Express Scribe

Express Scribe 7.03

Professional audio transcription software designed to easily transcribe audio recordings

If you have to transcribe an audio file to a text document, you might think about using your word processor and media player. You'll soon find out, however, that this isn't the best way, and might find yourself wishing for a better option.

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PROS

  • Comfortable to use
  • Loads of hotkeys and shortcuts to maximize efficiency
  • Doesn’t try to install more software unless you select an option such as KeyBlaze from Tools

CONS

  • Speeded up audio can lose quality
  • No formatting available within built-in word processor

If you have to transcribe an audio file to a text document, you might think about using your word processor and media player. You'll soon find out, however, that this isn't the best way, and might find yourself wishing for a better option.

Express Scribe is the answer to your prayers. This effective program is specifically designed for professional typists and transcribers, so it has all the options and features that you will need when typing from audio files. The Express Scribe interface includes a word processor, so you can carry out the whole transcription process in a single window. You upload the audio file, press play and start typing.

Express Scribe has lots of extra features that will make the task much simpler. For example, you can program hotkeys for things like pausing, rewinding and speeding up the recording, customize the Express Scribe interface to make it more compatible with your work style, hook up hand and foot control pedals (suitable for people transcribing professionally) and even set the program to sync with a pre-specified folder or FTP, alerting you to any new work. You can also sync Express Scribe with your email, allowing you to send completed jobs or receive new ones.

Express Scribe is a very thorough transcription program that is aimed at the professional, but still accessible by all.

Express Scribe supports the following formats

WAV, MP3, AU, AIF, VOX, DCT, Windows Media, VoiceIt (SRI), RealAudio (RA y RM), Olympus, Lanier & Grundig (DSS), Sony Recorder formats (MSV, DVF), Philips Digital Recorder, Sanyo Digital Recorder, DSP TrueSpeech*, GSM 6.10, MP2, PCM, uLaw, ALaw, ADPCM, CE

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Express Scribe 7.03

User reviews about Express Scribe

  • Tegan-Lily Nixon

    by Tegan-Lily Nixon

    Perfect..
    Using to get a transcript from interview rushes. Works perfectly - just not a long trial!.   More

  • by Anonymous

    Buggy because they have no competition..
    Buggy, full of features you can't use (eg. add priories in the prioriti...   More

  • by Anonymous

    Not free anymore..
    Not free anymore, it blocks after a few uses. (now costs 13 dollars).   More

  • by Anonymous

    Too many bugs with no automatic upgrades for Pro version.
    I installed Express Scribe 5.52 just a few months ago ...   More

  • by Anonymous

    Waste of time for a student..
    This program is obnoxious. As a student taking a course that requires this program...   More

  • by Anonymous

    Great tool for researchers relying on interview data..
    This program has excellent versatility in allowing users ...   More

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