Audio transcription is tedious. Listening, typing furiously, rewinding, toggling back and forth between audio and word-processing: it’s endless and inefficient. An application called oTranscribe aims to change that, and seems to be doing a great job, John Paul Titlow writes.
oTranscribe combines the audio-recording and word-processing programs into one interface, with both appearing on the screen simultaneously. You never have to toggle to rewind the audio and, thus, don’t have to waste precious seconds finding your place once you return to typing.
Journalists have embraced this technology for interviews, and it can save admins time as well. Meeting notes, letters and personal voice memos can all be transcribed faster using this technology.
— Adapted from “Is This The Transcription App Journalists Have Been Waiting For?” John Paul Titlow, FastCoLabs.