Why would for TextHear only the Android app be free?
It’s hard to “get” the use-cases from that article. I’m really confused how they differ (or how they are similar). Like, if you are transcribing a phone call, then how do you look at your phone? You have to use speaker? Or if it’s a landline, then is the phone basically used as a display for the HOH person? Or what about face to face conversations? Do any of these do that like Live Transcribe does? Hopefully someone breaks these into a table and compares them at some point. Cool that they exist though. Before Live Transcribe, the only assistance I’ve used is CaptionCall, and asking people to repeat themselves.
Why have only four apps been examined? On Google Play there are perhaps 100 apps, of which at least 30 claim to deliver what I want - simply accurate transcription of what is being said around me. Most of the poor reviews comment upon the absence of capability to retain the text as a text file. Useful, I admit, but not essential. Many of the offerings can translate foreign languages into English, or vice versa - I do not need this. What I do need to know is - which of the 30 “possibles” is the most accurate?