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App Specs
File size:
4.28 MB
December 17, 2014
March 20, 2016

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A rtf-text editor optimized for fast manual transcription of audio- or video material on the Mac.

Used around the world in research, education and journalism since 2008.
MacBreak Weekly pick of the week on March 30, 2010.

  • Media with tape behavior
  • Customizeable media-control shortcuts
  • Timestamps
  • Text substitution
  • Footpedal-support

    Free/Libre Open Source Software.
    The source code of Transcriptions can be checked out at GitHub. Please support further development of Transcriptions by filing bug reports and feature requests on the GitHub project homepage - or write an email. Before posting an app store review, please consider contributing to this open source project.

    Thanks to all supporters.

    How to use:
    Load media in the player, use the controls to adjust speed and volume, set keyboard shortcuts for media control in the preferences pane and type away. Transcriptions also supports text-substitutions by inserting "@" followed by a text-token. Insert timestamps into the text to jump to a particular position in the loaded media file.

    Supported media file formats (based on AVFoundation):
  • public.mpeg,
  • public.dv-movie
  • public.aifc-audio
  • public.3gpp
  • public.3gpp2
  • public.avi
  • public.aac-audio
  • public.aiff-audio
  • org.3gpp.adaptive-multi-rate-audio
  • public.mpeg-4-audio
  • public.mpeg-2-video
  • public.mpeg-4
  • public.mp2
  • public.mp3
  • public.mpeg-2-transport-stream
  • public.ac3-audio

  • What's New
  • Transcriptions' media player is now based on AV Kit.
  • Transcriptions is OS X 10.10 ready.
  • Autosave
  • Revert to version support
  • Time-Stamp Follow-Along feature
  • Minor UI Fixes
  • Help with App Overview
  • Project now uses ARC
  • Better printing support
  • Bug fixes

  • Transcriptions (com.davidhas.transcriptions) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is Transcriptions 1.1.1. The most popular version of this application used by our users is Transcriptions 1.2.5.

    Operating System: Mac

    Minimum OS version: 10.11