**As featured in Apple's FCPX Keynote
**Simon Says Assemble: text-based video editing is here, learn more:

Simon Says is the accurate AI tool: swiftly transcribe, subtitle, caption, and translate your audio and video.

In minutes, for pennies, in 100 languages.
New users get free credit to trial.

Transcription and translation used to be frustrating.
Not anymore.

This application operates standalone as a macOS app and as an extension built for Final Cut Pro X.

It supports:
-import of audio / video files
-export to Word, subtitles, Adobe, Avid, FCPX, DaVinci Resolve
-frame-accurate transcription and translation
-world-class transcript editor and visual subtitle editor
-collaborate with teams and clients
-import of FCPX events with projects and clips and export captions, titles, and ranges
-transcription/translation languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, and dozens more
-subtitle translations for international versioning

It is easy:
1. Drag in your audio, video, and FCPX event
2. Pay (new users get 15 mins for free) & Transcribe
3. Your transcript is ready! Bookmark, annotate, edit, and collaborate with teammates. Even preview subtitle formatting in the visual subtitle editor.
4. Export back to your video editing application (like FCPX, Premiere, Avid) or to Word.


Simon Says is the advanced A.I. transcription and translation tool built for video pros. We make post production more efficient, saving significant time and costs. Import audio/video and in 100 languages: they accurately transcribe, subtitle, caption, and translate in minutes.

Our products:
-macOS app
-FCP X Extension and Mac app
-iOS meeting recorder/transcriber
*A project transcribed in any of the above applications is then accessible from any other Simon Says app.

-Mac/PC on-premise application for customers with high-security requirements: the A.I. runs locally, data is not sent to the cloud (

Cost is based on the duration of the media to transcribe and the rate your plan is entitled to. There are Pay As You Go and subscription plans: see the website for details.

What’s New

Version 3.6.27

General improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

Editor7777 ,

Pretty Good service, getting there

I have use Simon Says on a few projects now. The transcription is great! Fast, effective, and affordable. The features I most hope for, that is roundtripping to an NLE for a stringout, are still wonky. I hope they figure it out because it would become an indespensible part of my workflow.

Developer Response ,

Thank you! We’d appreciate more input on how you’d ideally like a stringout roundtrip to work: mind emailing us on hello@ or using the support chat icon?

A Documentary Filmmaker ,

Super helpful

We're using this service as a tool for our editing of a feature documentary. The auto transcription is fine and on par with all other auto transcription services. I think they all use the same API anyway. But with this tool we can have an assistant clean up the auto transcript and get the text into the edit system using highlights/favorites. Once we figurd out how to use it within our system it's super helpful and a big time-saver in the editing process of a feature film.

ValaNett ,

Poor Accent Transcription w/ Poor Editing Functionality

The quality is subpar - I had to edit around a quarter of the full 8 minute output - it does not pick up accents well at all. Additionally, editing the transcription is an absolute pain. It opens up a webpage pop up within their app, which in itself is an incredily slow an painful process, with again very slow load times and touchy menus. It comes together feeling very messy and unpolished. They mentioned 2 months ago they were implementing in-app editing 'soon' - well it seems soon isn't 2 months in their books, so who knows! That's a bit of a deal breaker for me.

Developer Response ,

Sorry you're frustrated. Accents are a known challenge to accuracy. A native Spanish speaker speaking Spanish will be more accurate than a non-native speaker with a foreign accent speaking accent. We cover it here:

In terms of in-app editing: you can edit in the app! You can add speaker labels, bookmarks, notes. When you want to edit the transcript itself: our editor is web based and when you click on the "edit" button in the app, it loads the website; then when you login, it loads your transcript to edit.

App Privacy

The developer, Simon Says, Inc., 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

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  • Family Sharing

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

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