Don’t fancy typing? Fancy speaking to your PC instead? Google Chrome includes a complete speech recognition engine, and you can make the most of it with dictation.io, a simple site that uses your PC’s built-in microphone to turn your speech into words on a page. It really is easy. Just jump to the site using Chrome, click ‘start dictation’, and speak naturally.
The dictation.io site is built to recognise not just single words, but sentences as well, and you can add punctuation as you go. It’s not absolutely perfect, of course, but the resulting output is easy to clean up once you’re done. Just click copy, and paste it into your favourite word processor. If you are a hunt-and-peck typist, this will save tons of time; even if you do not finish your prose in one go, you can come back to your dictation at a later time as it’s saved in-browser.
Speak to type Save your typing fingers with the brilliant dictation.io website.