Best Voice to Text Program for Mac?

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  1. jmpmntwnty3 macrumors 6502

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    What's the best program for voice to text? I assumed that Mac OSX would have it built in (like Windows) but I guess not. Will this be a feature included in Leopard, or will I need to shell out $100 bucks for a suitable program. Thanks ... any help is much appreciated!
     
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    anyone know the answer to this? I am looking for this too!!
     
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    welll what if I did not want to log into windows?? And I do not have window os anyways??
     
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    Do you actually mean voice-to-text (ie dictation software)? Or do you mean text-to-speech. If the former, then MacSpeech is probably your best bet, it's based on Dragon NaturallySpeaking, and is supposed to work very well. It's not included on any computer system anywhere, not that I've ever heard of. If you're referring to text-to-speech (i.e. the computer speaking something you've written), that is built in and works well. You can turn on VoiceOver to have it do that automatically (System Preferences -> Universal Access) or highlight any line of text and go to the application's menu -> Services -> Speech -> Start Speaking Text. You can even set up a keyboard shortcut if you like.

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    Thanks for the reply MIA! I do mean voice to text. Thanks for the info! I will check into mac speech further
     
  10. BillyJ macrumors newbie

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    MacSpeech Dictate

    I'm "typing" this with MacSpeech Dictate. It works great for just throwing down thoughts and churning out lots of words at one time. It's $160 at Amazon, or you can get it from the Apple Store I think it's $199. I just said "one hundred ninety nine dollars" and it knew to spell it. That's some dough, but it's saved me at least that much time and pain in my wrist.
     
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    Thanks Billy for sharing you experience with it do you still like it? Has other tried it? thanks
     
  12. jebigabre macrumors newbie

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    I use Dragon Dictate. Make sure you get a good noise cancelling microphone to improve accuracy. Dont go for the cheap option, its not worth it. Dictate for Mac is powered by Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice recognition engine, the same engine used in Apples Siri in the latest iPhone 4S. I wouldnt recommend any "free" programs as you pay for good tech. For more tips see here: speech to text mac
     
  13. shyam09 macrumors 68000

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    two things:
    1. this post thread is like 2 year old...
    and 2. i believe MacSpeech has become Dragon Dictate :)

    but thanks the info :)
     

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