What is it? Otter.ai is a voice recording app and transcribing tool to help you save time when turning interviews into written content.

Cost: Free, with paid subscription options for more minutes and extra features

Devices: iOS and Android, as well as desktop

How is it of use to journalists?

Transcribing interviews can often be a long and laborious task for journalists. Otter.ai helps save time by doing that as you record your interview, so you can stay focused on the conversation.

The app allows you to take pictures and highlight quotes during a recording, export the final transcription as a PDF and jump to any part of the recording by tapping on a word in the transcription.

In our video explainer, we walk you through how to get started with the app.

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