Ada Dictation - Speech to Text 4+

Talk & Transcribe Voice Notes

Blueshift Development

    • 4.0 • 68 Ratings
    • $7.99


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 1.8.1

Fix errors during translations. Add space after stop.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

How GH ,

Great, very useful features

Unlike Apple’s default dictation, the limitless recording time and saving audio with the text, (allowing later correction with dictation as a guide) make this now my “go to” dictation app.

It could use a better filing system with folders, Tapping on the name of the file should open it, not ask for a rename. Re-opening the file to continue recording seems clunky and there seems to be a limit on how large an audio file I can import.

I also put in a feature request for lowering audio quality after transcription and adding “pause during silence“, and the developer seems to be pretty responsive, so looking forward…

Would give it 4.5 stars if it were an option.

All in all, very grateful for this app for its basic features which make it far more functional than other transcription apps I’ve tried.

rozroo ,

Highly recommend this app and Blueshift developers

Great app. The accuracy of dictation has been getting better as I use the app, and with effort on my part and better mic placement, would improve more. Timestamps are helpful sometimes and can toggle on/off as needed. Easy to export either or both audio/text files to computer.
The most important feature is that this app does not save to Cloud or "listen in" on your files. It's local. (Apple /Tim Cook wants to be recognized for privacy preservation for its customers but does not require app developers to state whether local or automatically saved elsewhere up front, nor require them to offer local version.)
If this app allowed me to create a dictionary of words based on my pronunciations that the app would recognize each time, that would be stellar.

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!

App Privacy

The developer, Blueshift Development, 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 Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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