Here is an overview of all the new features and functions that have been added to the new SpeechLive Web App, which is currently in Beta and available for selected customers and regions.
We added more assignment options for the office managers. They can now reassign dictations if they are in one of the following states:
This greatly improves the daily tasks of office manager when they need to reassign specific dictations to different users or teams.
Users can now change the playback speed of their dictation with even greater granularity. The playback speed can now be adjusted in 0.5 increments, allowing transcriptionists to choose the playback speed that best suits their working style.
We made some improvements to the auto sign out feature. If users are working on dictations in progress, auto sign out is prevented. The same is true if users are recording a dictation or playing back a dictation. The new default value for the auto sign out was also changed to “Never”. Account administrators can of course still change this setting any time in the settings of SpeechLive.
The real-time speech recognition is now also using the Rich Text Format (RTF) for the transcript.
We improved the error messages when setting the name of a team.
Some team icons were not shown correctly in the dictation list.
When filtering for dates in the dictation list, the time value is now also considered (e.g. if dictations where created on the same day).
It’s now possible to delete an author user if the user is also an account administrator.
Some account administrators where unable to sign in if multi-factor authentication was enabled for them.
Fixed a bug that caused extra text to be displayed when deleting dictations in bulk.
We improved the error handling when deleting dictations in bulk and an error occurs.
As already available in the old Web App, the new Web App now also supports auto-refresh for the dictation list. This means the dictation list will be automatically refreshed periodically to ensure users always see the latest dictation state and new dictations. Note: This is the first step towards a bigger and more sophisticated auto-refresh feature which is planned for the upcoming months.
Users can now change the width of the table columns in the dictation list. This enables users to further customize the dictation list to their needs, so they always see the information most important to them.
If typists start to work on a dictation and save it as draft, SpeechLive will remember the last playback position. This greatly improves the daily work especially when transcribing longer dictations.
Users can now sort and filter the dictation list also by the last modified date, offering more flexibility on how they want to sort their dictations.
The author column already had a filter option, but now we also added a sort function to this column, giving the users additional options to customize their dictation list.
We changed the default value of the winding speed to 1. This means the cursor now jumps back only 1 second when users play back a dictation and click on the fast forward or rewind button. This value can of course still be further tweaked by the user to their preference.
If typists try to finish a dictation without adding a transcript, we will show them a short confirmation message. This way the users get a quick reminder, avoiding any internal overhead for missing transcripts.
We added a short animation to the edit dictation icon if users are trying to edit dictation properties. This way the users can see more prominently that they can use the edit icon to edit the properties of a dictation.
We improved the dialog where users can add new hardware devices. From here, users can now always directly access the online help to read up on all different methods on how they can add hardware devices to SpeechLive.
We removed an error message when users where editing dictations and refreshing the dictation list.
We have removed an unnecessary error message when users reassign dictations as office manager.
Fixed some performance issues when users accessed the archive folder, which also caused some users to be unable to access the archive folder.
Users may need a wide range of columns in the dictation list to access all dictation properties at a glance. When scrolling to the right, the checkboxes to select dictations are now sticking on the left of the screen. This enables users to select multiple dictations more easily when looking for specific dictation properties.
Office managers can now reassign dictations, even if they are not directly connected to workflow users.
We already offered a reset filters buttons for the dictation list in the toolbar. However, some users may be faced with an empty dictation list when filters are active. To address this, we have added an additional reset filters button that is more prominently placed so that users can quickly reset all filters and see all dictations. This feature is available for both the dictation list and the workflow user list.
We have redesigned the account selector page, it is now more clearly arranged so that users can more easily select the account they need.
If users are added via Microsoft Single Sign-On, this is now also indicated in the user list in the administration section. This change helps account administrators to get a better overview how users have been added to SpeechLive.
We improved the size of the scrollbars, so users are better able to navigate the dictation list and other user interface elements.
The download of the dictation history is now also available for office managers.
Bugfix: The display language of the application did not persist when changed and reverted back to English.
Bugfix: Foot control ACC2310 did not work.
Administrators can view reports on their workflow users, such as typist turnaround time, average dictation length, and more. This statistical information helps the administrator plan more accurately, such as how quickly dictations are transcribed.
Users which are part of different SpeechLive accounts are now able to switch between these accounts by simply using an option the user menu.
Users can now select multiple dictations in the list and delete them all at once, saving them a lot of time when deleting dictations.
Users can select multiple dictations in the dictation list and reassign them to another user. This saves a lot of time, especially when a user is unavailable and many dictations need to be reassigned.
Once a dictation is finished, it can be sent to the archive. This new bulk action allows users to do this for multiple dictations at once.
Dictations are now shown as wave form. This enables users to better understand the recording and jump quickly to the correct position within the dictation.
Users are now able to attach videos to their dictations, giving them an extra option to add information to their dictations.
Users are now able to preview and view the attachments of a dictation in a handy gallery view.
SpeechLive now supports more audio formats when uploading dictations.
Users are now able to use various filters to only display specific dictations in the list, e.g. dictations with a higher priority, or assigned to a specific user.
Users are able to customize the order as well as the displayed columns in the dictation list.
URLs added to the custom properties can be clicked and directly opened from the dictation list.
If the due date of a dictation is approaching, it is automatically highlighted so users can easily see which of the dictations in the list are the most urgent ones.
Users are able to use some quick actions in the dictation list by just hovering over a dictation, e.g. downloading attachments. This saves the user a lot of time, they can just quickly access their transcript.
Users are now able to search directly in the dictation list of SpeechLive. Here, users can search for:
the title of the dictation
the file name of the dictation
the name of the attachment
the barcode users can add to the dictation properties
the comment field of the dictation properties
the content of the custom fields of the dictation properties
Users can now use the search function to search specifically for the attachments of a dictation.
Users are now able to reset their password without the need to contact their SpeechLive administrator.
Users can now add their SpeechMike or Foot control via Google SDK. All they need to do is click a button and choose the device in the list. Philips Device Connector (PDC) is also still supported.
We added more functions to the SpeechLive API. Its now possible to create multiple tokens, which can impersonate specific users ore user roles.
Webhooks enable other applications to be notified when certain events occur in SpeechLive. This could be e.g. when a new dictation is created, deleted, the state is changed and many more.
Administrators and office managers are able to bulk import multiple users, saving them a lot of time when setting up new workflow users.
Administrators and office managers are now able to search the list of all the users in their SpeechLive account. This helps larger accounts to quickly find and edit specific users.
Its now possible to sort the user list or use filters to show e.g. only typist, or invited users.
Administrators and office managers are able to customize the order as well as the displayed columns in the user list, enabling them to display the most important information right where they need it.
Administrators and office managers can use bulk action to edit users in their SpeechLive account, e.g. assigning speech recognition packages.