On a mobile phone, using dictation is as simple as pressing a button that looks like a microphone in the keyboard. Once you do this, you will usually see a box come up with a line in it that moves up and down as you talk. This is the device recognizing and processing what you are saying. You should keep a few things in mind when using this technology:
- Speak naturally as that will best capture what you are saying
- You can add punctuation by saying the punctuation word. For example, you can say the word, “Question Mark” at the end of a sentence, and a question mark will appear. You can do this for periods, commas, and much more
- No speech recognition software is perfect, so always double check what you dictated and fix any errors before finishing up
- This tech can be used across many mobile apps such as text messages, emails, and document creation applications
Bottom line: Using text recognition is easier than ever to use, increasingly accurate, and best of all free! It will save you time, and when done properly, can work across multiple applications and platforms.