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This thread is for suggesting tools and software you have found that you feel speeds up or makes the transcription process easier - for transcribing either text or audio.

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I've found a great tool for audio transcription: Express Scribe. It's a free download, has versions for PC, Mac and Linux, and has helped speed up the transcription process.

For transcribing typed letters, I found a copy of OmniPage, and it has worked very well for OCR conversions. I need to clean up the conversion as it is never perfect, but it speeds up the process. OmniPage, though, is expensive, and I have many handwritten documents that still need to be transcribed by hand.

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