Express Scribe is one of the top transcription software options out there.
This tool allows you to control audio playback so you don’t miss a single word as you go. This software supports video and audio playback and can handle many formats, including encrypted diction files.
There is a free version and a premium one. However, the free version only supports common audio formats.
Another great piece of transcription software is Dragon NaturallySpeaking. This is a speech recognition software that helps you transcribe faster than you would be able to otherwise. Dragon will help to transcribe audio after you pair it with a recorder. The only problem is that is doesn’t add punctuation, so you’ll have to do that yourself. It’s worth noting that the Dragon software is only available in the Pro version, so it requires an investment.
InqScribe is a transcription software tool that lets you play videos and audio while typing your transcripts in the same window. It’s compatible with most media players and can play audio and video files from CD, hard drive, URL, and more. InqScribe can import and export data in plain text, XML, tab-delimited, HTML, SpruceSTL, and more.