Voice to text on iOS | Download Product Review - CNET Download.com

Voice to text on iOS

Voice Assistant is a handy little app that accurately converts your words to text for use in e-mails, SMS messages, and social network status updates.

Voice Assistant is a handy little app that accurately converts your words to text for use in e-mails, SMS messages, and social network status updates. It is not a Siri replacement for older iPhone users (you can't ask questions), but it does a surprisingly good job translating your words into text.

You start by choosing your language from 22 available, then the app brings up the sparse interface of a microphone button to record and a gear icon in the upper right for settings. From there, you simply hit the button to start recording and begin dictating. When you're finished, touch the button again and you'll be shown how Voice Assistant translated your spoken words to text.

I recorded several messages and the app did surprisingly well getting nearly every word. Even if there are errors, you have the option to clean it up using the regular text input keypad.

When you're finished, touch Done to show the available actions you can perform, including posting to Twitter or Facebook, sending messages via SMS or e-mail, sending to another appropriate app on your device (like Evernote or Dropbox), or merely copy it so you can paste it elsewhere.

Voice Assistant provides a way for people with older iOS devices to use their voice to create text and, for the most part, it does a great job. If you're looking for a hands-free way to create e-mails and other text-based messages on slightly older iOS devices, this might be the best way yet in the App Store.

CNET Top 5
Companies Apple could buy with their billions
Apple's sitting on a massive pile of cash. Here are five interesting ways they could spend it.
Play Video
 

Member Comments