What is is a FREE web application and mobile application that converts live speaking into a written transcription. You can get real-time streaming transcripts and, within minutes, rich, searchable notes with text, audio, images, speaker ID, and key phrases. This can be used to write papers, take notes, dictate interviews, import or sync recordings from other services, and even integrate with Zoom.

How to Access

Mobile: is available for iOS and Android and is available in the App Store and Google Play. 

Web Application: Search in your web browser.

Select "Sign Up" and then choose "Continue with Microsoft" and sign in with your Chico State email ([username] This application (Mobile and Web app) is free to any and all users. You will be given 600 minutes of recording time per month. If you are in need of more minutes per month, please contact for a premium account.

Share Otter’s live transcription in 3 ways:

  • Live share via Screen sharing - You can use the screen sharing feature of your video meeting platform to share the browser window displaying Otter’s live transcription.
  • Live share via a Public Link - You can provide attendees with a link to view Otter’s live transcription on any web browser. In Otter web or mobile app, click the Share button, then click Create a link (web) or Link Sharing (mobile) to generate and copy the link.
  • Live collaborate with Otter Users & Groups - You can invite people to view the live transcription in the Otter app and participate in highlighting, commenting, and adding photos collaboratively. In Otter web or mobile app, click the Share button and enter the email addresses of the recipients, or the names of the Groups you have set up in Otter.

For more assistance with, including instructional videos, please email  


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