It helped me with my school work, I just have to press record and I just have to lose the to what the teacher says
Disability Student 5/5
I have a disability. This app changed my life.
Best I’ve seen so far. 5/5
By LeLuche the Wise
I’m sure that Otter will even get better, but it works for the all-day meetings I regularly attend which have fast paced Power Point presentations with fast talkers, and I am, unfortunately, a slow keyboardist. I can go back through, and get what I missed with a time stamp. Not to mention taking time stamped pics throughout. Works great for me!
I’m a journalist and can’t imagine life without Otter
Otter.ai on my iPhone 5/5
By Captain Block
We have been daily Otter.ai users on Our Windows 10 desktop and notebook computers for quite a while and love the software. I finally got around to loading Otter.ai on my iPhone 8 and am even more impressed. Love that Otter!
Amazingly accurate 5/5
The record and transcribe at the same time is better than I expected. You still have to listen through and make some changes, but they are minor. Also does well with phone conversations.
Career changing! 5/5
By Traveling Greek
As a writer who relies on transcription this app is a game changer. My workload is down and my productivity is up!!
Essential tool for life 5/5
I record almost all meetings and transcribe for easier notes and follow up. Otter is transformational to my work which is entirely collaborative.
Absolutely magical 5/5
By Matt Donovan
The automatic transcripts aren't perfect yet, but everything else about this app is absolutely wonderful.
Stunning App. Spread the Word 5/5
I could have been using this app for so long. But I've never heard of it.
It shocked me to find out how amazing and useful this app is.
The premium monthly plan is a little out of what I'm willing to take out of my budget as a college student trying to conserve my money but the app is still extremely usable without premium benefits.
My 1st Otter visit 5/5
WOW - went to board mtg. of non-profit org. last night and just finished reviewing the audio of it. What a kick! So looking forward to more uses for Otter in future. Beaver347
Great app!! 5/5
Phenomenal app. Many recorders do one but not all of the features. As an old school guy who hates taking notes during meetings on e devices and as a guy whose hearing is slipping. This is just what the doctor ordered. Press a button than engage with eye contact and not become distracted. Keep it free and live off ads. Or it will die. For now fantastic. Please don’t screw it up
It’s great out of the box! Can’t wait to get to tweak it. I’ve been looking for this tool for forty years.
Keep up the good work and 5/5
it would be nice to be able to use the Apple pencil while recording on iPad maybe. so real time hand written notes can be linked to audio. This is a good app and one of my favorite. Definitely the best app for recording audio. I will start paying for it has proven itself ahead of the pack.
New User: My Only Criticism... 4/5
...right now, the only problem I’m seeing is that when you’re editing the transcript for every character you change the screen bouncing up and down. The cursor doesn’t move, but the screen does. That’s kind of weird and uncomfortable on the eyes. Still reviewing...
HAD TROUBLE. Not very accurate 1/5
By "CRITICAL THINKER"
Need work recognizing voice
Merge files? 4/5
This app works well, I’m currently using it for studying. Is it possible to merge voice files into one?
Love the accuracy, would prefer a different format. 3/5
By acdc 3po
It works better at transcribing my speech than any other app I’ve ever used, but the format doesn’t work for my purposes. I would love it if otter could create a new version that’s more meant for creating documents, research papers, or generic writing. I know this is meant for transcribing a meeting but i’m in the market for something that provides this kind of accuracy but is compatible with Google docs and can be used for generic writing.
Speech to text 5/5
Finally I have found an application that records my meetings so accurately that I can use it to create my minutes a lot faster..
Nice to have- to be able to make notes at the same time in the same app.
Amazing. Thank you Otter.
Works great 5/5
I really like it, helps me summarize my meeting notes.
Wow! This works incredibly well. 5/5
By MJ from CA
I just used Otter for the first time for a *phone meeting* with a client. My client was *on speakerphone* - so I didn’t think there was any chance that it would really work. As such, I kept taking notes and switching between different apps on my iPad.
So when I went back to the program & found out I could already hit keywords (Otter picks them out of your text) and jump to that part of the meeting, etc. I was really surprised.
The transcription isn’t perfect, but I was having a phone meeting with my client on speakerphone, so I didn’t expect it to be anywhere near as accurate as it was. Additionally, you’ve got the recording synced up with the notes, so even if the transcription isn’t 100%, you can go back & listen & make an adjustment.
Normally after a meeting, I’m trying to go back through my notes and deciphering my abbreviations to figure out what exactly was said - inevitably losing some of the conversation, spending all the time to try to figure out what actually happened, and time to clarify what my abbreviations meant - but this was SO easy.
I am still learning as I’m going (May update this later ; )) but Thank you!!! This is awesome. You just made this meeting the easiest I can remember in ages. Wow!
Can you use this app to do a report, is there a different format I can use in place if I wanted to do a paper with it?
Can’t live with it, can’t live without it. 3/5
There are aspects of making Otter work, specifically editing text, that are frustratingly obscure. It’s not for use by the time-challenged. Take your time to learn it well before you use it while facing a deadline.
For class 5/5
LOVE this app! I had a professor who spoke so fast and everything she says was on the exam. I was unable to type as fast as she spoke. She recorded the lecture and it would take me 2/3 days to type everything. I searched all over the internet for a app or anything that could help me. I found a few apps but it couldn’t interpret exactly what she said, it would miss whole sections it was just BAD. And then I came across this app and it was WONDERFUL. It was able to understand what she said. I recorded in sections and it was AMAZING. It gave me a lot of free hours which helped a great deal! But I purchased for next semester! This app is GREAT!
Very impressed! 5/5
Incredibly useful for recording important meetings or a second pair of ears at a doctors office. 600 minutes per month is extremely generous.
This app has outstanding quality of voice recognition text and is quick too!
I'm already impressed and I just downloaded this app.
Start recording as half dozen staff gathers for a 45 minute meeting in the (Oval) office.
Start the app (from a phone in the judges bench) at the swearing in of a witness then close when the witness steps down.
Will the app provide a meaningful/ accurate transcript for later use?
Any tests in such circumstances?
By Evaluation Girl
I have spent thousands of dollars on transcription services so I decided to give a try. I’m in awe! It works! It was easily 98-99% accurate and it was so quick! This is truly a game changer for people who collect qualitative data and need an accurate and quick turnaround. I’m so glad someone recommended this to me!
Great but.... 4/5
I love this app but it sometimes prints the wrong words. But, all in all,I love this app!
By S in Austin
More accurate than others I’ve tried. The speaker id in Pro is good but for some reason speaker one and two are turned into unknown when I export. Maybe I haven’t figured it out yet. It would be good to be able to export in word. While walking my dog on the creek this morning I was importing audio and Otter processed it while we walked. Nice.
Amazing accuracy 5/5
Pat your AI on the head and give it a treat. It’s well-trained.
So far so good 5/5
Love it so far. Excited to see how I will make use of it.
Missed a few key recordings this morning that I was reliant on 2/5
Otter managed to miss a few key recordings that I was really relying on this morning. Unfortunately there's no way to go back and retrieve those recordings. Very upset about it... Also i referred four people and the referrals aren't showing up at all so I don't think that referring people gives you anything at all. Pretty sure I'm not going to recommend this as strongly as I have been in the past.
Excellent app 5/5
Love this app, support is amazing and you will really enjoy not writing during meetings. It is easier to be in the moment when you are not constantly looking at your paper and not your team or the person talking
Surprisingly accurate 5/5
Definitely worth downloading.
New generation of meeting note taking 5/5
I thought I would try this app at a conference. I am very pleased with the results. The closer I can get to a speaker and allow my phone to hear clearly the speaker, the better the Transcription. Great job to the developers.
By noor yaseen
very very nice
Easy but 4/5
Works well but NEEDs to add call recording!!! And an easy edit to shorten accident long ones
Astoundingly good - astoundingly simple 5/5
First test at 9 member municipal meeting with iPhone X on the table. Good audio quality even for presenters not at the table. Transcription accuracy is remarkable. Don’t expect it to work perfectly if everyone interrupts each other. Identifying speakers was easy - after initial manual identification Otter was able to learn and apply speaker names to a 2.25 hour meeting. The 600 minute allowance for a free account is generous. Transcriptions/recordings can be shared with a link - no signin required. Great web integration & collaboration. I don’t need more than 600 minutes per month, but am going to try premium so I can train the jargon vocabulary our committee uses. This was the app of the day yesterday. Thanks AppStore, for me it’s the app of the year!
Love it but 4/5
It’s just English supported?:/
Doesn’t type text 2/5
By Ms. Wright6333
The system records as described but doesn’t provide the text of the conversation, just the first few words.
Otter Gets an A+ 5/5
By Conscious leaders coaching
I am very pleased with Otter so far !
this is one app that does what is described.
For once I am pleasantly surprised that it actually works with ease. The learning curve is a gentle slope because of the intuitive layout that's designed for the user. what makes the screen easy to read. . . the inclusion of "white space". making the screen appear spacious and uncluttered, yet has all of the needed functions. Also, Other is compatible with many other apps such. as Ferrite, Google, Voice Memo
Great app 5/5
It actually works the way they say- and the ai feature really delivers a pretty clean transcript, it just saved me an hour's worth of typing this morning. Some minor edits that took 5 mins. And my doc was ready!
This is the cleanest transcription app I've found. - good job team!!!
Partner; law firm 5/5
This is a great product. There are a few glitches as far as the transcription is concerned, but these can be easily worked out.
By far the most accurate automated transcription 5/5
The accuracy of this app is the best out of all the transcription services I have tried. Obviously it’s not perfect, but it’s surprisingly good even given less than ideal background noise.
Some suggestions that would make this extremely valuable for me:
1. Recording via Apple Watch. I currently have to use an app called Just Press Record to record on my watch and synchronize to my phone, and then manually import those recordings into Otter. It would be better if I could have an Otter app on my Apple Watch and record through the app. It doesn’t even need to be real time.
2. Developer API. As a software developer I currently build integrations with the Google speech recognition API, which is not nearly as good as Otter. I talked with the Otter team at a conference recently and they said they have no intentions to release a developer API, which is a shame. Please reconsider! I would happily pay for developer access to your amazing speech recognition system.
3. Integration with Spotlight. Transcriptions should be indexed so I can search them via iOS.
4. I love that they added custom vocabulary in the most recent update! But currently it's all manual. It would be great if it preloaded the person contact list vocabulary with my phone's address book, and maybe infer the rest of the vocabulary from my Messages/Gmail/other data the way SwiftKey does.
This needs improvement 1/5
There needs to be a better way of editing and correct the transcription.
Great but the time indication is too small. Should be darker too. 5/5
By dhd tksndnuhh
That’s it. Very useful but it’s really, it really should be easier to read the information. And also should be possible to rename each recording. Hope you make,those improvements.
Feature request 3/5
I am a reporter who utilizes a communication device to speak. Unfortunately, this means that it takes a while for me to respond to a comment from a source. Would you please put a pause button on the recorder so there are no dead air between questions?