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Best Voice-To-Text Software To Increase Your Productivity

Due to the ever-increasing popularity of automated transcription software,, the amount of competition has risen greatly. Knowing which ones to choose can help maximize your work efficiency and achieve the best results.

  1. Audext

Speed, precision and pricing are just some of the reasons why Audext deservedly got the number one spot. Worry not if your file is in an extraneous format – Audext supports 23 different variations, it converts m4a to mp3, MXF, WMV, FLV etc. The transcription process is initiated in five simple steps, with a very simple registration system that requires no personal information. You wo n’t have to waste a second waiting for the transcription to fully finish – results can be viewed and edited on the fly.

Being 200 times faster than any other method, Audext can benefit anyone whether they’re a student, journalist or interviewer. As long as there is no background noise and the recording is relatively clear, the AI technology will accurately transcribe and even label all the different speakers accordingly.

Reviewing the finished product is a breeze through the built-in online editor. With a playback speed slider, you can modify the audio and listen to it at your own pace. Automatically included timestamps conveniently connect audio to text to ease the process. The implementation of machine learning methods ensures a slightly more improved algorithm with every new submission. Once you modified the resulting text to your liking, it can be downloaded in both.TXT and.DOC formats.

Start taking advantage of your 30-minute completely free trial immediately. Audext doesn’t ask for your payment method details until you actually decide to purchase a plan. Additionally, plans are specially designed to tailor to all needs. For bulk material submission, per hour variants are ideal and start at $10.9. For a more spread out plan on a monthly basis, you can begin transcribing for only $7.99 per hour.

  1. e-Speaking

A local software-based voice-to-text tool, e-Speaking gives users the ability to control their Windows OS via built-in voice commands. It’s based on Microsoft’s very own SAPI interface, and thus easily integrates with the Office program lineup – Excel, Word, Powerpoint etc. e-Speaking also has the ability to simulate mouse movements with commands such as “Down One” and “Left Click”. The dictation mode can write or read lines from a text document.

On their website is an easy to follow user guide which contains all the available commands. The program itself is very lightweight taking up only a few megabytes. It’s free to download and use for 30 days, after which it costs $14 for a lifetime license. This upgrade also unlocks the add, edit and delete command features.

  1. Voice Finger

Voice Finger claims to be the fastest tool in the business when it comes to controlling your mouse and keyboard via voice. It mainly markets itself to hardcore gamers, as well as people with injuries or disabilities which impact their ability to properly use these computer peripherals. Unlike most of the other tools, Voice Finger manipulates the mouse pointer via an array of coordinates that are controlled with just one command. It even supports timed events such as multiple clicks separated by 10 seconds.

At its core, Voice Finger is an upgrade for the default Windows speech recognition commands, which are quite limited on their own. Best of all, it’s completely free.

  1. Apple Dictation

Exclusive to Apple-made devices, Apple Dictation converts audio to text on Macs, iPhones, and iPads. The Enhanced Dictation feature is powered by the voice-recognizing software Siri as an efficient alternative to typing. It doesn’t require an active Internet connection to work on newer models, and it even has the ability to input emojis alongside words and punctuation.

On Macs, the grid and number overlays make it easy to interact with specific parts of the screen. It can even visit links for you, as well as modify certain settings and modes which are MacOS specific. The voice control options can be enabled from the Settings menu of the corresponding device.

  1. Speechnotes

Available in three variants, Speechnotes focuses on the dictation aspect and serves as an online notepad. It supports 20+ different languages, with the capability of directly exporting the end result to Google Drive. Furthermore, it can save multiple different text files in the cloud, which can be loaded afterward between multiple sessions. Three different methods for inputting punctuation give this software a lot of versatility.

Alongside the online version, Speechnotes can be added as a browser extension or downloaded on an Android device. There’s also the possibility to upgrade to a Premium version that unlocks some additional features.

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