MacSpeech Releases MacSpeech Scribe, Offers Peak at Dictate iPhone App


SAN FRANCISCO - MacSpeech on Thursday kicked off Macworld Expo by announcing the release of MacSpeech Scribe, which is also available in Legal and Medical versions, and by offering a sneak peek at their upcoming via Dictate iPhone extension app. Scribe produces a transcript from a spoken-word audio file in the .wav, .aif, .aiff, .m4v, mp4, or .m4a format.

Like MacSpeech Dictate, Scribe requires the user to create an individual speech profile by training the software to recognize their voice. Scribe recognizes 13 different English dialects, and it supports up to six speech profiles. If the user wants to ensure punctuation is included in the final transcript, they’ll need to speak it while creating their spoken-word audio file.

Scribe is available now to Macworld attendees and MacSpeech Dictate 1.5 users for US$99. The regular retail price is $149. Mac OS X version 10.6 is required.

The Legal and Medical versions of the Scribe software are like their MacSpeech Dictate cousins in that they support over 30,000 legal words and terms and more than 54 medical and dental disciplines and specialties, respectively. Scribe Legal and Scribe Medical are available for $99 only for registered users of the respective MacSpeech Dictate versions, and only as digital downloads from the MacSpeech web site.

In addition to Scribe, MacSpeech is showing a sneak peek of its upcoming via Dictate iPhone extension app, which functions as a remote extension of MacSpeech Dictate. The app will be free when it’s released. A date was not made available.