Sharper Ideas

Designed for iPhone

    • 3.0 • 2 Ratings
    • Free

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Record and submit audio for quality transcription (with account). Super-Rush service available. iDictate is a leading transcription company; Billions of words transcribed since 1999. Transcribers available 365 days a year.

Your Pocket Secretary allows you to record and submit your audio files for transcription using the official iDictate recording app and then receive the completed transcription back online or via email quickly and economically. iDictate is one of the oldest and most successful transcription companies with customers spanning the globe.

All users can record and email files, however an iDictate account is required to submit files for transcription.

- Regular Service ($)

- Rush Service ($$)

- Super Rush ($$$)

Transcription Solutions

iDictate brings efficiency and cost savings to academia, business, insurance, government, law enforcement, journalism and medicine (HIPAA Compliant) by providing quality transcripts in a timely manner.

Since 1999, iDictate and Quicktate have transcribed billions of words.

Free Trial

We are so certain iDictate will revolutionize your workflow and save you money, we are willing to let you try our transcription service for free. You will receive an instant $5.00 credit when you create a transcription account. You will be responsible for transcription charges in excess of the $5.00 credit.

Common File Types

Legal: Letters, Settlement docs, Court filings, etc.

Insurance: Claims, Settlement Negotiations, Itemization of Losses

Medical: Patient Reports, Referral Letters, etc. (HIPAA Compliant)

Wealth Management: Client Profiles, Client Interviews

Executive Search: Candidate Profiles

Law Enforcement: Depositions, Interviews, Interrogations

Conference Calls: Meetings, Interviews, General Business

Literary Works: Authors, bloggers, Novelists

YouTube Videos

Our Languages

- English

- Spanish

The iDictate Recording App

- Easy to use

- Record/Pause/Stop/Send Buttons

- Records large files

- Audio recorded in m4a format

A few valued customers of our companies iDictate, Quicktate, and Rent A Phone include:

- Allstate
- Ford
- Heidrick and Struggles
- Intuit
- Korn/Ferry International
- Mutual of Omaha
- Russell Reynolds Associates
- UCSF Medical Center
- University of California
- Wells Fargo


"Every book, article, and complex email that I have written for the last several years has all been done initially through iDictate. Professional, timely, responsive. Highly recommend."

David K., MD
Houston, TX

"Speed, quality, responsiveness, care - this is my consistent experience with idictate. They are my go-to dictation partner."

Julie A.
Pawling, NY

"I am an author, trainer and consultant who has a national practice ---I travel a lot. Idictate was one of the first services I ever contracted for and it has been my lifeline ever since. Over thousands of dictation jobs, they have never, ever, 'lost' a job or failed to meet a deadline. I am nominating them for sainthood!"

Amy S.
Moscow, OH

"I use idictate to transcribe podcasts and find them fast, reliable and competitively priced. Excellent service, highly recommended."

Scott H.
Austin, TX

"We are very happy with the service, and highly recommend For several years we have been working with the same provider to transcribe our depositions, case notes, interviews and field reports. In early 2010, we decided to evaluate our options. After discovering Idictate, we liked what we heard and decided to test their service.

After testing for a few months we polled our attorneys and field investigators, we found that the responses were all extremely positive and more. The turn-around time to get the files back was far more impressive than we had expected and were used to.

Lastly, I have found their customer support to be extremely responsive… And the change to Idictate is saving us a lot of money as well.”

John M.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

What’s New

Version 4.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

New message alert for profile information.

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

DillonIsMine ,

Deleted my Executive Meeting

My job is to take minutes at important meetings for a CEO of a large company. I used iDictate to help record my first meeting in case I missed anything. It recorded fine, but when I went back to listen to it everything deleted. I went to change the name and when I went back everything was GONE. I contacted customer support and they were no help since and I quote “that couldn’t be possible, that’s never happened before.” Well I was super super careful not to touch any delete button. I literally pressed SAVE and it deleted itself and I was left with nothing. I will never use this app again and will not recommend it.

Abigail Stason ,


I used Idictate for a number of projects and they are my "go to" dictating service. Easy to upload, accurate turn around time - options to rush the file. Amazing customer service when I needed some assistance. There's no need to shop for dictating services anywhere else.

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