Express Dictate is a voice recorder for iPhone. You dictate directly on your device using the controls. When done, tap send and the dictation will be compressed and sent to your typist by email automatically.
For ease of use, operation of the record and playback features is designed to closely mimic that of old style dictation recorders. You can also playback, rewind, insert or overwrite as required using the keys on the front.
This dictation voice recorder is designed to have all the features you need as easy to use as possible and reliable for day-to-day operation. By installing Express Dictate you will quickly find it will replace your old dictaphone, and by using the internet to send dictations, will also improve the turnaround on typing.
Express Dictate Free Features:
* Record and playback dictation using the controls on the device.
* Editing, inserting and overwriting. You can select between record overwrite, record insert and record end modes.
* Optional voice activated recording. When selected Express Dictate only records while you are speaking.
* Automatic compression of audio files to reduce upload times and storage requirements.
* Sends recording in compressed wave (wav) or dictation (dct) file formats.
* Files can be sent via FTP, email, and iTunes.
All files sent by Express Dictate can be transcribed by the free foot pedal controlled transcriber software Express Scribe Transcription Player Software.
*Please backup ALL dictations before upgrading from a previous version*
*Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
21st Century Dictaphone
This app really is like a traditional Dictaphone, down to the rewind and fast forward chatter sounds! Because it is digital, you can easily insert sections in the middle of the tape, and overwrite dictation when you change your mind about the wording. When you are interrupted by a phone call or emergency, you can rewind to remember where you left off, then resume. You can add on later even after starting a new recording. You can set the sensitivity level for the voice activation feature so that it doesn't pick up your breathing or mouse clicks.
Be aware that it will continue to record after the screen goes into power save mode, so if you are done recording, you should manually hit the "stop" button on the screen so you don't accidentally record something you didn't intend to. The recording does stop when you open a new app.
Paired with a pedal-style USB transcriber and accompanying software, you can have a complete dictation/transcription system for your small office for a much more reasonable price than the Dictaphone systems used to cost. Also, unlike many of the other dictation apps, this one doesn't force you to use its pool of transcribers--you can email the recording to your secretary for transcription.
The app works very well at recording. One of the main points of this app is to send recordings to your Mac via email so you can use them in the NCH's ExpressScribe transcription software. It simply will not send my recordings. I am able to send files from other apps that have this feature with no problem. Copying the files across with third party software like PhoneView doesn't help because the files are in a format that ExpressScribe does not understand (the emailed files are supposed to be in a format it does understand according to the documentation). Application is useless if you main way of working with recordings is on your Mac or PC. I contacted NCH product support. They responded by asking me to send them screen shots from my Mac. I explained to them that the product only runs on the iPhone and what additional information do they need. No response.
Awesome App and Company
I have a LONG commute between home and my graduate school 3 days a week. I use the time to listen to text books or assigned readings and have tried to use the apple VR. Also tried and was dissatisfied with DOD from the store. This is the answer to my challange of trying to take notes on material when commuting.
I'm a PhD Candidate and use the NCH hardware for transcription (footpedal) of my Qualitative Research (Oral Interviews). It has saved me thousands of dollars on transcription fees. The interface with Express Scribe (An NCH Free Product) is great. When the email arrives, simply right click on the attachment tell it to open, and it opens in the Express Scribe ready for transcription
- NCH Software
- 9.5 MB
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 by NCH Software. All Rights Reserved. NCH Software, NCH products and their respective logos are trademarks of NCH Software.
- In-App Purchases
- Unlimited Dictation $4.99
- All Current Features $9.99
- Remove Ads $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.