Express Dictate is a voice recorder for iPhone. You dictate directly on your device using the controls. When done, tap send and the dictation will be compressed and sent to your typist by email automatically.

For ease of use, operation of the record and playback features is designed to closely mimic that of old style dictation recorders. You can also playback, rewind, insert or overwrite as required using the keys on the front.

This dictation voice recorder is designed to have all the features you need as easy to use as possible and reliable for day-to-day operation. By installing Express Dictate you will quickly find it will replace your old dictaphone, and by using the internet to send dictations, will also improve the turnaround on typing.

Express Dictate Free Features:
* Record and playback dictation using the controls on the device.
* Editing, inserting and overwriting. You can select between record overwrite, record insert and record end modes.
* Optional voice activated recording. When selected Express Dictate only records while you are speaking.
* Automatic compression of audio files to reduce upload times and storage requirements.
* Sends recording in compressed wave (wav) or dictation (dct) file formats.
* Files can be sent via FTP, email, and iTunes.

All files sent by Express Dictate can be transcribed by the free foot pedal controlled transcriber software Express Scribe Transcription Player Software.

*Please backup ALL dictations before upgrading from a previous version*

What’s New

Version 7.04

*Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

dyker58 ,


Once you get the hang of it it’s a great app. Need to find out how secure it is though.
Quick dictation and easy to email.

D3rob ,

Pocket Dictate

Bin using this system for years in a medical environment sending clinic dictation direct to my secretary. It's fab. She can have the dictation typed up and ready for editing sent back via email before I've even finished the clinic. The apps simplicity is a great feature and it's unbelievably free! I've paid albeit a minimal licence fee for this before and would do so again. First class from NCH.

Jamesjrichards ,

DON'T UPDATE to 5.81 if you have Pocket Dictate

This may cure bugs with 5.80, but it still removes voice activated dictation and charges you to put it back again, limits the length of dictations and charges you to restore unlimited dictation, and it adds advertising and charges you to remove it again. (It doesnt add DropBox integration which would be a desirable feature worth paying for.) It basically has the same effect as 5.80!which is to cripple a previously great app. Luckily I was on the lookout for these issues after a previous negative experience.


NCH Software
9.5 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. ExpressDictate Professional £9.99
  2. Unlimited Dictation £4.99
  3. Voice Activated Recording £4.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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