[Free] 5 recommended online transcription sites [No installation required]
Dec. 28, 2023
I'm looking for a transcription tool, but what I want isn't an "app" or "PC software"...
For those of you who have such concerns, we have compiled a list of recommended transcription tools other than apps and software.
This information is perfect for these people.
- Smartphone app
- PC software
- Web services (browser tools)
Each of these three has slightly different characteristics and areas of expertise, so the optimal one will change depending on the usage scene and purpose.
Therefore, this time, we will introduce only carefully selected online transcription tools that can be easily used just by visiting the site , without having to choose installed apps or software!
Although it is a free tool, the technology used is all the latest.
There are also tools that are actively used by large companies and professional writers.
After reading this article, you will be able to utilize convenient transcription tools in any work environment, which will definitely increase your work efficiency many times over.
Please watch till the end.
[Recommended] 5 online transcription sites [Free available]
So without further ado, let's introduce some recommended transcription sites that you can use online!
1. Mr. Transcription [Transcription of audio, video, images, and PDF using the latest AI]
"Mr. Transcription" is an almighty transcription site using the latest AI .
Utilizing the rapidly advancing AI, you can quickly and accurately transcribe files just by uploading them .
Another great feature is that it can transcribe and extract text from a variety of media files , not just audio.
- Audio: mp3, wav, wma, m4a, aifc, flac, aac, aiff
- Video: mp4, mov, avi, flv, mkv, webm, wmv, 3gp
- Images: jpg, jpeg, png, webp
- Document: pdf
It supports a wide variety of file formats, including:
Furthermore, it is equipped with two types of high-performance AI transcription engines , so depending on the content to be transcribed, you can choose the AI that is good at that situation.
Each of the two types of AI has
- PerfectVoice: Long-term transcription (no limit per file), multilingual support for 100 languages
- AmiVoice: Speaker separation function (transcription for each person speaking), Japanese and English support
It has such characteristics.
Of course, it also fully supports specialized terminology, and also includes conversion data management and search functions.
If you are unsure about how to transcribe, choose ``Mr. Transcription'' and it will cover most transcription tasks.
You can try out ``Mr. Transcription'' for free for up to 1 minute by just opening the website, and there is no need to register or log in , so we recommend trying ``Mr. Transcription'' first!
2.Watson Speech to Text [Transcription of recorded data (mp3)]
Watson Speech to Text is a website that supports transcription of audio files.
If you want to transcribe audio data recorded with a voice recorder, etc. , we recommend this tool.
This is also a transcription site that uses AI, and uses an AI engine called ``Watson'' developed by IBM in the United States .
Although the website is in English, the voice recognition itself also supports Japanese.
Supported formats include not only major formats such as mp3 and wav, but also the recently increasing number of audio file formats such as flac, ogg, and webm.
It is very convenient because it also supports files recorded with a smartphone voice recorder.
Google and Microsoft are famous for the voice recognition AI of major companies, but IBM's Watson also has its own strengths , so it's a good idea to try out various tools depending on your data.
This site is useful as a second option when you need it.
3.Sloos [Meeting minutes]
Sloos is a transcription site that specializes in creating meeting minutes.
This is a recommended service for automatically creating meeting minutes.
As a minutes creation service, we focus on the "speaker separation function."
Mr. Transcription, introduced above, also has a speaker separation function, but the accuracy of this site is also quite good, and it can identify multiple speakers with a single microphone , so you can listen to the audio later. You don't have to worry about confusion because you don't know who spoke the conversation when you fix it.
The accuracy of speech recognition is also quite high, and it is possible to accurately transcribe even in environments with some noise.
This site is highly recommended, as it specializes in creating meeting minutes, and is highly skilled in its field.
4.Otter [English transcription]
If the audio language is English , we recommend this transcription site.
Because it uses a unique AI voice recognition engine specialized in English, it is characterized by extremely high accuracy of English transcription. It can also identify speakers, so it can be used for meetings with overseas partners.
Although it is an overseas service, the Japanese version of the paid plan is sold by NTT Docomo, so you can rest assured.
Although you can use all the functions in the free version, there are some restrictions (cloud storage, Zoom integration, etc.), so if you want to use it in earnest, you will need to sign up for a paid plan.
5.Google Docs [Real-time voice input]
If you want to transcribe what you say on the spot in real time , the standard Google Docs is also an easy option.
Even people who use Google Docs on a daily basis at work may not know that Google Docs has a voice input function, or even if they know about it, they have never used it.
To use it, just turn on the function and press the microphone button.
You can input symbols etc. by voice, and you can use the browser version on smartphones and tablets without installing an app.
However, there are also weaknesses.
Google Docs' voice input is only a function to recognize what is said in real time.
It does not have a function to play back recorded data and convert it into text.
It is not impossible to transcribe recorded data if you think about it, but it does require some complicated settings, so we recommend using another site such as Mr. Transcription.
6 benefits of online transcription sites
We have introduced recommended transcription sites so far, but there are other options for transcription, such as installable apps and services where professional writers transcribe using a keyboard.
What are the benefits of online transcription sites?
1. No app installation required
The biggest feature of online transcription sites is that you can use them without installing any special apps as long as you have a browser .
There are many cases where company-issued computers and smartphones prohibit the installation of apps without permission , so these sites are extremely useful in such cases.
Another benefit is that you don't have to go through the trouble of installing an app, so you can use it right away.
It is perfect for minimalists who want to reduce the number of apps as much as possible to save space and keep their home screen tidy.
2. Can be used on various devices
Another reason we recommend online transcription sites is that you can easily use the same service on your computer and smartphone .
Paid apps and PC software often have limits on the number of devices that can be installed (used) on them.
On the other hand, site-based web apps can be used from multiple devices by simply logging in with the same account.
The point is that you can use it regardless of the type of OS on your computer (Windows/Mac) or smartphone (iPhone/Android), as all you need is a browser.
3.Available from anywhere
Another benefit related to the above is that you can access it with a single browser , so you can perform transcription tasks from anywhere .
Just like data stored in the cloud can be accessed from anywhere, transcription sites can be used to
- Upload and convert data recorded on the go on the spot
- Edit carefully on your computer after returning to the office.
This is also easily possible.
These flexible specifications are perfect for an era where remote work and nomadic work will continue to increase.
4. Easy to use the latest AI
The transcription site, which can be used from a browser, uses the latest AI for speech recognition.
AI technology has been rapidly progressing in recent years, but voice recognition used for transcription is a particularly practical field of AI, so it is possible to achieve very high quality text comparable to manual typing by humans. You can get the results.
Some apps that automatically transcribe are installed on your PC, but running the latest AI requires extremely high performance , so a super high-spec computer connected to the internet handles the processing instead. A website-based transcription service that does this for you will perform much better.
It is also important to note that AI technology, which is undergoing rapid technological innovation, can be fed back more quickly in services used on websites than in apps that are installed and used.
In this way, if you want to use high-performance transcription, we recommend a transcription site.
5. Transcription speed is fast
The transcription service used from the website is very fast because it uses the latest AI to transcribe .
For example, in the case of "Mr. Transcription", the two types of transcription AI that can be used are:
- PerfectVoice: Even audio files of tens of minutes can be transcribed in about 10 minutes
- AmiVoice: Can be transcribed in the same amount of time as an audio file (about 10 minutes for a 10 minute file)
In this way, transcription will be completed in a very short time .
This is much faster than a transcription app that you install on your computer, or of course, a service where a professional writer transcribes using a keyboard.
You might worry that the quality will be low or that there will be many mistakes when it's this fast, but that's okay.
The transcription AI has very high performance, so it can produce very high-quality transcriptions, including homonyms and technical terms .
If you are worried, you can try the actual transcription for free, so try it out and check the accuracy first.
6. Low price (free transcription available!)
Also, the transcription services you use from the website are very cheap .
A one-time purchase app installed on a PC costs several thousand yen, and a service where a professional writer transcribes text using a keyboard costs about 250 to 700 yen per minute, whereas a website-based transcription service is free. ～Available for about 3,000 yen per month.
For example, Mr. Transcription allows you to transcribe up to one minute for free (and you don't even need to register for an account).
As I explained above, a big advantage of transcription sites is that you can check the quality of the transcription for free before paying, unlike one-time apps or services where writers transcribe.
Take advantage of the fact that you can transcribe for free and make the most of transcription sites.
6 examples of how to use transcription sites
AI transcription is still a new genre of tools, so some people may have these questions.
You may only think of applications such as creating meeting minutes or interview manuscripts, but with the advancement of speech recognition systems and the spread of easy transcription tools, other applications are expanding explosively.
1. Remote meeting backup
One of the main uses of AI transcription is "creating minutes," but by using AI transcription, even individuals can record the contents of meetings as text.
Have you ever forgotten what you said during a remote meeting?
Even if you don't have the minutes of a big meeting at work, you can personally record the audio and back it up, then transcribe it as text on a transcription site and check the content later. can.
2.Creating class/lecture/seminar notes
Just like meetings, you can easily record the contents of student classes or work-related seminars by using transcription sites.
3.Create sentences using voice input
This method is recommended for those who are better at organizing their thoughts by speaking them verbally rather than by typing them on a keyboard .
You can write sentences smoothly by using the voice recognition function of your computer or smartphone.
4. Transcription of TV/Radio/YouTube
Obtaining information from TV, radio, and YouTube videos takes time.
``Double speed viewing'' of videos, movies, anime, etc. has become a hot topic, but if you transcribe it and read it as text, you can input information more quickly.
*There is no problem in transcribing someone else's copyrighted work as long as it is for personal use, but please refrain from posting it on the internet or sending it to others without permission.
AI transcription is also useful for brainstorming when generating ideas.
Speaking words is faster than writing them , so by recording them and transcribing them later, you can record all the ideas that come to you without stopping .
6. For reviewing English conversation lessons
Transcription sites can also be used when learning foreign languages such as English conversation.
For example, you can record an English conversation lesson and later check and review expressions that caught your attention.
When you want to transcribe English, the key is to choose an AI transcription service that is strong in foreign languages.
One of our services , Mr. Transcription, supports 100 languages, and of course can transcribe English with very high accuracy.
There are many usage scenarios for transcription sites.
Just by thinking of it, you can think of a wide variety of usage scenarios.
In the future, ``Are you good at using transcription tools?'' may become one of the differentiators for businessmen who are good at it.
Summary of how to use transcription sites
This time, we explained about transcription sites that can be used from a browser.
Finally, I would like to summarize the recommended sites that I introduced.
There are various methods of transcription, but if you are choosing a transcription service right now, we recommend a transcription site that uses AI.
It's faster, cheaper, more accurate , and has higher quality than previous transcription services in all aspects, so if you've never used it before, why not give AI transcription a try?
■ AI transcription service "Mr. Transscription"
"Mr. Transcription" is an online transcription tool that can be used from zero initial cost and 1,000 yen per month (* free version available).
- Supports more than 20 file formats such as audio, video, and images
- Can be used from both PC and smartphone
- Supports technical terms such as medical care, IT, and long-term care
- Supports creation of subtitle files and speaker separation
- Supports transcription in approximately 99 languages including English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German, French, Italian, etc.
To use it, just upload the audio file from the site. Transcription text is available in seconds to tens of minutes.
You can use it for free if you transcribe it for up to 10 minutes, so please try it once.
Transcription for audio / video / image transcription. It is a transcription service that anyone can use for free without installation.
- What is Mr. Transcription?
- Transcript images, sounds, and videos with Mr. Transcription
- Free registration
- Rate plan