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Read and review deposition and trial transcripts more efficiently with the best transcript review app on the App Store, TranscriptPad. LIT SOFTWARE has set the bar for developing the best in litigation apps, garnering awards for innovation and ease of use. Our apps been featured by Apple, and are loved by lawyers.

TranscriptPad is the top rated transcript review tool on the App Store, and possibly the best way to review transcripts on any platform. Easily create issue codes, highlight and underline sections, flag and add notes to designations. Then, create beautiful summary or impeachment reports to share or save for later. TranscriptPad puts powerful, easy to use transcript software in your hands for efficient review, anytime, anywhere. Don’t spend thousands of dollars on complex desktop software and hardware when you can have an iPad app that’s just as powerful, far easier to use, and a fraction of the price.

With all the features you get from desktop software, TranscriptPad has made transcript review simpler, faster, easier, and mobile. No more weekends handcuffed to your computer or juggling mountains of paper in a cramped airplane seat.

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TranscriptPad allows transcript digestion and summarizing, including the creation and assigning of issue codes, and a powerful search tool. No more carrying around printed depositions, you can reference hundreds of transcripts right on your iPad. TranscriptPad is simply the best transcript review tool available. Read hands-free, flag or create color-coded designations based on issue codes, then generate reports to save, email, or print.

Full Text Search – As you review, you can search for key words through hundreds of transcripts in mere seconds. All results appear in context, and you can easily create an issue code and generate a report from your search results.

Issue Codes – Creating issue codes is fast and easy in TranscriptPad. Your custom issue codes can be applied to a single transcript or used across an entire case.

Exhibits – Exhibits are easily stored and accessed in TranscriptPad so that you can review them without losing your reading position or your thought process.

Organization – When TranscriptPad imports your transcripts it automatically folders and organizes according to deponent name and date, making it easy to locate a transcript. You can still create your own custom folders and organize them by issue or witness.


• Carry all your transcripts in one app on your iPad
• Search across an entire case, one witness, or a single deposition
• Create a report of all search results in seconds
• Easily view exhibits as you read the transcript without losing your place
• Create a designation and assign an issue code in three simple taps
• Create unlimited color-coded issue codes
• Flag and add notes to important sections
• Highlight and underline key testimony
• Print or email detailed or summary reports in PDF, TXT, or Excel format
• Send a marked up transcript or entire case to an expert for review


Easily import transcript files from Box, Citrix ShareFile, Dropbox, WebDAV, or directly connected to your computer using iTunes File Sharing. Then simply start reading and reviewing depositions, adding your highlights and issue codes along the way!


The universally accepted file format for transcripts created by court reporters and stenographers is the ASCII format which is delivered as a TXT file. Transcripts MUST be in TXT format to work in TranscriptPad (exhibits can be in PDF format). Transcripts in PDF or Word format and then converted to TXT are not true transcript files.

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What’s New

Version 2.3.5

Updated for full iOS 12 support.
Added Case Folder migration option for compatibility with next generation of app.
Various minor fixes and improvements.
Fixed and issue where highlights and underlines would not appear on a report.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
9 Ratings
9 Ratings
GetthebadguysOFF ,

Review on “any platform” as long as it’s TXT

This app came highly recommended because I review a lot of transcripts as an appellate lawyer. However, you can only use the annotation features if they’re in the ASCII txt format! No court reporter I work with uses that format. They only use PDF. I’m extremely angry that $89.99 is down the drain.

Developer Response ,

We're sorry you must have missed what is stated in the app description:
"The universally accepted file format for transcripts created by court reporters and stenographers is the ASCII format which is delivered as a TXT file. Transcripts MUST be in TXT format to work in TranscriptPad (exhibits can be in PDF format)."

ASCII TXT is the standard, but court reporters may also provide PDFs depending on the client preference. In your situation the court reporter's ASCII TXT file was probably converted to PDF as a courtesy and then provided to you, but the TXT file should also be available if requested.

Francine Jackson ,

Nothing else like it

It’s great. I love it. But the constant crashes are getting annoying (even on new iPad Pro). An app at this price, that is meant to be used in the high pressure environment of litigation should be more stable.

Developer Response ,

Hi Francine, Thanks for your compliments and feedback! Please get in touch with us at support@litsoftware.com to discuss why you might be experiencing crashes. TranscriptPad is widely used in law firms and courtrooms without any issues. If you can share the transcript with us we might be able to reproduce the issue and suggest a workaround or provide a solution.

BGR714 ,

Wonderful for its main purpose, frustrating at the margins

This application is wonderful for its core purpose, reviewing and summarizing transcripts. It is so good at these functions that I feel as though it should receive six stars, with one star subtracted for the extremely frustrating interface problems at the margins.

The application can be as simple or (almost) as complicated as necessary or desirable.

It allows me to review transcripts by highlighting, underlining, flagging, and tagging with issue codes depending upon the substance of the excerptor the purpose for which I will use it. So, my transcripts can be organized at several levels. Reports for each can be generated for each method of organizing the transcript.

Or, I can just underline excerpts without regard to any other way of sorting them to keep it simple.

The problem is with this application or at the margins. Getting to the task of reviewing transcript is frustrating.

This application appears to have been developed very early in the development of the iPad and the iOS environment. It does not appear to have been updatedto take advantage of the general progress in the iOS environment in two ways.

First, the way in which files are organized within the application does not feel intuitive. To begin reviewing a transcript requires a lot more steps and actions in nonintuitive ways than most other applications. At certain points, I have been positively mystified about how to call up the transcript to review. I can figure it out, but only by touching portions of the screen, almost randomly. That being said, once I actually have the transcript in front of me, the application is a joy to use.

Second, it does not take advantage of iCloud or other cloud services that are now ubiquitous, but were rather novel in the first few years of the iPad's existence. The work I do on a transcript is confined to a particular iOS device. For idiots like me who have spent way too much money on way too many iPads, that can be a slight annoyance.


Saurian Communications, Inc.
115.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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