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.