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#Tip of the day from – use Transcribe for typing quotes from audio

If you record interviews and listen back to take quotes, there is a handy web app you should know about.

Transcribe is a free web app available in the Chrome web store that allows you to upload an mp3 or wav file and then type your text below.

It has two main benefits over listening back to an interview via another player. Firstly, it saves you toggling between an audio player or iTunes and your text document or CMS. It also has a nifty pause button that automatically plays from a second or two before the point at which you stopped the recording. It may not sound like a particularly ingenious tool but this is a really helpful feature.

The app also works offline, it automatically saves your text and it has short cuts to rewind, fast forward and pause.

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  • Stephan Vegelien

    Will this work on a tablet with Chrome and an external keyboard too? My nexus phone doesn’t take it. I am thinking of replacing my netbook for a Nexus 7, but I use this daily, so it would be paramount that transcribe works. Anyone thoughts?

  • Victor Weber

    Audio typing services open a new window in transcription sector which is effective for journalism. Every body has to accommodate with the new technology. In this regard an Audio typing service may demonstrate a great facilities in typing and transcription sector.

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