Voice dictation on an iPhone? Dragon Dictation, makes of Dragon Naturally Speaking for Windows PCs, and the speech recognition engine for the Mac’s MacSpeech Dictate, launched Dragon Dictation for the iPhone. Mel Martin in TUAW mirrors my experience:
To dictate on the iPhone you just launch the app, press the record button, and start talking. Your dictation can be a brief sentence, or a much longer treatise. Once the text has been created from your speech, it’s possible to email it, send it as a text message, or put the result in your clipboard. After recording your message, you can edit the resulting text before you send it off for others to read.
The translation from voice to text is not done on your Mac. Your voice is recorded, sent back to Nuance for processing, then text is sent back to your Mac. I’m surprised at how good the dictation is. What’s Dragon Dictation cost? For now, nothing.