MacSpeech Dictate?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tlinford, May 9, 2009.

  1. tlinford macrumors regular

    tlinford

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    Does anyone have anything helpful to say about the usefulness of MacSpeech dictate?

    Is it good enough for writing college essays in Office?

    What about other apps?

    [ not being lazy, got rheumatoid arthritis, hands damaged!]
     
  2. MAC-PRO-DEMON macrumors 6502a

    MAC-PRO-DEMON

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    Er... in the end, there is no competitor for writing something yourself... but I find that it works really well... and it doesn't normally slip up... unless.. you start muttering scientific words and medical terms... but you can train it... and then it almost always is perfect now!!

    J
     
  3. Bye Bye Baby macrumors 65816

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    Is it worth the price? Seems really expensive.
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    a mroogle search will lead you to other threads on macspeech.
     
  5. MAC-PRO-DEMON macrumors 6502a

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    Pah.. $200 isn't that much for something that you use regurlaly...

    :mad:

    J
     
  6. Bye Bye Baby macrumors 65816

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    I really wish people would stop saying things like this. You can google anything and get a tonne of stuff, but what people want from the forum is live responses from people who are interacting with the thing they are researching. Old forum postings can be useful, but they are no longer live.

    The beauty of the forum is that it is live.
     
  7. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    And also the beauty is that many questions have already been answered in the past, thoroughly :)

    Having said that - peeps should provide links if they're going to promote search.

    MacSpeech dictate recently got an update. So there will be reviews on it I imagine already, or soon.
    OP wants This http://mroogle.*************/But browsing the threads, OP is likely better off asking, as they have done, or looking for new reviews.

    Google can be awful at chronologically ordering things, but for such a topic, using news.google.com is fine:

    http://news.google.com/news?pz=1&ned=us&hl=en&q=mac+speech

    Doing that gives
    http://www.pcworld.com/businesscent...pdates_dictate_speechrecognition_program.html
    and
    http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=26022
    Just google review 1.5 macspeech for more.

    Kinda like having someone ask the time. If they aleady have a watch on their arm, it's a bit silly. But you wouldn't necessarily mind having a few people ask the time, if they genuinely didn't know, and didn't have a watch on them.
     

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