Transcription Buddy 3.0 - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com

Transcription Buddy

Publisher's Description

More Products to Consider

  • Apache OpenOffice
    Take an open-source approach to office productivity.
    Download Or, Learn More About Apache OpenOffice

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • PDF to Excel
    Transform PDF documents to Excel documents.
    Download Or, Learn More About PDF to Excel

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Free PDF to Word
    Convert PDF files to Microsoft Word format.
    Download Or, Learn More About Free PDF to Word

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Microsoft Office Co...
    Open, edit, and save files using the new file formats in 2007 v...
    Download Or, Learn More About Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Adobe Reader XI
    View, navigate, and print PDF files.

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site Or, Learn More About Adobe Reader XI
  • Free JPG to PDF
    Convert JPG, BMP, TIFF, PNG images to PDF files.
    Download Or, Learn More About Free JPG to PDF

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • All-Business-Letter...
    Get a comprehensive library of 4500 sample business letters and...
    Download Or, Learn More About All-Business-Letters

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • All-Business-Docume...
    Prepare any business documents from 6000 professionally written...
    Download Or, Learn More About All-Business-Documents

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Judoom
    Carry out your writing work while having access to multiple doc...
    Download Or, Learn More About Judoom

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • ADaMSoft
    Read and write data in different formats.
    Download Or, Learn More About ADaMSoft

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Microsoft Office Wo...
    Create and share content with the help of a comprehensive set o...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site Or, Learn More About Microsoft Office Word 2010
  • Fakturama (32-bit)
    Create invoices and delivery notes for various purposes.
    Download Or, Learn More About Fakturama (32-bit)

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • PDF ReDirect
    Create, encrypt, and merge PDF files.
    Download Or, Learn More About PDF ReDirect

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Fakturama (64-bit)
    Create invoices and delivery notes for various purposes.
    Download Or, Learn More About Fakturama (64-bit)

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • WorkTime
    Keep track of how you use your PC.
    Download Or, Learn More About WorkTime

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • CSV2OFX
    Convert CSV, TXT or Excel files to OFX format and import into M...
    Download Or, Learn More About CSV2OFX

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • PDFCreator
    Render PDF files within applications that support the print fun...
    Download Or, Learn More About PDFCreator

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • CZ Powerpoint to PD...
    Batch convert Powerpoint to PDF, PNG, JPEG, TIFF files without ...
    Download Or, Learn More About CZ Powerpoint to PDF

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • DeskPDF Editor X
    Create, edit, markup, sign & secure PDFs.
    Download Or, Learn More About DeskPDF Editor X

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Microsoft Office Vi...
    Develop your own custom solutions visualizing various data.

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Download Or, Learn More About Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • JobTabs Job Search ...
    Turn your energy into interviews with a job search tool for job...
    Download Or, Learn More About JobTabs Job Search and Resume Builder

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • AssetManage
    Organize and store records of assets belonging to your company ...
    Download Or, Learn More About AssetManage

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Kingsoft Office Fre...
    Read, create, and save files seamlessly in Office 2007/2010 and...
    Download Or, Learn More About Kingsoft Office Free 2013

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • FreeOCR
    Recognize text from images using the open source Tesseract OCR ...
    Download Or, Learn More About FreeOCR

    Installed

    Smart Install
All User Reviews

Results 1-4 of 4

  • 2.0 stars

    "Looks great, does not function as advertised"

    March 4, 2012  |   By Burke_Toast

    Version: Transcription Buddy 4.0

    Pros

    GUI is clean and simple. Controls are laid out well. Offers plenty of tools for marking and editing during playback. Good design.

    Cons

    "Transcription Buddy can be used to play standard or compressed WAV, DSS or MP3 files." - This is not true. Transcription Buddy recognizes .wav, .mp3, .wma, and .vox. It is NOT a DSS player and therefore not very useful for professional transcription.

    Summary

    no DSS support. Use Olympus' free DSS Player Lite instead, or pay for software. Otherwise, a good and flexible player.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

  • 4.0 stars

    "The best transcription software I've tried so far"

    December 29, 2011  |   By sweetmystique

    Version: Transcription Buddy 4.0

    Pros

    You get the same quality audio you download, which was amazing to hear after tearing my hair out trying to make Express Scribe usable, which I never could. Another Pro is that it's easy to figure out. You speed up/slow down and it only changes the quality a little. I used a footpedal and was able to modify it to my exact specifications. You can try it for free for a month, but it didn't take my credit card information so I don't know if that still applies or not. Guess I'll find out but it being so far and away superior to some others I've tried, it's worth the $40.00.

    Cons

    The same thing that's good about it is what's bad about it - as far as quality of video. It can't fix the sound quality at all, it gives only what you give it, so if you have a means of using audio editing software, try cleaning it up first, then you could try it. Other than that, no negatives that I can see. I supposedly have to pay after a 30-day trial but I'm so tired of the quality of free software that I'm willing to pay it.

    Summary

    I pretty much say it all above. I've tried quite a few other transcription software on CNET's list and this is the best I've tried so far and I've been a transcriptionist for 12 years.

    Updated on Dec 29, 2011

    I said "video" above and I meant "audio". That's what I get for posting at 3 something in the morning, lol.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 3.0 stars

    "Good tools, lousy playback"

    November 22, 2009  |   By cupcakearmy

    Version: Transcription Buddy 4.0

    Pros

    versatile automatic pause feature, ability to slow down playback while maintaining pitch, keyboard shortcuts

    Cons

    no way to save place to come back to, playback is choppy and skips

    Summary

    I don't have a lot of experience with transcription, but I had a long interview I needed to transcribe and I decided I would give this software a try. I like the idea of the program, especially the ability to create pauses in the audio file every so often, to allow you to catch up in your transcription. However, this software is ultimately *unusable* for me because the playback likes to skip over whole words and phrases. It's impossible to get an accurate transcription when so many words are skipped over, so for now I'll stick to other software.

    Reply to this review Read reply (1)

    Was this review helpful? (3) (1)

  • 5.0 stars

    "Makes transcription from digital media easy"

    November 7, 2003  |   By belfurious

    Version: Transcription Buddy 3.0

    Summary

    This product has everything I've been looking for in transcription software, and then some.

    Some features I find very useful:

    --Supports many audio formats, including MP3.

    You can:
    --Easily define a section of a recording that you want to isolate, and jump back to the beginning of the section with a single click.

    --Step backward and forward through a recording by intervals you define (as small as 1/10 second)--very useful for replays of garbled speech.

    --Begin playback at very precise points in the recording (not possible with standard media players).

    --Speed up playback to home in on a section to transcribe.

    --Slow down playback to make it easier to keep up as you type.

    And in the How Cool Is That department:
    --Includes a feature that automatically pauses playback after a number of seconds you define--so that you can catch up in your typing--AND THEN AUTOMATICALLY RESUMES PLAYBACK.

    The interface for the product is very easy to use, and for the most part intuitive.

    The only gripe I have, and it's a minor one, is that it's easy to confuse the controls for defining a section with the controls for navigating through the section.

    All in all, this is an outstanding product. I will have no qualms about paying the registration fee when my (fully functional) trial expires.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (3) (0)

Add Your Review

Log in or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Transcription Buddy 3.0
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Submit your reply

Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

cancel

E-mail this review

Submit cancel

Report offensive content

If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET's Site Terms of Use, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the comment). Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed.

Select type of offense:

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language
Spam: Advertisements or commercial links
Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users
Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content
Submit cancel

Previous Versions:

Error

close

ERROR MESSAGE

If you think this is an error, please contact CNET TechTracker Support for further assistance.

Ok

Running Request

close

loading

Smart Install Software

close

CNET TechTracker will now automatically install software without requiring further action by you. (Note: This feature automatically accepts associated EULAs and third party applications on your behalf.)

You have selected the following software to Smart Install:

CNET TechTracker will attempt to install this software without interrupting you again. If an application requires manual installation, CNET TechTracker will download the installer and prompt you to take further action.

Proceed with Smart Install?

Confirm Standard Install Cancel

Submit a problem report for Transcription Buddy

close

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The CNET Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The software contains malware

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Problem Report submitted

close

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK

This download is served from an external site

close

NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

Continue to download

Sponsored Products

Or, Learn More About Transcription Buddy

Installed

Smart Install
Transcription Buddy