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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by derm318, Apr 4, 2005.
Any suggestions for voice recognition software, which is at least semi-reliable?
Have you tried the Speech system built into OS X? Go to System Preferences -> Speech.
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.
IBM makes a GREAT speech recognition program for the mac. I forgot what it is called though.