers have the latest content in the right format.

Is Loco a CMS?


Loco isn't a replacement for whatever you use to manage editorial content. It's aimed at translating the parts of your site or app that a CMS can't help with.

If you use a platform with customizable themes (like WordPress) Loco can help you manage the translation of your theme and plugins. We even have a WordPress plugin that you can use without a Loco account.

What data will you store about me?

As little as possible

To open a Loco account you only need to provide your name and an email address. We have no interest in collecting reams of personal data and we don't share any information about you with third parties. Please read our privacy policy — we've tried to write it in plain English.

We take the safety of your data very seriously too. Please see our security disclosures for technical information on this.

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