8:32PM Mar 13, 2018
The Holy Grail of apps for journalists may have just landed in the app store in the last month. Meet otter recording and transcription app. The promises real time transcription is your conversation journalists have been looking for an app like this for a long time. If otter can actually deliver on its promise. The app is going to be a game changer for journalists accurate real time transcription. It feels like the Grails never been closer. Once you download the app and open it, it asks you to create an account, you can use Google or Facebook to do so and then goes right into recording it allows you to set up what it calls the voice prints so that otter will know your voice, if it will have you do a short little graph introducing yourself and then it will ask you to read something a bit longer. The app interfaces nicely design, it's relatively easy to navigate your way through the app with a nav bar at the bottom using five icons of center one is most prominent with a blue shaded background. This is your record button tap it and you're recording. One of the things gentle those who work on projects together will enjoys the group's function, you can upload your contacts from your phone and then put people into groups as honored halls them and those people who have the apple have access to your conversations as otter calls them. This could be great for reporters working on a story together, but are in different places for scholastic media that's could be as simple, easy way to verify interviews and work is actually taking place and also check the accuracy of reporters work
a couple of my students immediately downloaded the app. Once I shared it in class
Liz Baker web editor of if he today calm liked how we how the app works but felt background noise is something users will need to take into account, quote, its abilities are quite good. I definitely recommend it for interviews when there's not a lot of background noise. There was confused when there was noise and didn't catch every word Baker said.