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🎯 Superhuman speech to text accuracy.

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🌍 Transcribe in 90+ languages.

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How does it work?

Convert audio or video files to text transcripts using Cockatoo.


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Automated Transcription

Typing up a transcript or notes? Let Cockatoo do the heavy lifting for you. It's the fastest and most accurate transcription software ever.


Superhuman Accuracy

Cockatoo is up to 99% accurate. We use the power of machine learning to surpass human performance.

Blazing Speed

It takes us 2-3 minutes to transcribe 1 hour of dialogue. Thats 30x faster than doing it manually and faster than the leading competitors.

Easy to Use

Just drag and drop your files - we do the rest. Sign up now and start transcribing in seconds.

Transcribe ANY File

Think of Cockatoo as a file to text converter. We handle all file formats - turn an mp4, m4a, mov, wav, mpeg, or mp3 to a transcript in seconds.

Unbeatable Pricing

We want everyone to be able to use our software, so we have pricing plans that fit any budget.

Easy to Use

Cockatoo is a powerful speech recognition app you can use from your web browser. We've done the hard work to put the power of AI into your hands.


File Export

Download transcripts as srt, docx, pdf, or txt.

Video Uploads

No need to separate audio from video before uploading, we handle it for you. It just works.

Private and Secure

We believe privacy is a basic human right, so we protect your data with state of the art security and cryptography.

Independently Owned

We will NEVER share your data with ANYONE. Unlike our competitors, Cockatoo is independently owned and we make zero money from advertising.

Edit Text In the Browser

Our built in text editor has been thoughtfully designed to make editing your transcripts as fast, easy, and simple as possible.

πŸŽ™οΈ Upload an audio or video file of a conversation


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Frequently asked questions

    • What is Cockatoo?

      Cockatoo is transcription service that uses cutting-edge AI to automatically generate text from recorded speech.

    • What kinds of files can I transcribe?

      Any standard audio or video file (mp3, mpeg, mp4, wav, acc, mov, etc.) format with people talking in it (not a music recording, for example). Cockatoo automatically transcribes all spoken dialogue in the file.

    • Which formats can I export my transcript to?

      pdf, docx, txt, and srt

    • How much does it cost?

      You can start with our free tier with no credit card required. For unlimited transcripts and more features our Professional plan is just $29.00 per month or $179.00 annually (USD).

    • Does it work with accents or background noise?

      Yes, we designed our algorithms to improve robustness to accents, background noise and technical language.

    • What languages do you support?

      We support transcription in over 90 languages! English, Spanish, German, Swedish, Dutch, French, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Portuguese, and many more!

    • Is there a limit to how much audio I can transcribe?

      Our Professional plan includes unlimited transcription. Cockatoo is the only service on the internet (as far as we know) that offers unlimited transcripts.

    • Who should use Cockatoo?

      Anyone! You can transcribe anything - like your favorite podcast, a sales call, or even a legal deposition. And our UI is so simple anyone can use it.