Tuesday’s Tip: Transcript — 16 Comments

    • I know, Laura! I guess I was taking it for granted that if I knew about it, everyone else already did too (because I’m usually the last to know about cool stuff like this!) Now get to work! 🙂

    • I doubt it, Dave. Especially since it’s been 2 years since anyone worked on the Windows version … but you can always run it on Parallels (or something similar), right? There may be another option out there for the Mac, I just never had a reason to look.

  1. Thanks for the tip. I use GenScriber for creating indexes from images of documents, but Transcript sounds better for plain text transcriptions, so I’ll try it. I see that the most recent version is ‘Beta version 2.4.1 build 101 – August 3, 2014’.

    • I’m trying to learn to use GenScriber too, Judy – for creating a database for our society. But you’re right; for plain old one-document transcriptions (like for personal use – not for databases), it’s perfect.

      I also noticed he had a beta version … but I didn’t want to put that out there since it’s not “finished.” Maybe Jacob will see this thread and add a version for all the Mac users out there 🙂

  2. Hi Jenny. I’ve just downloaded Transcript and I am looking forward to trying it when I get some time for my own family history. GenScriber is fine for creating databases/indexes for Archives records that I’ve photographed (you may have seen the 53,000 names on my Web site!) but Transcript will be more suitable for my own family documents.

  3. Hi. I’m the maker of Transcript. Thanks for you interest in my program.

    As has been mentioned Transcript doesn’t work on a Mac. Since I don’t have a Mac (nor need one for myself) and my programming environment that I need to make Transcript doesn’t support Mac either you will understand that It will be difficult to make a Mac version.

    Although it has been two years since the last stable version of Transcript came out I still work on it when time permits. In fact the latest beta version probably has less bugs than the stable version 2.4. I intend to release a new stable version later this year again as time permits.

    As a side note please be aware that Transcript is only free for personal use.

    • Thanks for jumping in, Jacob! First, let me just say “thanks!” for creating Transcript. Obviously, I’m a big fan. I’m also glad to hear that you’re continuing to work on the software – and I may go and download the beta version and test it out.

      I also completely understand about not having a Mac version. 🙂

  4. I’ve used Transcript for at least a year and I love it. I’ve used it to transcribe wills, deeds, letters and newspapers. In fact, I just finished transcribing four deeds this morning. When I was working and had two monitors I still used Transcript. I can’t imagine being without it.

  5. I also like the built-in tools to improve the image quality for legibility, and the way the image automatically scrolls down as you transcribe in the window below. Really makes the work easy!

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