Do you prefer speaking, rather than typing, your notes, emails, and reports?
If so, then consider these 3 free or cheap solutions for using your voice and speech-to-text services to create documents and emails.
Speech-to-text voice typing with Google Docs (free on computer and mobile device)
1. On your computer or mobile device, you can use voice typing in a Google Document. a. Open a Google Doc.
b. (On computer) Click on "Tools" / "Voice typing", and then click the microphone icon,
and you're good to go.
c. (On mobile device) Click the microphone icon at the bottom of the keyboard.
c. (On computer) For voice typing commands, hover your cursor over the microphone icon, then click on the question mark in the lower right corner of the box.
See the video below.
Make a note with Siri. It's Siri-ously simple!
1. Use Siri to open a note or email.
2. Say, "Hey, Siri. Make a note". Then dictate when Siri asks what you would like it to say.
4. Or, say, "Hey, Siri. Send an email". Then provide the information when Siri asks for the recipient, subject, and what you would like it to say.
See the video below for how to create a note.
Quickly make a transcribed audio recording on your mobile phone using a Siri shortcut and Just Press Record
Try this shortcut to quickly make an audio recording on your phone.
1. Download and install the Just Press Record app. (Note: this is a one-time paid app. There is no charge for the automatic transcriptions.)
2. Create a Siri Shortcut. (Example: "Record")
3. Launch an audio recording with Siri . ("Hey, Siri. Record")
4. Your audio recording starts on command. After you stop recording, the audio is automatically transcribed.
See the video below.
What tools do you use for voice typing / speech-to-text? Please leave a comment below.
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