Mobility, Productivity, and Creativity
The other day I was scripting a podcast episode. I’ve used speech to text with Windows 7 in Microsoft Word and it works pretty well.
But most of my scripts are collaborative and my team and I use Google Docs extensively. I’ve tried some of the speech to text plug-ins for Chrome but they were not very effective. Then, I was reminded that I take notes into Google Docs using my Android’s speech to text feature.
This makes a lot of sense. I am often away from my computer, but have time between appointments. I can fire up the Google Docs app for Android and voila… start dictating my script.
It isn’t perfect, but seems to work as well as Windows 7 Speech to Text… maybe better.
In this video, I opened a Google Doc on my computer and did a screen capture. Off screen, I opened the same document in my phone and I am dictating to my phone using speech to text. What you see is a live example of the Google Doc being updated via speech to text on my phone.
A few mistakes and I pause a bit – but that is more for the screen capture than anything. I was impressed and all of these tools can be utilized for free!