Automatically transcribe spoken audio into text, entirely offline and on the device. With a yearly subscription that costs almost ten times less than top cloud-based competitors, you can record live or import files from anywhere on your device. Download now for a free, seven-day trial!

Dictation by Blueshift gives you powerful editing features to correct or refine the transcript after you're done recording,

You can:
* 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.

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.

Transcription works in the following languages and dialects:

* English - Canada
* English - UK
* English - India
* English - US
* Spanish - Mexico
* Spanish - Spain
* Spanish - US
* Italian
* Portuguese - Brazilian
* Russian
* Turkish
* Chinese - Cantonese
* Chinese - Mandarin

Dictation by Blueshift uses machine learning on device, and all transcription happens locally. No audio is sent to any cloud service. Try transcribing after turning off the Internet connection to your device!

You can also add bookmarks while you’re recording and editing, and see a full-screen version of the text that you’ve spoken thus far while recording.

The app features dark mode and iPad multi-window support.

Terms of use available at

What’s New

Version 1.0.3

New features! See below:

* Export the transcript with timestamps.
* Export audio and text at the same time.
* Now with more keyboard shortcuts to control playback, delete and bookmark. 
* Also improved parsing of user-spoken punctuation. 

Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Hyp@tia1 ,

Time saver!

No more typing up meeting notes! Every office needs ones. This makes it so easy, to edit, reference key words and share meeting notes! So far it’s great! It may even be what I need to kick off that novel I keep putting off writing....

jonschr ,

Fast and accurate

This does everything it promises. Fast, accurate, and I love the flat yearly subscription.

WTF_Actual ,

Man subscription?

Why not make a 50 dollar lifetime thing or something? I might pay that.


Blueshift Development LLC
4.1 MB

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



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Unlimited Transcription $11.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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