Some of the Free Transcription Software for Businesses in 2020

by Julie Clements Promoter
Business organizations conduct several board meetings, interviews, video conferences, and multi day conventions that are essential for decision making and sharing of critical information.  Listening to each and making notes is a daunting task but here is where transcription becomes useful. With business transcription, all important business interactions can be recorded and transcribed into text format.  It helps in maintaining detailed records of business communication and also enables to avoid any disputes or lawsuits. Investing in professional transcription services ensures that all ideas are put on paper and helps in generating valuable text- based content that is useful for engaging with the customers.

Today, there are many free software available to transcribe recordings. The meaning of transcription software has change over the period of time and several transcription software options are available today:

  • OTranscribe: This is a tool for transcribing where the users can control a text editor and also it also has audio player. It is an HTML5 app that can be used straight on your web browser. It has a simplistic design and the user can start and stop the audio by just clicking. OTranscriber lets you control using the keyboard to rewind the audio. Begin the process by uploading an audio- video file. The added file will then be placed to the left of the text box to enable the users to do everything in a single window. The advantage of this software is that, there is no need for switching between windows, users can pause, fast forward and rewind using a keyboard, the file automatically gets saved, it is an open source software under MIT license.  The disadvantages of this software are: it is prone to bugs and it saves file only in RTF format. 
  • FTW Transcriber: This software is designed to meet the needs of the consumer. It allows users to transcribe anywhere irrespective of device. It also has automatic time stamp and high quality audio play back. This software can be also used in Android smart phones and tablets to provide a sense of freedom to the users. The users can use it anywhere at any point in time. The advantages of this software are it has high quality audio, supports various file types, timestamps and frames can be added automatically, supports various video format, it includes speed and balance adjuster, and it is available on Windows Operating System. The disadvantages of this software are that it supports only Windows Operating System and it has restrictive usage.
  • Dragon Transcription solutions: This is a popular software that is widely used by many companies to increase their productivity and reduce the cost of transcription. It has powerful transcribing capabilities. It is also ideal for mobile professionals who depend on digital voice recorders like smart phones etc. The advantages of this software are that it can create, modify and make corrections in text fields, it helps to synchronies the flow of text and recording with its ATFA (Auto-Transcribe Folder Agent), it is available on Android and iOS. It also has disadvantages like lack of accuracy, takes a lot of space on RAM and it doesn’t support multiple languages. 
  • Express Scribe: This software is designed for typists and transcribers. It provides the ability to control with the help of keyboard. It includes a word processor that helps users to carry out the whole process in a single window. It comes with rich features that make the task much simpler. It has hotkeys that make the rewinding, pausing and speeding up the recording faster in a single window. It is very compatible with the versatile style of working. This software supports formats like AIF, WAV, MP3, AU, VOX, DCT, Windows, VoiceIt (SRI), Lanier & Grundig (DSS), Real Audio, Olympus, Sony Recorder formats etc. The advantages of this software are that is has various hotkeys and shortcuts that enhance efficiency, it supports audio and video playbacks and automatically receives files through the internet. 

However, there are several transcription software available, they are expensive and they do not assure 100 percent accuracy. So, businesses can also consider assigning an in-house team who can record and transcribe all audio or video recordings into electronic documents. But it is not an easy task and is error prone. It also affects the productivity of employee as they won’t be able to focus more their core job. The ideal option for businesses is to outsource to professional transcription services. They provide dedicated service at affordable price and ensure 100 percent accuracy. Outsourcing to a professional transcription service ensures utmost accuracy, quick turnaround time and complete confidentiality of critical information.

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