There are a number of commercial applications you can add to your computer to do “speech to text” and control your input. Most people are familiar with the Dragon product line – these work great. They have been a fantastic help to people who have trouble typing or just may be slow at the keyboard.
But, as I was working on a employee review the other day – I was surprised by the little microphone that popped up in my Google doc. I have to admit – the combination of speech to text and just moving the cursor around where I needed it worked very, very well.
Google introduces Voice Typing
Issac Green said, when they released the new feature – “We launched Voice typing in Docs to help you capture ideas, compose a letter, or even write the next great novel—all without touching your keyboard. Starting today, you can also edit and format your documents with your voice.”.