1. Nht's Avatar
    I do a lot if texting while I drive but would really like to follow traffic laws and safety. Is there a good app that I speak out what I want to text? I think something like this can really save lives.
    01-26-2011 07:40 PM
  2. BSUNesto's Avatar
    Dragon dictation. It's free...



    Ernesto
    01-27-2011 12:54 AM
  3. hopper's Avatar
    I use Dragon Dictation and Vlingo. Dragon Dictation has markedly better speach recognition and is free. Vlingo charges for the texting application and is not near as good at the speach to text conversion, but will accept voice commands to specify to whom you want to text or email.
    01-27-2011 10:02 AM
  4. shinbone's Avatar
    I'm also searching for a good speech-to-text app. I considered Dragon Dictation but read that it imports all of your "contact info" onto their servers and users/customers are not happy with that feature. I'm not sure if I'm happy with that also . . . for now, it's keeping me from downloading that app
    01-27-2011 10:58 AM
  5. JohnH59's Avatar
    I'm also searching for a good speech-to-text app. I considered Dragon Dictation but read that it imports all of your "contact info" onto their servers and users/customers are not happy with that feature. I'm not sure if I'm happy with that also . . . for now, it's keeping me from downloading that app
    there's an option in the app to turn that feature off. I have it on and don't feel concerned. Nuance has been around a long time and they are a reputable company. I don't think they would knowingly put anyone's data in danger.

    If you use Gmail or Facebook, and keep contacts, your probably in as much, if not more, danger.
    01-27-2011 11:29 AM
  6. shinbone's Avatar
    there's an option in the app to turn that feature off. I have it on and don't feel concerned. Nuance has been around a long time and they are a reputable company. I don't think they would knowingly put anyone's data in danger.

    If you use Gmail or Facebook, and keep contacts, your probably in as much, if not more, danger.
    Thanks for the info . . I was unaware that the feature was optional. I'm interested in either Dragon Dictation or Vlingo also . . have you used both? Do you have a preference?

    thanks
    01-27-2011 11:40 AM
  7. iNitvizn's Avatar
    I use Dragon Dictation all of the time - the recognition is not always 100% accurate, but it's dead on more often than not. I love it.

    Like mentioned above - the option to upload your contact data is optional. I haven't tried any others because I haven't had a resason to do so...DD fits the bill
    01-27-2011 12:02 PM
  8. shinbone's Avatar
    I use Dragon Dictation all of the time - the recognition is not always 100% accurate, but it's dead on more often than not. I love it.

    Like mentioned above - the option to upload your contact data is optional. I haven't tried any others because I haven't had a resason to do so...DD fits the bill
    Do you have this option enabled or disabled? I'm confused why anyone would enable this option??? What benefit would an option like this have for a "voice recognition" app??
    01-27-2011 12:45 PM
  9. wcarlson40#IM's Avatar
    Um, you want in ON because if you dictate "Dear Mr. Lachowski" you want it to spell the name correctly rather than get "Dear Mr. Live cow ski".
    01-27-2011 02:30 PM
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