Places you don’t want to miss voice to text

Busy professional, outdoor adventurer, family care-taker, student – we each play many roles in life and the new voice technology gives us the flexibility to overlap those roles. Voice to text is bringing efficiency and ease to many parts of life. Today’s pace of business demands greater flexibility and location independence than ever before, and team members need to be able to efficiently work together regardless of where they are.

While we boast the benefits of using dictation and transcription to create documents for business benefits, there are endless ways to take advantage of voice to text. If you don’t have your computer handy, recording your voice is an amazing way to capture audio notes anytime, anyplace.

Here are just a few places and situations where voice recording and automated transcription will keep the flow:


In the Car

While most of us are stuck in traffic during our daily commute and wish we could knock out some emails, write out ideas, or even get started outlining a new project, the limitations of having our hands and minds preoccupied prevent us from typing in the car. Technology to the rescue – you can now safely get all that done by using your voice.

If you’re one of many who drives with your phone at a safe distance or have it connected to the car’s main entertainment system, using dictation is a safe and efficient solution for capturing ideas on the fly. The Philips voice recorder app even has a car mode that makes starting and stopping a recording super easy. The app is directly connected to Philips SpeechLive. With one click your recordings are sent to the cloud and can be transcribed through automated speech recognition. By the time you arrive in the office your documents are already waiting for you!

Out in Nature

At least for me, the best ideas can strike when you’re out enjoying nature and there are no distractions to occupy your mind. Well, some ideas also just strike on the way to the washroom, but I think it’s safe to assume, you’ll be back at your computer in reasonable time. Yet, this doesn’t mean dictation can’t help when at your desk, too. Read about some of our business stories here.

Now back to nature: In most likely all cases, we’ll have our smartphone with us to not miss the opportunity to snap a quick picture of our surroundings. This also means the audio recorder on your phone is always ready for whatever you’d like to capture. Nature can really act as a mental release, getting you away from your normal everyday routine and into a new environment that promotes creativity. When you’re back on the grid, just upload your recordings to SpeechLive to be transcribed to have a perfect, written account of everything. Sounds like the perfect way to start dictating your next novel, eBook, or any work project you have coming up.

When parenting takes all your hands

Dictation apps eliminate the need for holding a phone. Busy parents who need to send emails or want to simply capture a shopping list while using their hands for other tasks can benefit from dictation and speech recognition. It can also be a benefit to people with disabilities or injuries that restrict keyboard and mouse use. Regardless of your station in life and your reason for needing tools that help capture your voice to create text, the best dictation software is easy to use and will simplify your life.

In interviews and conversations

While we associate interviews typically with office settings, there are many kinds of interviews and conversations that take place containing important material and information that will need to be recalled. Another great use is to make high-quality recordings of special family events, and story sessions with grandma and grandpa, for future generations to enjoy. Philips SpeechLive offers a multi-speaker transcription service that will make sure all precious words are transferred into perfectly formatted text.

In school

Think about how much time is spent during the average college class, grad school lecture, workshop, or seminar just taking notes so you don’t forget the main takeaways and important details. Now, imagine how free you would be to think, be creative, and participate in that class, workshop or professional seminar if you didn’t have to do all that note taking. There’s only so much that your brain can take in on a daily basis, and by capturing it all with your audio recorder (when smartphones are not allowed in school!) or on your smartphone app you can do so much more with that information, including transcribing it to have every word in written form. It’s the perfect way to pick up every detail without having to pick up your pen or laptop and type it all out.


Where does voice technology help you out, so typing isn’t necessary? Send us your places, situations and ideas where you use your voice to create text. We’d love to hear from you!

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