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FTWT4A is the FTW Transcriber for Android.

In addition to your PC, why not transcribe on your smartphone or Android tablet?

Think you can only transcribe at your desk?  Not any more.  With FTWT4A you can work and earn wherever you are – not just at your desk but also in the dentist’s waiting-room, on the sofa, while sitting on the train or bus… literally anywhere!



How does Android transcription work?

It’s exactly the same principle as transcribing at your PC, except you don’t use a foot pedal.  You don’t need a physical keyboard either, although if you like you can use one to speed your work up.  All you need is an Android smartphone or tablet, which are becoming increasingly common.

Wouldn’t it be really slow to transcribe on a phone or tablet?
Some people get pretty fast at transcribing even with small phone buttons, and even faster on a tablet, where the on-screen buttons are bigger.  In any case, almost every Android phone or tablet can easily be connected to a physical keyboard using bluetooth, enabling you to do seriously fast transcription work.  But even if you never get as fast on Android as on your desktop, the point is that it still lets you transcribe on a portable device in places where you couldn’t do so AT ALL before.

But isn’t the screen too small?
Phones with small screens should still be functional for transcription.  There won’t be a problem on your tablet.  You can even connect a phone or tablet to a monitor or PC screen, which gives a great picture, but obviously that solution isn’t portable.

Can I play all file types on FTWT4A?
Not all, but you can play some of the most common audio and video files types including mp3, wav and mpeg (including Youtube downloads).  We’re working on including more.  If you need to transcribe other file types, such as dss, you can still do that by converting them to mp3 or wav on your desktop first.

How do I get audio files onto my Android, and how do I get transcripts off it?
There are various ways.  The most basic is to connect your Android to a PC and transfer the files physically.  But it’s also simple to send the files from FTWT4A by email, gmail, bluetooth, or by saving them to Google Drive, or by uploading them to the Internet using your Android browser (for example you can upload transcripts from your Android device directly to ScribeManager).

How do I try FTWT4A?
Click here, or go to Google Play and search for “FTWT4A”.

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