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Free Alternative to Dragon Naturally Speaking

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Fab1j0, May 10, 2017.

  1. Fab1j0

    Fab1j0 Regular Member

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    Hello guys

    I just got email from Udemy instructor and i decide to share with you.

    " I have been getting quite a few questions about creating content fast.

    All this while I have been using Dragon Naturally Speaking and I felt this was a very good solution.

    However, this software costs around $150 and may not be ideal for everyone.

    Recently I discovered 'VoiceNote II - Speech to text' an extension for Google Chrome.

    I must admit I am amazed at how well this works.

    While it would take you at least 30 minutes to an hour to train Dragon Naturally Speaking - at least the version I use, this extension does not require ANY training to recognize your voice.

    All you need to do is speak into your microphone - and it transcribes your speech into text.

    It makes almost no mistakes. I have been testing it, and it has made maybe a couple of mistakes - and that's it.

    For something that's available as a free addon to Chrome, I must admit this kind of performance is amazing.

    It did take me a few minutes to learn how to use this - only a few minutes. There's hardly a learning curve.

    How to create articles fast using this ...

    This can help you take notes a lot, lot faster than you would be able to if you were using the keyboard.

    I have a dual monitor setup - I typically have articles I want to mine for ideas open on one monitor and the VoiceNote II open on the second monitor.

    While I read the articles, I mentally "rewrite" the sentences and speak into the microphone - and my speech is transcribed by the application running on the second monitor.

    Once I am done, I download the text file, do some edits here and there and I have a near complete article.

    It might need a bit more work, but this is as fast as I can do this.

    If you were to read several articles, take notes and then type articles from scratch it can take you several hours to create one 2000 to 3000 word article.

    But with this, it should take you maybe less than 3 hours to create a 2000 to 3000 word article.

    Of course, formatting it and creating a webpage will take you a couple more hours.

    IMO, this is about as fast as it gets - if someone has a better and faster solution please do let me know and I will be very, very grateful :)

    Please do share your thoughts!

    PS : If you can't figure out how to use this extension, search for VoiceNote II on Youtube and you should see quite a few tutorials.

    PPS : There are other similar Chrome extensions that can transcribe speech, bbut I have not tested them. This is the only one I have tested so far. "
     
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  2. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Have you tried it?
     
  3. Fab1j0

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    No i didn't yet.. But regarding to this email the extension is very good.
     
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    Tick tock, Man, get to testing it for us as it looks good from the email.
     
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  5. Fab1j0

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    I'm not good at speaking English, so i rather outsource article :) But I'm sure this extension will be helpful for many BMW members, if it is working like described.. Tick Tock, Man, It's FREE to test. :):)
     
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    Ps:i don't know if i answer you right, because i used google translator :):)
     
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    I just gave this a quick test, and was impressed with the result.

    I'm not on my own computer at the moment, but tomorrow I will test it out properly and report back
     
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    Works on android devices and Windows (maybe linux as well).

    Google>docs>tools menu>voice typing ;-)
     
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    Will definitely have to check out that VoiceNote II. I just wish it was another way to use it without chrome. There's just too many things tied to Google products that keeps people slaves to them.
     
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    Any Chrome/Chromium browser has the web speech API built in.
     
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    WOW!!
    Just took it for a spin and it is quite fast and minimal spelling mistakes. I think this is a welcome tool!!
    Great share OP!!!
     
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    I thought everybody knew this already...

    you can use google docs to dictate using google's very own speech recognition engine

    Open up docs in chrome browser and look under tools. Works like a charm for me... I use a studio cardiod condenser mic so that also improves accuracy.
     
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    Has anyone else tried the plugin listed above?

    @satyawrat - have you compared google docs dictation vs tool listed in this article?

    Does the external mic help that much? i have a audiotechnica mic around from gaming days, so will have to try out!
     
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    I actully tried out google docs diction too. Between the two, the voice note is quicker and makes less mistakes. I use a pretty much regular USB microphone. Between the two, i'd opt for voice note hands down.
     
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    I'll give this a spin this week.
     
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    i had used voice note original and that was a disaster, not sure about this one, gonna try and report here.
     
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    Google Voice Typing is amazing, much better than dragon naturally speaking which has turned into bloatware.
     
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