Ada Dictation is the best app for transcription of voice notes with high-quality microphone recording and instant conversion from voice to text with advanced editing capabilities. The app records and transcribes notes for you in real-time giving you live speech transcription results, which is 7 times faster than typing. Ada Dictation is perfect for recording voice memos less than a foot away from the microphone. Ada Dictation is the best notepad for your thoughts to be recorded in the form of audio notes and text. Ada Dictation simplifies note-taking and helps you take notes of all your important conversations and thoughts.

Unlike most transcription apps, Ada Dictation works offline which makes the app recordings private and unlimited. Ada Dictation is designed keeping all your interests in mind, making it a one-stop solution for all your needs helping you transcribe all your lectures, interviews, meetings, and everyday voice conversations.

Want to know what the transcription accuracy is like? It's the same engine that powers the dictation on your keyboard (only the default dictation doesn't have this app's text editing features, timestamp syncing, audio saving, unlimited transcription time, always offline mode, etc.). So test the limited system dictation in your preferred environment and you'll get an accurate assessment of how well Ada Dictation will perform!


>> Fastest and best live transcription
* Live speech transcription
* Works without internet
* Uses machine learning and AI to transcribe on the device

>> 100% Privacy assurance
* Data not shared with third party
* All data is secure in the app

>> Many uses
* Record meeting notes and transcribe live
* Voice memo editor
* Make text notes in lectures from speech
* Record interviews for future reference
* Best app for people who need help with accessibility
* Your own voice note pad to record everyday thoughts
* Talk and record your conversations

>> Offline mode
* No internet required to transcribe
* Makes the app absolutely private to use

>> Unlimited minutes
* No recurring server cost
* Flat rate

>> Advanced editing, edit with ease
* Tap on a word in the text area to find its audio.
* Tap on the waveform to jump to the text associated with that audio.
* See the appropriate text highlighted while the audio is playing.
* Slow down audio without changing the pitch to better type while listening.
* Add and remove bookmarks and see a list of all the bookmarks in a file.

>> High-quality recorder
* Best Microphone quality
* Substitute your dictaphone
* Multiple editing features
* Make HD voice memo

>> Multiple languages and dialects
* English - Canada
* English - UK
* English - India
* English - US
* Spanish - Mexico
* Spanish - Spain
* Spanish - US
* French - France
* German - Germany
* Italian
* Portuguese - Brazilian
* Russian
* Turkish
* Chinese - Cantonese
* Chinese - Mandarin

Automatically transcribe spoken audio into text, entirely offline and on the device. You can record live or import files from anywhere on your device. Ada Dictation - Speech to text app, gives you powerful editing features to correct or refine the transcript after you're done recording. The waveform is also interactive, and you can pinch, pan and zoom on the waveform to find your place, or to trim your file into a smaller file while keeping the appropriate part of the transcript and bookmarks. The app features dark mode and iPad multi-window support.

Boost your note-taking ability with Ada Dictation. Transcribe the speech to text for all your lectures, interviews, meetings, and everyday voice conversations. Download now!

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What’s New

Version 1.6.5

Bug fixes and performance enhancements (editing with timestamps is now much faster!)

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

dreamstarind ,

Solid app and good price model

This is a great app. It needs functionality with shortcuts though! Also I agree that having background recording would make this app truly extraordinary. The competetive advantage to existing apps is that it shows the text as transcribing. I really like that, but others will catch on so let's try to get background recording and shortcuts, then I would recommend this app to everyone!

Developer Response ,

Good news! We've added a recording short cut through Siri, we've added home screen shortcuts on the app icon, and we have a ton of keyboard shortcuts! There is now also an option to record in the background!

34stella ,

Don’t leave the app!

I purchased this app today because I had a very important interview that needed to be recorded. I hit record. An hour later after a very lovely conversation with my subject, I looked at nothing but the first 13 seconds recorded. Why? Because my phone dimmed and apparently the second you’re not directly in the app on your phone it stops recording. Don’t go to a different app while recording either because it will stop recording. I had one chance to get this interview and now I’m scrambling thanks to the fact that this app needs to be babied at all times. Now I look like an idiot because I have to email all the questions that were answered to the subject and hope that she’ll answer them. Again. This app 100% let me down tonight.

Developer Response ,

We're so sorry for what happened with that situation. In response, we now have added an option (selected by default), that lets you record and transcribe in the background. Because of a known bug in Apple's framework, the timestamps are less accurate in this mode, but do get within a second or two of the selected word in most instances, and often falls at exactly that word. So if the timestamps are more important, the background transcribing can be disabled. Thank you again for the trying the app!

hessianmercenary ,

Excellent app + responsive developer

I do a lot of transcription for an oral history project I work on. I also try to use my iPad exclusively, though I’ve been hobbled by the lack of apps. I’m very impressed with Dictation—its clean design and privacy policy. But I’ve been especially pleased by the rapid feedback from the developers. I tried the first version, wrote to them about adding iPad keyboard support, and they implemented it just a few days later. Other suggestions have been considered too. I’m confident that this app, already stable, will keep getting better.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for using Dictation! We're glad it has been working well for you, and to be working with you to make the app better!


Blueshift Development LLC
4.7 MB

Requires iOS 13.1 and watchOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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