New ‘Dictation’ app offers very accurate live audio transcription on the iPhone

Marty Edwards for Apple World Today:

Dictation by Blueshift has been released on the Apple App Store. The developer was kind enough to give me a prerelease version to test. Voice dictation has always been one of the most valuable features of the iPhone. Dictation is much more than a recording app. As you record, it transcribes in real time…

Dictation offered the best live audio transcription I’ve ever seen on a smartphone. Google recently released the app Record for their Pixel line, which also does live transcribing, but I found Dictation on the iPhone to be far more accurate…

One of the strengths of Dictation is that it can import audio files to transcribe. One of the great features is that all transcription is done on the device. Dictation leverages the power of Apple’s A series chips. You do not need an Internet connection.

MacDailyNews Take: We’re going to put this one through its paces as we imagine it might be very nice for generating Apple keynote addresses and conference call transcripts, among many other things!


    1. You say of Just Press Record that “Quality of transcraption is not great”. Well, that’s how I’d misspell your statement, which it has to be said, says it all. You want crisp transcription, not crap transcraption, and if you want to carp on about it, well, just press record and record all day long.

  1. The problem it that this isn’t much better than Apple’s built-in, and FREE dictation software. The question is how often someone will use it. If it’s a few times a year, and for nothing important, then even $20 a year is too much. If it’s once a week, and it is important, then $20 a year is cheap.

    But it doesn’t seem all that much better.

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