MacSpeech today announced that their iListen speech recognition product will be replaced by the new [msd]. MacSpeech Dictate will be based on the same recognition engine as Dragon Naturally Speaking. Dragon NS is widely acknowledged as the best continuous speech recognition program for Windows that's available, and far better than MacSpeech's existing iListen product for OS X. Having a new MacSpeech program that has all of MacSpeech's integration with OS X and all of the accuracy of Dragon's product seems like a dream come true!
With the release of MacSpeech Dictate, we are entering a new era in speech recognition for Mac OS X. MacSpeech Dictate is the most accurate, easiest to use speech recognition program ever made, and it is exclusively for Macs. MacSpeech Dictate works the way you do, in the applications you use every day. Just speak, and see your words appear in Microsoft Word, Pages, Mail, iChat, or anywhere else.
Based on the award winning Dragon Naturally Speaking speech recognition engine, MacSpeech Dictate will astound you with its amazing accuracy. The words you utter are written exactly the way you said them. MacSpeech Dictate gets it right the first time. Accuracy is so good, in fact, you may be tempted to give up typing!
This product will be available from February 15th 2008, and there's a discount for iListen owners - of which I am one, even though I couldn't get it to work. If anybody gets their paws on a copy of MacSpeech Dictate before I do, please let me know how it goes so I can report back here.
- Ricky Buchanan