Release Date:June 1, 2009
Summary:Voice recognition app. Email audio converted to text to yourself.
When I’m on the go my work doesn’t stop, so I’ve been on the lookout for iPhone apps that can be my mobile office. QuickVoice Pro is a voice recognition iPhone app that will email you audio messages converted into text.
My original idea was to speak my entire review, email it to myself through QuickVoice Pro, and (Voila!) complete my review. Unfortunately the Voice-Recognition Gods were not with me on this one. QuickVoice Pro has a good service which is exceptionally accurate. The primary drawback of this app (for my purposes) was that conversion only takes place for audio under 30 seconds. If you’ve ever been on the spot before, 30 seconds goes by quickly with minimal output (not nearly enough to constitute an article).
QuickVoice Pro redeems itself though due to the quality of its service. Even if you did jabber on past 30 seconds (try two minutes for a few of my test runs), the QuickVoice Pro iPhone app will still email you the .caf Quicktime file. If you are concise enough to speak under 30 seconds, the email sent to you is quite accurate:
“Of course, if they offered the ability to edit your audio, I could splice each of my clips into an under-30-second clip. Unfortunately, I’m unable to do so at this point. Now I just have a shmancy voice recorder.” Okay, so I was a bit perturbed.
I was emailed:
“Of course, this they offered to ability to edit your audio. I could splice each of my clips into an under 30 seconds clip. Unfortunately I’m unable to do so at this point. Now I just have a Smansey(?) voice recorder.”
The email was sent to me within 15 minutes, which wasn’t too bad considering the accuracy. I also like the question mark next to my made up word.
I thought I’d figured the system out, realizing that QuickVoice Pro uses SpinVox software, and saw my efficient workflow process on the horizon. I signed up for a SpinVox account. Quickly I realized that my workflow would only be dampered by using QuickVoice Pro, as I could just call the SpinVox number (after signing up for a free account) and my phone call would be emailed to me transcribed.
This takes so much time, that I might as well bring my laptop and type, or just thumb type.
Frustrations aside, QuickVoice Pro is the best app out there currently for transcription. I tried so many other apps that had hidden monthly fees or false promises. QuickVoice Pro brings to the table exactly what they promise. I appreciate this and their services.
- Organization of Audio files
- Extended time allocation of transcribed emails
- Audio editing ability
- Auto Pause recording/playback when alarm/incoming call occurs
With these updates, I would give QuickVoice Pro a perfect score. Without them, QuickVoice Pro is still a viable option to transcribe your mutterings.
Currently you may rename your audio files (while listening to other recorded files). This is a great start, but the ability to reorder your files is currently nonexistent and is stored purely in chronological order of recording.
The ability to edit the audio would be a great bandaid to the 30 second time problem, but perhaps unnecessary as it would probably take more time to edit the audio than just type with your thumbs.
A definite fix needs to be an auto pause when your receive a call. This became quite annoying as I had to begin my work over again.
Get it! It’s the best voice recognition out there right now, and I can only see it getting better.