Talk to Text

Last Update: April 18, 2019

I don’t know if this is something that has been getting worked on or not. But I’m sitting here with just my phone in hand and hate typing on my phone. It’s just not as fast...I’m sure many of you can agree to that.

I know there are a few programs out there with the talk to text feature. And I love that!

But in our WA content creation page we don’t have that feature. At least not for the phone apps.

I really like the content creation page. It’s got a lot of really great features anyway. And I appreciate all of the great features we have here at WA. And I know there are constantly improvements happening to benefit and help us.

I know I would absolutely love this feature here at WA if we could get it in here.

Anyone else agree? Or is it just me?

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Pedrone Premium
yes it's an advance for all of us
I did use DRAGON speech to test for a while when I was super busy! it was one that been launched on the market many years ago and was over the Thousand dollars to purchase but now it's very affordable less than a Hundred,
anyway good suggestion and I m with you on this!
ciao:0)
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JoePlale Premium
Along with my other devices, My Smartphone is a relatively low-end Samsung model
... { I "Killed" my Good One :-( ... long story }

Anyhow .. Even it does Voice-To-Text quite well.

... Side Note: I just this minute tried it with the SiteContent Editor, and it works just fine.
(Android Phone, using the Chrome Browser)

Regards

Joe
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KayOSmith Premium
Sweet! Thanks! I'll see what I can do. I've got an Apple. So, I'll do some research on it! Thank you so much!!!
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BradB18 Premium
It would be a fantastic feature Kay. I am a far better talker than a writer. When I talk it flows but when I have to think what to write I find it more difficult and time consuming. I like ShihTzuSteve's response and will most probably take action on his recommendation.
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KayOSmith Premium
I feel the same. I can talk a lot easier to talk it out than write it out. I will have to give ShihTzuSteve's recommendation a try as well. Thanks!
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ShihTzuSteve Premium
I do most of my writing on the iPhone and I totally agree that hours of typing using the on-screen keyboard is a pain, both mentally and physically. More often than not the keyboard obstructs the app you are typing to.
I solved the problem by going to AliExpress and buying an inexpensive portable Bluetooth keyboard with a built-in stand for the iPhone. This has definitely increased production and preserved whatever sanity I have left.
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KayOSmith Premium
Yep, I think I will have to give this a try! Thanks for recommending it!
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blossomthyme Premium
There are apps that do this and you could dictate your content into Word and then copy and paste it into the Content Manager for editing.

For PC: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14198/windows-7-dictate-text-using-speech-recognition

For MAC: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202584
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KayOSmith Premium
Sweet! Thank you! I'll give those a whirl!
I knew there would have to be some editing involved anyway, because from what I've experienced, talk to text still doesn't recognize punctuation. But, I think the talking part will make it much easier to get my words down anyway.
Thanks for the recommendations! :)
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blossomthyme Premium
I'm thrilled now that my Iphone talk to text feature allows punctuation. It will get there. Now I can say period or comma and it does it!
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L13jordan Premium
I have that feature on my phone but haven't used it so I can't share any thoughts on that. Best of luck with WA!
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KayOSmith Premium
No worries :) I'll have to give it a try soon - maybe on one of my walks around town by myself. :)
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LindaBaxter Premium
I often create my posts on my phone and then send them to my email where I then create a draft on WA. There always has to be a little editing, but then that's par for the course. Maybe in the meantime you could use this method? I too look forward to WA making this happen in one step. Thanks for bringing it to our attention
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KayOSmith Premium
Sure thing! Thanks for the recommendation! Ya, editing really is something to expect all the time. But, that's okay. It gets more ideas out too ;)
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SondraM Premium
For months, I have been wanting to look into talk to text. As of now, I don't use that feature even though my cell phone has it.

Could you maybe copy the text and paste it into WA site content?

That might give you the best of both worlds for now.
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KayOSmith Premium
I think so. There would be a bit of editing involved, but getting the ideas down is the biggest thing :) I think there would be a lot of copy and paste involved :)
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RosanaHart Premium
Suggest you ask support!
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lesabre Premium
Hi Kay, I can so relate to typing on the phone. I have even gone as far as telling my friends that I do not do the texting thing. From what I understand Amazon is coming up with a new version of Alexa that does the typing for you. I guess the Dragon speak has been around for awhile. My sister suffers from carpal tunnel and she just speaks into the mic and viola there it is on the screen.
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LindaBaxter Premium
I used Dragon for a while but it wasn't as intuitive as I liked and kinda like Sir,i has to be corrected a lot. Hopefully Amazon will get it right. =^)
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KayOSmith Premium
That would be cool if we could get Alexa to write it for us. I do understand there would be a lot of editing, but I'm good with that. :) Thank you for letting us know about this :)
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anusuya1 Premium
hope you find a solution.
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greenwealth Premium
Thanks for your comments.
I see I am going to need to use more tools and be creative about content creation.
Do you feel that pressure or need?
Because you brought it up, several here have added suggestions in their replies.
I'm going to experiment with a tool or for that now.
For me, I'm thinking I want to use text-to-speech, on my phone and and audio recordings for podcasting. I've seen several recommendations to use these tools to create more content from the content we have already making.
Efficient.
Like rabbits multiplying.
For example, by taking a video, and using the audio track as an audio-only post, then create a transcript to become a blog post.
And more.
All this to assist us to increase the amount of content, to fill the need, and keep up with the demand.
If you have more than one site or business, (who doesn't, it seems) we need lots of content.
Thanks for stimulating the discussion.
Your friend at WA,
Rick G /@greenwealth
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KayOSmith Premium
Yes, indeed! What a great way of looking at it too :) Yes, it's absolutely to be more efficient. To do more with the time that you've got. I like spending time with my family, so anything that will make it easier and faster to get my ideas down so I've still got that time for my family :)

I like your idea of taking a video and using that audio to make a blog! :) Great idea! Thank you so much for sharing it!
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manna4star2 Premium
My Android smartphone has Google talk to text works on email, messages etc but since I don't use my phone for WA i don't know whether yours would or not.
I also have an Android Tablet and when I was down from the storm i was able to use the talk to text for Site Content.

Sonny
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KayOSmith Premium
Thank you for the idea. I have an Apple. I'm looking for something on it that I could use for it. Maybe I can look for an app that has that. I know that OneNote has it, but not for the phone. Checked back and forth between the phone and the PC dozens of times hoping that something would change... :\
Thanks!!!
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KayOSmith, Have you tried Google play store? They and I am sure Apple Store has this solution. Wish you luck. The solution is an App with voice to text conversion.
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KayOSmith Premium
I will give those a try! Thank you :)
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