Tag: voice-to-text

Free Voice to Email Dictation App Dragon for Email Now Available in Canada


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Dragon for Email is a cool app that lets you dictate your emails on your BlackBerry. With this free app, there’s no need to type, and if you’re a Storm user, it’s particularly helpful because you don’t have to use the virtual keyboard. Nuance Communications, the developers of Dragon for Email, let us know that the app is now available in Canada. The app is currently available for the BlackBerry Bold 9000 and Bold 9700 on the Rogers Wireless network; and BlackBerry Storm 2 (9550) on the TELUS network.
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Vlingo Virtual Assistant App Adds Support for European Languages


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Vlingo has updated their BlackBerry app with support for French, German, Italian and Spanish language support. One thing you’ll never find with Vlingo, is support for a Scottish accent. No technology is that advanced. With Vlingo, you can do the following actions by voice:
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BigHand Dictation App Version 4 Comes With Attachment Features


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BigHand for BlackBerry is a dictation app that is now in version 4, and includes several new features that are reminiscent of vPost. In version 4 of BigHand, you have the ability to take and attach photos from within the dictation app, append new documents and/or review finalized docs on-the-go, add advanced profile info and centrally configure via BES.

Features in BigHand 4 include:

  • Take and attach photos to dictations: allowing users to both take photos from within BigHand software and automatically attach them to the related voice file for submission.
  • Document attachments: attach any document or file type to BigHand dictations on a BlackBerry and submit them to the relevant workflow. Any file which can be browsed to can be attached. The files will also be accessible from the desktop client once sent.
  • Review finalised documents: authors can instantly access and review final documents, driven by the BigHand system, from their Smartphone without having to access their network via a laptop
  • Advanced profiling: add additional and customised profile information to dictations prior to submission. The profile data is then also accessible in the desktop client.
  • Full ‘Work in Progress’ visibility: view all your dictations, including those submitted from the desktop, on the BlackBerry instead of just those submitted from the device.
  • Full central configuration: all BlackBerry client settings will be configurable from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, giving system administrators full control over device settings.

More information and download available at BigHand. This is enterprise software so you need to register with the company to pilot the app.

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BigHand releases BlackBerry dictation service app with free trial



The dictation service market for BlackBerry is growing fast. Companies such as MyCaption, Phillips and now BigHand, are offering voice-to-text solutions.

BigHand are leaders in voice productivity for the legal community, and their latest application for BlackBerry, will surely save law firms time and money.

This dictation service application allows users to record, edit, and send voice files using their BlackBerry. The application securely sends the dictation to an outsourced transcription service, with the user able to prioritise important items, track the progress of work, and then receive transcripts back via email.

BigHand’s dictation software is available on a free 30 day trial. During this free trial, you can submit as much content as you’d like to be transcribed by the outsourcing service.


SpeechExec professional voice-to-text application from Phillips



Voice-to-text is an incredible technology that will transform the way we interact with our devices, send emails, write documents and transcribe audio.

SpeechExec for BlackBerry is developed by Phillips, and gives you the ability to record, edit and download dictation files from your device. The software is relatively simple to use, just press the record button, and when recording is finished and you are ready to download files, they will be transmitted to your company’s dictation server via email, FTP/S or HTTP/S.

Some of the core features of SpeechExec include security and efficiency. In order to increase security during file transfer, SpeechExec Enterprise allows for additional, 128bit dictation file encryption. This security feature is independent of RIM software, and therefore unique to the market. Should a device become lost or stolen, BlackBerry users can have their devices remotely wiped and disabled to prevent encrypted files from being played back by unauthorized users. Thanks to high-quality compression – 1 minute recording takes only 100kByte – reduced transmission time and substantially lowered phone costs are guaranteed.

Another feature of this product includes the ability to work offline. As soon as a working connection is available again, users can immediately send the dictation to a transcriptionist anywhere in the world.

If your company does not have a dictation server, I highly recommend using MyCaption. Their voice-to-text technology is very robust, and I have used it under a wide variety of conditions.
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Voice to text emails made simple with MyCaption for BlackBerry



Mycaption is a wonderful app for those on the go or who don’t care to type. I love the voice to text features of this app, and it works remarkably well. Salespeople, Doctors, Lawyers, anyone who would rather speak than type, slow typists, or those who don’t have the time to type will find this a great product to use. Make sure to enunciate very clearly. I found my first few messages to contain some errors, but after a few uses the errors on subsequent messages were either one or none.
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