By: Amber Jones
Students & professionals from all walks of life often require tools to transcribe speech-to-text so as to stay abreast of their work schedules, whether it’s audio of lectures, meetings, notes or video, an accurate conversion system is advantageous. Various speech recognition apps are available for both mobiles & computers, most offer several levels of paid services, with fees based on the accuracy of the result. Here are 4 popular transcription apps.
You can transcribe video & audio files using this application. Transcription for files drawn from 3rd party applications such as Dropbox are supported, as well as direct in-app audio capture. Transcription turnaround is fast, and the quality of the result depends on the type of service you’ve paid for.
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Temi is available as a Web & as a mobile app for both Android & IoS. Features include direct audio capture, instant pause & resume, playback speed adjustment, indirect file upload from 3rd party apps, as well a multiple file-type support(video & audio formats). The system is 100% AI based, & offers a 5 minute turnaround delay, making it one of the quickest apps available. Editing options are available in-app, so you can check the result & add punctuation.
This app is easy to use & offers several options for transcribing audio – both dictated in-app & drawn from other 3rd party applications. Easily upload files in either audio or video format & quickly transcribe the audio to text using built in AI speech recognition. The app has a calendar based organization system, so it’s possible to plan recordings in advance, & find prior transcripts stored by date. The app uses 100% AI speech recognition to effect transcription. Available for both Android & IoS, the app offers a generous free tier option, as well as several paid options, which have additional functionality.
Dragon, produced by Nuance, is reported to be one of the most advanced speech recognition applications available on the market at present. The company offers a suite of software aimed at various professional applications, such as medical & legal dictation, so that specific professional language requirements are pre-installed. The company offers apps for desktop, IOS, & Android, with the desktop app capable of adding punctuation to the transcription, using various built-in commands. The app transcribes as you talk, in real-time, & offers the ability to edit your result once you’ve completed the audio. Various file types in both audio & video format are supported.
Now, with all these suggestions on hand, I’m sure you’re soon going to be dictating your notes, rather than laboriously typing them.