Express Scribe 4.03 review

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Express Scribe is professional audio player software designed to assist the transcription of audio recordings.

License: Freeware
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 777K
Developer: NCH Swift Sound
Price: $0.00
Updated: 26 Jul 2005
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Express Scribe is professional audio player software designed to assist the transcription of audio recordings. It is installed on the typist's computer and controlled using the keyboard (with 'hot' keys) and/or foot pedal controls. This computer transcriber application features variable speed wave playback, foot pedal operation, file management and more. This program is free.

The full features list of Express Scribe follows below but a quick way to test its suitability is to simply download and install it. You don't need to purchase anything and it only takes a couple of minutes to complete downloading and installation.

Express Scribe is now free in the hope that because you will like it you will recommend our dictation recorder applications including Express Dictate Professional Dictation Recorder, DialDictate Phone Dictation Server, Pocket Dictate Dictation Recorder for Pocket PC or Palm Dictate Recorder for Palm OS.

Here are some key features of "Express Scribe":
Ability to play most audio file formats (including encrypted dictation files).
Variable speed (constant pitch) playback.
Supports many professional foot pedals which connect to the game, serial or USB port to control playback.
Uses system wide 'hot' keys so you can control playback when using other software (eg. Microsoft Word).
Ability to dock portable recorders (both analog and digital portables) to load recordings.
Works with Microsoft Word and all major word-processor applications.
Automatically receives and loads files by internet (FTP), email or over a local computer network.
Automatically sends typing to the person who dictated the work.
Works with speech recognition software such as Dragon Naturally Speaking to automatically convert speech to text.
Windows version supports wav, mp3, dct (encrypted dictation), ra and rm (RealAudio), sri (VoiceIt), dss (Olympus, Lanier and Grundig), au, aif, vox, mp2, vox, compressed wav (including PCM, uLaw, ALaw, ADPCM, CELP, SBC, Windows Media, DSP TrueSpeech, GSM 6.10), msv and dvf files (Sony Recorders) Philips Digital Recorder format, Sanyo Digital Recorder format and more.
Works with Philips, Sanyo, VoiceIt, Olympus, Lanier, Grundig, Sony and many other digital dictation recorders in addition to the Express Dictate Windows Dictation Software, Phone-In Dictation Software, Pocket PC Dictation Recorders and Palm OS Voice Recorders.
Loads CD audio directly - you can even begin to listen as it loads in the background.
Can be integrated into other dictation management systems using the Express Scribe SDK.
Express Scribe is free.

Mac OS 10.1 or above
[Optional] Foot Pedals (VPE model only).

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