Dictation & Translation Tools

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There are two tools I want to talk about for you dictators!! That is "dictators" that like to dictate rather than write....I do not have tools for you tyrannical leaders out there, sorry!

The first cool tool is Jott a voice to text service that allows you to call an 800 number and turn your spoken wisdom into emails, text reminders, a to-do list, or Twitter, post a blog, text a group, the list goes on and on. This technological marvel is the brainchild of two guys with long complicated names headquartered in Seattle, WA. Since its introduction in late 2006, Jott has made world class voice transcription accessible to anyone with a cell phone. This is a free service.

Just in case you are looking for this same capability but do not want to call in to a number there is Dragon Naturally Speaking by Nuance, it starts at $99. Here is a little snippet from their website:

With Dragon NaturallySpeaking Standard you can talk to your computer and watch words quickly appear in documents, e-mails, instant messages and even surf the web simply by speaking! It's amazingly accurate - up to 99% - and really easy to use. There's no script reading or "voice training" required, so you can get started dictating right away. Perfect for the whole family - busy parents, kids just learning to type, and even grandparents!

Sounds super fun....huh? Actually it isn't half bad, setting up is a bit of a pain but once you get the hang of it the program works rather well.

Finally this is not a dictation tool but once you have your voice turned into text you can go to this site below and translate it into another language.


Hopefully these tools will help you take some of the clutter out of your day. Let me know what you think of these sources, would love to hear the feedback.


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Vicente A. Martinez
Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Woodhaven, NY
Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes

Hi Bridget. Thanks for sharing the great tools! Keep them coming.

May 07, 2008 05:19 PM #1
Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
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I am such a fan of Jott... so easy a grandma can use it. I know that because a grandma told me about it.

May 19, 2008 12:29 PM #2
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