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Introducing oTranscribe

For the past few weeks, I’ve been working on a web app called oTranscribe. It’s designed to take the pain out of transcibing recorded interviews by integrating an audio player with a text editor.

Key features:

  • Save time when transcribing - no need to switch between an audio player and text editor.
  • Never lose your work - your transcript is automatically saved, even if you close the window.
  • Convenient keyboard controls to pause/resume, skip forward/back and even insert a timestamp.
  • Interactive timestamps for swift navigation around audio files.
  • Cutting-edge HTML5 technologies provide a smooth, desktop-like experience.
  • Open source on GitHub until the MIT License, so anyone can help develop it (or even create their own custom version).
  • Free to use, forever. Yes, really.

Although similar projects exist, oTranscribe is to my knowledge the only one both open source and able to run in a browser.

oTranscribe is currently a work in progress, and I’d love to hear your feedback. You can contact me on Twitter at @elliot_bentley or @oTranscribe, or via email.

Posted 03 Oct 2013