Public Beta Version History

Full version history

2.5 macOS beta

This public beta introduces a number of new features and adds 64-bit compatibility and other updates related to macOS 10.15 Catalina and beyond.

Release 313

  • InqScribe is much better about finding media within shared transcript files, particularly when opening transcripts on a different computer.
  • Transcripts containing emoji and other high-Unicode characters now work much better with InqScribe and timecodes.
  • Preferences are no longer in a modal dialog.
  • Go to Time... dialog now loads much faster for transcripts with lots of timecodes.
  • Plain text export now includes any text prior to the first timecode.
  • Additional minor bug fixes.

Release 310

  • Select All now works correctly when the transcript includes certain Unicode characters.
  • Word Count now counts certain Unicode characters correctly.
  • Searching for case-sensitive text will now find the correct matching text when the transcript includes certain Unicode characters.

Release 308

  • Fix issue where unknown devices assigned to shortcuts could lead to a crash.
  • Timecode coloring is significantly faster and should resolve most responsiveness issues with longer transcripts.
  • InqScribe now provides better messages when opening a transcript that references a media file on a disk or server that is not available.
  • Minor language changes to the Edit Snippet dialog.

Release 304

  • Added support for the VEC Infinity 3 USB foot pedal.

Release 301

  • InqScribe is now a macOS Universal build with native support for Apple Silicon.
  • Go to Time... dialog better handles Unicode content.
  • Exclude additional USB devices that can't be used for input.
  • USB input devices work again on Apple Silicon machines.

Release 299

  • If emojis were present in the transcript, odd results would appear when using Find/Replace, coloring timecodes, or trying to click on timecodes. This has been resolved.
  • XML exports do a better job filtering out invalid XML characters.
  • Better auto-deactivation of USB devices that aren't really input devices.
  • Better window placement in certain multiple-monitor configurations.
  • Rapid play rate changes no longer lead to actual and reported play rate getting out of sync.
  • Minor UI improvements and bug fixes.

Release 296

  • Playing URL-based media is a little smoother, and InqScribe provides better feedback if you happen to enter a URL that InqScribe can't play.
  • Fixed an issue where InqScribe could hang if you were saving transcripts to a Dropbox folder.
  • Fixed an issue where InqScribe could crash if the folder containing a media file was moved after the file was loaded.

Release 292

  • Better management of keyboard shortcuts across keyboard layouts.
  • Unmuting now more reliably restores the prior volume.
  • InqScribe once again warns you if you try to assign the same key combination to multiple shortcuts.
  • Minor UI improvements and bug fixes.

Release 289

  • Fixed a bug where InqScribe wasn’t saving to external hard drives.
  • You can now click the volume “speaker” icon to mute and unmute audio.
  • “Mute” has been added as a shortcut command.
  • “Skip Forward” is another new shortcut command, which lets you move the current play position ahead by a specified number of seconds.

Release 287

New Transcript Features

  • Fully native text field for macOS, including undo, spelling, grammar, autocorrect, etc.
  • Transcripts now have a setting for spell check.

USB Device Support

  • New Manage USB Devices dialog, accessible via Edit > Manage USB Devices... or via the Define Trigger dialog, lets users control which USB devices are available (active) for use with shortcuts, and which are ignored (deactivated).
  • Officially-supported USB devices now appear with better names (not just the driver name).
  • InqScribe should now auto-activate officially-supported USB devices.

Updated Media Support

  • Switch to AVFoundation media engine (from QuickTime)
  • InqScribe can detect timecode tracks via AVFoundation.
  • InqScribe can now enable and disable tracks via AVFoundation and the Display Tracks dialog.
  • InqScribe now recognizes .m4v video files.

New User Interface

  • New, updated look (with Retina support)
  • Updated volume and play rate controllers
  • New interactive time code display
  • Updated interactive media timeline
  • Updated media control buttons
  • InqScribe now includes a preference to allow users to restore transcript windows that were open at last close.

Shortcuts & Snippets

  • New native hotkey support. Keyboard shortcuts should respond more quickly, and a much wider range of modifier-based shortcuts are available.
  • Added new default shortcuts.


  • Added new links to InqScribe Labs in the Help menu and under Export in the File menu.
  • New release notes window is shown for beta builds.
  • Updated in-app help docs for new features.

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