Express Scribe

Version: 5.50 || Release Date: 2012-02-25 || License: Freeware Developer: NCH Software | App Owner: sweetme

Express Scribe is free professional audio player software for Mac OS X designed to assist the transcription of audio recordings

The program is installed on the typist's computer and can be controlled using a transcription foot pedal or keyboard (with 'hot' keys). This computer transcriber application also offers valuable features for typists including variable speed playback, multi-channel control, file management and more.


  • Variable speed playback (constant pitch). Supports many professional foot pedals which connect to the game, serial or USB port to control playback.
  • Uses 'hot' keys to control playback when using other software (eg. Word).
  • Ability to dock both analog and digital portable recorders to load recordings.
  • Works with Microsoft Word and all major word-processor applications.
  • Automatically receives and loads files by internet (FTP), email or over a local computer network.
  • Automatically sends typing to the person who dictated the work.
  • Works with speech recognition software such as Dragon Naturally Speaking to automatically convert speech to text.
  • Loads CD audio directly - start to work as it loads in the background.
  • Can switch to 'mini' mode to reduce screen space.

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1 Opinion

I've been using this for a number of years and find it indispensable and easy to use. I've been using it with "hot" keys, which works fine, but I just ordered a foot pedal to make it even easier.