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

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

What the media are saying about Otter:
• “Arguably one of the most important breakthroughs announced at Mobile World Congress 2018.” – ZDNet
• “Brings voice transcripts into the AI age.” – CNET
• “Uses AI smarts for automatic speech recognition, speaker separation and identification as well as deep content search.” – Mashable
• “Designed to be able to understand and capture long-form conversations that take place between multiple people.” – TechCrunch

We've packed a lot of features in the Free Plan:
• 600 minutes of transcription per month
• Unlimited cloud storage of all your conversations
• Sync your account across ALL your devices (we don't charge you for 3+ devices)
• Access Otter on the Web at
• Record audio via internal mic or Bluetooth device, or import existing recordings
• See transcription in real-time, which you can quickly scroll back to revisit a point you missed
• Snap photos (e.g. of a whiteboard, a slide, a presenter) while you record to add visual context to your conversations inline
• Listen "visually" by following the synchronized highlighting of spoken words – it's more fun that way!
• Speed up the playback to skim through a long recording, or slow things down to review parts that require a more careful listen
• Enroll your voiceprint and tag other speakers manually a few times, and Otter will learn to identify speakers automatically the next time
• Search by keywords you input, or just tap on the suggested keywords by Otter's AI, to jump directly to the "juicy" parts
• Edit the text to polish the transcript (and help Otter improve its accuracy in the future)
• Create groups for inviting people to view and share conversations collaboratively, or organizing your own conversations privately
• Share conversations via public view-only links
• Copy to clipboard or export text directly into other apps
• Export audio as MP3
• Sync calendar events to receive reminder notifications to record, and title the conversations automatically
• Import contacts to make it easier to invite people to your sharing groups

Upgrade to Otter Premium to get even more:
• Enjoy 6,000 minutes of transcription per month – 10x more than the free plan
• 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 1.4.2

• Sync events from iOS Calendar to receive reminder notifications to record, and title the conversations automatically
• Exported text can now optionally include speaker names and timestamps
• Adjustable playback speed is now directly on the audio control itself
• Save inline photos to iOS Photos
• View inline photos in landscape mode
• Swipe to delete or leave a group
• Stop recording automatically after 3 hours to avoid wasted minutes

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

68 Ratings

68 Ratings

Appears to exist to generate Google accounts.


Very Google-centric. If you are a Google anti-fan, (or just value privacy) you will be annoyed by this app.

The app ignores all of your iPhone’s built in services like Contacts, Calendars and share sheets, and instead expects you to submit to the Google hegemony versions.

• Developer responded to the above, essentially asserting that it wasn’t true.

But it is true.

The app does have access to a share sheet, but as of last week, “sharing” a transcript just shared a link, not the actual transcript content.

And having now used the app to transcribe a lengthy meeting, I can say that the transcript was sufficiently error-riddled as to be pretty much useless.

One major flaw in the concept is that the app appears to make no effective effort to detect different speakers — instead, they all just run together. There is presumably some tactic to reduce this, but that misses the point of such tools — to uncomplicate the task.

Developer Response

(1) Otter lets you sign in with email or Google, and import contacts from both iOS and Google – giving users options and not intending to be Google-centric. (2) You may export the actual transcript content (not just a link) via a share sheet. (3) For best results, place Otter within three feet of all speaking parties, speak clearly, and minimize background noise and speech overlap. Would you please try again with these guidelines in mind and see if you get better results? Please share a sample of your error-riddled note to so we can troubleshoot further. (4) Otter can be trained to separate and identify speakers by tagging speech bubbles with the speaker’s names. Tap on the avatar to the left of a bubble to enter or select a name. Try to tag bubbles that have minimal background noise and don’t include speech from multiple people. Tag about 15 seconds of speech for each speaker. Users who followed these simple steps have reported very good results. (5) Please consider updating your rating based on these clarifications. Thanks!

Amazing transcription fidelity


Although in beta, the version I used was amazingly accurate in creating a nearly real-time transcript of both in person and over a speakerphone! Only ding is that the process of getting the transcript out of the app as text is clunky, but I imagine that will improve.

Developer Response

In the Otter app, you can Export the text to the clipboard and directly into other apps under the 3-dot menu. In the website, you can Copy Text to Clipboard under the 3-dot menu.

Please update to the latest version and give Otter another try. We hope to earn your 5-star rating.

Very useful meeting note tool


I used it in my meetings. It takes notes for me automatically. I can search the words that related with what I want to remember in my meetings. I can share meaningful meetings to my colleges. It is very useful. Save me hours every day.

Developer Response

Please help spread the word about Otter by sharing the app. Keep the feedback coming. Thank you for your 5-star rating!


AISense Inc.
48.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 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.

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