The 5 Best Speech to Text Apps (2020)

In the past, “speech to text”, ie “voice to text” apps, which are one of the applications that make life easier in the field of business and education, were used only on the desktop. Over time, this situation has changed and, as with every technological element, the applications of converting audio recordings to text have come to fit in our pockets. 

Nowadays, there are many speech to text apps that can successfully translate audio recordings into text. Applications that can do this job are divided into groups within themselves because they have some different features that allow us to distinguish from each other.

GBoard – the Google Keyboard

Although the GBoard, programmed by Google, is actually offered to mobile devices as a keyboard application, it is also sufficient for translating the voice recording into text. Working in integration with Google Translate, Google Keyboard can actively translate 60 different languages from voice recording to text.

Once you have set Gboard as the default keyboard on your device, you can start taking notes using this keyboard app within any text app. To do this, all you have to do is tap the microphone icon with the Gboard keyboard active and start talking.

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Speechnotes, which serves on a website in addition to the voice to text app, is one of the applications that derives its power from Google. Speechnotes, which stands out with its ease of use – is only available for Android devices. In addition to the free version of the application, which includes Google’s voice recognition technology, there is also a premium version.

Some Important Features 

  • Optional backup to Google Drive & auto saving on every change
  • Writing short or long texts hands free for hours
  • Reducing typos & spelling errors
  • Auto capitalization & spacing
  • Text editing in dictation mode
  • Simultaneous voice-typing for words with keyboard for punctuation, symbols & emojis

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Transcribe, which can compile videos into texts as well as voice recordings, uses artificial intelligence technologies. Transcribe, which can start transcribing voice recording with a single click as in other applications, is not available in the Google Play Store.


  • Transcribe any video or voice memo automatically
  • Supports 120+ languages and dialects
  • Import files from other apps and DropBox
  • Export raw text into your favorite text editing app
  • No ads in free trial version

Transcribe PRO Features:

  • Exporting to TXT, PDF, DOCX, SRT files
  • Synchronize unlimited number of files (up to 50 Gb) with our app
  • 3 extra hours of transcription for free every month

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Just Press Record

Just Press Record, which includes almost everything we could want in a speech to text app, offers features such as one-touch recording, translation, and synchronization between devices like Apple Watch. Currently available for iOS users only, the price of the voice to text app in the App Store is $ 4.99.

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Otter Voice Meeting Notes 

This app is for those looking for a speech to text app on business matters. The application called listens to spoken words instantly and converts them into text. In this way, you can both listen to the meeting and record all speeches to the letter. was developed by a team of formerly AISense, Google, Yahoo, Facebook, MIT, Stanford, Duke and Cambridge.To use, which has both iOS and Android apps, you first need to create a subscription. You can create a membership using your email address, as well as login to the platform with your Google, Microsoft or Apple already offers many required features for free, but there is also a premium membership option on the platform.

While 600 minutes are allowed per month for free membership, this number increases to 6 thousand minutes for premium membership. When you use the premium subscription, you can convert audio files and even forward them to Dropbox.Premium membership is $9.99 when charged monthly, and $99.99 for annual membership.

When you integrate the application into your calendar, it defines all your meetings, so you don’t have to create a new title for that meeting. All records created in the application can be copied and pasted, edited and shared with others.

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Written by Sophie Blake

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