Voice Typing

Voice Typing

What is Voice Typing?

Voice typing means to can enter text on PC by speaking. Voice typing employs  speech recognition techniques 

Typing on Touch Screen and Smart Phones

For touchscreens and smartphones, one finger typing is useful. For a full touch typist, it is very irritating and frustrating to type on touchscreen and smartphones. In other words, there are a lot of miss-hits for a touch typist on a touchscreen. On the off chance, a considerable amount of text is to be typed, it requires a lot of time and gets very thwarting.

The good news is that we can deal with this situation by using voice typing. It is a way in which spoken words are converted into written words. It is also known as speech-to-text. It can be easily employed on a smartphone without dogfight. Just tap the microphone icon and you are done. Its capabilities will enable you to work faster and efficiently.

Every one of us, sometimes or always have a good experience with voice typing on smartphones but what about touchscreen devices running on  windows or mac operating systems. Their built-in voice recognition features are not of that quality as smartphones and can’t perform the conversion process efficiently. There comes Google Docs to rescue which has an amazing capability and supports about 48 languages and the list keeps growing.

Using Google Docs to Voice Type

Here is how to get there.

SpeechNotes is yet another great service with Android app which works on Google Chrome browser. It has features like reading aloud your text and three different ways to insert punctuation marks.

Voice Typing vs Touch Typing

Voice typing can’t beat regular touch typing in speed and accuracy. The former  requires an environment where there isn’t a lot of noise and background sounds. In addition to this, a bad accent or pronunciation leads to incorrect written words. For example, it can’t plainly distinguish among the words; there, their and dear but one can adopt to it with time.

Our book, Learn Touch Typing in 12 Simple Lessons  will allow you to learn touch typing at a rapid speed. It includes simple 12 lessons that are easy to understand and follow.

Conclusion

In today’s article, we have discussed voice typing and compared it with touch typing. In simple words, voice typing is to enter text by speaking. It works best with touch screen devices and smartphones. Just tap the microphone icon and you are done.

Anyhow, every one of us always has a good experience with voice typing on smartphones but this is not the case with touchscreen devices running Windows or Mac OS. Their built-in voice recognition features are low quality as compared to smartphones. Hence, they can’t perform the conversion process efficiently. There comes Google Docs to rescue with amazing capability and support of 48 languages. Moreover, SpeechNotes is yet another great service with the Android app which works on the Google Chrome browser. It has features like reading aloud your text and three different ways to insert punctuation marks.

With all that said, voice typing still can’t compete with regular touch typing in terms of speed and accuracy. The main reason is that voice typing requires an environment with no noise and background sounds. In addition to this, a poor accent or pronunciation leads to incorrect written words.

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