Parents' Guide to

Otter Voice Notes

By Keri Wilmot, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Record, transcribe, and share audio recordings with peers.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android Paid, Free Productivity
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Privacy Rating Warning

  • Personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • User's information is used to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Data profiles are created and used for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

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This helpful app provides users -- especially those with reading and learning disabilities -- with a strategy to improve their ability to learn new content and note-taking skills by recording the audio from conversations and lectures. Kids can access content repeatedly so they can listen to it as many times as they need. The information is transcribed into text, and users can not only hear the content but see it, which can benefit many different learning styles. The content can be enhanced by including a photo, such as a page in a book, or information that's written or shared on the board by a teacher and is easily shared with others through messages and emails. Otter Voice Notes may be most beneficial for high school and college students who worry about missing important details in lectures and who need a way to organize their notes. Initially the audio content recorded into text was not 100 percent accurate, as it was missing punctuation and capital letters and inserted incorrect words. However, the text improves after the content has been given a little time to be effectively transcribed. Transcriptions also require some editing for punctuation, capital letters, grammar, and spelling. Overall, it's a great option for kids who need a tool to capture and review information, and because the app is free, teens can see if it works for them before signing up for a subscription.

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