The text bellow is for Windows integration, Linux integration described in this article.
Attention! The integration module has been updated for Chrome 55. You can simply replace ru-speechpad-host.exe file in your speechpad integration folder to update it.
Integration allows you to enter text directly into applications running on Windows: Word, Excel, (all) browsers , etc. Speechpad works with any windows which supports text entry from the keyboard. The Speechpad window can remain minimized during the process, and the use of Chrome shortcuts allows this window to be independent of other browser windows. Chrome does not even have to be the default browser.
1. Install the Speechpad extension from the Chrome webstore.
2. Download the Windows integration module, unzip to a folder on the Windows desktop and run install_host.bat in this folder.
3. Register in speechpad.pw and login to the site.
4. Go to user account (the link will appear) and press the Try it! button.
5. Go again to https://speechpad.pw, Check the OS integration checkbox and select your language from drop-down list, then press the Start recording button.
6. Go into Word or another application and start your dictation.
7. If you like and want to continue using integration after your free trial, then make an order!.
Since version 6.6 the Speechpad extension can be integrated with Windows OS with the help of an additional module. Integration is a paid service and the service is available only in authorized mode (i.e., when the user is logged in).
Each registered user can try it for free for two days. You can turn on the trial period in the user profile page. Then you can order the service through the Speechpad website’s paypal button.
1 month – $2.5 USD
3 month – $7 USD
12 month – $16 USD
To install the integration module, you must download the zip archive (updated 04.12.2016), unzip it to a folder on your disk (but do not leave it in the default download folder) and run install_host.bat from this folder. (To remove this module if you do not want to use integration anymore – run uninstall_host.bat and then delete its folder.)
After installation of this module, when you open Speechpad.pw site you will see, than the OS integration checkbox is enabled, but turned off.
You must go to the user profile page to turn on the test period or order the service. To try integration press Try it! button.
After pressing the Try it! button the zeroes in the Paid date column will be changed to the expiration date for the free trial.
You can use the Try it! button only once, further work is possible only upon purchase.
Using the integration mode
After starting the free trial, navigate once again to the main Speech Pad page. Check the OS integration checkbox and select your language from drop-down list, then press the Start recording button. Now if you open any windows application and begin voice input – the spoken text will appear at the caret position in the application.
There are some additional settings in the Speech Pad extension: keyboard shortcuts to start and stop voice recognition, and ability to add one extra space to the end or beginning of each spoken phrase.
See extension help for more information.
Problem: The OS integration checkbox is greyed out and it won’t let me check it.
1. Close all other speechpad.pw windows and leave only one speechpad.pw window. Refresh this window – if the integration is still gray go to step 2.
2. Check that the Speechpad.pw extension is installed – you must see Speechpad icon in the right corner of your browser. If it not installed – install it. Refresh speechpad.pw page. If the checkbox is still gray go to step 3.
3. So, your integration module is not installed properly. Download integration module and unzip it to the folder in your desktop. Run install_host.bat in this folder. Refresh speechpad.pw page – the integration checkbox will be enabled.
How to ask support
To ask support in OS integration, please describe your problem and provide two screenshots:
1. Speechpad.pw window. The right and left browser window must be visible and most controls on the page, too.
2. Screenshot of running install_host.bat must be provided.
Use voice input to activate Windows shortcuts.
Restart on Error checkbox is now invisible and checked by default
26.05.2015 – If “new line” is spoken at the beginning of a phrase , output now processes a carriage return
07.06.2015 – Compilation with Windows XP support
09.06.2015 – Reflect extension changes
09.06.2015 21:08 – Digitally signed
18.06.2015 – Changes for “Backspace” command processing
20.06.2015 – Time limit is removed (trial version works until 21.06.2015)
11.10.2015 – A bug that was seen in Viber and Telegram messengers has been fixed
27.02.2016 – A functionality to show Speechpad window on Top of others
06.03.2016 – Support for voice shortcuts in Windows
03.12.2016 – Update for working with Chrome version >= 55
04.12.2016 – The module works now in any version of Chrome