Ava: Transcribe Voice to Text 4+

Live captions & transcriptions

Transcense, Inc.

    • 4.4 • 2.5K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Ava uses captions to live transcribe voice to text to provide accessibility for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing (HoH). Ava's speech-to-text app provides 24/7 real-time audio transcription with about 5 errors in 100 words based on AI, and the highest possible accuracy with Ava Scribe at about 1 error in 100 words.

Use Ava to transcribe or live caption voice to text for classrooms, business meetings, doctor’s appointments, shopping, events, and more. Ava's speech-to-text app makes transcribing any live communication easy for friends, family, and organizations to be inclusive, accessible and ADA compliant!

How Ava live captions work:
• Download Ava on your phone to instantly transcribe voice to text from up to a meter away. Teach Ava to improve and learn your vocabulary as it transcribes voice to text by tapping on words to correct them or adding your own custom vocabulary.
• To use voice to text in group conversations, invite users to download the Ava app with a QR code or link so they can connect with you instantly. Ava shows a real-time color-coded transcript of who says what.
• Need accessibility for people who are HoH or Deaf in more complex situations? Use the ‘Discover’ menu to learn how to set up Ava to live transcribe voice to text in any situation!

Why Ava is the best speech to text app:
• Ava uses your smartphone’s mic to transcribe voice to text so you have live captions, in your pocket – it's always available, anytime, anywhere.
• Communicating with hearing people is faster than ever with Ava's text-to-speech technology! Simply type what you want to say, and have Ava read out loud for you
• Never miss out on podcasts, live videos, live conversations, and more with Ava's dictation!
• Use Ava in the workplace or in the classroom to live transcribe voice to text for voice memos, conference calls, lectures, business meetings, and more!
• Use this Ava mobile app along with Ava CC, our companion computer app. It's perfect for online meetings or hybrid classes using any videoconferencing service including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet.

Questions? Suggestions? Speak to our trusty customer support team through email at help@ava.me!

Ava Free plan (for occasional users):
• Live caption any conversation with unlimited basic captions per month and up to 40-minute-long sessions.
• No limits on group size or number of devices connected, when you join a session on Ava, live captions are unlimited!
• Save transcriptions to remember your conversations.
• Text to speech: Simply type and Ava will read out loud for you.

Ava Community plan (for power users):
• Live caption any conversation with 3 hours of premium captions for $9.99 per month paid annually or $14.99 per month paid monthly and up to 40-minute-long sessions. Buy additional hours for $4.99 per hour.
• With Premium captions, expect about 5 errors in 100 words.
• Invite friends for even more free live caption hours!
• Live transcribe and translate conversations in 16 languages.

Ava professional plans for Organizations — the workplace, schools and events:
Want to create an accessible workplace or school environment that is ADA compliant? Ava’s advocacy team is here to help setup accessibility at work, school, events, or places of worship with the Ava for organizations plans.
• Infinite premium live caption time and conversations up to 2 hours (Ava Pro) or 8 hours (Ava Enterprise).
• Unlimited high quality live captions with accuracy of about 5 errors in 100 words. For key conversations, use Scribe to get the highest possible accuracy with about 1 error in 100 words.
• Live caption and translate up to 16 languages.
• No time limits for premium captions.
• Customized vocabulary for your organization.
• Caption on your computer with Ava CC or any browser with Ava Web.


What’s New

Version 2.8.1

With this release, we fixed minor bugs and enhanced overall app performance so you can enjoy a better captioning experience!
– Like the app? Leave us a good rating!
– Questions? Email us at support@ava.me

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

Bayern3-2012 ,

Pretty Good App

I downloaded the app to help me communicate with my son who underwent cochlear implant surgery and between the time of the surgery and the activation of the implants, he was totally deaf. The app works well and is surprisingly accurate in translations from speech to text.

One issue I had using my iPhone 7 was that sometimes the app just flat out failed to work once it was launched. No matter what I tried to do, it would not seem to pick up my voice and translate. I’d usually have to close the app, then relaunch to get it to work.

I like the fact that you can configure the app to use various microphones...neat feature. All in all, the app is well designed, fast and as accurate as any can be given the complexity of speech to text translation!

Developer Response ,

Hi Bayern! Thanks a lot for your feedback! I am happy you had a good experience using Ava with your son!

We've actually just release a new version of the App, you can find it available in the App Store. This should fix the issue you experienced.

Then, would you mind to revise your rating to 5 stars 🌟as it will give a better signal to our new users!

Have a great day!
The Ava Team

SmithvilleDoug ,

Ava life changing

In the past 3 weeks I have lost all hearing. Now awaiting a cochlear implant. Shocking! How will I conduct my business, conference calls, personal social ever again.. recommended by friends (speech pathologist) AVA has solved many of these. It’s all about a good microphone and folks speaking clearly. Quality in..quality out. I can now even hear the preacher on Sunday! You need of course good WiFi, or cell signal. I can now wirelessly sit and pick up Bluetooth mic 50 ft away. Can also pick up the phone by sending the phone into the iPad via cable. HUGE advantage. They talk I read. I talk they hear. It’s not perfect but pretty good. The TTY is free but everything has to go to another number then prompted to enter my number. How does the yard guy know this? It’s a bit cumbersome. I think I’ll use both. Thanks AVA! Good work!

Developer Response ,

Thanks a lot for your rating & description, it helps! 🌟💪

You are also very welcome to join our community on Facebook to stay in touch: https://www.facebook.com/groups/enavaforce/

Have a great day!

Mahvelous Mahvin ,

AVA is very helpful

I am bilaterally implanted and struggle with electronic devices that play music or radios with odd sounding voices. AVA helps with some of that (not music, rather talk radio) and it’s extremely useful when explaining to my Deaf friends and family since my ASL is poor. I can hold my own with hearing friends and family as the implants give me 85% speech comprehension.

Now a question: I actually tried to open AVA during a phone call to work like captions would, and it was ok but not perfect. Does AVA ever plan on expanding out into telephone type conferences where not all members in the conference have AVA? It’s asking them a lot to download an app, it would be sweet to be able to include their conversation without having them join right away.

Developer Response ,

Hello Mahvelous Mahvin, thanks a lot for your kind message! We're glad to see Ava helps you with your friends & family.
We are actually planning on having Ava available without downloading it, so keep tuned. If you have any other ideas or feedback, that helps a lot! So please share it to hello@ava.me

App Privacy

The developer, Transcense, 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
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Location
  • Contacts

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

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