Transcriptionist 4+

Fast, private, speech to text

Wooji Juice Ltd

    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Transcriptionist quickly and privately converts speech from audio recordings — and video soundtracks — into text. Writing up notes for a meeting? Creating transcripts or subtitles for a podcast? Looking for just the right clip to cut out of a long recording? Or quotes for a news article? Need to remember what happened on game night? Or just want to remind yourself of what was said, without listening to the entire recording? Transcriptionist can help — in nearly 100 languages.

Import the audio into the app, click the transcribe button, and it will start to fill in the text that was spoken. Each piece is shown with a timestamp, and you can jump straight to the matching point in the recording to listen back to the original audio — at up to 2x speed.

If each speaker was recorded with their own microphone, Transcriptionist will track who said what, when — and you can solo individual voices to pick out what someone said, even if another person talked over them.

Copy and paste quotes into an article you're writing, or export the entire transcript in a range of formats, including PDF, HTML (web page), Markdown (blog post), SRT and VTT (subtitles), as well as formats suitable for importing into other apps — you can even create your own custom text-based formats with the built-in easy-to-use visual editor.

If you edit podcasts with our popular Ferrite Recording Studio, you can send your finished Ferrite projects direct to Transcriptionist — along with chapter markers — and each track will be kept separate so you can identify who's speaking.

You can also select paragraphs and export their audio in a choice of formats, suitable for editing in Ferrite or other apps — perfect for when you find the quote or highlight you needed.

Transcription takes place on your device, not on our servers, so no audio or text is sent to us, and subscribers can make as many transcripts as they like — we don't charge per-minute or per-transcript.

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What’s New

Version 1.3

Transcriptionist 1.3 offers new features for exporting selected parts of transcriptions — including audio clips! You can now search a transcript to find some text, then clip out the matching audio for sharing or editing elsewhere.

There are also enhancements to transcription quality, as well as to performance in various areas of the app.

New export features:

• Export selected paragraphs as well as entire transcripts.
• Export Quick Clips: export the audio for the selected paragraphs.
• Export Custom Clips (requires macOS 14 “Sonoma”): similar to Quick Clips but offering more control. When making a Custom Clip, you can view the waveforms for all speakers across the entire duration of the transcription, zoom in and out, adjust the selection range, and add/remove speakers from the mix.
• Custom Clips default to the same settings as a Quick Clip, so if a Quick Clip isn’t quite what you need, you can easily make small adjustments — or completely change it, if you prefer.


• Updates to transcription engine.
• Various improvements to app responsiveness.
• Analysing each audio file before transcription is now faster.
• Transcribing with Look Ahead enabled should now be faster and more reliable.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

UsetobeAndroidGuy ,

Integrate with Ferrite

What I really need and I would LOVE to pay for is a transcribe option in Ferrite!! My dream intergration would be automated "Show Notes" in the notes part of the info panel. Having to send to another app to transcribe and another app to write the show notes is a mess I would pay to get out of!

newpolluter ,

Fails more than it works

First of all, this is a GUI for the OpenAI Whisper project. But as implemented on iOS in my first several tests, it has failed way more often than it has worked. Does your phone go to sleep because transcription is so slow? It fails with no notification. Is your audio file 32 bit? Again, it seems to fail without notification. I’m guessing here, since, again, there are no prompts or pop-ups to tell you what’s happening. The circular completion pie tells you something, but not if you turn away from your phone. Can you multi-task out of the app while transcription runs? I’m not sure, but I don’t think so.

Also, it uses the file name to name the speaker, not the transcription file. So all of your transcriptions are by default called “Untitled,” even when you import audio. And your speaker is called “Episode 6” or whatever.

Seems like it would be much improved with two settings: force phone to not sleep during transcription, and “name transcription file with audio file name.”

Developer Response ,

Hello, and thanks for your feedback! We recommend keeping Transcriptionist the frontmost app while performing a transcription on iPhone, as transcribing speech into text requires a lot of memory and processing resources, and if you switch to another app, it will have to give up those resources to let the new app use them. We’re considering adding an option to keep the screen awake during transcription so you can keep an eye on the progress. If you’re encountering a technical problem beyond that (for example, an incompatible audio file), please get in touch with Customer Support from the Tools/Settings (“gear button”) menu inside the app so we can investigate that for you. Thanks!

Paulh52 ,

A neat app, but it needs work.

I transcribed two different podcasts with this app that were a little bit over an hour long. Large chunks of the podcast were omitted in the transcription. It’s a need app, but it needs to be able to work better with transcribing and not leave out pieces of the text. on one podcast I was working with, although it got the end of the podcast, it left out 20 minutes right in the middle of the podcast.

App Privacy

The developer, Wooji Juice Ltd, 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.

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