ODDS Dictation Smartphone App

Smart secure dictation, on your phone.

The updated Olympus Dictation App for iPhone® and Android makes it possible to create a high-quality voice recording anywhere in the world – and then immediately, with a subscription to the Olympus Dictation Delivery Service (ODDS), send the recording directly into a back-office workflow system.

The Olympus voice recording app stands out as the best in the market due to its exceptional features and ease of use. Users can record high-quality audio with minimal background noise and distortion. Additionally, this includes a user-friendly interface, making it accessible and intuitive for users of all skill levels. Whether you need to record lectures, interviews, or personal memos, our voice recording app is the perfect solution for all of your audio recordings.

256-Bit AES Encryption DSS2 Standard

Record (Insert and Overwrite) with Voice Activation

Add pictures and text comments to your recordings

Enhanced Security

The Olympus Dictation App lets users encrypt files (256-bit) and modify metadata directly on their smartphone. It’s security at your fingertips.

Advanced Recording Tools

The Olympus Dictation App provides complete control over your audio dictation. It offers tools like Record (Insert and Overwrite) with Voice Activation, enabling seamless dictation. You can create new files and continue working on them until ready to finalize. Playback control features include Play, Rewind, and Fast-Forward. Bluetooth Microphones are supported, and work types and Author Identification can be set for transcriptionists’ convenience.

Full Workflow Integration

The Olympus Dictation App for iPhone and Android is fully compatible with existing Olympus Dictation Management System (ODMS) software workflows. That means you can send files individually or in batches, via email or Olympus Dictation Delivery Service (ODDS) servers, and have them automatically routed just like files off of your dedicated recording device.

Secure audio file transmission

A company’s data holds immense value, and when utilizing Olympus Dictation for iPhone or Android in conjunction with ODDS (Olympus Dictation Delivery Service), organizations gain access to a comprehensive set of security features. This includes the ability to record dictations in the highly secure DSS Pro format, incorporating 256-bit AES encryption to safeguard the confidentiality and integrity of the data.

Add pictures and text comments to your recordings.

There are many situations in professional life where the spoken word only really gains value together with a visual stimulus to accompany it. And many descriptive work processes where images are indispensable. Now experts, consultants and assessors can attach a picture to any dictation they make – no matter whether it was recorded using an Olympus DS-7000/DS-3500 recorder or the Olympus Dictation app – before sending both together to the typist.

Olympus Dictation Portal

Olympus Dictation Portal (ODP) is a highly secured and flexible web-based configuration tool that allows administrators to centrally manage the Olympus Dictation app and corresponding ODDS licenses.

Configuration functions such as the destination address of dictations and encryption settings are controlled by the administrator, meaning that authors (the end users) are free to concentrate on dictation using their app. This keeps everything as simple as possible and avoids user errors.

Available in Six Languages 

The ODDS App is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Swedish, Czech.

The Olympus Professional Dictation App is available exclusively through our network of Certified Dealer Partners. Our dealers are trained in configuring the most efficient and cost-effective dictation and transcription solutions. Use the form below to contact a dealer.

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Dictation App FAQ

You may install the trial version of the app, but you will need to contact a Dealer in order to purchase and utilize the full functionality of the ODDS (Olympus Dictation Delivery Service).  Find a dealer here.

The the following information will be required at time of Registration

1: Company Name/Organization
2: Name & email address for the Account Administrator
    this is the address to which portal notifications will be sent
3: Contact Phone Number
4: Author Name(s) and email address(es)
5: Transcriptionist or Recipients Name(s) & email address(es)
    where the dictation files will be sent

Note:  Author’s email address must be unique and cannot have been used on a previous license.

Once the registration is complete, each Author will need to download and install (or update) the Olympus Dictation App from the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.

Registration Instructional Video

Registration Instructional Video (Portal)

The maximum number of Trial Licenses is 100

– Each Trial License remains current for 60 Days

First, there will be no disruption of services, providing that you upgrade to a full license prior to the end of the 60 Day Trial period.

Upon the expiration of the trial license, 12-month licensing will take effect.

Users are encouraged to upgrade early, as no time will be forfeited in the process.


Files are received by the Transcriptionist as a .dss or .ds2 file.  If the user has ODMS R6 or R7, files can be imported directly into the workflow.

No.  The app can only be assigned to one device per user.

When changing to a new Smartphone during your subscription, enter your setup details on the new device.
You will receive a prompt to confirm whether you want to migrate your license to the new phone, select Yes.


During setup users can input as many email addresses as desired, then select the address(es) to receive the dictations.

For a company with multiple authors and assistants, this allows the administrator to list all the support staff then allocate to each author as needed.  The option is also available to manually add a recipient.

Users files are kept safe during the process by adding encryption, if desired.  A user can pre-set a password, which will be required to open the file.

Note: Dictation files can only be accessed on the Author’s Smartphone or by the recipient.  The files are not accessible by your Dealer or anyone with access to the Dictation Portal.

Notes in general

Dictation files cannot be accessed by anyone other than the Author (on their Smartphone) or the person/s receiving them.
They are not accessible by your Provider or anyone who has access to the Dictation Portal.  

The splash screen will display the incoming call and the recording will pause.  Should the user answer the call, the dictation will be suspended.  Upon completion of the call, an Alert will appear prompting the user to “continue” or “stop” the recording.