Multi-Language Feature: Setup guide

Files and folders can be given a language tag. Folders can be provided with multiple translations. All of this will improve the navigation for your users within the Showell App.

Showell App for Web

Add language tags to folders and files


1. In the Showell App for Web, Open 'Edit'-Mode and navigate to the content you would like to provide with language tags.

2. Open the file or folder settings, by clicking its settings icon Settings

3. In the Languages field, you can provide one or multiple languages

4. Make sure to click 'Save' for the changes to take affect

Manage multiple files simultaneously

When you choose multiple files by ticking the checkbox next to them, you can easily apply actions to all the chosen items at once. This feature allows you to set languages for multiple documents simultaneously.

1. Once the checkboxes are ticked, you'll see managing options at the bottom of your screen. Click the 3 dots and choose 'Modify Properties'

2. Choose 'Set languages' and add your language(s).

3. Click 'Save'.

For more information: Manage your Contents


Showell Admin

Add language tags to folders and files

Providing language tags to folders and files, streamlines navigation and content filtering for Showell App Users.

Option 1:

1. In Showell Admin, navigate to the file or folder you would like to provide a language tag

2. Go to the file or folder settings 

3. Choose the correct language(s) under 'Document languages'

4. Click Save changes

Option 2 - Multi-select:

1. In Showell Admin, navigate to the folder of the files/folders you would like to provide with language tags

2. Multi-select the files by ticking their ✔️-icon

3. Click Settings 

4. Under 'Document languages', click Set Languages > choose the correct language(s)

5. Click Done


Translate folders

When a user changes the language settings in the Showell App, the folder titles will automatically be converted to the selected language, provided that the translations have been applied in Showell Admin. This makes it easier for users to navigate and access the content they need in their preferred language.

1. In Showell Admin, click Admin in the top menu bar > Translations

2. Click Generate new translations table

  • Click this to create a table of all your folders, with columns of available languages, where you can input all your translations.
  • Every time you have added new folders or languages to your Showell Workspace, you need to generate a new translation table to add those to the list.

3. Add translations

  • You can manually add the translations for every folder
  • Alternatively, you have the option to utilize AI by clicking 'Fill the gaps using AI' to automatically translate all folders for you

4. Click Save changes




How do I enable the Multi-Language Feature on my Showell Workspace?

The Multi-language feature is a Showell Add-on, that is included with the Professional Plan. If you'd like to know more:

Am I limited to the available languages in Showell?

The Multi-Language feature in Showell is not limited to Standard languages. You have the flexibility to add any language of your choice to the app.

  • If your folder translation is not included in the standard languages, You can still choose the folder translation from the language preferences list within the Showell App. However, the user interface will remain in its standard language (For example the device's language or English).
  • Standard languages that you did not choose for your folder translations will still be accessible. Choosing one of these standard languages will change the user interface. However, the content will remain in the default language. you will be able to see this in the Showell App language preferences list as 'Content: Default language'.

Can Users choose to download only files in their preferred language?

Yes, Showell App users have the option to choose what content languages they wish to download to their device.

What is the default language?

The default language in Showell refers to the language used for your content. You have the flexibility to create folders and upload content in any language of your choice. When you activate the Multi-Language Feature, you can choose the default language for your Workspace. This feature helps in translating folders so that all your content will be grouped under the "default" column.

In the Showell App, when using the language filter option, users can select "Default" to view the content in the 'Workspace's default language along with their chosen user interface language.