* a professional translator,
* a professional/occasional reviewer,
* a professional/occasional proofreader (with or without a CAT-tool)
Line or Cross Pro offers “dual mouse” functionality to show 2 line segments simultaneously, which can be moved intuitively by two mice. You can underline text in the source and target document simultaneously. This allows you to switch focus back and forth between the two documents fast and easily.
* an occasional or starting translator without a CAT-tool
Line or Cross Advanced offers the “Frozen Line” functionality. The “Frozen Line” is a horizontal line segment which moves up/down when the mouse moves on one part of the screen, and which freezes when the mouse moves on the other part of your screen.
This may be a great help for starting translators who do not yet have a CAT-tool, and for occasional reviewers (using the frozen line over the source text, and the native mouse cursor over the target text)
* an all-round computer user who regularly views/edits files in text processors or spreadsheets.
Line or Cross Standard adds in navigation tools to help you stay on track. In ‘line’ mode a semi-transparent line helps you keep your place when reading documents, while the ‘cross’ mode speeds up navigating in worksheets and tables.
you suffer from eye strain when working many hours in front of a computer screen, but you are NOT a translator or proofreader
Tune my Screen offers a basic model for those who want to reduce eyestrain when working onscreen, browsing the internet or reading documents. Tune my Screen is a practical add-on for Microsoft Windows®, with an intuitive interface that allows you to fully customise the appearance of your screen – its colour, texture, contrast and so on – using toggles and faders. Soften harsh white glare, tweak your screen colour as much or as little as you like, or add a matt paper-look background to increase reading comfort.
Note: Tune My ScreenTM & Line Or Cross® are no CAT-tools. They have no Translation Memory and no Termbase. They are graphical overlay tools, that allow you to underline text on screen (e.g. over a PDF document), or on two locations simultaneously. They may help you boost performance, reduce eye strain and reduce mental fatigue.