Users can now enter text on their Macs by speaking into Apple's latest smartphone, using a great new app from Avatron Software called Air Dictate, which was released recently on the App Store.
For $1 this app will make writing emails, messages, notes and even long texts much easier. Avatron's app can be used to replace far more pricey software like Dragon Dictate for Mac, and even though it has basic features it still has impressive functionality.
Air Dictate requires the installation of the free Air Dictate Receiver app in order to work properly, providing both devices are on the same WiFi network. After the iPhone app is authorized on the Mac, the two should connect and then the user simply needs to start the iPhone app and start dictating.
Air Dictate also allows multiple Macs to be authorised, you can select the computer you want to dictate to from within the iPhone app. The Air Dictate app is easy and intuitive to use, and starts and stops with just one tap of the appropriate button.
The only thing that can be a little tricky if the user gets caught up in the magic of his or her own words, is that punctuation needs to be announced specifically (period, comma, colon, new line, etc).