Poedit Translation Editor Application for gettext and XLIFF

Poedit is a free translation editor application for Linux, Windows and MacOS. It is also available in pro version. The free version is released under open source MIT license. It supports gettext (PO files) and XLIFF. Using this app you can translate websites, WordPress and Drupal themes and plugins into other languages. Not only site you can also translate application.


It comes with automatic detection of translation issues and automatic syntax checks, validation of translation files and built in Crowdin support.

How to install Poedit on Ubuntu Linux

Poedit is available as snap and flatpak package for Ubuntu linux. You can easily install it via the command-line terminal application. Open terminal (ctrl+alt+t) and run below Poedit snap installation command.

sudo snap install poedit

You can open Poedit via below command.


Poedit Translation Editor app

Run below command to allow Poedit access files /media

sudo snap connect poedit:removable-media

And run below command to save credential for Crowdin integration.

snap connect poedit:password-manager-service

That’s it.

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Install Poedit via Flatpak:

First install flatpak and flathub and restart your system. After that run below Poedit flatpak install command.

flatpak install flathub net.poedit.Poedit

You can run Poedit flatpak via

flatpak run net.poedit.Poedit

Download Poedit

That’s all.

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