So you have this great idea in your head, but where do you start? How do you turn the idea in your head into tangible words?
Writing your first words on an empty page can be intimidating. But there is actually a great tool that can help you conquer your fear of the blank page. In this article we discuss Otter, a speech recognition tool for note taking. It removes most obstacles and helps you save time taking notes. You can just speak out loud and the characters magically appear on screen!
Got my eyes on a computer screen
Trying to work my digits in
I fidget with my lettering
But never with my sentences
Save time taking notes
Speech recognition app Otter is great time-saver when making notes.
With Otter, you can record your voice and it will automatically translate your speech to text using artificial intelligence. Once you finish, you recording is saved as a transcript. If there are any words that were misheard, you can make edits while you listen to the audio segment. It even distinguishes different speakers automatically, and you can copy the notes anywhere or export them as subtitles with timestamps. It is also possible to upload an existing audio or video file.
With Otter you can:
- Quickly summarize an article or book in your own words.
- Generate transcripts for podcasts, lectures, interviews, videos and other recordings.
- Transcribe Zoom meetings for work and not miss a single line.
- Create subtitles for your video with a few clicks.
- Organize your recordings with automatically generated tags
I use Otter for quickly putting my train of thought on paper, both for personal notes and ideas for FreshSaga. It is my secret weapon for getting over my ‘blank page syndrome ‘. I generally find it is easier to start talking about a certain topic, than to force myself to type a coherent story right away.
Where to download Otter.ai
The free version gives 10 hours of transcription per month or you can get unlimited access for 13 dollar a month. For now, English is the only supported language. You can use the browser version or download the app in the Play Store or App Store.
by James Clear
An excellent guide on how to stop procrastinating. It mentions interesting methods, such as the 2-minute rule and using visual cues that prompt you to take action.