I like putting my feet up. What this means is that whenever I’m sitting at the computer, which is pretty much most of the day, I usually have my feet up on my desk or on my chair or generally anywhere else except on the floor where they should be.
So when I found the Dragon NaturallySpeaking software and started using it as of today, I immediately hugged the box it came in. Well I didn’t actually hug the box but I would have if nobody was looking. What this means is that I can now put my feet up all the time as now I can just talk into my computer and it does everything I want it to.
Maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, as it doesn’t do everything and since I have only been using the software since this morning I still haven’t figured out everything it can do yet.
I am writing this blog post using my headset and nothing else. As I am speaking into the microphone the text automatically prints on my screen. I am typing this into Microsoft Word however you can also use it to talk directly into your favorite blog, e-mail account, or just about any other program.
It can actually get quite annoying at times when it doesn’t interpret your words correctly but I am working on it. You can train it to recognize your words and the more you do this the better it will get.
At the moment I’m having a bit of fun with it but it will be interesting to see if it becomes a major part of my computing life.
You can purchase a copy of Dragon Naturally Speaking at Amazon