voice recognition software recommendation

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by derm318, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. derm318 macrumors newbie

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    Any suggestions for voice recognition software, which is at least semi-reliable?
     
  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000

    LeeTom

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    Have you tried the Speech system built into OS X? Go to System Preferences -> Speech.
     
  3. OldManJimbo macrumors 6502

    OldManJimbo

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    Alternative "low tech" solution

    I used Dragon Systems for quite a while and with very careful attention to my speech patterns, I could reach an accuracy rate of about 80%. Then I stumbled upon an on-line dictation service that uses real live transcriptionists and charges a fraction of what the software cost me.
    The service is iDictate and is located at www.idictate.com.
    It is nearly error free and I don't need to learn any strange commands. When I want them to "go back and underline the last sentence", they do.
    My standard method of input is over the phone, but you can upload a variety of files via email.
    For most jobs, they charge one-penny a word (US). You can upload templates, letterhead, special forms.
    In short - I love the system and it works SO much better tan any voice software I've tried.
     
  4. Daveway macrumors 68040

    Daveway

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    IBM makes a GREAT speech recognition program for the mac. I forgot what it is called though. :eek:
     

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