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Macspeech Scribe Retail For Mac [Old Version]

Platform : Mac OS X
1.7 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews

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  • lets you forget about the painstaking task of typing, and instead create text documents directly from spoken-word audio files
  • MacSpeech Scribe transcribes everything for you... easily, quickly, and accurately
  • can record a lengthy voice memo
  • Advanced personal transcription solution for the Macintosh
  • Create text documents directly from spoken-word audio files--no more typing
  • Accuracy rate of up to 99 percent; never misspells a word
  • Recognizes 13 distinct English dialect variations; Vocabulary Editor offers customized control
  • Works with spoken-word audio recordings made on Mac, iPhone, and digital recorders
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Product Description

Product Description

MacSpeech Scribe is an advanced personal transcription solution for Mac OS X Snow Leopard. MacSpeech Scribe lets you forget about the painstaking task of typing, and instead create text documents directly from spoken-word audio files. MacSpeech Scribe transcribes everything for you... easily, quickly, and accurately. Just imagine: record a lengthy voice memo, a spoken story or dictated notes on an iPhone, an iPod touch, a Mac-compatible digital voice recorder, or directly on your Mac... then open the file on your Mac using MacSpeech Scribe, and click the 'Transcribe' button. Right before your eyes, you'll see your file transcribed into text on your screen

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Welcome to MacSpeech Scribe, the world's most advanced personal transcription solution for the Macintosh. MacSpeech Scribe lets you forget about the painstaking task of typing, and instead create text documents directly from spoken-word audio files. Just imagine it ... no more irritating and frustrating stopping, rewinding, re-starting, and typing at a snail's pace. MacSpeech Scribe transcribes everything for you ... easily, quickly, and accurately. And it couldn't be simpler: just open your spoken-word audio file with MacSpeech Scribe, click the ‘Transcribe' button, and MacSpeech Scribe does the transcription work for you.

MacSpeech Scribe

Personal transcription software for the Macintosh.

Accurate

Amazing Accuracy
MacSpeech Scribe provides an astounding accuracy rate of up to 99% ... near perfection. Of course, you can continue to increase accuracy as you use MacSpeech Scribe. Moreover, MacSpeech Scribe NEVER misspells a word. With MacSpeech Scribe, typos are a thing of the past.

Your Own Personal Transcriptionist
MacSpeech Scribe integrates seamlessly into your personal workflow and is extremely easy to use. Simply record a spoken-word audio file and save it. From there just open your audio file with MacSpeech Scribe, click the ‘Transcribe' button, and MacSpeech Scribe does the transcription work for you. Right before your eyes you'll see your file transcribed into text right on your screen. What's more, MacSpeech Scribe supports up to six speech profiles, ensuring maximum transcription accuracy for up to six different voices.

Powerful

Exceptional Recognition
MacSpeech Scribe boasts robust Phrase Training capabilities allowing it to learn as it goes based on your voice input. That means even greater accuracy that more fully integrates into your Macintosh experience. MacSpeech Scribe also recognizes 13 distinct English dialect variations, providing exceptionally strong recognition, and its Vocabulary Editor lets you train individual words and even add new ones such as proper nouns, giving even more control over how it recognizes your speech.

Punctuation is a Breeze
MacSpeech Scribe even takes care of punctuation ... just speak your punctuation as part of your spoken-word recording, and MacSpeech Scribe converts it to the appropriate punctuation marks. For example, Jay said comma open quote here are my suggested edits period closed quote ... will be transcribed as ... Jay said, "Here are my suggested edits."

Compatible

Super Versatile
MacSpeech Scribe is versatile; it easily allows transcription from spoken-word audio recordings made on Mac, iPhone, and digital recorders, and supports a variety of audio file formats, including .wav, .aif, .aiff, .m4v, .mp4, and .m4a. What's more, MacSpeech Scribe lets you create six individual speech profiles to ensure maximum transcription accuracy for up to six different voices.

Dragon speech-recognition engine

Equipped with the world-renowned Dragon speech-recognition engine by Nuance.

Word Work = Easy Work
MacSpeech Scribe lets you easily add new words and acronyms, edit and navigate transcribed documents, and so much more. MacSpeech Scribe makes it easy to work with your transcribed document so you can create the perfect document for your needs.

Minimal Training Required
MacSpeech Scribe provides astounding accuracy and productivity. With just minutes of training, it'll be effortlessly transcribing your documents, no matter the document size.

Built for Mac

Built Especially for the Mac
Mac users expect only the best from the applications they use on their Macs. MacSpeech Scribe was built from the ground up to ensure the ultimate experience on Mac OS X.

Exceptional Online Help
For those times when you need a little assistance, MacSpeech Scribe boasts a complete online, searchable Help book. It's convenient to use, easy to understand, and all just a mouse click away.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
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  • ASIN: B003EYVNQ4
  • Item model number: T509A-G00-1.5
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 5, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 1.7 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,304 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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This software does an excellent job of transcribing recorded speech. It's amazingly fast and accurate. In fact it's much better than Dragon Naturally Speaking for the PC which I've used for over five years.

I'll use Scribe itself to finish the rest of this review. Transcription errors below are followed by the intended, or not transcribed words, in brackets. So here we go...

You need to fully understand what scribe is designed to do and the environment that's {that it's} designed to operate in before you decide if it's right for you. I'll tell you how I use it and maybe that'll help you decide. I have an iPhone and I have a MacBook Pro. I used {use} the voice memos {app} which comes with the it on {iPhone} to record long rambling speeches. When recording I speak into the iPhone the same way I speak normally. I am usually in my office or in a hotel room. Results are always better when there is no background noise.

Hold the microphone in front of your pot {pie} hole and don't slur or run your words together. In short, speak like an adult in an easy concise manner.

Exit voice memos.

Connect your iPhone to your Mac and use iTunes to sync your phone with your computer.

In ITunes, under the music tab, be sure "include voice memos" is checked.

ITunes will copy the voice memo you recorded {to} your hard drive. It will save the voice memo to \music\iTunes\iTunes media\voice memos\ as an M. for a {m4a} audio file, which is a supported file format described {in Scribe}. One {Open} scribe and select transfer it {transcribe}. Navigate to the voice memos folder and select your file. Transcribe it, make corrections as needed and save it or copy and paste it into a document.
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I just spent an entire weekend training this software--I bought it to save myself the labor of typing pages and pages from books--and in the end, it took me longer to slowly speak in each piece of writing, and then go over it line by line checking for errors, than it would have just to type it in to begin with.

Additionally, the transcription crashed after I had spent two hours on it, and it comes with no automatic backup, so that work is now lost. I wish I had read the reviews here before buying this buggy stuff.
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This is the second time I've tried MacSpeech software. The first product I tried was MacSpeech Dictate. I returned it when it crashed twice during the transcription training process (in which the software learns your voice and speech patterns).

I decided to give Scribe a try. It's now crashed four times in the space of an hour, all during the training process. It works fine the first time through training, but when I click to continue training, sudden crash.

I'm on a 2010 MacBook, Snow Leopard, with the latest update of Scribe -- fully compatible. No other application I run crashes (and I run a lot).

A search of "MacSpeech crash" turns up way too many results, for both Scribe and Dictate. I wish I'd done that search before buying.
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Been using this for a few hours now. It's crashed three times. Not at ALL Mac Friendly. Also, the transcriptions suck. Trying to transcribe AIFF files of recordings that were made into a mic. Doesn't understand anything. I wish I had read more of the bad reviews before purchasing.
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I purchased this software at Nuance's website, and I'm usually not the one to write harsh product reviews...BUT I felt it necessary in this case. MacSpeech Scribe is beyond useless, at least in my case. I went through the program's "Transcription Training" exercise with a high-quality MP3 of my voice and then gave the program a MP3 of a speech I gave for it to transcribe. What came out was useless gobbledygook!

The one good thing I'll say about the Nuance corporation is that it issued me a refund.

That said, buyer beware!
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After training the program, it started crashing a lot when I used Transcription Training. I called Nuance and they suggested I delete the preference file, repair permissions and relaunch. I did this and it worded for a while, and then crashed again. Nuance now suggested that I trash the program and reinstall it--this would mean rebuilding the profile--doing everything from scratch. This seemed pretty drastic. I went back to the first suggestion and so far so good. I am just waiting for another crash. Note that it is only doing this with Transcription Training. The other modules are not crashing the program--at least not yet.
I am a bit disappointed in the program--it is still getting and making mistakes after training it for quite a while. I am using for fiction book and so maybe that is the problem.
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By Gilden on March 26, 2012
I am a long time user of Dragon products. Their PC products work wonderfully well and I would give them five stars. However, I recently changed over to a MacBook Air, and now I have to use MacSpeech Scribe (since I use an external mike for all my dictating, not a headset). this Mac product is not nearly as accurate as the Dragon PC equivalents. I was getting enormous accuracy with Dragon 9. I had not even needed to use Dragon 11. but now in the Macintosh environment, I have labored and labored over the MacSpeech product, and it simply does not do nearly as well as the PC versions of Dragon. I have spent countless hours training it, I have carefully controlled for the environment in which I dictate (viz., dictating in a small room without background noises or echoes), but the program continues to make an unacceptable number of errors. I think the problem may be that Nuance has not established dedicated texts that have been programmed with the Dragon software in order to make a good voice model. The PC versions had those, and while they may have been laborious to read, I think they may be necessary to create a really good voice model. Again, I had excellent results with my PC versions of Dragon. But MacSpeech scribe does not have dedicated texts, so I have been left to my own devices to merely train my voice model from my own dictation. This may sound good in theory (making my own voice model from the kind of words I actually use), but in reality I think the better way is to have the dedicated paragraphs. I love my MAC and there is no way I could go back to the PC environment, but the kind of poor dictation that I get with Macspeech scribe makes me wonder if I will need to spend the $300 to buy Parallels and Microsoft 7 just so I can use the PC version of Dragon again. Come on....Nuance...please upgrade your products for the MAC.
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