SpeechPad is a voice recognition application for converting speech to text (a good external microphone is strongly recommended). It can also convert an audio file to text. The current version of Speech Pad works only for the Chrome browser in Windows, Mac and Linux OS.

Voice typing instructions

Press the Start recording button. Attention! The first time you press the Start recording button, you will need to confirm the action in your browser’s popup toolbar.
Speak into the microphone.
The A/a button changes the case of the first letter of the word, nearest to the cursor position.
The Undo button removes the last entered sentence from the output field.
The punctuation buttons allow you to insert punctuation into the text.
If Execute voice commands checkbox is checked, then you can use voice commands.
If the Replace punctuation checkbox is checked, then punctuation words will be replaced by the corresponding punctuation marks. You can look at the buttons help texts to see the corresponded words. NOTE: Google now automatically replaces the following words: "period" (or "full stop"), "comma", "question mark" and "exclamation mark". So the checkbox will not affect those words.
If the Transfer to clipboard checkbox is checked, then the spoken sentences will go directly to the system clipboard and not the output field. This checkbox is enabled if the SpeechPad Chrome extension is installed.
To change speech recognition language, choose the appropriate one from the drop-down menu, or register and add the desired speech input language in the User account.

Transcribing audio files

The Transcription button shows or hides the audio recognition panel. SpeechPad can recognize speech embedded in HTML5 video and audio or in YouTube clips. Specify the URL of the HTML5 audio and video clip, or pick a file from your computer. For YouTube clips, specify the YouTube record ID. Then you can start transcription by pressing the Start recording button.

Speech to text for Websites, Windows and Linux OS

Installing the Speech Pad Chrome extension allows you to use voice input for any text entry field on any web site. Installing SpeechPad Windows or Linux integration module allows you to use voice to input text in any application of these OS.

Simultaneous translation

The Translation button activates a panel for translating speech input into other languages. If you have the simultaneous translation checkbox on that panel checked, when you record speech, you can see the translation of the spoken sentences into the selected language.

Video introduction

Speech to text in SpeechPad - the first steps..

Chrome applications for Speech Pad

You can use Chrome Speech Pad application for easy start, and Chrome application shortcuts to start SpeechPad with a predefined set of parameters.

 
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