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Don't type, dictate your assignment

You type all day long to get things done. Responding to email, writing documents and creating presentations to communicate your ideas. Sometimes, this gets tiring. Your fingers get sore, your wrists hurt. Or, maybe using a keyboard is difficult for you. Do you ever wish you could just talk to your computer and have it write for you? 

Research shows you can speak much faster than you can type. What if you could type with your voice? Meet Dictate, a Microsoft Garage project. Dictate is an Office add-in for Windows Outlook, Word and PowerPoint that converts speech to text using the state-of-the-art speech recognition behind Cortana and Microsoft Translator. Download it today and start writing with your voice!


  • Highly accurate speech to text.
  • Supports 29 spoken languages.
  • Real-time translation to 60 languages.
  • Commands like “new line”, “stop dictation” and “enter” to give more control while dictating.
  • Two  modes of punctuation's: Auto and manual (with commands  like “Question  mark”, “Period”, “Exclamation mark”, “Comma”) Visual  feedback to  indicate speech is being processed.