Why, oh why didn’t I read the other reviews.This doesn’t transcribe anything.It doesn’t help in any significant way.The instructions, like the description, are barely comprehensible.Run away.
Avoid this app if you can help it. The controls are counter-intuitive and unhelpful.
InterviewScribe Took Away The Pain
First, I've purchase a lot of applications and have never left a review: this is my first. The reason for this review is due to the false perception a potential consumer may obtain given all the negative reviews herein. As outlined below, my experience with InterviewScribe was quite good, so I wanted to offer, at least, one contrary point-of-view.Second, InterviewScribe did perform the tasks as delineated in its above description. InterviewScribe's conversion of my audio file into seperate phrases, coupled by the ability to join, compress or expand a phase(s), made typing and organizing my transcript both enjoyable and simple. Additionally, the use of the cmd + F key to pause/play added an additional level of efficiency. Third, while I cannot comment on versions prior to 3.0.0, I can confidently say that a few of the negative comments are operator issues rather than application specific. In short, I didn't read any directions prior to use of InterviewScribe, and it only took ~ one-hour to figure out an efficient way to use it. Many of the previous negatives appear to have origins in ignorance: it is my opinion that they did not take the time to understand the phase concept utilized by InterviewScribe. For example, one user commented on the need to cut and past every phase into a word processor. While that is true, the ability to join phases means you can ultimately join every phase into a single phase and simply make one cut and one paste into your word processor.Fourth, my experience did not come without its concerns: (1) often times, during the process of playing audio/tying a phase, the audio would reset itself back to the begining of the phase. For example, say you've built a 30 second phase and added an additional 6 seconds requiring transcription (a 36 second phrase). While listening and typing the audio at the 33rd second, the application would reset the audio back to the first second. This results in wasted time as you will be required to listen to seconds 1 - 33 before you can continue typing. This happen quite often and does become rather annoying, (2) InterviewScribe did crash on me one time during the ~ 24 hours of use. I did not lose any data, but the thought of data loss did have an adverse emotional affect on me.Lastly, I did not try to use the dictation feature; therefore, I can provide any valuealbe insight regarding its performance. In the end, InterviewScribe was a quality product for the $10 investment. I would buy this application again, and would rate it 5 stars if/when they correct the play back issue exemplifed above. I hope this review has assisted you.
Please for the love of god do NOT PURCHASE THIS GARBAGE
Totally, utterly useless. CAn not export to any other format, doesnot save the work you do. It does not convert anthing. It is utterly pointless. SOme jerk is kicking back enjoying your ten bucks for tricking you into buying this total junk.
Slow and does not work how I thought it would
I am unable to transcribe it per phrase like they show. It also is very very slow and slows my whole computer down. I seriously wouldn't waste my money. I suppose it did save me time in helping to transcribe my interview but I also thought that it would do the transcribing for me not I would have to do it myself. Save your money and buy dragon or another program that will do it for you and not slow your computer down.