Why sunsetting LocDirect?
During the 11 years of operating LocDirect we had so many great suggestions for new features and improvements. Many we had to turn down due to architectural reasons.
A couple of years ago we started to develop Gridly, the next generation of LocDirect, starting all fresh with new modern technology but with the experience from LocDirect. We now had a second chance to add in all those great features that previously were not possible.
Gridly is rapidly evolving and we now think that for most use-cases it is better than LocDirect. Some of the highlights include:
- Web-based & improved UI
- Version control with branching
- Improved loading speeds
- User-friendly and intuitive spreadsheet UI
- Multilanguage source support
- Support for more data types
- Can be used outside localization to store game metadata
- Plugin and addons to game engines and CAT tools
Gridly is our future and we want to focus all our efforts and resources on it. We also believe our users are better off using Gridly. As such, we made the decision to sunset the LocDirect system and related support.
September 30th, 2022
Post-September 30th 2022 we will shut down the LocDirect servers and stop support for the LocDirect system.
How does migration to Gridly work?
We recommend starting with a meeting with your team to understand how you use LocDirect and explain how Gridly can be used instead. We’ll then can assist you with moving the data over into Gridly. Once the data is in Gridly then you can follow these steps:
- Assign user roles and access rights
- Invite your team into Gridly
Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is Gridly pricing the same as LocDirect?
We’ve been through a few different pricing models during the lifespan of LocDirect. The Gridly PRO plan has the same price per user per month as the latest LocDirect plan but there is no monthly base license fee. There is also a FREE and an ENTERPRISE plan - check out all the plans here