Transcription service providers convert live or recorded audio speech into a written or electronic text document - a service that was predominantly used by journalists and medical professionals, until recently more and more industries started taking advantage of saving hours of manually transcribing audio to text. Education, business,TV/video, marketing, publishing and even social media industries began enlisting professional transcription tools and services as means of time saving and accuracy.
Many transcription service providers now have mobile apps for professionals working across different fields. These include AI-based apps such as Otter, plus freelancer-driven services such as GoTranscript, who has recently launched an updated version of its Android app.
The improved GoTranscript is easier to use than its predecessor, with GoTranscript having condensed its UX into three steps - to begin the transcription process, the user will simply need to download the app from the Google Play store and create or log in to their GoTranscript account. Then they simply need to place their device where it is needed and press the record button.
The audio file will be saved into one folder, where users can upload it to GoTranscript’s servers. From there, a team of transcribers will tackle the task of transcribing the audio content and return it to the user 30 minutes quicker than the previous app - thanks to the introduction of a new API for clients using mobile and desktop devices. The transcribed file will be stored in the same place as the original audio recording.
“With our updated Android and iOS apps we have also aimed for the smoothest UX possible, which is why our clients are able to upload and then recieve their files in three simple steps,” explained GoTranscript CEO, Peter Trebek.
In October 2018, GoTranscript introduced a new version of its iOS app for clients using Apple mobile devices.
Furthermore, GoTranscript provides users of both the Android and iOS app with the opportunity to have their transcription translated into 41 different languages - they will also receive a discount of up to 20% depending on the size of their files.