Our favourite tool for meeting transcription and summaries!

There is a lot of software on the market that provides you a virtual AI assistant who joins your meeting and then afterwards summarises and transcribes the audio. For the last 12 months, we have been testing, playing, and retesting various options.
Each tool has it’s pros (including creating video reels!) and cons (difficulty using the tool), but one thing we found that let them all down was the transcription. I have a very mixed accent (New Zealand X Australian), and quite often my twang crossed with industry jargon, makes it difficult to get accurate notes.
There is one standout option that understands me! Introducing Fireflies!
Fireflies.AI is changing the game in transcription services. It works by recording and transcribing meetings (even those that you upload at a later point), interviews, or any other audio content you need to be documented. What sets Fireflies apart from its competitors is its advanced AI technology. This technology ensures accuracy and efficiency, making it the ideal choice for us for transcription.
One of the reasons we find Fireflies to be the best for accurate transcription is its ability to capture every detail. It doesn’t just transcribe words; it understands context and identifies key points. This level of detail provides a comprehensive record of your meetings or interviews, ensuring nothing important gets missed.
Here are some of the best features of Fireflies:
👉 Highly Accurate Transcriptions: Their AI technology guarantees precise transcriptions every time.
👉 Soundbites: Take snippets of the meeting and share the links publically to anyone! Helpful when needing to reshare just certain parts of the meeting with those outside of your business. You can even combine these into a playlist to share just the important parts of the meeting!
👉 Contextual Understanding: It can understand and highlight key points in the conversation.
👉 Integration with Project Management Tools: It can automatically create tasks based on the meeting summary.
👉 Voice Commands: By using voice commands throughout the meeting, you can have Fireflies put together action lists, create tasks in your project management tools
👉 Fred: Fred is Fireflies AI assistant. At the end of the meeting, you can ask Fred any question about the meeting and it will come back to you with the information requested.
While there are other platforms offering similar services, such as Otter.ai, Grain (which we also love for it’s video stories!) and Sonix, Fireflies is our final choice mainly due to its superior accuracy.
So if you are looking for something to help streamline your notetaking during meetings, I strongly suggest adding this one to the list to test!

Pip Meecham

Systems and Operations Specialist & Founder of ProjectBox