Dragon Dictate

Here I am again.

My initial experiments with dictation software took place over a year ago, with some disappointment. More recently, I updated my program. This brought about better results, it seemed, but there was still more frustration involved than I thought there should be.

So here I am again. One more upgrade has led me to an overhauled program, which I hope will finally meet my expectations.

For the time being, at least it seems to work for writing blog posts.

MacSpeech Dicate (10/28)

dictateFor some time now, I’ve been intrigued by this program from iMac (for my Mac). I’ve been curious to see what it might be capable of, and I’ve had a few ideas for creative ways that I might use it.

So yesterday, I took the plunge and put my money down. Today I’ve spent 30 minutes or so training the program to recognize my voice (and) training myself to dictate to a machine. For the most part, the accuracy is pretty decent. However (I missed a comma here) I can see that it’s going to take some practice to become a proficient dictator. I’d like to think there are many hours to be saved if I could learn the skill, so perhaps it’s worth a little more investment of time.

If any of you are curious to know more about this program, don’t hesitate to leave me a comment. I’d be happy to try to answer any questions you might have.

Until then, I’ll spend hours in a room by myself talking aloud to my cyber friend.

PS: This blog entry was dictated using this program. In the brackets I’ve added clarification where errors took place.