1. AC Question's Avatar
    I'm trying to help my deaf brother find a voice to text app that isn't cluttered up with anything else. He only wants to use it so other people can communicate with him, as in a restaurant or a store. He can speak, but has lost his hearing. Everything I've found has mail, search and stuff that only complicates the simple use he needs to make of it.

    Please help.

    Gordon
    02-23-2015 01:26 PM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I'm trying to help my deaf brother find a voice to text app that isn't cluttered up with anything else. He only wants to use it so other people can communicate with him, as in a restaurant or a store. He can speak, but has lost his hearing. Everything I've found has mail, search and stuff that only complicates the simple use he needs to make of it.

    Please help.

    Gordon
    Use Google Now. It does a little more, but sends messages via voice command as well. The alternative is to open the keyboard and select the microphone icon to verbalize the text. He'll still have to hit the send button but entering text verbally will work just fine.
    02-23-2015 01:48 PM
  3. SanteeSlim's Avatar
    Thanks for your response. I tried Google Now, but - again - it fills the screen on the phone with search information. What would be ideal is a screen with only a "start" and "stop" and "delete" key. I don't know how to pull up just the keyboard to get the mic icon and then get rid of the keyboard.
    02-23-2015 01:58 PM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    Dragon is probably the best, but it writes the text to something - you have to be running a text editor or email app or something that needs text input. If you're going to do that, you might as well just use the SwiftKey Keyboard - just press the mic icon and it takes speech input. (You can't "pull up just the keyboard to get the mic icon and then get rid of the keyboard" with any app - speech to text has to be running an app that needs text input - and text input brings up a keyboard.)

    Someone could probably write an app to do what you want (it's not a difficult program), but I've never seen one. Something with just a blank page and a mic button. Press the button and speech gets displayed on the page, scrolling up as it fills the page.
    02-23-2015 05:16 PM

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