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  1. ItalianHunk

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    There's probably something really simple already on my phone to do this but I just can't think right now. I've downloaded a few "notes" apps but none of them did what I wanted.

    I work for a realtor and I have to go into properties and take a bunch of notes about each one. I have been recording what I see then playing it back from my phone but what I really want is this.....

    I want to be able to record my notes and have it turn into text either as I'm speaking into my phone or after I get back to my office, I can LOOK at the notes I took.

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    If your phone is capable of to do TTS/STT (Text To Speech/Speech To Text), then pretty much any app will do. I use a note taking app that will allow this. I use "Color note" for note taking.
     
  3. ItalianHunk

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    I already have ColorNote installed. How do I get the voice to text to work? Is it in the ColorNote app itself?
     
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    Maybe I'm not explaining this right. I want to be able speak into my phone the address of a house, say some notes and save.

    Example. "2568 Main Street. 3 bedrooms. 2 baths. granite counters. hardwood floors. etc."
    Go to another property and do the same thing. Do this for 4 properties.
    Save each of the notes for each property. When I get back to my office, I can open my ColorNote or a different notepad, and SEE the notes I recorded.
     
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    There's a 'mic' key on the keyboard. Bottom row, 3rd from left.
     
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    I see. I actually tried that but it seemed kind of useless. Whenever I would say something like... hardwood floors. I would have to 'OK' it and then press the mic button again. I would have to do that for each item I speak. I would really like to walk around the room while speaking into my phone and then save it all at once.

    I would like to take my time recording then save it.

    I'm using swiftkey. Maybe that's not as good as the default keyboard?
     
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    Voice recognition has improved a lot in the last 2 years, but it's still far from perfect. It's still 'in beta', afaic.
     
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    I agree. I love using voice recognition. I'll just go back to using my phone recorder and play it back when I get back to the office. Just thought it there would be a simple app for voice to text since it's easy to use text to voice. :)
     
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    Install Go Keyboard. There is a going voice to text function. Just tap Reyes icon that looks like a microphone.
     
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    You could try gdocs. I gave it a test, and you can do what you want with it. It may take some fooling around with the text to speak recognition and training your voice to get the best results. I haven't used my voice option on my phone much, so the settings are at default. The results were a mixed bag. Like I said training the system might help this.

    https://market.android.com/details?id=art.wild.gdocs&feature=search_result

    Hope this helps
     
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