Recordly makes long interviews manageable with annotations and transcripts of your recordings.
A journalist, on average, spends 6 HOURS / WEEK transcribing, which slows down the reporting process and decreases productivity.
Automating transcription can help reporters save up to 2 business MONTHS a year. With Recordly, bloggers, reporters, and media organizations can spend this time to produce more stories.
What do media professionals use now?
* Default voice recording apps on their phone that only record audio.
* Voice recorders - old-fashioned, hard to integrate into a digital ecosystem, requiring additional cost.
* Commercial services $60-140/hour for situations when the deadlines are tight.
* Interns - inefficient, as staff reporters still need to peruse the audio to review the transcription.
What is Recordly?
Recordly is a REPORTING ECOSYSTEM, around an interviewing and transcription app for media professionals, that uses a smartwatch as a remote control to highlight important parts of your recordings.
* Integrates smartphone recording with smartwatch control.
* Facilitates communication between reporters and newsrooms by sharing the transcription across devices.
* Helps journalists become fast, more accurate, and more efficient in the fast-paced media landscape.
What have we done so far?
* Selected in the 2016 WiSTEM (Women in STEM) cohort in Chicago's 1871 business incubators, sponsored by Google for Entrepreneurs.
* Winner of the 2016 Mid-MO Tech Accelerator selection
* Winner of the 2016 Reynolds Journalism Institute Student Competition
* Finalist in the 2016 Next Top Entrepreneur at the University of Georgia
Ratings and Reviews
Hoping for improvements
As a journalist, I really wanted to like this app, since it was created by students specifically for working reporters. But alas, it was too good to be true. You can’t upload audio into the app to be transcribed, which is not ideal, but whatever. Upon recording my first in-app interview though, I got a transcribing error saying “no audio detected,” which was weird because the recording was in a quiet room in close proximity to my subject. I emailed customer service and they fixed the problem, but when I got my transcription, it was basically unreadable. The text is hard to read, being in all caps without punctuation, but beyond that, the transcription isn’t even close to accurate. Hoping the experience improves, but as of now, I wouldn’t recommend the app and I’m not sure who would actually benefit from using it.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.