5 Best Tools to Convert Speech to Text


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Computers are not only designed for non challenged people. They are also made for challenged people. Persons who live in the world by taking life as a challenge really needs a computer to achieve big in the world. People who cannot be able to type, can better use tools that can convert speech to text. They may just dictate to their computer so that the computer recognizes the speech and convert to appropriate text. Most of the software tools that are being developed now has more accuracy in recognizing voice. This has become more easier to communicate with computer.

People who prepare documents or who types more documents can use such tools to convert speech to text. These tools may make bloggers to create posts in less time. Good bloggers usually create genuine content on their blog. A person who have a better writing skill will not always have a better communication skill. Grammar is not much essential while speaking but while writing, it must be considered to the most. Practicing with Speech to text tools not only makes you to create documents easily but also improves your perfect reading and communication skills.

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Now, coming to the topic, I have some tools that will help you to convert speech to text. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, then you can use Windows Speech Recognition Tool to dictate to your computer. You will really become a BOSS! Your computer just types what you say.

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Where can I find Windows Speech Recognition? Just head here: Start > All Programs > Accessories > Ease of Access > Windows Speech Recognition.

Besides Windows Speech Recognition Tool, I will share 5 tools with which you can convert speech to text.

#1 Dragon NaturallySpeaking

This is the most popular software to convert speech to text. This software was first developed by IBM but later, Nuance acquired it. Now, IBM does not holds this software anymore. Nuance is working hard to develop Dragon NaturallySpeaking. This software detects the speech more accurately than any other. Dragon NaturallySpeaking is not a freeware and money should be spent to buy them. It really works fast and converts your speech to text easily.

#2 VoxSigma

VoxSigmais is specially designed for Unix/Linux operating systems. It is not developed for Windows yet. May be, they do in future. VoxSigma works efficiently in OpenSuse, SuSE, Ubuntu, Red Hat, Fedora, Cent OS and even Mac OS X. VoxSigma, which is developed by Vocapia Research provides around 90% accuracy results. If you are a professional user and would require large amount of data to be processed, then you can request them for such stuffs. They may help you.

#3 E-Speaking

E-Speaking is a small tool that can run in a low configured computer. It is free to download and easier to use. E-Speaking is available only on Windows Operating system. E-Speaking uses SAPI and .NET technologies to work with Windows. They perfectly integrate with Office and the latest Microsoft Technologies so that a user can feel much easier to dictate on his Windows.

#4 TalkTyper

TalkTyper is a free online tool with which you can convert speech to text easily. The online tool allows you to input speech in different languages. TalkTyper supports languages like Melayu, Polski, Português, Español and more. Your browser must be capable of integrating your microphone with the tool. If you are using Google Chrome, then you can easily speak with it but other browsers which do not come with Adobe Flash Players may require an addition plugin to input your speech. TalkTyper also allows you to print, Email, tweet or Translate your speech text. Thus your work is made simpler.

#5 QuickStart

QuickStart is developed by VoxForge. We already discussed about VoxSigma but VoxForge is different from VoxSigma. Still, both functions the same. QuickStart is available for both Windows and Linux. QuickStart is an open source project and is available free for download.

Do you use any other awesome tools to convert speech to text? Just comment here. Our readers will find you nice!

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  • Corinna says:

    Interesting. I remember seeing a bunch of infomercials last week concerning Dragon and it was the first I've heard of it. I was super sleep-addled so the commercial was pretty compelling although I probably wouldn't have given it a thought had I been alert. I don't think a speech-to-text program would be too useful to me since I possess typing skills, but they could be the catalyst for someone who's not too computer savvy to try their hand at blogging or social networking.

    • Arjun says:

      Yes, Of Course if you possess a good typing skill, you may not require such tools because, you may be more faster than you speak. But, beginners may use these and get advantage from it.

  • Speech Recognition in Windows 7 is doing a fairly good job. These tools I hope will give better results.

    Thanks & Regards