The app makes it easy to play a recording of an interview while you type a transcription of what was said.

Important note: This app does not automatically transcribe the speech for you - it's a utility to make it easy for you to type up what was recorded.

Using a set of keys that are not normally used in transcription, a typist can pause, go back, replay and even play at a slower speed without changing the pitch.

The keys to control play are configurable and the amount of slow down and number of seconds to skip backwards can be set.

A timestamp of how far through the recording can be inserted into the text.

Resulting text can be exported to plain text.

The document includes the audio recording so the original doesn't need to be kept after importing.

Application help has more detailed information including how to use macOS dictation.

What’s New

Version 1.5.1

Minor bug fix. No longer asks for a permission it doesn't use.

Ratings and Reviews


Perfect for transcribing difficult text

Thank you so much for responding to my query. I do appreciate it.

The microphone indicator works but there is no response when I speak, even though a check on the sound preferences indicates that my speech is recognised.

No, I do not have the text editor active. I presume you mean I need to open the program called Text Edit at the same time as Transcribe Helper?

Whe you say I need the text editor active, do you mean the app called Text Edit?

Thank you

Developer Response ,

It should appear in the currently active text field. Also check that the microphone input is correctly selected. Thanks for the review.

Please email me at and we can arrange a time to figure this out.

Phillipa B ,

A great help and simple to use

I'm transcribing interviews recorded as part of my research and this program is a great help in doing this job. Recommended for anyone with interviews to type up.

KL_6 ,

Doesn't work

This app doesnt acceot xml files.
I wuld like a refund...

Developer Response ,

It accepts audio files.


Peter Marks
7 MB

macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit processor



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