Happy Scribe

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Transcription software for audio to text conversions

About Happy Scribe

Happy Scribe is a cloud-based transcription software, which helps journalists, researchers, podcasters, and video editors convert audio and video files into text documents on a unified portal. The platform allows users to store proper nouns, acronyms, and other terminologies in a personalized vocabulary for reference during future projects.

Happy Scribe includes punctuation functionality, which automatically inserts full stops, commas, interrogation, and exclamation marks across the text. The application creates new paragraphs based on speakers, includes subtitles, and lets administrators add notes and edit transcripts in real-time. Marketers can also embed a transcription player into websites and configure timecodes, frames, and playback speed in videos according to the subtitles to improve search engine optimization (SEO).

Happy Scribe enables users to store files using PCI DSS, ISO, HTTPS, TLS, and other security standards and share them with external or internal stakeholders to collaborate on multiple projects. It also offers REST APIs to facilitate authentication, data uploading, signed URL generation, and other operations.


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(37)
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Olga
Olga
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for Free Trial
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Powerful and Impressive

Reviewed on 18/9/2020

It is useful, helpful, effective and applicable, but I have not tested this tool enough. I need...

It is useful, helpful, effective and applicable, but I have not tested this tool enough. I need more opportunities in trial versions or lower pricing policies.

Pros

Powerful and impressive software which can be extremely useful as an accent coach. However I really dislike huge restrictions in a trial version. I use Linux, Ubuntu, there are a lot of installed extensions and plugins in my browsers and I need more time and resources to check up all the functions. But looks like it is pretty user-friendly and effortless to use, however I managed to check up only by using 4 videos (2 accounts of my friends and two are mine). The transcriptions are almost ideal, detailed, precise and accurate. I did not manage to test huge files or different formats. I have not activated a paid option yet -- but I am looking forward to that. Hopefully, the website provides the services of the same quality for premium access users. I am going to check up all the options and functions of this tool in the near future.

Cons

I cannot judge basing on 4 transcriptions. Yes, they were detailed, precise and accurate, yes, the service is careful and adequate, but I cannot be 100% sure about performance, speed, adjustability and compatibility of the tool basing on the extremely limited trial version. I don't know how fast, efficient, effortless and practical this thing would be if I used large files or some funny file formats.

Deb
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

automatic transcriptions and subtitle files

Reviewed on 12/6/2023

I have several transcription services that I use, but Happy Scribe is the only one that let's me...

I have several transcription services that I use, but Happy Scribe is the only one that let's me export as .vtt file.

Pros

What I like most about Happy Scribe is that I can export subtitle files in vtt format. I also like that it's easy to use. I also like the human polishing option.

Cons

The automated transcription is a bit pricy compared to others, but the price of having a human do the polishing is a good deal.

Response from Happy Scribe

Hello Deb,

It's fantastic to hear that Happy Scribe is fitting so seamlessly into your workflow! We understand the importance of flexibility in file formats for our users, and we're delighted that this feature stands out for you.

Also, thank you for acknowledging our human-made service. We believe in combining the best of technology with the human touch to deliver high quality results, and it's great to know that this service is valuable to you :)

Regarding the pricing of our automated transcription service, we appreciate your honest feedback. We aim to strike a balance between offering a competitive rate and maintaining the high standard of our services. Your insights are invaluable as they guide us in evaluating and improving our pricing structure to better meet the needs of our users like you.

Thank you once again for choosing Happy Scribe and for taking the time to share your thoughts. We're excited to continue supporting you in all your transcription and subtitling endeavors!

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for Free Trial
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

false advertising with the free trial

Reviewed on 13/7/2023

see. above.

see. above.

Pros

nothing, as i didnt get to use my file at all.

Cons

the fact that they claim to give you a free trial. allow you to waste your time editing a video. and then lock it behind a paywall.that is NOT a free trial. and you should have stated that CLEARLY before making someone waste time using your service.even if i did choose to pay for your upgrade, all this does is put a very unpleasant feeling towards your company out into the universe.

Response from Happy Scribe

First and foremost, I want to extend our sincerest apologies for the frustration and disappointment you've experienced. It's clear from your feedback that there has been a significant disconnect between your expectations of our free trial and the experience you had, and for that, we are truly sorry.

We strive to be transparent and clear in all our communications, and it seems we've fallen short in your case. Please be assured that we take your comments seriously, and I will personally ensure that your concerns are communicated to our team for review and action.

Regarding the issue with the trial and the editing of your video, I would love the opportunity to make this right. Could you kindly reach out to us directly at [email protected]? We are committed to understanding and resolving your situation, ensuring that you receive the service and experience you expected when you chose Happy Scribe. We are here to support you and hope to have the opportunity to regain your trust.

Best,

Hossamudin
Hossamudin
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

A Great tool, but kinda expensive!

Reviewed on 7/5/2022

Good, but I couldn't really continue cuz of the price.

Good, but I couldn't really continue cuz of the price.

Pros

The quality is the main thing I liked! Just providing an MP4 or video file, and getting a High quality transcription is super useful, especially, that it works well with the Arabic language (compared to competitors)

Cons

What I liked the least in the price... It is kinda over priced (for me and many people like me). As a youtuber I need this too so much, but I cannot really afford it. So, I had to consider alternatives...

Alternatives Considered

Descript and Transkriptor

Reasons for Choosing Happy Scribe

for cloud-based app and higher quality with the arabic language.

Switched From

Descript

Reasons for Switching to Happy Scribe

The higher quality.
Matthew
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

For transcription/captioning Happy Scribe is a fantastic option for most people.

Reviewed on 30/11/2022

Pros

Happy Scribe is a real help when it comes to captioning your videos. The text-to-speech is comparable to any other big-name brand, and in some instances gives better results. Where Happy Scribe excels for me is the ease with which you can edit videos that have been transcribed. It is extremely simple to do, and there is no aspect of the UI that isn't there for a purpose. The Happy Scribe team regularly brings out updates, and the product seems to be constantly improving.

Cons

The biggest downside of Happy Scribe is cost. It isn't the cheapest solution out there, but I'd argue it's one of the most fully featured. If you are needing to do a lot of captioning it may become cost prohibitive, but I think for most people this wouldn't be an issue.

Response from Happy Scribe

Hi Matthew,

Thank you for your thorough and thoughtful review! We're thrilled to hear that Happy Scribe is making a significant impact on your video captioning process.

We deeply appreciate your recognition of our regular updates, we are committed on delivering a top-notch product that evolves with our users' needs.

Regarding the pricing, we understand your concerns. We strive to balance offering a feature-rich service with competitive pricing. Your feedback is invaluable as it helps us consider how we can provide the best value to our users, especially those who require extensive captioning services.

We're glad to hear that, overall, you find Happy Scribe to be a valuable tool. If there are any other ways we can enhance your experience or if you have further suggestions, please don't hesitate to let us know.

Best regards,

- The Happy Scribe team

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Happy Scribe FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Happy Scribe.

Happy Scribe offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: €0.20/one-time
  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Available

Pricing for Happy Scribing is based on number of hours used, starting at €0.2/minute.

Happy Scribe has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Happy Scribe supports the following languages:

English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Happy Scribe supports the following devices:

Happy Scribe integrates with the following applications:

Dropbox Business, Dropbox Paper, Gmail, Google Drive, Google Sheets, Slack, Trello, Vimeo, Wistia, Zapier

Happy Scribe offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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