How It Works

How Does Our Free Audio Transcription Software Work?

Welcome to FreeTranscriptions!

Our audio transcription software is free to use on your web browser up to 300 audio minutes a month.

To get your free transcript, simply create an account on our client portal. Once your account has been verified, you can now start uploading your recordings and request for transcripts.

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Let's Get Started!

Step 1

Log in to your FreeTranscriptions account.

Step 2

Select the audio files you want transcribed then click Upload.

Step 3

Once all selected files have been uploaded, click Transcribe.

Step 4

Your files will appear on your FreeTranscription dashboard.  Once a file has been processed, the file status will change to Transcribed.

Step 5

To view your online transcript, click on a filename.  This will bring you to a new page where you can view your interactive transcript. The online transcript has a read-a-long function meaning it will highlight the section of the recording as it is played.

Step 6

You may also download a copy of your transcript.  Choose from either downloading in MSWord format or in PDF format.

Step 7

Choose from one of our Editing Services:  Basic Proofing or Premium Proofing.

Step 8

Select the delivery preference of your choice.  Add in other instructions if you have any.  Once a request has been made, a member of the FreeTranscriptions team will get in touch with you.

Need More Minutes?


If 300 minutes isn’t enough for you, don’t worry!  You can add additional minutes to your monthly limit by using one of our paid services.

Request at least an hours’ worth of recording to be processed for one of our editing services and get an additional 300 minutes for the month! The number of additional minutes earned corresponds to the length of requested recordings.  For example, an hour’s worth of requested audio for editing gives you 300 free minutes, two hours gives you 600 minutes, and so on.

Learn more about getting extra minutes here.