Fast, precise and concentrated typing. For audio- and videofiles on Windows, Linux and Mac!

f4transkript is the central program for manual typing of your recordings

To correct speech recognition or for demanding transcription, f4transcript helps you finish your work faster with over 40 functions.

  • Facilitates manual typing and correction
  • Variable tempo and simple control
  • Time stamps and automation
  • USB foot switch support

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Natural writing flow

Variable speed

Almost nobody types as fast as people speak. Just slow down the recording without changing the pitch. And, of course, faster in the proofreading process, then you’ll be done sooner.

Easy control and automatic return

Play and pause with the F4/F5 key or USB foot pedal. During each transcription pause, the system automatically rewinds briefly. This way you hear the last words again and stay in the flow of writing.


Only essentials

To type with concentration, you need peace and quiet, leisure and a clear text editor. In distraction-free mode, press F11 to hide all options. It remains an eye-friendly view of the transcript, even at night!

Display overlaps with fixed page width

Exact speaker overlaps for simultaneous speech can be displayed in fixed page width mode. When enabled, f4 uses a monospaced font and limits the width. Your text will then look exactly the same in Word as in f4.


Automatic time stamps and statistics

f4transkript automatically inserts time stamps. A click on a time stamp starts the playback at exactly this point. In addition, f4transkript automatically creates a statistic of the typing speed and shows how long the editing of the document will take.

Waveform with time measurement

The waveform shows where you are in the recording and how loud what you are saying is at that moment. Markers show the length of the passage in seconds. You can measure precise speaking times or pause lengths and insert them into the transcript using a hotkey.


Automatic speaker change

Speaker names can be stored once and are then automatically inserted alternately for each new paragraph. On Win/Linux even colored.

Predefined text elements

Simply store the most important text modules for frequently recurring phrases or special transcription characters. These are automatically inserted by typing an abbreviation + spacebar.

Room for more

Comments to your text

Creating a transcript is already a significant step in the evaluation work. The comment field offers space for background information and first insights. All data can be exported to Word, f4analyse, MAXQDA, ATLAS.ti, Excel and others.

Offset, SRT export and more foot switches (not for students licences)

Also suitable for dubbing or subtitling. It offers offset and subtitle export (SRT). Switches from Olympus, Grundig, Scythe or Philips are also supported.

f4transkript in action


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Licences & Prices

Without licence number the software starts as demo and allows a playback time of 5 minutes. Any number of times, any length of time. Suitable for tests or exercises.

Exclusively for students and doctoral candidates there are discounted licences.

USB licences are installed on a stick and can thus regularly change computers and be lent out, for example.

Basically our three USB foot switches are always supported. Only on Win/Linux these switches are additionally supported: Scythe USB 1,2,3; Olympus RS-28(H), RS-31(H); Philips LFH 2310, LFH 2330, LFH 5220, ACC2310, ACC2330; Grundig 540 USB

If you want to use f4transkript in your teaching as an instructor, you will receive an instructor licence and free teaching licences and practice material for all participants.

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Students / PhD students
6 Months 66 € 22 €
2 Years 111 € 44 €
Full licence 222 € 111 €

All prices incl. VAT


f4transkript runs on Windows 7 and higher and on various Linux distributions – The Mac version is called f5transkript and runs on Mac OS X 10.7 and higher.

No, speech recognition is not available (yet). The software helps with manual typing in the many cases where speech recognition does not make sense (interviews, group discussions, lectures …).

All file formats that can be played on your computer without additional programs are usable. DSS- and DS2-files are protected by law. These can be played on Windows if Olympus DSS Player Pro / ODMS is installed at the same time.

If the F4 key on a Windows laptop (e.g. Lenovo) does not respond, here are the appropriate tips: Link1 or Link2
If the F5 key does not work on a Mac, please activate the F-keys in the control panel under the category Keyboard.

f5transkript has become similar to f4transkript, so we sell both programs under the same name. f4transkript is available for Mac, Windows and Linux.

Audiotranskription bietet drei verschiedene Fußschalter an.

USB foot switch

Facilitate the work

f4ranskript can be controlled with three different foot switches – this makes your work easier.

Windows and Linux support also the USB footswitches Scythe USB 1,2,3; Olympus RS-28(H), RS-31(H); Philips LFH 2310, LFH 2330, LFH 5220, ACC2310, ACC2330 and Grundig 540 USB are supported. On the Mac you can only work with our pedals science, science II or office.

For use in teaching:
Free licences and teaching materials ...

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