When a user first logs into Smartcat, the first page that will be displayed is the Workspace. This is where users can get an overview of projects that are in progress, create new projects, and access existing projects data.
At a glance, project managers are able to see the status of their entire project, down to individual tasks and individual documents in every language. There are no more last-minute surprises! Clicking on the project name displays the documents associated with each project as well as languages.
The Workspace also displays basic information about each project — the name, status, creator, languages, client, deadline, and, if the project has been assigned to an LSP vendor, cost information. Project managers can also perform many of their tasks directly from the Workspace using the button bar under the project name:
- Upload and download documents
- Assign tasks
- Get information on statistics, cost, and team members
- Delete the project
- Change project settings
Hovering over the project name displays the Go to project button, which opens the project page where other project settings can be modified.
The users can narrow down what projects will be displayed within the Workspace by using filters:
This is a rather practical way to keep your tasks in order, especially if many project managers are working within the corporate account. Project managers can choose multiple criteria to filter projects such as project creators, project managers, clients, and so on. This makes it easy to focus on the projects that might require special attention.
Note: The Archived tab of the workspace is used to store projects that have been inactive for 3 months or more. It will then not be possible to work on these projects, but you can still download source and target files at any time. If you have a Smartcat subscription, projects will never be archived.
This concludes Section 1 of the onboarding process. In Section 2, we will complete the account setup by adding linguistic assets.