Make Siri dictate for your Mac with a new App

Air Dictate, allows you to use your iPhone 4S and Mac to voice-to-text on your Mac.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Dec 22 2011 9:24 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:30 PM CST

Do you own both an iPhone 4S and a Mac-based system? Well, you could try out the new hands-free typing app called Air Dictate. Right now, there are no public APIs for using the Siri voice-activated assistant for dictation, so developer Avatron found a way to control Siri and convert speech into text.

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The text then translates to the Mac, which has to be OS X 10.6.8 or higher, running the Air Dictate Receiving App. What this means is you can turn your iPhone 4S into a speech recognition microphone and input text into apps like Mail, Word, Pages, and any other application that involves text.

There are plenty of apps that can be used on the Mac for speech-recognition, and is a step in a completely different direction to the world of microphones. Most people who have an iPhone, usually have a Mac (of course there are those who don't), but for those who have both, and usually type a lot, this could be a really handy app.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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