Otter: Transcribe Voice Notes

Otter: Transcribe Voice Notes

By, Inc.

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2018-02-17
  • Current Version: 3.34.230918
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 110.71 MB
  • Developer:, Inc.
  • Compatibility: iOS 13.0+
Score: 4.76
From 32,067 Ratings


OtterPilot™ your meetings with AI. Get a meeting assistant that records audio, writes notes, automatically captures slides, and generates summaries. Otter transcribes all your meetings, interviews, lectures, and everyday voice conversations in real time, so you can focus on the discussion. Get automated notes for: in-person, Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams. All notes are searchable, and shareable. is also available on the web. English only. Many Uses • Take meeting notes automatically, and share with teammates to keep everyone in sync • Record and transcribe interviews, lectures, podcasts, videos, webinars, keynotes • Provide live captioning to the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities, ESL learners, and anyone with accessibility needs Record & Transcribe Live • Record instantly in one tap, with widget and shortcut too • Transcribe in real time (when online) with high accuracy • Highlight the key points to review later • Insert photos of whiteboard discussions, slides, etc. • Input audio via built-in mic or Bluetooth device Enrich Notes with AI • Punctuate, capitalize, and break paragraphs automatically • Identify speakers (after some training) • Generate word clouds and summary keywords; tap on a word to jump to where it was said • Automated Slide Capture during virtual meetings • Automated Summary after all meetings Share & Collaborate • Start a recording inside a group to share the transcript live • Invite group members to view, edit, and highlight collaboratively. All highlights will be captured in the Takeaways panel. • Within the Takeaways panel, add comments and assign action items • Share externally via links Search & Playback • Search the text so you don't have to scrub through the whole audio • Playback at adjustable speeds • Follow along the highlighted word as the audio is playing • Tap on any word to jump the audio to that spot Edit & Highlight • Edit the text to correct any errors • Tag the speakers to label the paragraphs and train Otter to identify speakers too • Highlight sentences in one tap Organize & Export • Organize conversations into personal folders • Copy to clipboard, or share directly to other apps • Export as PDF, TXT, SRT, MP3 Import & Sync • Import audio and video files • Sync your Zoom account to transcribe cloud recordings • Upload from other call recording apps • Sync your calendars to be reminded to record your meetings and auto-title your notes • Import your contacts for easy sharing Optimized for iOS • Start/Stop recording with Siri Shortcut & home widget • Record via AirPods • Sync with iOS Calendar, Contacts & Camera • Preview conversations with 3D Touch • Lock with Face/Touch ID • Print via AirPrint • Adjust font size with Dynamic Type Otter Pro • More playback speeds and skip silence • Bulk export • Choose either monthly billing or save big with yearly billing • Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase • Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period • Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period • You can manage your subscriptions in Settings and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your Account Settings after purchase • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription “ Is A Gem For Transcribing Your Recorded Thoughts Into Writing” - Forbes 2023 "Apps We Love 2019" – App Store "7 Best Apps of 2018" – Mashable "25 Best New Apps of 2018" – Fast Company We take security and privacy seriously. Your data is confidential and will not be transferred to third parties. You have full control to delete your data from your account. Need help? Check out our Help Center: Terms of Service: Privacy Policy:


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I would give this a 5 but…

I’m a writer and love the convenience of Otter which has worked better for me than other apps I’ve tried. Over all its accuracy has been improving and its voice recording quality is good. What has been a problem for me is the clunkiness when editing. Simply getting the two cursors to the right point in the text has been aggravatingly difficult and then once there instead of the one word I’m trying to replace or the punctuation I’m trying to add several words or several lines will select themselves instead and I’ll have to start the process all over again. And back at its location once again I’m still having to retype back in the several others next to it. The other issue I’ve been having are the recording and transcription limits (90 minutes per session) even after upgrading to pro. And the only next level they offer is business which is not available to use on my phone and which charges for features I don’t need. The other thing which would add value for me would be to be able to see at a glance the list of my writing and meeting notes with the information next to each one whether it has been saved to a cloud (by me or by the app) and if so to which one.

No privacy!

Google the app and you'll see what a nightmare it is
By applecustomer1234xyz


I have been defrauded of several months use if my yearly membership because the app won’t recognize my sign in. I may have to turn it over to my credit card for fraud since I have no answers to my support queries.
By Mallen52

Nice app and easy to use.

It’s easy to use, but I feel like it would be even better if there was a watch app.

Transcription issues

Something changed recently and it’s creating lots of extra work. I’ve transcribed two conversations in the past week that looked normal at first, with the speakers comments broken out in paragraphs and time stamped normally. Then, all of a sudden, the transcript refreshes and the entire thing collapses into a single paragraph of run on text time-stamped 0:00. Not helpful!! I’m having to spend time going through the transcript to recreate each section and add the paragraphs breaks back in. And it keeps freezing to “save and realign recording”
By Alioopz

Nothing special

Its just a simple voice distation program. It does not group or edit content. Might as well hit the dictate button in Word. Does the same thing. Waste of money.
By Shanespurlock

Works as advertised but crippled app

I am a paying pro user and I have found the app very helpful to assist in taking notes. I type my notes alongside my graduate study lectures. However my lectures run longer than the pro features have allotted for time. I have lots of space on my storage as a pro user, however, the app is crippled and prompts me to upgrade to enterprise version. I understand this method of encouraging an upgrade from free to pro, but I am far from an enterprise user but wouldn’t expect time limit for recording length after being a paying customer.
By KublaiKhan

Great free transcription.

This app works well for a fee app, allowing a generous number of Fred minutes each month. I find it very helpful to be able to click in confusing spots in the transcription & listen again while I see how it was transcribed. One tip is, if trying to copy the transcription to paste in another application, it will only allow copying individual paragraphs between pauses. If you wait several hours before doing so, the app will consolidate paragraphs into larger groups making it much easier to copy the text.
By Reader C

Spamming marketing emails

I’ve unsubscribed ALL EMAILS from the setting sections and this app still keep spamming me with MARKETING EMAILS — DAILY
By StudWayneTsai

Pretty good

I’m enjoying using otter but do find a number of features quite clunky. It’s not intuitive to access recordings and exporting files to a different doc has also been a little clunky so far, overall I’m still invested in optimizing it and continuing to work with this app
By Lynnroth2020

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