To use Google Docs for free you only need to have a Google account associated with an email address. Once we log in from Chrome, just open a new document and within the “Tools” menu activate the option “Writing by voice”. Immediately the icon of a microphone will appear on which it is necessary to click to begin to dictate.
One of the strengths of Google Docs is that, once the text is transcribed, it is also possible to edit it without using the keyboard, through numerous voice commands. Although at the moment, as indicated by the company itself, these functions are only available in English.
Created by Amit Agarwal , a columnist specializing in technology, it is one of the most popular dictation tools he has been winning over the last few months. You can open a new session in Dictation every time you want to use it or add it as an extension of Chrome to have it more at hand in case we need it when we surf the Internet.It allows to save the result in a .txt file from which we can copy and paste the text where we want.
Like Dictation, Speechnotes can be added as an extension of Chrome, but it is also possible to download it in app format for Android devices .It has a very clean and intuitive design with a central part in which the text is transcribed flanked by two columns that are very helpful.
On the right are described the commands and shortcuts that we can use to facilitate the dictation and in the On the left we have all the actions we can perform with the final text: save it, send it by email, upload it to Google Drive or print it, among others.
Very similar to the previous one, since they share developers, Speechlogger Personal also has an app version for Android devices . Its creators present it with two competitive advantages over similar tools: automatic punctuation and the possibility of translating the transcribed texts into several languages.
Thanks to this last function, Speechlogger Personal can be used as an interpreter when we need to communicate with someone in a foreign language.