Capture Tool for Android Users
Came across a pretty nice voice-to-text capture tool for Android users. Called VocaNote. Essentially it's a phone based voice recorder that uses the Google/Android voice-to-text engine to translate your voice note into an email or SMS message. The paid version (~$2.00) allows for up to 7 different destinations - which are chosen via a first spoken word command that you set up.
So, I use "task" to send my email to my Toodledo account. I use "note" to send the email to my Evernote account.
You can choose to send just the recongized text and/or the attached audio file (choice of file formats).
I have no connection to this company - just found it, bought it, and am a happy user. (Actually, I first found - and purchased - a similar product called netMemo before VocaNote, but it didn't use voice-to-text, just sent the audio file).
The best thing about VocaNote (for me at least) is that it can be set up to be truly a one-button press process. You use setup options to automatically start recording when you open the app, set delay times for both recording end and text confirmation, and end the app after the email/SMS is sent.
The app presents you with its text translation of your recording for confirmation - but doing nothing can be set up to confirm as well. You can also turn on or off an audio control that has the app "speak" to you with the text it translated.
I know that there are other options in this realm, but I haven't found one as quick, easy, and straight forward as this.
Evernote: Voice notes require many button pushes on the phone and there isn't any voice-to-text.
Online services like Jott or Dial2Do require you to make a phone call to record and have on-going subscriptions.
Just thought I'd make others aware of this app.
Last edited by johnaohman; 08-27-2011 at 05:28 AM.