Top Mobile Apps Which Can Covert Voice Commands To Text

By | May 12, 2017

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There are several ways the speech recognition technology can be implemented. The initial use of speech recognition tech was in the Robotic sector. Since 2006, this technology has grown out to become one of the best inventions. Today, the speech recognition systems are available in the cars, mobile phones, airplanes, homes etc. The speech recognition in cars is still new, so its usage is a bit complex and sophisticated.Mobile App Development

Not everyone in the world owns a car or travels by airplane. But a huge amount of people on this planet carries a mobile device (smartphone or tablet) in their pocket. Thanks to Apple iOS, the voice recognition system become a part of mobile devices. Apple introduced Siri, an intelligent assistant that enabled iPhone, iPad and iPod users to give voice commands to their device. But Google’s Android OS mastered this concept pretty quickly.

Well, Nokia was the first one to bring the text to speech conversion to life. All their phones had a narrator tool which was used for this conversion. Soon, Android reverse engineered this concept and enabled the Android users to give voice inputs to their devices. The modern phones powered by Android OS have an inbuilt speech recognition function, which can be used for searching things on the internet, send text messages, write emails and do a lot more.

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Which is the Best Voice to Text app for Android?

Recently, Google integrated the speech to text conversion tool in the Android’s keyboard which is also known as Google Keyboard. Most of the users are still not aware of this and they keep looking for Android apps which can convert the voice to text. In this post, you will read about the top 3 apps which you can use for converting voice commands to text. But before you read about the useful apps, let’s have a look at Google Keyboard’s speech recognition functionality.
Every Android device now comes preinstalled with the Google Keyboard. In case your phone doesn’t have it, then open Play Store-> Search for Google Keyboard-> Install. Apart from being a smart keyboard, it also comes with a powerful tool that converts voice to text. To enable this feature, make sure your phone is either connected to a WiFi network or mobile data is enabled. Tap on the microphone icon which appears on the right corner of the keyboard, feed voice input & the keyboard will convert it to text.

Here’s the list of Android apps which will help you convert speech to text:

Voice Text App

One thing which makes this app stand apart is its ability to send text messages using voice inputs.  It has a feature to read aloud all the content of text messages. This feature comes in handy while driving or cooking. Furthermore, you can also set customized voice commands through which you can make quick phone calls.

Voice Writer

Although, Voice Writer is not popular and user-friendly like ListNote, but it does the job in a pretty easy manner. The Voice Writer uses the Google’s Speech Recognition API. Thus, the translation from voice to text would be pretty accurate.

Apart from, English (US, UK, AU) languages, the Voice Writer app also supports the various Asian languages which include Mandarin, Arabic, Bahasa, Indonesia, and Hindi. There are only handful of apps which support Mandarin & Hindi. Along with Asian, the Voice Writer also supports European languages such as Czech, Dutch, Finnish, Italian and Portuguese.

ListNote Speech to text App

Once you are done installing the app, a pop-up will appear asking you to enable the light or dark theme for the UI. After selecting the theme, you can start using the inbuilt voice to text converter tool available in the ListNote. To do so, you need to tap on speech recognition button and give voice input.

Furthermore, ListNote also offers an option to pause and reset the speech recognition engine. The words which you will enter via voice would appear in the text area. Once you are done speaking, the app will convert it to text and save them in the form of a note.

Summing up

In this post, you will read about some of the most popular Android apps which can convert the voice commands to text.

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