We reviewed SpeechTexter several years ago, and it was pretty good then. We took another look at it today and it’s vastly improved. In short, it’s exceptional. It deserves another look especially if you’d rather talk than type – or if it is easier for you to talk than type.
A lot of people are amazed by dictation software. I know I am. I can remember being in my grandpa’s office and looking at a really strange machine and being Amazed. I was about 5 or 6. It was called a Dictaphone. If you don’t know what a Dictaphone is, then you’re too young to understand. They call them cassette recorders now. But Dictaphones were odd-looking things. I was impressed with them when I was a child.
So, it is no wonder I’m impressed with digital speech to text software. There’s a gazillion of -them out there right now. SpeechTexter that recognizes over 60 languages. Since I speak only 1.1 languages — I can say ‘where is the beach” and “where is the bathroom” in Spanish — the 6o+ language thing doesn’t make much difference to me. But some of you are bilingual and some even multilingual. If you are, then this site should appeal to you. And if you only speak one language, that’s cool too, as long as the one you speak is one of the 62 that SpeechTexter recognizes. And there’s a really good chance, since you’re reading this, that it does.
SpeechTexter is a web-app. It’s a speech-to-text application that will take whatever you say into your computer microphone and automatically convert it to text in an on-screen word processor. From there you can copy and paste it into your text editor, word processor, email, Website, Facebook page, etc.
I tried it with my feeble attempts at Spanish and it worked great. Donde estas amigos? Oh, and if you speak English, like I kind of do, you can choose from different versions of English, including the U.S. version of English, the English version of English, the Australian version and so on.
So how about a word from the people behind SpeechTexter? OK here you go:
SpeechTexter is used daily by students, teachers, writers, bloggers, news reporters around the world.
It will assist you in minimizing your writing efforts significantly.
Accuracy levels higher than 90% should be expected (around 95% for the English US).
It can also be used as a tool for learning a proper pronunciation of words in the foreign language, in addition to helping a person develop fluency with their speaking skills.
Powerful real-time continuous speech recognition
Creation of text notes, emails, writing of books, blog posts, etc
Custom dictionary (you can add your own commands for punctuation, or other data), ex. “question mark” > “?”, “new line” > (ENTER key)…
Remember… you’ll need to use the Google Chrome browser to use SpeechTexter. I tried it with the new Edge, Brave, Epic – all chromium browsers, but SpeechTexter worked only in Chrome.
Give it a try right now. We’re pretty sure you’ll find it types what you speak very well. Visit https://www.speechtexter.com/.
You talk. It types.
Above: SpeechTexter understands my horrible Spanish. And does a good job typing what I speak. And Grammar cops will surely notice I forgot some possessive apostrophes – but that was my fault. And the red lines? Those were put there by Grammarly, which sometimes knows not what it does.
You’ll be amazed at how well SpeechTexter types what you speak. Don’t take my word for it. If you have Google Chrome installed, fire it up and go to SpeechTexter and give it a whirl!