Logging in for the first time
As a cloud-based Translation Management System, the Smartling platform is easy to access.
All Smartling users can log into our platform without having to install any software, at the URL dashboard.smartling.com.
If your Smartling account has already been created, you can find an invitation from us in your email inbox. Please activate your account by clicking on the activation button in the email, and set up your password.
Once your account is activated, you are all set and you can log into the Smartling platform anytime at the URL dashboard.smartling.com.
To check your Smartling dashboard proactively throughout the day, you can create a bookmark for the URL dashboard.smartling.com in your browser.
During the registration process, we will ask you if you would like to receive translation notifications.
This means that you will receive automated emails from Smartling whenever there are new action items for you, such as a translated file that is ready to be downloaded or a question from your translators.
We highly recommend ticking this check box, so you can always stay up-to-date about the translation activity in your Smartling account. All of our notifications contain a direct link to your Smartling dashboard, so you can easily access any new tasks that require your attention.
If you forgot to tick the checkbox during your first login, don't worry. Your notification settings can be adjusted at any time.
How to adjust your notification settings
You can enable your notifications and adjust them to your preferences at any time, in 2 simple steps:
Step 1: Enable your email notifications
To enable your email notifications, navigate to your "Profile" page and give your consent to "Receive Translation Notifications".
Once this toggle is switched on, Smartling can send you automated email notifications about the translation activity in your account.
Step 2: Adjust your notification preferences
As soon as your notifications are enabled, you can now adjust them to your personal preferences.
From your "Profile" page, you can access a separate "Notifications" tab.
Here, you can select the exact types of notifications that you would like to receive. You can also specify how often you would like to be notified about new action items: in real time or as an hourly or daily digest.
Which notifications should I select?
To begin with, we would recommend using our default settings until you get a better idea of the notifications that you find particularly helpful. You can always customize these settings at a later point, once you are more familiar with the Smartling platform.
For more information about the different notification types, please feel free to visit this article in our Help Center.