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HOLLA - Finally you can dictate texts!

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  1. The_Chief

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    As if Swype didn't speed things up enough, now there is an app that allows you to talk to your Droid and then it converts what you say into a text message or Facebook or Twitter entry.

    It's called Holla and it is now on the market. The download is a whopping DOLLAR and uses the Google voice recognition engine built into the Droid. Speak slowly and clearly and it is quite accurate.

    SO that's the second app I've paid for - and IMHO well worth the slight expense.

    Granted, Holla isn't perfect (after all, it's brand new) and it won't come up as a text entry alternative for websites and messages. You have to open Holla, speak into it, and then direct the text to wherever it's going. But it's a useful tool, and more than just an interesting novelty. I can see it going very far as a must-have app this year.

    This is bound to be very popular, so get onboard early! :D
     

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    I'm pretty positive that SMSPopup and Handcent SMS both have this feature. And both of those are free.
     
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    I've tried a good number of speech-to-text apps and they seem to work only for those who sound like Optimus Prime. :D
     
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    Great find if it works for you. Some others will always say that X or Y works better cheaper, whatever. What I love about having the Droid come to VZW is that you actually get to choose for yourself.

    Thanks for sharing your find :)
     
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    I have the one from "pwn on your phone" or whatever the software company is. works good, and its integrated into the KB.
     
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    I can sound like senor prime :) handscent works for this
     
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    If it's not a big rush, you should just wait for the 2.1 update. Voice recognition is built into the keyboard, and can be used in ANY app, not just for dictating texts.
     
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    It really is built right into the keyboard, its the button to to left of the spacebar with a picture of a mic on it and I use it ALL the time now. It works really well.
     
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    TalkToMe Keyboard (from Pwn with your Phone) integrates with all keyboards in all apps, and works great for me (what with me having fat thumbs and all).
     
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    yea.....i think ill just wait for 2.1.....too many apps for the same thing cant be a good thing
     
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    What i like about the TalkToMe Keyboard app is that it gives you predictive text and voice with the hardware keyboard ... sweet. Otherwise, yea 2.1 does incorporate voice features. I have more options than I know what to do with.
     
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    Well, it looks like 2.1 is the thing to wait for. Till then, though, I think I'll be perfectly happy with Holla and Swype. I'm glad you guys have suitable apps for your Droids. Just passing on information here, I guess :)
     

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