Express Scribe

Express Scribe 5.84

Professional-quality transcription program

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. View full description

PROS

  • Comfortable to use
  • Loads of hotkeys and shortcuts to maximize efficiency

CONS

  • Speeded up audio can lose quality
  • No formatting available within built-in word processor
  • Program constantly tries to install more software

Good
7

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.

Changes

  • Now compatible with Windows 7.

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

Free audio transcription software for typists.

Express Scribe is a free audio player specifically designed for typists and transcription work. Featuring foot pedal control, variable speed, speech to text engine integration and support for a wide variety of audio formats including dss, dct, wav, mp3, wma and more.

Ability to play compressed wav or dct files. Variable speed (constant pitch) playback. Supports a variety of foot pedal controls. Ability to Dock portable recorders to load recordings. Supports direct integration with Express Delegate

Audio recordings can be loaded automatically from CD, email, LAN, FTP, local hard drive and Express Delegate. Traditional hand held dictation recorders can also be docked and the audio transfered. Features a Mini version to reduce the applications screen space.

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Express Scribe 5.84

— 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.

    reviewed on August 12, 2016

  • rae.crothers

    by rae.crothers

    "Buggy because they have no competition."

    Buggy, full of features you can't use (eg. add priories in the priorities column), and pretty much the only the only tra... More.

    reviewed on December 18, 2013

  • ThermalJockey

    by ThermalJockey

    "An iceberg waiting to sink your system Titanic."

    A nasty, trojan-creating program. It worked, I paid for it, then I had problems...and had a terrible time erasing all t... More.

    reviewed on December 5, 2013

  • lacerda8000

    by lacerda8000

    "Not free anymore."

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

    reviewed on November 17, 2013

  • frustratedscribe

    by frustratedscribe

    "Too many bugs with no automatic upgrades for Pro version"

    I installed Express Scribe 5.52 just a few months ago and upgraded to Pro. Since then, I've been having the same problem... More.

    reviewed on March 3, 2013

  • xyzdynamite

    by xyzdynamite

    "Waste of time for a student."

    This program is obnoxious. As a student taking a course that requires this program, I am incredibly annoyed by it. I ran... More.

    reviewed on February 25, 2013