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#268474 21-Mar-2020 13:54
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A lawyer friend of mine currently uses a dictation device to dicate his letters. The audio files are then on the network for the secretary to type up.  She has a foot pedal where she can pause and go back the dictation. There is an application on both his desktop and hers so when an audio file arrives (he puts his dicatation machine into a USB dock and it automatically transfers the audio to the network) she can start working on it.

 

He wanted to know if he and the receptionist were working remotely how could he do that?  Rather than try to install all the dictation software on their home PC's I was wondering voice to text would be even better. I not familiar with IOS but on Android (I am using a Pixel 4XL but it was fine on other devices also) Google's voice to text is very accurate.  I use it all the time for email, SMS and other apps. I was thinking all he need do is open up his email app, dictate his letters into it and send to her. He could make some corrections before but usually you can tell from context what the corrections should be. Or are there specific apps that might work better?  Clearly I am asking here because he has an iPhone. And I think she does also.

 

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  #2442965 21-Mar-2020 13:59
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Too much room for error. They are probably using Winscribe or something like that. Can they both not just VPN in from home to upload/download the file. 


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  #2443083 21-Mar-2020 16:01
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Siri is great for this, I use her often to transcribe messages when I can't be bothered typing (or using CarPlay when driving). If you don't have a thick Kiwi accent the accuracy is 90-100% in my experience.

 

You can just click the dictation icon when emailing/messaging/wherever (the icon is built in to the system keyboard so shows up anywhere you can type).


 
 
 
 




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  #2443150 21-Mar-2020 16:33
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Thanks I'll give it a shot I keep forgetting my wife has an iPhone as I try to avoid getting near it :-)




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  #2443162 21-Mar-2020 16:47
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Google keyboard is pretty good, but needs significant corrections. Otherwise have him call his vendor. Dictation can be outsourced to internet based people easily, so I expect it's not so hard to send an audio file to a staff member.




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  #2444073 22-Mar-2020 20:05
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:We just tried Siri and it seemed okay. This is for backup only. For Android I find voice to text pretty good. But I do have to say New (hard "n")  Paragraph (not Paragrarph) and occasionally it won't captitalise after a full stop.  Punctuation that it recogises for me anyway a "full stop", "comma", "question mark"  which are the basic ones. 





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