From NCH Software:
Express Dictate is a professional digital dictation recorder that allows you to record dictations and send automatically to a typist from a Windows PC. Includes voice activated recording, variable recording modes (overwrite, insert, append), encryption and the ability to send via email, FTP, LAN or command line as well as direct integration with Express Delegate workflow manager. Dictation can be controlled via hand held device or foot pedal.
Express Dictate Dictation Recorder Features: Digital audio recording with superb signal processing quality (32 bit DSPs are used). Record audio and send in either wav, mp3 or dct formats. Automatic non destructive record editing with multiple record modes including record-insert, record-overwrite and record-at-end. Voice activated recording so long silences in dictation are not recorded. Assign priority to individual dictations. Ability to prompt for patient or file data before recording starts and supports a Barcode Scanner. Send recordings automatically via FTP, Email, LAN, Command Line or directly to a Express Delegate server. Supports recording encryption (HIPAA compliant). Ability to 'dock' normal analog and digital handheld dictation recorders. Attach additional files to the recordings or type in notes for your typist or for the record. Ability to recover sent dictations. View "Sent Work Progress" and backup sent dictations to hard drive or CD. Can be controlled by system-wide hot keys.
I was given the chore of recording a book. I tried many other products, without reading the instructions. This one is the only one I could use prior to reading the user manual. It's very user friendly.....
There are myriads of other sound recorders but this one is specifically disigned to be used as a PC dictaphone. Express Dictate has an intuitive and nice looking interface, it's very stable and easy to use. It has everything you need for dictation and at the same time it uses very little of your computer resourcers. Highly recommended.