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Oweb Voice Input – a Speech – to – Text Chrome Extension

March 5th, 2013 | Posted by Costea Lestoc in Surfing

Do you hate to type through your computer’s keyboard? Well, typing can get addicting at times (Look at me, I am so used to typing, that I cannot think of spending even an hour on the computer without putting my hands on the keyboard), however, for many, it is more of a botheration. In such scenarios, a speech to text application can do wonders for you.

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In general, the web browsers don’t come up with the facility of speech to text. However, if you are using Google Chrome, an extension can be of real help to you. I am talking about Oweb Voice Input.

After you install Oweb Voice Input and restart the Chrome browser, you will see a small microphone icon in your web browser. To activate speech to text functionality in your web browser, you just need to click on the same. Now, whatever you speak into the microphone will be converted into text.

To test this out, I tried to make a Google search entering search phrase through the microphone. Well, it almost perfectly understood what I wanted to search for. One thing to remember is that you need to utter the words clearly and give a few seconds pause between two different words.

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The extension has been developed by Wei Lou and it will work on any webpage that has textboxes in it. You can configure the extension to start automatically as well. Otherwise, there is always the option to manually start it.

I was not overwhelmed by using Oweb Voice Input; however, the experience was not bad either. If you have not tried this out yet, make sure to install the same and see how it works. Don’t forget to share what you think of Oweb Voice Input through the comments feature.

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