1. Check out our companion app, Forums for Android! Download from Google Play

Have you tried the voice to text in SWYPE? Pretty cool!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by larry0071, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. larry0071

    larry0071 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Sep 20, 2010
    Non Destructive Testing
    Near Pittsburgh PA
    I accidentally hit the speaker on the keyboard while in text mode a few times and I just assumed it was for searching BING. Last night I hit it and decided to try to search with it.... but instead what I said got typed into the text that was open!!!! I was blown away! So then I started texting my Bro-In-Law via voice and although it's not perfect, it is very neat! I wish I could read to it and train it better on my Pittsburgh-ees, but if I pause at each word and announciate, it is almost perfect. I just cant talk totally normal.

    All in all, that is a super cool feature that WinMobilePro could not match.... no way no how. Me likes!

    Try it out, see what you think! Let me know! If you find a way to better train it, share that with me please.


  2. CoolJourney

    CoolJourney Member

    Sep 28, 2010
    You might look into the app VLINGO. I found the stock voice recognition program in the Fascinate did not capture enough voice data at one time. I kept having to say a few words and stop to wait for it to catch up. VLINGO solves this and installs in its own keyboard. Now I can dictate (albeit somewhat slowly) a longer email message and most of it will get captured correctly. Quite impressive for a free app. You have to pay a lot of money to get this functionality on a PC. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like Swype and VLINGO can exist on the same keyboard. That's ok with me since I don't use Swype.
  3. tystevens

    tystevens Well-Known Member

    Aug 27, 2010
    SLC, Utah
    I've tried it on the stock Android keyboard. I agree it does pretty well. However, I spend more time trying to edit the words it missed than I do just typing the whole thing in -- getting that cursor to the right spot in the text I need to edit is pretty hard for me.

    Typing via SWYPE is pretty cool, and I've become reasonably proficient with it. I don't type very long messages or emails from my phone, however.
  4. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead

    Oct 29, 2009
    Right Behind You
    I don't know about swype (I never use it), but you can enter text via voice in pieces as apposed to trying to do it all at once and going back to edit.

    Start off speaking just the first part of a sentence and then stop. You will see what you spoke underlined so that you can then approve it or not. If it isn't right just hit the back button and delete all the underlined text.

    If it is ok, then simply hit the microphone again and start speaking the rest of the sentence or just a piece of it. Again, if it doesn't get it right, you can hit the back button and only the underlined text will be deleted.

    Once you have finished a sentence you can speak the period or other punctuation to add it in.

Share This Page