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A live tran­scrip­tion app that sadly didn’t like our Aussie ac­cent. FREE WITH IAP | WWW.BLUESHIFTDEVELOPMENT.COM/STENO

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As any­one who must tran­scribe in­ter­views for a liv­ing must surely know, tran­scrib­ing is among the most te­dious tasks one can com­plete while seated. So apps like Steno are meant to help out: it’s a voice recorder which also tries to of­fer a tran­scrip­tion as the con­ver­sa­tion is hap­pen­ing. It’s a dream come true, but alas, not a par­tic­u­larly vivid dream. The prob­lem is that Steno doesn’t tran­scribe es­pe­cially well, though I’m will­ing to blame that on my ru­ral NSW ac­cent. To be hon­est, I could barely recog­nise the tran­scrip­tion of­fered af­ter run­ning a short test con­ver­sa­tion with it, and I was speak­ing clearly (I thought), with­out in­ter­rup­tions. But, of course, your mileage may vary, and the app is free to try, of­fer­ing 30 min­utes of tran­scrip­tion and then an ad­di­tional 50 min­utes for $0.99, 250 min­utes for $3.99 and 500 min­utes for $6.99. If you speak the Queen’s English, maybe you’ll have some luck.

Shaun Prescott

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