Converts audio to text.
Aiko is an AI-powered audio transcription tool that allows users to easily convert speech to text from meetings, lectures, and more. The transcription is performed directly on the user's device, ensuring complete privacy. Aiko's transcription capabilities are powered by OpenAI's Whisper model, which is capable of transcribing audio in 100 different languages. The app supports audio and video files and offers exporting to many different formats, including JSON, CSV, and subtitles. Aiko is designed to be a simple tool for audio transcription, although it includes support for Shortcuts. For more advanced users, MacWhisper is an alternative tool from the same developer that offers additional features like improved performance on iOS thanks to CoreML and batch conversion. As a privacy-focused app, Aiko does not allow editing of the transcription within the app, and users are encouraged to export and edit the transcription in a proper text editor. Aiko divides the transcription text by sentences, although users can use a workaround to divide the text into paragraphs or fix missing punctuations using a prompt from ChatGPT. While Aiko does not yet support live transcription or diarization, the developer plans to prioritize more popular requests. Aiko is compatible with macOS and iOS devices, and users can easily drag and drop audio files or share recordings from apps like Voice Memos and Telegram for transcription.