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An online based transcription service for UK English audio recordings.

Last updated: 29 Sep 2017

EPPT allows users to encode image-based scholarly editions without having to know XML syntax. It automates or semi-automates repeating attributes, and provides templates to reduce errors and accelerate the encoding process.

Last updated: 9 Aug 2016

Scripto is an open-source tool for community transcription of documents, images, and multimedia files. Registered users are permitted to view digital files and transcribe them with an easy-to-use toolbar. The tool includes a versioning history and editorial controls to make public contributions more manageable, and supports the transcription of a wide range of file types.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 11 Jul 2016

An (optical character recognition) engine for creating editable and searchable electronic files from scanned paper documents, PDFs and digital photographs.

  • Recognition of Digital Camera and Mobile Phone Camera Images
  • Comprehensive Language Support
  • Complete Integration with Popular Office Applications
  • PDF conversion, archiving and security
Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 17 May 2016

Transana is open source software for the transcription and qualitative analysis of audio and video.

Last updated: 23 Feb 2016

Transana is a computer program that allows researchers to transcribe and analyze large collections of video, audio, and image data.

Last updated: 10 Aug 2015

VoxcribeCC has the most accurate speaker-independent and topic-independent desktop speech recognition technology. It is used for media (audio\video) transcription and video-captioning.

Please watch VoxcribeCC Usage Video to learn using VoxcribeCC just in 2 minutes.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 16 Jun 2015

InqScribe is a low-cost, easy-to-use software for creating transcripts from video or audio files. It has a lot of simple customization features which make it easy to use, but not a lot of extra stuff that might bog a new user down. It's best for transcription, but it can also be used for creating subtitles for videos (it can be set up to export a video with the transcript overlaid on it during playback) and even for coding data (best for codes that do not need durations associated with them). It exports to a range of formats (like CSV) for easy analysis.

Last updated: 14 Jun 2015

Scripto is an engine for crowdsourcing the transcription of content that can be integrated with a custom transcription GUI and existing CMS.

Last updated: 21 May 2015

The Text-Image Linking Environment (TILE) is a web-based tool for creating and editing image-based electronic editions and digital archives of humanities texts. It allows the user to import and export transcript lines and images of text, as well as mark up the image, and includes a semi-automated line recognizer.

Last updated: 18 May 2015

OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer) inexpensively and efficiently enhances access to oral history by providing users with word-level search capability and a time-correlated transcript or indexed interview connecting the textual search term to the corresponding moment in the recorded interview online.

OHMS is an open source, web-based application designed to improve the user experience you provide for oral history, no matter what CMS or repository you use. There are 2 main components of the OHMS system

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 6 Apr 2015

Spoken Word - My Other Office Transcription Services is based in Toronto, Ontario, but serves clients across Canada and the United States. We strive to maintain our position as one of the best transcription companies through our guarantee of high quality product, quick turnaround times, and commitment to our customers’ satisfaction.

Last updated: 11 Feb 2015

EXMARaLDA (Extensible Markup Language for Discourse Annotation) is a system of concepts, data formats and tools for the computer assisted transcription and annotation of spoken language, and for the construction and analysis of spoken language corpora.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

VoiceWalker has fine-grained controls for playing back audio and video to facilitate transcription.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

A software application for the playback of audio recordings. SoundScriber offers specific functionality for researchers that wish to transcribe a recording. It was originally developed for use in the Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English (MICASE) project and released for use by academics performing similar work.


  • Audio playback via installed audio codecs (e.g. Wav, MP3)
  • Variable speed playback
Code license: GNU GPL, Open source
Last updated: 29 Jan 2015

Dragon Dictation is a voice recognition application that allows you to speak and instantly see your text content from email messages to blog posts on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 21 Feb 2017

Express Scribe is a professional audio player software for PC or Mac that assists in the transcription of audio recordings.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

FOLKER is an editor for the transcription of audio recorded multiparty dialogue.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

InqScribe is a software for transcription and subtitling. You may view and transcribe audio or video side-by-side. You may insert blocks of text, time codes, as well as convert your transcript into a subtitled movie.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

MacSpeech Scribe is a transcription software that allows you to create your own personal transcriptions, and supports a wide variety of audio file formats.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Proofread Page is an extension for MediaWiki which allows you to edit transcriptions side by side with the page images. It is used on WikiSource for manuscript and early print transcription projects. Proofread Page supports workflow, but no markup.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Stories Matter is an oral history database that allows you to cut, index, and export audio and video recordings.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Transcript is a desktop-based manuscript transcription tool that supports word-processor style formatting.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Transcription Assistant is a tool that assists in transcription, and incorporates metadata about each image and transcription that may be used to search through an electronic library of transcriptions.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

The Annotator's Workbench is a software tool that enables users to create a collection from a set of existing video files, segment that collection, create annotations and assign vocabulary terms to the segments, and control access. This tool is part of the Ethnographic Video for Institution and Analysis (EVIA) Digital Archive Project at Indiana University and the University of Michigan.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

ELAN is a tool for creating annotations on multiple layers on audio and video resources. The textual content of annotations is in Unicode and the transcription is stored in XML.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014


F4 eases the transcription process of audio or video recordings and you can safe about 30% of your time. You can adjust the playback speed to your personal transcription speed. Further there is a foot pedal usable to control the playback. You can set automatically time marks, speaker change or text modules.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014
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