What are the best transcription apps?

It's amazing how our smartphones and tablets can help increase our productivity. Install one of these transcription apps in your device to turn it into your own personal transcriber or note taker. Go to the comments to let us now which one worked for you or add your favorite speech-to-text app!

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      #1Speechnotes

      Speechnotes

      Speechnotes is a free transcription app available for Android devices. It supports multiple languages and can be used offline. The app size is around 4 MB, with the notes saved as plain txt files. A browser-based version is also available.

      Apps

      Web, Android

      Free

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      #2SpeechTexter

      SpeechTexter

      SpeechTexter is a free transcription app available for Android devices running on Android Kitkat or above. This voice-to-text tool supports more than 60 languages. An online version is also available using the Chrome browser.

      Apps

      Web, Android

      Free

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      #3Voice Notes

      Voice Notes

      Voice Notes by gawk is a free speech-to-text app available for Android devices. It allows users to record short notes and set reminders using speech recognition. Transcribed notes can be exported to JSON or TXT formats and edited.

      Apps

      Android

      Free- with in-app purchases

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      #4Dragon Anywhere

      Dragon Anywhere

      Dragon Anywhere by Nuance Communications, Inc. is a free transcription app available for iOS and Android devices. Users can transcribe and edit on the app. It also allows importing and exporting to cloud document-sharing tools.

      Apps

      iOS, Android

      Free- with in-app purchases

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      #5Transcribe

      Transcribe

      Transcribe is a speech-to-text app available for iOS devices. It uses almost-instant artificial intelligence technologies to transcribe videos and voice memos into text. It also supports over 80 languages and dialects. Free trial available.

      Apps

      iOS

      Free- Free trial available

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      #6ListNote

      ListNote

      ListNote by Khymaera is a free speech-to-text app available for Android devices. Its features include hands-free recognition, indexed notes, and password protection. Transcribed notes can also be shared to other apps supporting plain text.

      Apps

      Android

      Free

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      #7Evernote

      Evernote

      Evernote is an app that allows users to create all kinds of notes and keep all their ideas organized and collected in the same spot. The app also offers a lot of tools to share ideas and even create agendas for their teammates.   

      Apps

      Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

      Free- Varies by plan

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      #8Google Assistant

      Google Assistant

      Google Assistant is a productivity app developed by Google LLC. This app enables a user to activate via voice command many other apps on the smartphone. Compatible with smartphones with Google Search v7.11 or higher.

      Apps

      iOS, Android

      Free

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    Summary

    Best What are the best transcription apps
    RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
    1Speechnotes Apps 19 Free
    2SpeechTexterApps 13 Free
    3Voice NotesApps 9 Free
    4Dragon AnywhereApps 3 Free
    5TranscribeApps 2 Free
    6ListNote Apps 2 Free
    7EvernoteApps 2 Free
    8Google AssistantApps 1 Free
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