Group Transcribe – Microsoft Garage’s New Tool


Remember the Mouse-without-Borders tool that shares the same set of keyboard and mouse with up to 4 computers? It was brought to you by Microsoft Garage, a division inside Microsoft that creates experimental and innovative projects. They released another pretty cool tool, called Group Transcribe, a live transcription and translation app.

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Unlike many transcribe apps on the market, Group Transcribe uses a multi-device approach to provide real-time, high-quality transcription and translation, so users can be more present and productive during in-person meetings and conversations.

To use the app, you simply start a shared session, via a 5-letter conversation code between all participants. Each one who joined the session leverages their phone’s microphone to capture a highly accurate transcript, showing who said what in real-time.

What’s more interesting is that it’s not only transcribing but translating too. It supports language in over 80 locales and also enables people who are deaf or having a hard time hearing. So imagine, you can be in a conference call with people from all over the world without worrying about what language they are speaking. How awesome and convenient it will be.

The only drawback, so far, is that it’s only available for iOS.


  1. Hi Kent

    This looks pretty good, something for which I have no need, but now even Microsoft drank the Apple Kool-Aid?

    Just wanted to note that you appear to have a typo in your article title.


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