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F5 is a Cocoa editor to transcribe or translate audio or video material. Set time stamps during typing to quickly jump to a specific time of the source material. Adjust playback speed to make typing easier. Supports several USB foot pedals to control playback.

What's New

Version 2.1:
  • The display size of the text can be scaled from 50% to 250% now
  • Movie files can be played in a separate window
  • A new speaker menu allows automatic, alternating insertion of two speakers names
  • The new Bluetooth foot pedal is supported (Bluetooth LE 4.0 on Mac hardware is required)
  • The text substitutions can be added optionally without their own text more...


OS X 10.6 or later

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cutie2011 Member IconComment+13

This is NOT free.
It's a limited 10 minutes demo version.
Other versions are commercial.

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Version 2.0
Randy-Crawford Member IconReview+53

This is a great piece of software. In the past I've used Express Scribe but found that its use of wav files cause a huge consumption of disk space. F5 uses .mp3 files and is very efficient. The transcription window has all the features you need. It is document based so you can have as many open windows as you want. The text of the transcription is saved as an rtf which can be opened with a word processor or re-opened in F5. The time stamp feature lets you efficiently move within the transcription easily. The keyboard commands are user-defined so that's convenient too. Although it is free, they do ask for a donation of 10 euros. I like this software so much that I actually donated twice. There aren't very many choices for transcription software for Mac, but that works out fine because this one has just what is needed.

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Version 1.0
Rjlea Member IconReview+1

Great software. Provides keyboard shortcuts for playing and pausing audio as well as seeking. Inserts a time stamp automatically or timestamps can be entered manually. Easy to use and a real time saver for transcribing interviews for my research.

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Version 1.0
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Downloads 7,212
Version Downloads 296
License Demo
Date 06 Jun 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $33.95
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