Free Up Your Hands With Speech-to-Text on Android
According to the National Center for Voice and Speech, the average American speaks English at a rate of 150 words per minute. By comparison, according to Pocketables, a smartphone typist using the “two-thumb” method may average around 30 words per minute.
Why settle for basic typing when you can dictate your text up to five times faster? Sure, you can speed things up a bit with a keyboard that supports gesture typing, but even then you won’t get anywhere close to the same speed. That’s why you should consider using speech-to-text.
Step 1: Open any app, that welcomes keyboard and tap into the field, where you want to write
Step 2: Now tap the Microphone button present on the corner.
Step 3: Once you get “Speak Now”, start dictating the words you need on the message.
Step 4: If you want to insert punctuations, you need to dictate that as well.
Step 5: For Punctuations: Period (.), comma (,), question mark (?), exclamation or exclamation point (!)
Step 6: For Line spacing: Enter or new line, new paragraph
Here you can choose between two voice input services
- Basic Google recognition — Nothing more than the core speech-to-text recognition engine provided by Google.
- Enhanced Google services — Additional features on top of Google’s core speech-to-text recognition engine, including always-on voice monitoring and voice control for third-party apps.
To use the keyboard, touch the Keyboard icon just to the left of the Microphone icon, right.
- Common punctuation you can dictate includes the comma, period, exclamation point, question mark, and colon.
- You cannot dictate capital letters. If you’re a stickler for such things, you’ll have to go back and edit the text.
- The first time you try voice input, you might see a description. Touch the OK button to continue.
- Speak the punctuation in your text. For example, you would say, “I’m sorry comma and it won’t happen again” to produce the text .
- The better your diction, the better your results.
- You cannot use Google Voice Typing to edit text. Text editing still takes place on the touchscreen, as described in the section, “Text Editing.”
- Dictation may not work without an Internet connection.