A Remarkable Time Saver: Let's talk Speech Recognition

Last Update: March 01, 2016

Do you find typing difficult, laborious or that it seems to take you forever?

Do your thoughts come quicker than your fingers can type?

Do you needed a time saving way he to help you accomplish written tasks?

If you said yes to any of these questions, a speech recognition program might be just what you are looking for, and it might be readily available. You just don't know it. Within the Windows software there is a speech recognition option that I use of regularly.

It helps me:

  • Create my content
  • Comment on other websites
  • Create posts and feedback within the WA platform
  • Answer Email and private messages

I know it has the capability to do many other things as well, just by using verbal commands. I haven't learned the extent of all that the speech recognition commands offer, but just using it to create content has been a remarkable time saver.


If you have a windows Vista, 7 , 8 or 10 you already have it on your computer and available to use.


Just click on it and follow the instructions. It will take a bit of time for the speech recognition program to recognize your voice pattern and to be fully functional for you, but it will also learn from its mistakes and your corrections.

There is also a way to train your Windows speech recognition program so that it more easily recognizing your speech. You will find this under " configure your speech recognition experience". You will also want to" train your computer to better understand you". The more you read to your computer the better job performance it will have for you.

If you don't have a speech recognition program/option on your computer you can find some free ones.

Free:

  • Windows Speech recognition on Vista, 7,8 and 10
  • Google Voice is available for chrome users
  • Talktyper https://talktyper.com/

Fee based:


The trusted CNet has a good collection to choose from here: http://download.cnet.com/windows/voice-recognition...


WARNING: And I can't stress this enough! You should always monitor the words being typed or proofread your content before posting anything that is generated by a speech recognition program. You risk odd words splashed within your content, which will make it difficult, if not impossible for readers to make sense of.


Have a Great Day and I hope you can enjoy a little more time on your hands with one of these programs.

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RaeAnnePond Premium
Thank you for this Debra! I bought the Dragon program when it first came out for my fiancé when he was in college because he couldn't type and had to do a lot of it. He loved it! It's nice to know it comes with 10, I just upgraded to that and I love all of the features!
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Missa3 Premium
Ok, sorry for the confusion, the Dragon program does NOT come with Windows 10, but Windows 10 does offer a voice recognition program. I use it daily.

~Debra
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RaeAnnePond Premium
I'm sorry, I was not clear Debra. I understood you were saying that Win10 comes with a free speech recognition program, that is a terrific resource. I was saying that I had purchased the Dragon program a few years back and saw the value of it back then.
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laurafreedom Premium
Great idea. I'll have to look into this. I'm glad you warned everyone to double check what is being printed because voice recognition systems in general are notorious for doing odd things.

Laura
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Missa3 Premium
Yes, lol. I let mine run one time when our dog was having a barking fit as a passerby. You would be amazed at the words he knows. LMAO

~Debra
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kenway Premium
Thanks I will have to try this need all the help I can get
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Missa3 Premium
You are more than welcome Ken. Good luck and if you have any trouble, I'd be happy to help you.

~Debra
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Loes Premium
Unfortunately my English is to bad for this stuff:(
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Missa3 Premium
Really?
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Loes Premium
Writhing and reading is ok, but I do not practise the talking:(
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Missa3 Premium
The talking really helps the computer learn how your voice sounds when specific words are spoken, that's what help it write the proper words when you speak.
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Loes Premium
Hmm, like a teacher for my pronunciation:))
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Missa3 Premium
Yeah, like reading a book to your child to help him read, your reading to your computer to teach them to write.
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Loes Premium
Oke, you convinced me, I will try it out soon, bookmarked you:)
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Maestrob Premium
Excellent idea! I never thought of that thanks!
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Missa3 Premium
So Very Welcome!
~Debra
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