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Speech to text
Click on "Start listening". Speak into your device mic or headphone to begin.
Status : Not listening
Transcribe your speech into text online
Assistive technologies are great they help you to get a lot done in a short time.
Speech-to-text is a technology that enables you to identify patterns in sound waves and matches them to phonemes of speech to translate them to text. This means that you can talk to your device and it will understand and convert what you have said into text.
It is not only easier to talk than type, but it is also 3 times faster. A research study conducted at Stanford University placed two groups of individuals side-by-side.
They gave them over a hundred phrases and told the first two groups to type it into a smartphone using the on-screen keyboard while the second group was told to use speech recognition.
The study was conducted in both English, Mandarin, and Chinese. The researchers found that speech dictation was 3 times faster than typing in English and 2.8 times faster in Mandarin even when one accounts for the time it takes to make corrections.
The number of mistakes was significantly lower when using speech-to-text. The English error rate was 20.4% while the Mandarin error rate was quite high at 63.4% lower.
The Speech to text app provided to you by ShareTXT for FREE enables you to boost your productivity by quickly creating large volumes of high-quality content at scale.
How it works
The Speech to text app is very easy to use you can start using the app in 3 easy steps
- Click on "Start listening"
- Agree to allow the app to use your device microphone
- Start talking into your headphone or device microphone
When the application starts listening for you to speak, the status which is just below the button will change from "Not listening" to "Listening".
Also, the button will change from "Start listening" to "Stop listening" this enables you to stop the app from listening after dictation is complete.
After you start speaking, the application will keep on listening until after you stop speaking for a few seconds. It will then display what you have said as text in the input field.
If you stop talking for a while the application will assume that you have finished dictating and It will turn itself off.
You will be notified about this because the status of the application will change to "You were quiet for a while so voice recognition turned itself off. Click "Start listening" to resume". This means that the application is turned off and is no longer listening to speech input.
To continue dictating after it turns itself off, click on "Start listening" to pick up from where you left off.
Benefits of Speech to text
Speech-to-text applications in the past were not very good. Today with the advances in machine learning they have gotten much better.
Quick document turn arounds
Speech-to-text technology is the fastest method of text entry. Transcribing meeting documents is a time-consuming activity, speech-to-text will not only reduce the time you spend creating content it will enable you to create even more content and redirect save time and energy to more critical tasks.
Create better more engaging content
Most business writing is very formal this does not reflect the way that people interact in the real world. Assistive technologies such as speech-to-text enable authors to infuse their personality into their content, making it unique and different from the legal documentation that is prevalent. I don't know many people that love reading terms of service and privacy policies.
For many people with disabilities who struggle to type using conventional input or maybe as a result of injury, speech-to-text technology is a game-changer they will be able to crank content out just as fast as able-bodied individuals, maybe even faster.
Why use Speech to text by ShareTXT
This speech to text application is created to help you boost your productivity as you work online
Ease of use
Unlike other tools that are complicated to use and require a lot of setups. The Speech to text app by ShareTXT stands out by having a very simple and clean user interface. Ease-of-use is embedded into the building blocks of the application the foundation being data security, accuracy, and reliability.
It is FREE to use FOREVER
Unlike other Speech to text applications which require a monthly or yearly commission for using their application Speech to text by ShareTXT is free for you to use forever. No strings attached.
This application is user supported. This means that our users contribute willingly to keeping ShareTXT online. We also use the ads displayed on this website to support the application and handle developement cost. You can support ShareTXT by buying me a cup of coffee.
Capture your ideas before it takes flight
Ideas are fleeting things. You can have it at one minute and the next, it disappears.
For example, you can be online surfing the web and get an idea. Very quickly you click on an icon to open Notepad. It takes a few seconds to open, after which you start typing and can't seem to remember the original idea. It has disappeared.
Take another scenario. You are surfing the web when you get a cool idea. You switched the tab to Speech to text by ShareTXT. Click on "Start listening" and start speaking to your mic. You capture that idea before it takes flight. Some ideas are priceless.
It works offline without an internet connection
Even when you are not connected to the internet, the speech-to-text app by ShareTXT will still be able to work. In the situation that you are at a place with poor or no internet connection, you can still use your application to transcribe your speech to text without any issues.
Frequently asked questions
Here are some of the answers to your questions about Speech to text by ShareTXT
What AI is used for speech recognition?
Speech-to-text by ShareTXT uses the web speech API
Why can't my device use this application?
Most, but not all browsers support the web speech API. You see the full list of supported browsers here.
There are two reasons why your device cannot use this application
The first has to do with your device's microphone. Check it to ensure that it is properly connected to your device and is working properly. Check if you can hear the recording of your voice using the inbuilt voice recording app on your device.
The second reason why your device fails to use this application is that most, but not all browsers support the web speech API. Visit this MDN webpage and scroll to the bottom of the page to "Browser compatibility" then check the list to see if your browser is supported.
If your mic is good and your browser is supported contact us.
Why does the application stop listening after a while?
After you click on "Start listening" the application is ready and it will transcribe your speech to text, but after you stop speaking for a few seconds it assumes that you are done talking and will turn itself off.
This is a security feature that prevents malicious actors from listening in on your conversation.
What data is collected and stored by Speech to text?
The Speech to text app by ShareTXT does not store any data when users make use of the application.
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