Apps That Let You Transcribe Audio Recordings for Free

So you won't have to do it manually.
by Mylene Mendoza   |  Oct 4, 2020
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Because lessons in school are now delivered via video or audio, it can get a bit tricky to pick up the important parts to take note of. Transcribing them also take up so much of students’ time and energy, which doesn’t help considering they’re already drained from sitting in front of their devices for too long. In case you didn’t know, there are apps that can help you transcribe audio recordings into actual text to help you make reviewing your notes a lot easier. Below, we list down a few options you can try for free:

Otter

Available on: Android and iOS

Otter is an AI-powered app that lets you import already existing audio recordings into the app to turn them into text. If your classes are done via Zoom, they have also recently teamed up with the video conferencing platform to offer live transcription of video conferences.

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Evernote

Available on: Android and iOS

Evernote is primarily a note-taking app and many students are already avid users of it. While the app currently does not offer a transcribing feature, they shared a hack that can help users turn live speech into text. If you use a device that has a voice dictation or speech-to-text feature, just turn it on and use it to dictate live audio as text on the app. You can read more about it on their website.

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Voice Texting Pro

Available on: iOS

Voice Texting Pro by Sparkling Apps is a simple voice dictation app with a user-friendly interface. You can send the transcribed text via e-mail and SMS, or you can copy it to your clipboard and paste it somewhere else.

Live Transcribe

Available on: Android

Live Transcribe is actually an app developed by Google for a noble cause: it creats speech-to-text transcriptions specifically for people who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. The features might also be of help for anyone needing to transcribe audio into text. Transcriptions are not automatically saved, but you have the option to do so for three days and copy-paste them on a different app.

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