Which speech recognition software for Windows computer do you consider reliable for voice-typing?

Drsunil V November 26, 2013

Which speech recognition software for Windows computer do you consider reliable for voice-typing? Reliable implying precise enough to be useful and less errors. It should be compatible with Windows 7 and better if compatible also with Windows xp too.

  1. Anonymous
    November 28, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I'm using Dragon of Nuance. it's worth paying for it. it's version varies from student, professional, legal and medical type. professional version is sufficient and it costs around 13ooo rupees.

    • Drsunil V
      December 5, 2013 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks. I understand

  2. DalSan M
    November 26, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    As kihara stated, Dragon Naturally Speaking by Nuance is one of the best, if not the best, speech-to-text software on the market. It is compatible with all versions of Windows, Mac OSX, and can even be found in some Android phones and the latest versions of Swype keyboard.

    Dragon may be costly, but for good reason; it works. There is a training period, and gets better over time. Basically, the main alternative is what is built into Windows, but there are many issues with it, and if words are not pronounced properly or precisely, there will be misspelling issues and lots of frustration. Dragon has fewer issues with this, but there are always limitations with any software.

    There are very few decent alternatives compared to Dragon, and in my opinion, are not worth the time of finding the software or even trying them out.

    • Bruce E
      November 26, 2013 at 4:02 pm

      Dragon Naturally Speaking is not that expensive. It is frequently on sale on Amazon, TigerDirect, and others for less than $30 (sometimes via rebates) and they normally are the version with a headset/microphone included. That's the route we took when getting it for my father.

      They have more expensive options (Professional, Medical, and Legal) that are specialized to function more efficiently in those environments. For instance, the Medical one can directly interface with a RIS/PACS system and can eliminate the need for a separate (human) transcription step. They also have enhanced security features but you do pay for the convenience with these ones. The Pro version is the cheapest of these clocking in at about $600.

    • DalSan M
      November 27, 2013 at 1:42 am

      I know that Newegg and Tiger Direct would use rebates with the purchase of a certain software (Total Security or something like that), which brings it down to under $30, and sometimes free. The normal cost, which may be the case in other countries other than North America and a few select areas, is $80 to $100.

    • Drsunil V
      November 27, 2013 at 12:24 pm

      Thanks DalSan and Bruce for the input. Dear DalSan , is there a Google voice-typing software for microsoft windows computer? If no , can Google voice-typing be done on web-interface or browser for transcribing speech?

    • DalSan M
      December 2, 2013 at 5:48 am

      The work-around that I have used before, though not for your specific scenario, is by using Team Viewer on the computer, and connecting an Android phone or tablet to the computer through Team Viewer. By doing this, your phone or tablet keyboard is used for typing in input, so the Google speech-to-text would be available to use on the computer. It may not be the best method, but it is cheap and it works. http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/mobile-app.aspx

    • Drsunil V
      December 2, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      Thanks to both repliers. The reply about teamviewer is very creative and innovative

  3. kihara
    November 26, 2013 at 7:54 am
    • Drsunil V
      November 27, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      Thanks sir

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