Anyone using Speech Recognition

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Rhyalus, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Rhyalus macrumors 6502


    Mar 4, 2011
    Hello All,

    Anyone using this on their MBP?

    It seems to work pretty well... funny that it does not seem natural to me though, despite watching Star Trek my whole life.


  2. Pentad macrumors 6502a


    Nov 26, 2003
    I know this will get me downgraded but the Windows 7 Speech Recognition is probably the best I've ever used.

    OS X was amazing until Windows 7 came along. I'm not trolling here, it really is something that is useful and not just a 'toy'.

    It is not just the recognition but how you navigate opening applications, browsing websites, and just using your voice to navigate the OS and the applications.

    I have many colleagues that use it with Word when they are working with lots of papers and want to dictate information into Word.

    If you have a chance to play with it under Windows 7 you should try it. I have felt like Apple set the bar pretty high with OS X, then Windows 7 added some very nice features, so I hope Apple further improves on it.

  3. AFPoster macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
    Are you both referring to the new Dragon Express?
  4. Rhyalus thread starter macrumors 6502


    Mar 4, 2011
    No - I was referring to the built in speech recognition on the MBP - check it out in system preferences.

  5. shyam09 macrumors 68020


    Oct 31, 2010
    i originally started out with the mac speech recognition, but i really couldn't get it to work as well [i was using it to play chess :p] and it just didn't work out for me. Probably cuz i was using the internal mic, but still

    but then i switched to Dragon Dictate = uber amazing!

    I still haven't tried Windows 7's speech recognition though i have tried Vista's and i didn't approve, but I'll check out what you told us through my bootcamp :)

    thanks for the info!
  6. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2010
    I use this all the time to impress my friends:

    Computer. Switch to Logic Pro

    What does the Dragon do? Does it type what you talk?

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