Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Very cool iPhone tool: Dragon Dictation

Though the iPhone keyboard was the best for my sausagy fingers, typing is still a real chore for me.

Then I stumbled across m'man Andy Naselli's list of applications he uses, one of which was Dragon Dictation. This is a free application from Nuance, that turns dictation into text.

It's very intuitive and accurate. Just open the app, tap a button, say what you want, tap again — and out it comes. Tap again, and you can copy the text to the clipboard, convert it to a text message, or email it. So far, I love it.

This review deals with the security of the app, and here is a detailed explanation of using punctuation.

If you want it, I suggest you get it now. It isn't likely to stay free forever.


9 comments:

Fred Butler said...

Getting it for my wife's ipod this afternoon.

Does it do well with posting comments to blogs? Say for example I am surfing Biblical Christianity and I come across someone who is disastrously wrong and needs to be corrected immediately by a witty comment from me. Can I talk into it and post the comments? Or have you even tried that?

DJP said...

Well Fred, I dictated this comment and copied it and use Safari to post to the blog. So I suppose that's your answer.

DJP said...

(Not that your comment was "disastrously wrong," mind.)

Aric said...

Just downloaded it and WOW! Makes me wonder why I haven't been using the PC version for the last few years. Thanks for the prodding to download it while it is free.

chrish said...

Alas and alack! It is, like FAR TOO MANY OTHERS, not available in Canada... Sad day.

Anyone know a workaround for that, by the way?

DJP said...

Follow in the footsteps of Mark Steyn?

Brad Williams said...

Does it speak Southern? Man, all I need now is an iPhone, or an iPod, or an iMac.

CR said...

Awesome tool. Thanks.

Kate said...

Thanks Carlo for passing the link on. I plan to try it today! :)