Litteraworks - Change log

Notes on the updates and upgrades of the platform.

27 Feb 2024

  • [Web] Minor improvement. Possibility of translating texts (.docx, .txt) through LitteraWorks platform. Upload the file and receive the AI-powered translation. 

13 Feb 2024

  • [Backend] Minor improvement. Change of the subtitling engine - improvement in the timings. Subtitles are now starting from the second when the first word is spoken, not from the 0:00 second. Also, timecodes should be slightly more accurate. 

29 Jan 2024

  • [Web] Major improvement. Folders. You can create folders to store some specific transcripts into them, mostly for the sake of easier archiving and using them later. For example, you might want to create folders for your interviews, the other one for the important stuff, to-be-used-later or similar. Create the folder, move the transcript into it and access them from the new segment "My Folders". 
  • [Web] Minor improvement. You are now able to go directly to the original transcript from its translation.
  • [Web] Minor improvement. Search algorithm improvements. 

15 Jan 2024

  • [Mobile app] Minor improvement. Support for 17 languages, which were previously support on the web, added to the mobile app: Chinese, Azerbeijani, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian. Norwegian, Slovak, Ukrainian. 
  • [Web] Bug fix. Group transcript bugs were fixed. When you add the user to the group, her transcripts will begin showing in the "Group transcripts" section to each user in the same group. After the user is removed, only transcripts that were added during her "membership" in the group, will be available to the other members of the group. 

28 Dec 2023

  • [Web] Major improvement. New subtitles editor - visual tool, with the possibility to listen to the audio and/or watch the video, edit subtitles through the visual interface and adjust the timecodes.
  • [Web] Minor improvement. Added video tutorials for the usage of the Litteraworks platform.

20 Nov 2023

  • [Mobile app] Major improvement. Android and iOS apps now feature an audio library - recorded audio files are still automatically sent to the transcription process. Still, you are also able to check them on your device, listen to them, share them as an audio file, etc. This practically turns the LitteraWorks app into a dictaphone, providing both recording and transcription functions. 
  • [Web] Minor improvements. User profile. Upload progress bar. 

08 Nov 2023

  • [Web] Minor improvement. Possibility to copy the whole text from the transcript with one click, instead of clicking each one to select it.
  • [Web] Minor improvement. It is now possible to share the transcript with other users who are outside of your team/group. Clicking on "share" will create a URL with a single transcript. Anyone with access to LitteraWorks will be able to view that shared URL. 

02 Nov 2023

  • [Web] New feature. It is now possible to edit subtitles in Litteraworks. Click on the subtitle to edit it and save changes without downloading the file. Do this before creating translations, so they are created based on the fixed transcription.
  • [Web] New feature. Possibility to delete individual translations of subtitle files.  

30 Oct 2023

  • [Web] New feature. New supported languages for transcriptions, subtitles and translations: Chinese, Czech, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Swedish, and Slovak. 
  • [Web] New feature. Possibility to set the default language for future uploads and subtitles.  

25 Oct 2023

  • [Web] New feature. Possibility of adding transcription from Youtube links, through the "My Uploads" menu. 

22 Oct 2023

  • [Backend] BugFix. Fixed the issue with the Greek language, when it was occasionally hitting the token limit due to the difference in the Greek alphabet.
  • [Backend] BugFix. Fixed problems with repeated timecodes for subtitles longer than 20 min. 

6 Oct 2023

  • [Web] Minor improvement. Option to reset the password for login.

3 Oct 2023

  • [Mobile app] Minor improvement. Fixed issue when users were logged out. Logging in was needed for each next usage. The app will now leave the user logged in.

14 Sept 2023

  • [Web] Major improvement. Subtitles functionality is now live. Users can now upload audio or video files to generate subtitle files in the original language, complete with timecodes. The resulting .vtt file is compatible with a wide range of video editing software, as well as platforms like YouTube. Additionally, we've introduced the option to translate these subtitles into multiple languages, generating a new .vtt file accordingly. Unlike other features on the platform, these subtitles are available for download and not shown on the web interface, offering added convenience for your post-production needs.

29 Aug 2023

  • [Extension] Major improvement. The browser extension has been thoroughly reworked,  to leverage the capabilities introduced in Chrome version 116 and beyond. In previous iterations, users encountered issues with fragmented recordings when browser tabs were minimized, owing to how browsers allocate RAM. Those issues have now been fully resolved. Additionally, the need to manually select a tab for recording has been eliminated; the extension now intuitively starts recording from the currently active tab.

17 Aug 2023

  • [Mobile App] Minor improvement. Possibility of setting default language.

10 Aug 2023

  • [Extension] Major improvement. Browser notifications to the user when sending audio to transcription to the backend.
  • [Extension] Minor improvement. Possibility of setting default language.
  • [Extension] Minor improvement. Visual changes - added icon, introduced badges on "Sent" action. 

03 Aug 2023

  • [Web] Minor improvement. Showing information about transcriptions in progress. 

27 Jul 2023

  • [Backend] Major improvement. Reworked transcription logic to reduce repeated words inside transcription chunks. 
  • [Mobile app] BugFix. Fixed problems with storing transcriptions onto a web platform.
  • [Extension] Minor improvement. The extension can now be used with the Edge browser.
  • [Extension] BugFix. Fixed problems with recording chunks.
  • [Web] Minor improvement. Retranscribing is available from Extension and Mobile app recordings.
  • [Web] BugFix. Drag and drop error when uploading files fixed.
  • [Backend] BugFix. Shortened prompt messages to help with too-long prompts for OpenAI API. 

20 Jul 2023

  • [Backend] BugFix. Introduced exponential backoff for OpenAI API requests to help with overloaded servers.
  • [Backend] BugFix. Improved better error handling on OpenAI 502 Bad Gateway API response. 

05 Jul 2023

  • [Web] New feature. Possibility of "Group transcripts" - create user groups and see transcripts of all users from within your group
  • [Web] New feature. Introduced "My recordings" menu, for Extension and Mobile app transcriptions
  • [Backend] Minor improvement. Added support for Ukrainian and Finnish. 

21 Jun 2023

  • [Mobile app] New feature. Android and iOS versions released
  • [Backend] Minor improvement. Added support for Latvian, Macedonian and Norwegian.  

14 Jun 2023

  • [Extension] New feature. Google Chrome version released
  • [Web] New feature. Introduced "Retranscription" option - send chunks to re-transcriptions in case of more considerable errors
  • [Backend] Minor improvement. Improved internal logging system
  • [Backend] Minor improvement. Introduced stopwords - not counting common words for each language when looking into possibilities of chunks with repeated words. 
  • [Backend] Minor improvement. Added support for Danish, Swedish, Dutch and Turkish. 

 

Litteraworks - Change log

Notes on the updates and upgrades of the platform.

27 Feb 2024

  • [Web] Minor improvement. Possibility of translating texts (.docx, .txt) through LitteraWorks platform. Upload the file and receive the AI-powered translation. 

13 Feb 2024

  • [Backend] Minor improvement. Change of the subtitling engine - improvement in the timings. Subtitles are now starting from the second when the first word is spoken, not from the 0:00 second. Also, timecodes should be slightly more accurate. 

29 Jan 2024

  • [Web] Major improvement. Folders. You can create folders to store some specific transcripts into them, mostly for the sake of easier archiving and using them later. For example, you might want to create folders for your interviews, the other one for the important stuff, to-be-used-later or similar. Create the folder, move the transcript into it and access them from the new segment "My Folders". 
  • [Web] Minor improvement. You are now able to go directly to the original transcript from its translation.
  • [Web] Minor improvement. Search algorithm improvements. 

15 Jan 2024

  • [Mobile app] Minor improvement. Support for 17 languages, which were previously support on the web, added to the mobile app: Chinese, Azerbeijani, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian. Norwegian, Slovak, Ukrainian. 
  • [Web] Bug fix. Group transcript bugs were fixed. When you add the user to the group, her transcripts will begin showing in the "Group transcripts" section to each user in the same group. After the user is removed, only transcripts that were added during her "membership" in the group, will be available to the other members of the group. 

28 Dec 2023

  • [Web] Major improvement. New subtitles editor - visual tool, with the possibility to listen to the audio and/or watch the video, edit subtitles through the visual interface and adjust the timecodes.
  • [Web] Minor improvement. Added video tutorials for the usage of the Litteraworks platform.

20 Nov 2023

  • [Mobile app] Major improvement. Android and iOS apps now feature an audio library - recorded audio files are still automatically sent to the transcription process. Still, you are also able to check them on your device, listen to them, share them as an audio file, etc. This practically turns the LitteraWorks app into a dictaphone, providing both recording and transcription functions. 
  • [Web] Minor improvements. User profile. Upload progress bar. 

08 Nov 2023

  • [Web] Minor improvement. Possibility to copy the whole text from the transcript with one click, instead of clicking each one to select it.
  • [Web] Minor improvement. It is now possible to share the transcript with other users who are outside of your team/group. Clicking on "share" will create a URL with a single transcript. Anyone with access to LitteraWorks will be able to view that shared URL. 

02 Nov 2023

  • [Web] New feature. It is now possible to edit subtitles in Litteraworks. Click on the subtitle to edit it and save changes without downloading the file. Do this before creating translations, so they are created based on the fixed transcription.
  • [Web] New feature. Possibility to delete individual translations of subtitle files.  

30 Oct 2023

  • [Web] New feature. New supported languages for transcriptions, subtitles and translations: Chinese, Czech, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Swedish, and Slovak. 
  • [Web] New feature. Possibility to set the default language for future uploads and subtitles.  

25 Oct 2023

  • [Web] New feature. Possibility of adding transcription from Youtube links, through the "My Uploads" menu. 

22 Oct 2023

  • [Backend] BugFix. Fixed the issue with the Greek language, when it was occasionally hitting the token limit due to the difference in the Greek alphabet.
  • [Backend] BugFix. Fixed problems with repeated timecodes for subtitles longer than 20 min. 

6 Oct 2023

  • [Web] Minor improvement. Option to reset the password for login.

3 Oct 2023

  • [Mobile app] Minor improvement. Fixed issue when users were logged out. Logging in was needed for each next usage. The app will now leave the user logged in.

14 Sept 2023

  • [Web] Major improvement. Subtitles functionality is now live. Users can now upload audio or video files to generate subtitle files in the original language, complete with timecodes. The resulting .vtt file is compatible with a wide range of video editing software, as well as platforms like YouTube. Additionally, we've introduced the option to translate these subtitles into multiple languages, generating a new .vtt file accordingly. Unlike other features on the platform, these subtitles are available for download and not shown on the web interface, offering added convenience for your post-production needs.

29 Aug 2023

  • [Extension] Major improvement. The browser extension has been thoroughly reworked,  to leverage the capabilities introduced in Chrome version 116 and beyond. In previous iterations, users encountered issues with fragmented recordings when browser tabs were minimized, owing to how browsers allocate RAM. Those issues have now been fully resolved. Additionally, the need to manually select a tab for recording has been eliminated; the extension now intuitively starts recording from the currently active tab.

17 Aug 2023

  • [Mobile App] Minor improvement. Possibility of setting default language.

10 Aug 2023

  • [Extension] Major improvement. Browser notifications to the user when sending audio to transcription to the backend.
  • [Extension] Minor improvement. Possibility of setting default language.
  • [Extension] Minor improvement. Visual changes - added icon, introduced badges on "Sent" action. 

03 Aug 2023

  • [Web] Minor improvement. Showing information about transcriptions in progress. 

27 Jul 2023

  • [Backend] Major improvement. Reworked transcription logic to reduce repeated words inside transcription chunks. 
  • [Mobile app] BugFix. Fixed problems with storing transcriptions onto a web platform.
  • [Extension] Minor improvement. The extension can now be used with the Edge browser.
  • [Extension] BugFix. Fixed problems with recording chunks.
  • [Web] Minor improvement. Retranscribing is available from Extension and Mobile app recordings.
  • [Web] BugFix. Drag and drop error when uploading files fixed.
  • [Backend] BugFix. Shortened prompt messages to help with too-long prompts for OpenAI API. 

20 Jul 2023

  • [Backend] BugFix. Introduced exponential backoff for OpenAI API requests to help with overloaded servers.
  • [Backend] BugFix. Improved better error handling on OpenAI 502 Bad Gateway API response. 

05 Jul 2023

  • [Web] New feature. Possibility of "Group transcripts" - create user groups and see transcripts of all users from within your group
  • [Web] New feature. Introduced "My recordings" menu, for Extension and Mobile app transcriptions
  • [Backend] Minor improvement. Added support for Ukrainian and Finnish. 

21 Jun 2023

  • [Mobile app] New feature. Android and iOS versions released
  • [Backend] Minor improvement. Added support for Latvian, Macedonian and Norwegian.  

14 Jun 2023

  • [Extension] New feature. Google Chrome version released
  • [Web] New feature. Introduced "Retranscription" option - send chunks to re-transcriptions in case of more considerable errors
  • [Backend] Minor improvement. Improved internal logging system
  • [Backend] Minor improvement. Introduced stopwords - not counting common words for each language when looking into possibilities of chunks with repeated words. 
  • [Backend] Minor improvement. Added support for Danish, Swedish, Dutch and Turkish.