We can say that audio files are more common on the internet than they have ever been. At the same time, we can understand that some of the content creators prefer to have this form than basic textual content. However, you should know that even today, written text is much more effective than audio files.

So, the best decision for anyone is to transcribe audio files into text. Thankfully, there is a plethora of software that can help you in doing just that. Moreover, there are a couple of reasons why should someone do exactly that.

The first and the most important one is that by having a written text, finding the website through search engines becomes much easier. The reason is something that’ called SEO, or search engine optimization. The whole point is to rank a certain website on several keywords. When a website is well-established in one or a couple of these, more traffic is bound to occur pretty fast.

At the same time, having a text before your eye is much more comfortable than listening to an audio file that you would need to move back and forward in order to find the specific sentence you look for. Last but not least, social shares are one of the most important things for a website.

Now, we are going to provide you with several ways you can transcribe audio into text files in a couple of minutes. Without further ado, let us begin.

Transcribear

Doing (typed) interviews all by yourself could be very time-consuming end exhausting. So, using tools for automatic transcription of the audio text could be very handy. You just upload your audio (or even video) file and it gets transcribed in a matter of minutes. Also, there is the option of manual transcription.

So, if you are looking for a fast way to transcribe a video and audio to text files, be sure to check out Transcribear and video below.

Descript

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Descript is an online tool for transcribing the audio file into a text file. Moreover, it supports both Android and iOS systems, so, you will be able to perform the task in hand through your phone. This is especially important if you are in some sort of hurry. At the same time, you will be able to use it both Windows and Mac operating systems. You will be provided with 30 minutes for free.

After you’ve spent it, you will be charged $0.15 per minute, which is not so expensive compared to many other tools you might find online. This is a really powerful tool that will provide you with an opportunity to have the audio at your disposal during an editing process, so you can check the software’s outcome once again, just to be sure. One of the best things about this online tool is its interface that will help you with your task massively, you can be sure of that.

Sobolsoft

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Different from many other tools you will find on this list of ours, Sobolsoft is not an online tool. You will need to download it in order to use it. If you don’t mind doing this, you will have a pretty good tool to help you with your task. You need to insert the MP3 file into the software and click on the covert button.

Thankfully, you will have the option of transcribing multiple MP3 files at the same time. One of the downsides of these tools is that you can only use the MP3 format for transcribing. During the process of transcribing, you will have an insight into all of the details of the process in a small window on the rear side of the program. This is a really helpful tool that will not take too much of your resources and time. Finally, we are sure that you are going to be satisfied with the final outcome.

Trint

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Trint is an online tool that will help you with transcribing your audio into a text file with the utmost precision and it will do it pretty fast. The only thing you need to do is uploading your file on the website and let it do all of the work. After the process is gone to an end, the final product will be emailed to you. On average, you can expect the final product to be over in ten minutes.

Naturally, it all depends on the length of the audio file. Moreover, you are going to be provided with playback that will help with the potential editing of the text. Sadly, this tool has a setback. You will not be able to access it through your phone since there is no Android and iOS support. Therefore, you will need to do it only through your laptop or desktop PC. At the same time, this is not a free tool so you will be charged $15 per hour of transcribed text.

Sonix

Now, we have another online transcription tool that we’ve tried out and we were pretty satisfied with the outcome. Thankfully, this is a tool that provides you with the possibility of transcribing multiple languages besides English. At the same time, it will be able to transcribe all of the accents of the English language like British, Australian, and American.

Even though this is a tool that has several disadvantages, you can be sure that it will provide you with a satisfying result. What’s more, you are going to be able to use a powerful feature called a text editor. This is a built-in tool that will have you editing the transcript at the same time you are listening to the audio file in question. It has its free version, but you are going to be able to pay some additional money and get some features that are not available in the free version. Our conclusion is that this is a pretty useful online tool that will really help you with transcribing.

Audext

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Audext is widely considered to be the most efficient way of transcribing audio files into text. According to the developer of this software, it uses machine learning in order to use the voice that appears in audio and transcribe it into a text file. At the same time, we can say that accuracy is one of the highlights of this tool.

It goes so far that it can identify a particular video among a crowd of speakers in the audio files. This is something that will save you a lot of time you would otherwise spend on editing the text itself. This software is mainly used for educational lectures, podcasts, and media. Moreover, you will be able to transcribe the audio in a matter of seconds.