Voice RecognitionReviewed by:
Assistive Technology Practitioner
Other reviews by Mark Surabian
Spell Check, output rate,
Age Range: 10 - 90
Using only my small built-in microphone for my Macintosh I was able to produce decent 90% recognition on this app (but then again I'm proficient with dictation apps). That’s how I typed this review. It takes commands for only basic punctuation, and the key is that if you’re using say, a comma, you must say the part of the sentence that comes after the comma to make the “,” appear otherwise it will type the word “comma”. It’s biggest challenge as a starter web-based app is its inability to save your edits as you move forward. The only real value of this app then is for someone with limited typing skills who wishes to get out a great deal of text quickly and edit it afterwards. After it has been edited you can export it but you cannot continue with the voice dictation on the same document. One good thing about it is that it can actually export to Dropbox, to Google Drive, your desktop, and email. You can’t use editing commands like you could in desktop software, but otherwise it’s a wonderful beginner app.