**As featured in Apple's FCPX Keynote
**Simon Says Assemble: text-based video editing is here, learn more:

Simon Says is the accurate AI tool: swiftly transcribe, subtitle, caption, and translate your audio and video.

In minutes, for pennies, in 100 languages.
New users get free credit to trial.

Transcription and translation used to be frustrating.
Not anymore.

This application operates standalone as a macOS app and as an extension built for Final Cut Pro X.

It supports:
-import of audio / video files
-export to Word, subtitles, Adobe, Avid, FCPX, DaVinci Resolve
-frame-accurate transcription and translation
-world-class transcript editor and visual subtitle editor
-collaborate with teams and clients
-import of FCPX events with projects and clips and export captions, titles, and ranges
-transcription/translation languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, and dozens more
-subtitle translations for international versioning

It is easy:
1. Drag in your audio, video, and FCPX event
2. Pay (new users get 15 mins for free) & Transcribe
3. Your transcript is ready! Bookmark, annotate, edit, and collaborate with teammates. Even preview subtitle formatting in the visual subtitle editor.
4. Export back to your video editing application (like FCPX, Premiere, Avid) or to Word.


Simon Says is the advanced A.I. transcription and translation tool built for video pros. We make post production more efficient, saving significant time and costs. Import audio/video and in 100 languages: they accurately transcribe, subtitle, caption, and translate in minutes.

Our products:
-macOS app
-FCP X Extension and Mac app
-iOS meeting recorder/transcriber
*A project transcribed in any of the above applications is then accessible from any other Simon Says app.

-Mac/PC on-premise application for customers with high-security requirements: the A.I. runs locally, data is not sent to the cloud (

Cost is based on the duration of the media to transcribe and the rate your plan is entitled to. There are Pay As You Go and subscription plans: see the website for details.

What’s New

Version 3.6.15

General updates

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

TBobo ,

Good Product that is Suprisingly Acurate

Great product and service. The desktop software is nice, still having some minor growing pains, but the time and money this app will save you is significant. And I was greatly suprised by the accuracy.

SamPatton ,

Does the one thing I want, but far too buggy to recommend to anyone else

Update: I've been in touch with the developer, and they are working to address my concerns. So far, my biggest UX problem (repeatedly being logged out) has been improved, so I've increased my rating. Basically, I am rooting for them to get this up to snuff, because when it works, it's magic. But I can't fully recommend them to other users, unless they are the type of user willing to be patient when things don't go quite as expected.


I really want to love this. But there are several mission critical UI/UX problems that literally kick me out of the system with no warning and no explanation constantly. I only understand what is happening because I have spoken at length with the developer. Unfortunately, the developer is more focused on rolling out exciting but totally untested new features than getting the features they've got to be stable. I have a very specific desire to roundtrip with FCPX keywords, and despite it's many flaws, this app has the best implementation I can find of that feature. However, until they fix the many problems I have reported, I am on the hunt for an alternative.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the feedback - we really appreciate it.
On the logging out - The specific issue is that transcribing many projects in a 1 minute timespan will kick out the user for security. The root issue is a big constraint in Apple FCPX. We have told them the issue before. Unfortunately that is behind the scenes and it appears that Simon Says is the culprit.

The overwhelming majority of workflows of users are fine and without issue. Even though your workflow is an outlier, I totally understand this is frustrating *and* we are actively communicating with Apple to see what can be done.

A Documentary Filmmaker ,

Super helpful

We're using this service as a tool for our editing of a feature documentary. The auto transcription is fine and on par with all other auto transcription services. I think they all use the same API anyway. But with this tool we can have an assistant clean up the auto transcript and get the text into the edit system using highlights/favorites. Once we figurd out how to use it within our system it's super helpful and a big time-saver in the editing process of a feature film.

App Privacy

The developer, Simon Says, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


Simon Says, Inc.
478.7 MB

macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Audio/Video Transcription $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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