How to Create and Write Articles Without Using my Keyboard and Speaking it?
What's a Good Talk to Text Software App for Windows for Writers?
Hi all. Do you ever wish writing (tapping away on your keyboard) could be done much faster? I'm a fairly fast typer and can knock out 100 words in about 60 seconds if I know what it is I want to say and have something to say I can just let my fingers do the work and within about 30-60 seconds hey presto I've created about 100 words. But sometimes I could talk it out much faster than that!
I know there are some speech recognition talk to text apps out there like Dragon Naturally but I've never really used it much! I did have a go at it a long time ago but can't remember why exactly but never continued using it for some reason. Also I think it didn't get every word perfectly and would lag sometimes as well and not put the text until sometime after I've said it and end up missing some words or a whole sentence or something.
I'm just wondering though if there's something else out there these days that can do that for you and if you can recommend anything to me if that's the sort of thing you use in your freelance work or webmastering, blogging, content writing tasks etc.
I have a touch screen PC but I've disabled touch screen ability as its not really needed, I prefer to use a mouse and it uses less ram with it off anyway so a touch screen keyboard with intelligent text control like you have on iPhones and smartphones today where you can literally just swipe your finger around isn't an option for me either.
I know you can use Windows Ease of Access Speech Recognition tool to control your computer and do speech to text for you as well. But I think I need a mic or headset with mic as mines built into my PC (Allinone touchscreen) and you need to move right up to it for it to hear your voice or talk quite loud and I'm not up for that. I'm up for mumbling almost incoherently and it understanding every word I say perfectly! Not that I talk like that but it needs to be able to account for that. And that's why I never carried on using them because they just kept making too many mistakes.
Is there any such good app around like that today that has that level of sophistication or is it the same with any in that you need to talk quite loud and clear and fairly slow for it to get all the words right each time?
I get that you will still need to proof read the text after and format it yourself that's fine. But if I can find something I can speak into quite quickly and it do a good job of converting my speech into words into a text file then that could up my game!
What about you? Have you ever used or do you use speech to text apps? Or are you just happy bashing it out on the keyboard? Or do you have any other alternative methods of content creation that doesn't involve 3rd parties or using a keyboard?