What are the best voice notes apps?

Some people struggle with reading and writing. Other people simply want to save time with frictionless ways of recording and documenting information.

Here we take a look at some of the best voice notes apps on the market.

Sound Branch (Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Web, Alexa, Google Assistant)

voice notes app - Sound Branch

Sound Branch is a multi-modal voice notes platform available on the web, on mobile apps and via Alexa and Google Assistant. All voice notes are transcribed to text allowing powerful voice search.

Record your voice on the web and mobile to create flash briefings. For example, you can say Alexa ask Sound Branch to play my Inbox. Or you can say OK Google play my timeline.

One cool feature in Sound Branch is sentiment analysis which allows for the detection of emotions in conversations. You can then filter by the emojis which are happy, sad or indifferent.

As the best voice notes app, Sound Branch is focussed on short form voice bites of duration of 10 to 20 seconds. It forces people to think more before they speak. Short form messages allow powerful voice search. You can, therefore, search people’s thoughts rather than simply search web pages.

Otter.ai (Android, iOS)

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Backed by the initial investor in Google, Professor Chilton, a Canadian who now works at Stamford University. Otter can detect different peoples’ voices for transcriptions and is great for recording meetings. Transcribed minutes can be complemented with Live Photos.

Apple Voice Memo on iOS

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Without transcriptions the preinstalled Voice Mel app allows you to record audio. Once you have the audio, this can then be shared on iCloud, Dropbox, email etc

Google Docs

speech to text - Google

You can also do speech to text in google. If you are writing, this can be a quicker way of getting your thoughts down. You can still correct with your keyboard but for 1st draft collections, this is really fast. Obviously, you need to ensure you have a microphone on your computers.

Now that you’ve found the best voice notes app for your team, it’s time to get the most out of it. Here are some resources to help:

  • Check out soundbran.ch for Sound Branch key features
  • Visit this video channel to see demos of the product and hear from customers how Sound Branch helps them build winning teams
  • Follow Sound Branch on Twitter (@soundbranch)
  • Sign up to create an account at SoundBranch.com

If you have any questions about the best voice notes apps or need more information to help you choose the most suitable app for your needs please feel free to contact us.