Dictation app without Mountain Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by k6578, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. k6578 macrumors member

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    I currently have a mid-2010 MBP with Snow Leopard. It's working fine so I don't think I'm going to upgrade to Mountain Lion in the near future. I am however interested in the Dictation app that comes with Mountain Lion. Is there a way to purchase just this app? Or does it need Mountain Lion to work?

    Are there any other (free?) dictation apps out there that you recommend?

    thx
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I am not aware of any free dictation apps. You can't get the Mountain Lion one without installing Mountain Lion. For the $20 ML costs, that is probably your best route.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Mountain Lions dictation is not an app: it's an OS-wide service. As such you cannot install it without ML.
     
  4. James Craner macrumors 68000

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    The Dictation service in ML works well, but it is not a full blown dictation app, it can only handle speech up to around 30 seconds or so at a time. Handy for short emails and such, but not suitable for a long word/pages document.
     

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