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Question #87370 posted on 07/29/2016 1:34 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I have a noticed a recent trend by Soulful Ginger, where she/he says "here, let me google that." While that might work for many cases, and I can certainly appreciate her/his desire to demonstrate how easy research can be, but in my case, I certainly did not find it helpful or all that relevant to my Board Question #87307. Believe it or not, but I have googled it.

In my research, I did not find any apps that highlighted their transcribing ability, and in her "let me google that" response," I noticed she/he didn't take into account the transcription aspect of the app. It's not a simple voice recorder, but a transcriber that follows commands.

As stated in my previous Board Question #87307, I am seeking an app that not only records, but transcribes correctly. I have arthritis in my fingers and I unfortunately have to do a lot of typing. It would be nice if there was an app that transcribed with high accuracy and followed voice commands in which I could construct a grammatically correct document in lieu of typing (ex: . , ! ? ; : ' - / " % $ and start new paragraphs, tab/indent, new lines, etc). I realize there may not be a perfect app, as errors are always inherrent, but what do the professionals use?

If anyone has any suggestions, recommendations, or experience with this app, please let me know.

Special thanks to Krito for fantastic pointers on selecting headphones. I did manage to find some in time for Prime Day! I appreciate your well thoughtout-research and thoughtful advice. I'm glad the Board has such a smart, considerate, classy fellow as yourself.

Respectfully,

-Fossilized Typewriter

A:

Dear FT,

When we get non-church-doctrinal, non-BYU-specific, non-opinion-type questions, the larger community we turn to is Google 99% of the time. While we certainly appreciate, enjoy, and learn from these types of questions, sometimes we don't have a lot of time and conveyor-belt answers are just part of the deal. Voice transcription is extremely tricky, so there really aren't a ton of good apps/programs out there. Dragon NaturallySpeaking is what the pros use.

-The Skipper