MacSpeech, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of
MacSpeech Dictate 1.3, a significant update to the premier speech
recognition solution for the Macintosh.
Now, people can use MacSpeech Dictate to work with any document,
including those that were not created with MacSpeech Dictate.
MacSpeech Dictate 1.3 features a new “Cache Document” command that
allows MacSpeech Dictate to read a document’s contents, in order to
navigate the document, and to enter and edit text.
MacSpeech Dictate 1.3 also introduces an extensive new Help Book
system, two new visual microphone status indicators, and new commands
for “Cache Selection,” “Press The Key,” “Press The Key Combo” and
“Cancel Training.” MacSpeech Dictate 1.3 also fixes reported issues,
adds several enhancements and is free of charge to all registered
customers, using the “Check for Updates” feature.
“MacSpeech Dictate 1.3 now lets you use speech recognition with any
document you already have,” explained Andrew Taylor, founder and CEO
of MacSpeech, Inc. “We’re also thrilled with how the Help Book system
turned out and are proud to provide this helpful resource to our
MacSpeech Dictate uses a cache to keep track of the text in the
window and where the selection or insertion point is located within
that text. The new “Cache Document” and “Cache Selection” commands
both repopulate the cache from the document or selected content,
Two new microphone status indicators provide a quick visual cue of
whether the microphone is “on” or “off” by quickly looking at either
the new Menu Bar status item, or the new microphone status badge on
the MacSpeech Dictate Dock icon. To augment the User Manual and other
helpful resources, a new searchable, indexed Help Book for MacSpeech
Dictate is now available from the Help menu.
The new “Press The Key” command inputs a specific keyboard key. The
“Press The Key Combo” command inputs the simultaneous combination of
specified keyboard keys using modifier keys, such as Control, Option
and Command. The new “Cancel Training” command dismisses training
operations and closes the Recognition window. The MacSpeech Dictate
1.3 update also includes significant interface enhancements for a
more efficient, intuitive experience.
MacSpeech Dictate is the only desktop speech recognition solution for
the Macintosh. MacSpeech Dictate provides unprecedented speech
recognition accuracy with minimal training and works with existing
Mac applications. MacSpeech Dictate delivers a truly Mac user
experience, and conforms to behaviors already familiar to Macintosh
fans worldwide. Beyond dictation, MacSpeech Dictate lets people
perform basic navigation of their Mac and control it with their voice
to launch applications, open new windows, execute menu commands, etc.
Compatibility and Availability
MacSpeech Dictate requires Intel-based Macintosh hardware and
requires Mac OS X 10.4.11 or Mac OS X 10.5.2 and higher. MacSpeech
Dictate is currently available in English at
http://www.macspeech.com/ in the U.S., at http://www.macspeech.co.uk
in the U.K., and in other English-speaking countries through
International resellers and distributors listed at