Named Mashable's Best Apps of 2018, Otter is a smart note-taking app that empowers you to remember, search, and share your voice conversations (English only). 600 free minutes every month! Also available online at

Otter creates smart voice notes that combine audio, transcription, speaker identification, inline photos, and summary keywords. It helps business people, journalists, and students be more focused, collaborative, and efficient in meetings, interviews, lectures, and other important conversations.

What the media are saying about Otter:
• 7 Best Apps of 2018 – Mashable
• 100 Best Apps of 2018 – PCMag
• “Arguably one of the most important breakthroughs announced at Mobile World Congress 2018.” – ZDNet
• “Brings voice transcripts into the AI age.” – CNET
• “Designed to be able to understand and capture long-form conversations that take place between multiple people.” – TechCrunch

With Otter, you can:
• Record live (via default mic, AirPods, or Bluetooth), or import existing audio/video recordings
• See real-time transcription; scroll back to revisit a point you missed
• Snap photos (e.g. of a whiteboard, slide, presenter) to insert them inline with the transcript
• Playback audio at adjustable speeds, while watching the words highlighted in sync
• Search by keywords, or tap on summary keywords, to jump to the matching parts
• Edit the text to polish the transcript
• Tag speakers and edit paragraph breaks (where speaker changes) so Otter learns to identify and tag speakers automatically
• Export text as TXT, PDF, or plain text copied to clipboard or other apps
• Export audio as MP3
• Share conversations via public view-only links, or by inviting people (via email or groups) to view or edit in Otter
• Organize conversations into groups
• Connect to iOS and Google calendars to get reminded to record your meetings, and title the conversations automatically
• Import contacts from iOS and Google account to make it easier to invite people when sharing conversations

Otter is optimized for iOS:
• Siri Shortcuts
• Widget with one-tap recording controls
• Sync with iOS Calendar, Contacts and Camera
• 3D Touch to peek and pop conversations or groups
• Face ID / Touch ID lock option for extra privacy protection
• AirPrint
• Dynamic Type

With the Otter Free Plan, you get:
• 600 minutes of transcription per month
• Unlimited cloud storage to save all your conversations
• Data synced across all your devices

Upgrade to Otter Premium to get even more:
• Enjoy 6,000 minutes of transcription per month – 10x more than the free plan
• Bulk export
• More playback speeds and skip silence opton
• Choose from $9.99 billed monthly or $79.99 billed yearly
• 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, at the monthly/yearly billing price as stated above
• 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

We take security and privacy very seriously. Your data is synced over an encrypted connection and stored in a secure cloud environment. The conversations you record and store in your Otter account will never be shared with anyone for advertising purposes. We only access account-level user data for troubleshooting purposes in response to user queries. You have full control to delete your data from your Otter account, which would immediately disable access and purge data from our environment.

By using Otter, you agree to the Terms of Service ( and Privacy Policy (

What’s New

Version 1.4.30

• Export as SRT (subtitle format)

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
108 Ratings
108 Ratings
Squillionaire ,

Podcasters dream solution

I’ve been using this app for a month now and not only does it have the essential requirements of voice recorder quality, accurate transcription to text and intuitive interface but it surprises me with thoughtful output hacks like the word cloud which allows me to pull all recordings into a list based on a chosen tag.
Its so easy to podcast using Otter. I just record the podcast episode on Otter (usually in sections) then import to Dropbox before adding to the Audacity editor where I can add music and refine the show. It’s a great time saving tool because the playback functionality allows you to read the text transcript (which makes it easy to spot those parts of the show you want to edit) and tap the screen at the partvyuu want to listen to again. This saves hours of time listening to audio.
There seems to be masses of free recording minutes which is generous and allows time to explore before committing to a subscription.
Thank you Otter team, absolutely brilliant.

Developer Response ,

Thanks Squillionaire! We're glad to hear that you're enjoying Otter. Please share Otter with people you know, and post your testimonials on Twitter (@otter_ai) and Facebook (@OtterAI).

Pegleggen ,

Great tool for researchers

Love this tool. It is great for students who need to record their lectures or for researchers conducting interviews. The language processing is brilliant and saves hours on transcribing by hand. The editing and ability to share is fabulous. Thank you!

Developer Response ,

Glad to hear that you're enjoying Otter. We'd greatly appreciate your support by sharing Otter with people you know, and posting your #OtterlyHappy testimonials on Twitter (@otter_ai) and Facebook (@OtterAI).

Carsolgar ,


I am just learning how to use Otter, but it has open lots of possibilities and it is working well so far. You need to rewrite some words, but overall is great.

Developer Response ,

Glad to hear that you're enjoying Otter. We'd greatly appreciate your support by sharing Otter with people you know, and posting your #OtterlyHappy testimonials on Twitter (@otter_ai) and Facebook (@OtterAI).


AISense Inc.
64.2 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© AISense Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Otter Premium (monthly) £8.99
  2. Otter Premium (Yearly) £70.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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