SayMore ScreenshotRecording speakers of the world’s languages is fun and rewarding, but keeping all the resulting files and meta data organized? Converting files to archive formats? Transcription? Painful.

That’s why we built SayMore– to make common Language Documentation tasks fun and keep you productive.


  • Pull the day’s recordings directly off your camera or audio device, creating Session folders for each one,
  • or record directly into SayMore.


  • Easily convert the media coming from your device into the formats you want for long-term access.
  • Export to Audacity, ELAN, FLEx, Toolbox, or YouTube.


  • Enter meta-data about the project, people, sessions as a whole, and also for individual files.
  • Add any kind of file related to the project, sessions, and people, including audio and video recordings, photographs, & transcriptions.
  • Enter information about session participants.
  • Add evidence of informed consent, be it audio, video, or photographs or a signed form.
  • Single-click to rename a file according to a naming standard.


  • Let SayMore Auto segment your media into bite-size chunks, do it by hand, or import from ELAN.
  • Transcribe & translate, then export to FLEx for interlinearization, or do further work in ELAN.
  • Enlist a native speaker to easily record Careful Speech annotations and Oral Translations.
  • Get 3-track audio combining original, careful speech, and oral translations, for free!

Check Your Coverage and Progress

  • View charts and other statistics of your progress


  • One click will package up your project or session in IMDI format, ready to use with ARBIL or other IMDI-compatible utility.
  • SIL members can do the same to quickly submit a package of all the relevant files and metadata using SIL’s “RAMP” archive-submission application.

But Not…

We want to save you time if SayMore isn’t for you, so check out Things SayMore Does Not Do.