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Voice to text transcription app?

Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against Russian warships)Registered User regular
I wanted to see if anyone had an experience using something like this and could make a recommendation.

My big time sink right now is converting hand written notes to digital format for record keeping. It would be so much less of a pain in the ass if instead of having to manually enter all these notes I could use a voice transcription app to make the rough draft, especially because then I could do it during down time instead of waiting until the end of the day.

Does anyone have recommendations for something like this, especially if it has some sort of functionality to then send the files to my computer?


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    dispatch.odispatch.o Registered User regular
    I know of physicians and some nurse practitioners who use Dragon NaturallySpeaking. I can't vouch for the mobile applications from a usability standpoint, but they sure seem popular. Though the ones I've seen in use were on a workstation with a dedicated microphone, I think they have a demo for iOS and Android.

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    OrogogusOrogogus San DiegoRegistered User regular
    Google Docs does this on both the PC and mobile app. I haven't used it except to see that it works at all, but it would certainly handle the sending to computer part. I'd like to say that all that Google money would mean that it has to be good, but Google's support for its apps is like the wind -- here one day, left for dead in a ditch the next. Still, they use voice-to-text for Google Voice, too, and Drive and Voice both seem to be heavily supported at least for now.

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    localh77localh77 Registered User regular
    Yeah, I've been using Dragon for a couple of years now, and I've been really happy with it, it saves me a ton of time. I just use it for writing emails, but I write a lot every day. It takes a little getting used to, and it's not necessarily cheap, but like I said, I've been happy with it.

    I think they sell a little recorder that you can use throughout the day, and then transcribe when you get back to a computer, probably mainly for doctors. The only thing I've used is a microphone plugged into my computer, though.

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    spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    another vote for Dragon.

    However if you don't want to spring, Google's voice recog is fantastic right now

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    EncEnc A Fool with Compassion Pronouns: He, Him, HisRegistered User regular
    Dragon is the standard tool for most faculty who need these things.

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    bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    edited May 2017
    Dragon is good.

    Dragon isn't so good if you use a lot of verbal pauses or mumbling ("uh" and "ums" will confuse it) in your dictations.

    bowen on
    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
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