**As featured in Apple's FCPX Keynote

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 3.6.3


Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

ValaNett ,

Poor Accent Transcription w/ Poor Editing Functionality

The quality is subpar - I had to edit around a quarter of the full 8 minute output - it does not pick up accents well at all. Additionally, editing the transcription is an absolute pain. It opens up a webpage pop up within their app, which in itself is an incredily slow an painful process, with again very slow load times and touchy menus. It comes together feeling very messy and unpolished. They mentioned 2 months ago they were implementing in-app editing 'soon' - well it seems soon isn't 2 months in their books, so who knows! That's a bit of a deal breaker for me.

Developer Response ,

Sorry you're frustrated. Accents are a known challenge to accuracy. A native Spanish speaker speaking Spanish will be more accurate than a non-native speaker with a foreign accent speaking accent. We cover it here:

In terms of in-app editing: you can edit in the app! You can add speaker labels, bookmarks, notes. When you want to edit the transcript itself: our editor is web based and when you click on the "edit" button in the app, it loads the website; then when you login, it loads your transcript to edit.

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.

ahollister ,


4 stars for translation. Corrections were needed, but minor.

Took away a star bc the app seems unnecessary if I have to go the website to make edits.

Dearest Devs, clicking the Edit button should allow, wait for it, editing, within the app.

And while you're at it, clicking a word on the website, should you know, go to that word in the audio file.

Developer Response ,

Hi - sorry for this. We are adding support for editing in the Mac app itself very soon.

And clicking on the word does move the video to that position with command + mouse click. We highlight this in the demo and you can click the ? icon in the toolbar to see the list of keyboard shortcuts.


Simon Says, Inc.
458.3 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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