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SpeakWrite: Free Voice To Text App for BlackBerry

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25 February 2010 2 Comments

Speech to text has become a very popular service, even on the BlackBerry.  Vlingo provides that as some of you might of used it before in the past or still do.  Now before you all put your heads down on this one, let it be known that SpeakWrite for BlackBerry is free to use.  The features included are:

  • Record Audio — Users can record and store any length audio
  • Transcribe — Users can submit audio files to SpeakWrite, and receive a transcribed document back within a few hours
  • Dictate + Photos — Users can dictate comments on photos taken with their smartphone, then receive files back with the comments and photos integrated into a single word processing file
  • Record and Transcribe Telephone Calls — Users can record telephone calls on their smartphone and receive complete written transcriptions of conversations

The app is really easy to use.  As you can see in the above screenshot, it’s very simple and straight forward. As SpeakWrite made its big debut to BlackBerry today, we have the full press release for you.  Hit the jump to check that out or use the link below to download absolutely free today.

UPDATE: It appears the services aren’t free as one of our users commented below showing that it is a pay as you go service.  Sorry to all those who were confused along with me by this application.

Compatibility: Bold  9700,9000/Storm2 9550, 9530, 9500/Curve 8900, 8530i, 8530, 8520, 8500, 8350i, 8300/Tour 9630

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SpeakWrite, the nation’s leading on-demand transcription service, is giving customers one more way to upload dictations, conversations, speeches, photos and other material with this month’s launch of its new App for iPhone, Blackberry and Android.

Already, SpeakWrite’s 35,000 customers get professional transcripts typed by trained professionals delivered by email in about three hours, and they can use a variety of methods to record and send material.

This new smartphone App takes SpeakWrite’s ease of use to the next level, allowing people to capture audio and photos on their smartphones and upload the content on the spot. For example, an attorney working after hours or outside their office, or an insurance adjuster drafting a report, can describe their findings verbally into their smartphone, insert photos taken on that phone, upload them to SpeakWrite and have the first draft sitting in their email about three hours later.

SpeakWrite is a free Application allowing users to:

  • Record Audio — Users can record and store any length audio
  • Transcribe — Users can submit audio files to SpeakWrite, and receive a transcribed document back within a few hours
  • Dictate + Photos — Users can dictate comments on photos taken with their smartphone, then receive files back with the comments and photos integrated into a single word processing file
  • Record and Transcribe Telephone Calls — Users can record telephone calls on their smartphone and receive complete written transcriptions of conversations

SpeakWrite customers already use digital and analog recorders, phones (including cell phones), faxes of handwritten notes and other means to have their material recorded for transcription, but with the mobility, flexibility and power of the smartphones, the process just became much more versatile and valuable.

A variety of occupations use SpeakWrite’s services including:

  • Attorneys — to generate correspondence, pleadings, legal briefs, etc.,
  • Adjustors and Appraisers — to document facts and circumstances from offsite locations
  • Inspectors — to record results of compliance and inspection work
  • Authors — to capture ideas as they occur to easily prepare drafts
  • Police — for daily reports, investigations, witness interviews, and preparation of necessary supporting legal statements
  • Salespersons — to capture the results of sales calls, meetings and customer communications
  • Students — for written transcripts of class lectures and term papers
  • Anyone — wishing to quickly and reliably capture information and generate written records of them

“We’ve spent more than a decade developing the systems, tools and processes to quickly and reliably produce transcriptions for attorneys and other users across the country,” said Richard Jackson, SpeakWrite’s president and CEO. “This new smartphone App makes our service even more user-friendly, as busy individuals ‘on the go’ can record and upload valuable information from anywhere, anytime using their iPhone, Blackberry or Android smartphones, and still get a written transcript returned to them in a matter of hours.”

About SpeakWrite

Founded in 1997, SpeakWrite is the only transcription service that delivers quality on demand transcriptions to clients wherever they are in the world in about three hours, 24/7/365. Dictations, conversations, speeches and other material are processed by trained, background-checked, experienced professionals in the U.S. and Canada using secure technology developed by SpeakWrite. SpeakWrite’s 35,000 customers – from legal, insurance, public safety, real estate, construction, state government and many other fields – can use a variety of methods to record, so no special equipment or software is required. More information is available at www.speakwrite.com/smartphone.

-by Collin Sorp

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  • Noahfingway

    NOT FREE! The Blackberry application is free to download, but the transcriptions service – which is the only reason why you would use the application – is NOT FREE – completely pay as you go every time.

    You need to more judicious in giving airtime to misleading vendors or be accurate in your description of them.

  • medicaltranscription

    I am from a transcription company. I have one question for you. Is there any other option available to get transcribed my audio files which are located in my local system.