- Posted by contessa117 April 09, 2012
Its not A bad app. it helps a lot in helping u dictate by voice what you want to write however after a while it started to become inaccurate. But all in all it helps
Although I love this app and it is getting more and more accurate, it's still not perfect. It's good for short notes that you want to transcribe into text, but after that the speech recognition gets a little odd.
Though this is not the app's intended use, there have been times where if I am in a meeting and the person talking is facing away from me (lipreading with the sound I get from the cochlear implant is a big part of how I understand people) I won't be able to understand them well. I can pull Dragon Dictation up and hold it up to the speaker as close as I can. It's not realtime, but it can help me put things in context after the fact.
This is my dictated review as translated by Dragon Dictation:
Dragon dictation is a pretty good app for taking your words and turning them into text you have to speak very clearly and I am sure there's not a lot of ambient noise so that he can hear what you're saying clearly and recorded accurately in order to make an accurate translation into text the best thing about the affect that wants it records your words you can take those words insert them into the clipboard or have him go to twitter Facebook e-mail or SMS message I am very convenient and you'll see from this site sample him that it does not insert punctuation for you have to do that yourself and you will have to go in with the keyboard and correct some problems
So that's a taste of the app's accuracy with my speech. I teach at a college so I'm used to speaking clearly. I think the app did a fairly decent job. It's pretty good as long as you speak clearly, use Standard American English, and are in a quiet enough space. The app does not insert punctuation, but you can easily use the keyboard to add punctuation and to correct errors. The best part is being able to send the text to sms, email, Facebook, Twitter, or to the clipboard for insertion into another app. Don't expect to record long missives, but you can add to previous dictations by simply making an additional recording.
I can see this being useful for the "fat-finger" set (we know who we are) and for those who simply prefer not to type short messages. It would be good for recording reminder notes as well. The app claims to learn your voice, so perhaps errors will decrease with more use.
Took couple times of practice, to talk a bit slower and articulate, but wow, this is great! Was able to just talk into my headset and then send the text to a friend that I was running late. With minimal hands off the wheel/eyes off the road time. Top10 worthy.
Really, really cool app takes dictation and converts it to usable, selectable text on your iPhone. It's very accurate, even though it took me a few tries to get used to the whole punctuation usage. Whatever - I can edit it.
Ultimately, it was only of moderate use to me. When I blog / write on my iPhone, I'm usually putting babies to sleep (when talking is not encouraged) or on a break at work (where that sort of talking is not encouraged). If I did more stuff like on-site reviews, I'd use this a LOT.
Record a message, the software automatically converts it to text, then you simply paste the text into a message or e-mail. Works really well even with my southern drawl!!
I didn't give this 5 stars because I use another app that takes my notes but also adds tons of functionality on top of it- although Dragon Dictation does something that this app (Reqall) doesn't do, and that's sending email by voice. Awesome!
Truly a great quality app for speech-to-text. I've struggled with other apps' recognition, especially Google's which I would think after years of honing via the GOOG-411 service would be stellar. Not so much. Dragon is about as close to perfect as I could really expect computer-brain recognition to be. It even makes good decisions on hyphens and apostrophes, and you add punctuation merely by saying it (e.g. "period", "question mark")
My only complaint is integration with other apps - it's kind of clunky. When you send text, it just copies to the clipboard and opens respective other app (messaging, email). You still have to select and paste the text manually, making it a not totally hands-free solution. I really wish they would integrate messaging and email into the Dragon app so it automatically populates the text and could even then populate "to" and "subject" fields, and send, all from voice direction without having to look at your screen. Some of that is understandably limited by Apple's one-app-at-a-time constraints, but considering the search integration they have done with the Dragon Search app, they could tie this in better.
But for the price of free, it is unbeatable. If they do come out with a paid app that integrates search, messaging, and email into one unified speach-recognizing interface, I'd buy.
Wow! The best app in the business! If you have a microphone abled device you gotta try this app! Get you the "To Do List" app and coordinate the two and it will change the way you use your iPod or iPhone.
A 10 out of 10 app!
I would love to use this app, but unfortunately it is not available outside of the US... I do not understand why!