Speech to text with OpenAI

Snooper Professional incorporates built-in speech-to-text transcribing capabilities powered by OpenAI’s speech-to-text module Whisper.

Using Speech to Text Transcribing in Snooper:

  1. Configure Recording Settings: First, set up the recording parameters such as sensitivity to sound activation and the desired audio quality.

  2. Enable Speech-to-Text Feature: Within Snooper Professional, activate the Plugin Speech to text option. This will prompt you to enter an API key from OpenAI, which is necessary for the transcription service.

  3. Review and Edit Transcriptions: After recording, Snooper Professional provides the transcribed text, which can be reviewed and edited for accuracy. This feature is particularly useful for ensuring that the final transcript is as accurate as possible.

  4. Transcribe parts of Recordings: In the built-in Sound editor you can mark a selection and have that selection transcribed. This functionality is also useful for transcribing older recordings.

Acquiring an OpenAI API Key:

To utilize the speech-to-text functionality within Snooper Professional, obtaining an OpenAI API key is essential. Here are the steps to acquire one:

  1. Sign Up or Log In to OpenAI: Visit the OpenAI website and create a new account or log in to an existing one.

  2. Access the API Section: Navigate to the API section of the OpenAI dashboard. Here, you will find detailed instructions and the option to apply for an API key.

  3. Apply for an API Key: Follow the application process, providing any necessary information about how you plan to use the API. OpenAI may require details about your project or use case to ensure compliance with their policies.

  4. Receive and Activate Your API Key: Once your application is approved, you will receive your API key. Copy this key and enter it into the appropriate field in Snooper’s settings to activate the speech-to-text transcribing feature.

  5. Monitor Your Usage: Keep an eye on your usage levels. OpenAI charges for API usage based on the amount of text processed, so it’s important to monitor your usage to avoid unexpected charges.


Snooper Professional, with its integration of OpenAI’s speech-to-text technology, offers a powerful solution for automatically recording and transcribing audio. By following the above steps to acquire and use an OpenAI API key, users can unlock the full potential of Snooper, enhancing productivity and efficiency in their professional and personal projects.