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Speech-to-Text Software Downloads

Bill White, Editor / Informer Technologies, Inc. / December 08, 2013

Giving voice commands to your computer in order to perform various actions or having your system write pieces of text simply by dictating can prove to be quite useful. This collection contains applications that allow you to dictate commands or pieces of text to your system to execute various tasks or write messages and documents.

These programs can help you with what you're intending to do:

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Voice and Speech Recognition
Voice and Speech Recognition
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(11 votes)
Shareware

The Voice and Speech Recognition Software can be used to control the computer with voice. It listens and responds to the spoken commands to run programs, interact with Windows and dictate words into word processing programs, such as WordPad, or to fill out on-line forms. Voice and Speech Recognition can also be used to edit text on the computer. It comes with a speech training tutorial.

Pros:
  • Light weight.
  • Easy to use.
  • Ability to add more commands.
Cons:
  • The software response is slow and at times the commands do not find immediate response.
  • Will take much practice to remember all the commands.
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ZebSpeech
ZebSpeech
Freeware

Enables text-to-speech (allows your computer to talk to you!), speech recognition (allows you to talk to your computer) and an advance word-processor (e.g. convert .doc to pdf/css).

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Dictation Buddy
Dictation Buddy
Shareware

Plays pre-recorded audio files and allows you to listen and control the playback, while at the same time, transcribing the audio into another PC application like Word. You can install on usb an optional foot pedal to control the playback. Also includes the ability to record audio from a microphone on the PC's mic input jack or with a USB mic like the Philips Speech Mike Pro.

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Word Magic Voice Recognition Add-on

This add-on provides Voice recognition capabilities on one hand, so you can dictate your text in English or Spanish (depending on your Voice Recognition Engine) for your program to type out, and on the other hand, the Voice Commands with which you can operate the whole program and select all Options using only your voice.

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Windows Speech Recognition Macros
Windows Speech Recognition Macros
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(1 votes)
Freeware

Windows Speech Recognition Macros were written by Microsoft employees, and they allow users to create and run their own macros. Then, simply by using a microphone connected to their computer, they can order it to perform a series of tasks without touching their mouse or keyboard.

Pros:
  • It is free.
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Dragon NaturallySpeaking
Dragon NaturallySpeaking
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(55 votes)
Commercial

Become smarter and adopt smarter techniques to save your time and energy spent on hectic and monotonous typing methods. Dragon NaturallySpeaking is the promising software which assures continuous recognition of natural speech that is converted to text.

Pros:
  • Best speech recognition tool.
  • Makes easier in writing lengthy text.
  • Supports different users.
  • Supports multiple users.
Cons:
  • Requires training for foreign names and words.
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