Listen N Write Free for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V
  • 2.8
  • (59)
  • Security Status

Transcribing made easy

Students, teachers, and other professionals are very familiar with the horrors of transcribing an interview and other important recordings. Listen N Write is here to help and assist you with that. It is a program developed by Elefant Software that will make transcribing easier and faster for you. 

Listen N Write is really simple and easy to use. It comes with a handy media player and text editor so you can effectively multitask between typing and listening. What makes this program special besides its simplicity is its media player’s capability to make you hear your recordings clearer. Its playback options are careful not to distort or cut off any of the words in your audio so you are able to hear the whole thing. The media player will also move one second back on your recording when you pause it so that when you continue playing, you will hear the whole word, phrase, or sentence without missing out anything important. This is a good program that will save you more time and increase your productivity.

Listen N Write can be used to play and transcribe ordinary WAV or MP3 recordings. Listen N Write has special features simplifying the transcription work as you can control via keys (while using its integrated word processor) and insert time markers (bookmarks). Moreover, the audio stream is automatically rewinded a few seconds when pressing the Stop key.

Listen N Write can be considered the standard program for any transcription because of its semplicity of use and small size.

It doesn't use speech recognition or automatic transcription. It's simply a media player bundled with a text editor, but a media player with subtle but clever differences that make it a great tool for playing back recorded lectures and speeches (for example) and writing down what you hear.


  • Easy to install
  • Does not distort audio recordings
  • Easy playback controls
  • Neat interface


  • Outdated interface
  • Has no speech to text feature
  • Can only play M3 and WAV file formats
  • Bookmarks feature is not useful

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Listen N Write Free for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V
  • 2.8
  • (59)
  • Security Status

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