Bob Russell is on a mobile kick as of late. Since we’re all about that topic, I’ve been following his last several posts that coincide nicely with our central theme. The latest one to catch my eye is Bob’s overview of Dragon Naturally Speaking 9 in comparison with Vista’s speech recognition. Bob says:
Bottom line, I find Dragon Naturally Speaking (DNS) 9 to be wonderful, and Vista speech recognition to be “almost useful”. Let me explain.
And explain he does! Most compelling to me was Bob pointing out that DNS 9 allows you to record speech in any one of several supported mobile devices and then have the software transcribe the audio file back on the host PC later. It’s not all peaches-and-cream, but DNS 9 does seem a compelling alternative to the include speech tools in Vista. You’ll pay to add it, but this venerable application seems to have come a long way from it’s ViaVoice past. Give Bob’s article a read and see if you agree.