Thursday, February 1, 2018

Voice Typing: Yes, You Can!

What's the one thing you always want more of? 


Voice Typing, or speech-to-text, will save you lots of time. You can pen your thoughts to text almost anywhere, almost anytime. Sure, it may need a little editing at the end, but the bulk of your thoughts will ultimately be sitting there in a document waiting for you to finish rather than an empty page waiting for you to start. Instead of waiting until you get home while stuck in that traffic jam, put your ideas to paper or dictate that email you want to send out later with voice typing. All you'll have to do is make corrections and copy/paste. You can send texts and tweets, too. The options are limitless.

The average person types around 40 words per minute. 
Voice typing = 120 words per minute. 

How do you get started? The best way is to try it out when you're alone. That way you'll get over any inhibitions you may have. It might feel a little strange at first, but once you get used to it, you won't feel so self conscious. 

Ditch That Textbook has a great article on getting started here: 

Getting Started with Android:

Getting Started with iPhone: 

You'll need to get used to inserting punctuation with your voice, but that will become second nature in no time!