Dictation - Speech to text 4+

Transcribe notes, voice memos

Christian Neubauer

    • 4.2 • 192 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Speak your text instead of typing. No dictation time limit. Convert voice memos to text and translate it to any language.

Dictation - Speech to text allows to dictate, record, translate and transcribe text instead of typing. It uses latest speech to text voice recognition technology and its main purpose is speech to text and translation for text messaging. Never type any text, just dictate and translate using your speech! Nearly every app that can send text messages can be configured to operate with 'Dictation - Speech to text'. Dictate uses the builtin speech to text recognition engine.

Dictation - Speech to text features:

► Over 40 Dictation Languages
Dictation - Speech to text supports more than 40 languages. Dictate offers 3 text zones - indicated by language flags - for which you can configure a different language in the settings. Thus you can switch between different language projects with a singe click.

► Over 40 Translation Languages
Translation is as easy as pushing the translation button. You can specify the translation target language in the app settings. Then you push the translate button to get it translated.

► Audio Recording
Both, your audio recordings and your text files can be accessed via the Apple 'Files' app.

► Transcription of Recorded Audio Files
Using the audio file transcription you can transcribe recorded audio files - containing speech - into text at a single click. All major audio file formats are supported.

► iCloud Synchronization
Having enabled iCloud, your text is automatically synchronized across all your devices running Dictate, e.g. iPhone, iPad, macOS and Apple Watch.

► Support for Impaired People
Dictate now supports the system font size setting and provides configurable button sizes for visual impaired users. Also VoiceOver is carefully configured.

► Easy Text Sharing
In order to send your dictated text messages quickly, there is a "Share"-button that allows to launch the target app, i.e. Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Flickr, Email or whatever else is capable of receiving text from the system.

► Pro Version Subscriptions
If you intend to use Dictate - Speech to text more often, you need to subscribe to the Pro version. The Pro version is free of ads.

► Important Notes Concerning Subscriptions
All above Dictation - Speech to text subscriptions renew within 24 hours before the current period ends, and you will be charged through your iTunes account. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription. Manage or cancel your subscription from iTunes Account settings. See our Terms & Conditions (https://www.ibn-software.com/app-terms-conditions) and Privacy Policy (https://www.ibn-software.com/app-privacy-policy).

What’s New

Version 3.52

► Added feature: Auto Delete Text on Record
► Improved cross device license handling

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
192 Ratings

192 Ratings

SeasiderG ,

Just started using app

I recently started using this app. I have been searching for a good speech to text one This is the one I will try for a while. There are others with more features but I am not willing to pay the outrageous monthly or yearly subscriptions. Prices are ridiculous.

Very easy to use. The automatic conversion from speech to text is surprisingly accurate. But for that accuracy one needs to enunciate properly. It accepts commands like “period”, “dot”, “new paragraph”, and many more. That, of course, enables you to format the text whatever way you desire without having to edit later. It also lets you interrupt and edit during the process. Will update my review after using it for a while.

Developer Response ,

Thank you

kiwimoose ,

No thanks

Pretty basic, and unless you have absolutely perfect pronunciation, the amount of time fixing the mistakes is going to take longer than typing everything out anyway. 3 day trial, then pay a subscription fee (not cheap)

appuser11112 ,

Interrupts with a review request every time

This app forces you to do a review or it keeps interrupting. So here is my review.

Developer Response ,

Thank you, but developers need to live from something ! One request every 3 days is not too much...


Dictate Pro
Usage for 1 year (iOS & macOS)
Dictate Pro
Usage for 1 month (iOS & macOS)

App Privacy

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

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

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  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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  • Family Sharing

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