Import/Export and File formats

Here you have various options depending on your situation:


CSV and Xliff

If you want to give the translations to somebody else (who is not using AppTranslate) you can export the files to CSV and Xliff. Xliff is a standard file format for translations, while CSV makes it easy for you to import them into Excel or another tool.

iOS/Mac .strings

If you want to review the files AppTranslate is creating, you can export them to another location by clicking on “Export to…”, afterwards you can move them to your project.

If you want to overwrite the existing files in your project click on “Overwrite existing”. If the files do not exist in your project, AppTranslate will create them, but you have to manually add them to your Xcode-project. Be careful to have a backup of your files before doing this.


If you have received your translations from a translator, you can use the standard Xliff-File format or a defined CSV-file (keep the same structur and file encoding than what you exported to prevent errors). By importing them you overwrite other existing translations in AppTranslate. If you want to write them back to your Xcode-Project, you have to export them afterwards.