Otter is a smart note-taking app that empowers you to remember, search, and share your voice conversations (English only). 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 1.4.22

• Conversations titled “Note” in the list view now also show top keywords to tell them apart
• Improved scrolling of transcript in the live conversation view
• Correct orientation when displaying landscape photos inline with the transcript

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
703 Ratings
703 Ratings

Taken aback by how closely accurately and easily this works

Okay, so I’m one of these people that hardly ever writes a review because either apps work they way they’re supposed to or not, in which case you look for ones that do, but I’ve been using this app for the past 10 minutes and I can attest that the transcription part has been working perfectly (probably 95% accuracy). I only need to go back into it and edit a few words which they it gets wrong, but basically this will end up saving me hours of the transcription process — what makes it even better/easier is that as the words are heard spoken, it highlights the specific words so it makes it that much easier for me to make sure that what was said is what was transcribed and I can fix it on the fly right there if it is not. You gotta try this out for yourself to believe it. In my case, it was just me speaking into the microphone from wherever I was and my voice was pretty clear, plus it imported perfectly from Scrivener into the app, I made corrections and instead of exporting it back into the app, I got as far as right before importing and copied the corrected transcription to paste into the app. If I had to do this for a living I’d be getting the premium service. Anyway, this truly works.

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).


Thank you

Thank you for creating this app. It is what the deaf and hearing-impaired community needs. I wear hearing aids and today, I went to Bible study and discovered that I had left my hearing aids at home. My pastor is soft-spoken so I began to search for real-time transcription apps and came across your app. I wasn’t expecting much from it as previous apps I had tried in the past had been terrible. About 5 minutes into using your app, I became convinced that this app is revolutionary: I was blown away by the speed and accuracy of the transcriptions. I used it throughout the two-hour Bible study and the transcription kept up in speed and accuracy. I am very impressed. Please, market this app to the deaf and hearing-impaired community because it is needed. A potential market for you is to find a way for cellphone calls to be transcribed real-time for deaf and hearing-impaired people. There is company that offers this service but their transcriptions are very, very bad. Thanks and I am happy to join your customer base.

Developer Response

Hi AfiaAkler, we are touched by your testimonial and very 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).


knocked out by the quality of transcriptions

I am truly knocked out by the quality of the transcriptions from audio recordings and specifically, it's not just the accuracy it's the way the recording are presented as a transcript with time codes and "word-by-word" follow along. I work as a journalist sometimes to contribute to industry newsletters and record many 20-30 min interviews with quickly scribbled notes, on-the-fly noting the timecode for good quotes so I can go back to the recordings to extract them. This app just made my job so much easier, from the transcripts I can skip straight to the parts I know contain the good quotes, extract the text, and if needed I can listen to the snippets if occasionally it got the transcription not quite right for highly technical words or rough parts of my original recording.

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.
63 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) $9.99
  2. Otter Premium (Yearly) $79.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

You May Also Like