Free Speech to Text Conversion Facility In Your Browser

If you have never tried using automatic dictation software, then here's an easy way to do so.  Use your web browser to visit and you're ready to start speaking.

You'll need a supported browser (Chrome is recommended), and you'll also need a microphone on your PC of course.  Then just start speaking, one sentence at a time.  Your spoken text appears in the top half of the window, ready for you to edit if required, and then to copy down to the main document in the lower half of the window.  Once you've assembled an entire document or letter, you can print, email, or copy it to the clipboard for subsequent use.

Talktyper isn't the best dictation software I've ever used.  And because it sends your speech to a remote server in order to deciper, it's probably not the most secure either.  But it's quick, simple, free, and a great way to try out the technology if you've never used such a thing before.  And it'll keep the kids entertained for hours too.



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by hugoff on 22. December 2013 - 17:10  (113121)

I had no idea on how sophisticated these conversion system had achieved the efficiency they show now.
Tested various phrases and most of them worked perfectly.
I tested my pronunciation. The voice that repeats my sentence is awesome.

by steveorg on 16. June 2012 - 17:14  (94973)

I get different results on different computers based on the quality of my microphone - big surprise! If you get bad results, you may want to look at the quality of your technology.

I suspect that the service uses Google Voice Recognition since the UI elements are identical to the voice recognition that now seems to be built into Chrome. Here's an article on how to do it:

It's the same VR engine that is used on Android and Google Voice. Google gets better at recognizing your speech the more you use it. Of course, you have to provide permission first, which is not something you are likely to do if you're creeped out by Google keeping a record.

by George.J on 19. June 2012 - 6:14  (95097)

Opera had a similar feature Opera Voice that recognizes speech to control the browser and webpages as well as converts text to speech. But this feature has been depreciated in v12. In Firefox though you will have to use an add-on, FoxyVoice.

by Harry (not verified) on 14. June 2012 - 21:03  (94875)

I am always interested in who is collecting my voice signature with any of the Voice2Text applications that are available.

by Leguar (not verified) on 14. June 2012 - 15:46  (94860)

I tested it in French with a Logitech micro ... It works surprisingly well ..
The only problem: we must "cictate about one sentence at a time". Therefore the dictation will be very long.

by ebo on 14. June 2012 - 14:19  (94856)

Didn't work for me. I talked and something completely different appeared on the screen. Not even close. Just read comment about the word pizza appearing a lot. Same problem.

by Samam (not verified) on 14. June 2012 - 12:59  (94848)

I tried this with a separate mic and with the built-in one, tried UK English as well as American and hardly got anything. Nothing worthwhile. The word pizza came up a lot although I didn't say it once!

by AnonymousXPVistaW7 (not verified) on 16. June 2012 - 7:08  (94938)

So it should - - - mmmmmmm Meat Lovers :-)

The word Pizza came up for me as well a couple of times.

by Jim Teed (not verified) on 14. June 2012 - 10:59  (94838)

Works surprisingly well. TalkTyper was fast and accurate for me.

by AnonymousXPVistaW7 (not verified) on 14. June 2012 - 9:38  (94832)


I don't like using Chrome.

Is there an addon for Firefox that will enable speech input?



by eikelein on 14. June 2012 - 12:52  (94845)

Technology is not about what we like, it is about what works.
Chrome is working VERY well and it is dependable; just don't try and base your "liking" on old versions.
This comes from an avid Firefox user!

by AnonymousXPVistaW7 (not verified) on 16. June 2012 - 7:06  (94937)


This isn't an argument about which is the best browser :-)

All I said was I don't like using Chrome and asked if there was any addon for Firefox that would achieve the same results.

Having said that, I downloaded the latest portable version of Chrome and can confirm it works. I typed a letter to my mother and only had to spell check a few mistakes.

It would be good to be able to do this is whatever browser one likes (or at least the most popular ones.

I won't explain myself again if anyone tries to turn this into a Browser War - vive la différence



by somebody else (not verified) on 12. June 2012 - 6:40  (94723)

Wow! I even tried it in Spanish and French and it is great! May not be for the Great American Novel, but sure is good for notes or reading something into it to make digital. I BookMarked it! Thanks for the tip.

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