Accurate Voice Typing

Hi, I’m a PWP, diagnosed in late 2014, and lucky enough to get DBS last year. I just wanted to share a free tool I find hugely useful which is a very accurate voice typing app for Chrome on desktop or laptop called Dictanote.

Visit this link to use it for free. I purchased the paid version for just a few pounds a year (⅔ off until March 15th), which has some very useful bells and whistles. The app’s only problem from what I can see is that the English UK language setting isn’t quite attuned to regional accents as it could be. I am talking to the developer about the issue, and will update this post if I make progress.


I talked to the developer who was aware of the English UK issue (it’s looking for “American” sounds on certain words), but said there was no fix at this time. But I’d say the English UK is about 90-95% accurate so it’s still usable for most of us. As with all of the voice to text processors, pausing for a second or two before speaking clearly and slowly makes the app much more effective. :slight_smile:

I’m really interested in this topic. My typing speed and accuracy have dropped about 50% since being diagnosed. :neutral_face:

I have an Android phone and the Google keyboard has voice input and it is superb. I rarely have to correct anything. Much faster than my typing.

I am looking for something similar for Windows 10. Dictanote is not suitable as I need it to be able to type into my email program, word processor etc - not just my browser.

The “Windows Speech Recognition” software is terrible. Here is the output of me saying “the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog”:

Anybody have any recommendations for Windows speech to text software?


Hi again, I’m using Dragon Nuance, I’ve found this really useful particularly if you do a lot of keyboard/typing :slight_smile:

Thanks @AnaElsa, the Home edition looks great. I like the demos, that’s exactly what I want, in fact more capability than I was expecting.

Just need to save up for it now. :joy:

Yes, I’ve been fortunate enough to gain mine through Access to work as an workplace adjustment following an injury. Takes a while to get to grips with the software and adding words to the vocabulary, if you have a lot of actual typing it’s brilliant, then there are the commands to remember and it’s very sensitive - working at home and the dog came and sat under the table, sat on my feet and told her to move and eh what do you know it was in my text! Proof reading essential! Stay safe, take care