3 Alternatives To Using macOS Dictation

If you want to try something other than the two dictation functions in macOS, there are at least three other ways to dictate text with your Mac. If you are a Microsoft subscriber, you can use Word's built-in dictation function. Google Docs also has a built-in method if you are using Chrome as your browser. There is also another website you can use to dictate text.

Comments: 7 Responses to “3 Alternatives To Using macOS Dictation”

    Will
    6 months ago

    For many year I used DragonDictate and found this good. The advantage of Dragon is that you can play back anything you have dictated so that, if there are mistakes in the text you see on the screen, you can hear what you actually said. The current dictation methods don’t keep a voice recording of your words. That ought to be the next stage in the development of this software.

    Will
    6 months ago

    The other think to say is that it will be helpful in future if dictation software allows one to customise the vocabulary by adding names and other unusual words. I’m not sure that this is possible with the current systems.

    6 months ago

    Will: macOS dictation has this. System Preferences, Accessibility, Voice Control, Vocabulary (button).

    Will
    6 months ago

    Thanks, Gary.

    Will
    6 months ago

    Thanks, Gary.

    Sylvie Chubs
    5 months ago

    I find that my (old) iPad works best as it simply has a dictation button on the keypad. I’ll be updating my iPad when the pandemic is over and I just hope that the dictation button is still there on the newer models as I find it invaluable.

    5 months ago

    Sylvie: Yes, it is still a part of the current iPadOS. Why wouldn’t it be?

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