Microphone/Voice Rec. Software

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by iRachel, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. iRachel macrumors 6502a

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    Hello -

    I'm looking to purchase my first mac (likely a 12" pb) just as soon as they're updated. I have a question though - as a graduate student with some occasionally severe tendenitis :mad:, I would like to be able to rely on voice recognition software and a microphone when necessary - any recommendations would be much appreciated. :)

    Thanks,
    iRachel
     
  2. James Philp macrumors 65816

    James Philp

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    The PB's have a microphone built in and..
    Mac OS X has pretty good voice recognition built in too.
    Try reading this fpr more specific information.
    Hope that helps :)
     
  3. deebster macrumors 6502

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    If you want an app to do speech to text (ie dictaton) then you could look at iListen by MacSpeech.

    It's not perfect and will take you a while to train it to your speech patterns, but it's just about the best (and only, given that IBM's ViaVoice is no longer supported) one available for Macs
     
  4. wdlove macrumors P6

    wdlove

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    I own IBM Via Voice for Mac, agreed it is difficutl to use. I'm a patient person, bit for reasons that I won't go into it was more than I could tolerate.

    Acording to the website it still supports Mac OS X.

    http://www.scansoft.com/viavoice/osx/
     

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