Probably the most important application for me on my iPhone and now on my iPad is Dragon dictation. It allows me to do a great bit of writing without having to actually use my fingers and wrists. So the first thing that I did when I got my iPad up and running was to give it a try. It’s pretty amazing and even without a headset the accuracy remains close to 100% so long as you speak quickly. Here’s a quick video demonstration of it.
This is the first time I’m trying to use Dragon dictation on the iPad. On my hope is that this application will make it quite usable and quite easy for me to do a good bit of my writing and my e-mailing using only my voice. I used a good bit of voice recognition technology because of some damage to my wrists and because it’s just easier for me. The iPhone, however, is a little bit limiting because of the screen size. The iPad has a much bigger screen, which means there are far better off applications for doing a good deal of wordprocessing so let’s see how well this works right now. The accuracy using Dragon was excellent the first time. I’ll actually include the text of this in the post and it will show you how accurate it really is. The microphone on the iPad is clearly quite good because it’s working remarkably well for me. I’m blown away by this device and to stop this video now because, to be honest, I want to go play some more.