Speech-to-Text Converter Freeware

by Megan Allyce Snider

Many people wish they had a faster way to create text documents than typing. Speech-to-text shareware can help you do this by dictating or recording your voice, then turning speech into text. They are many freeware applications available on the Internet (see Resources).

Wave to Text 3.4

The Wave to Text program takes recorded .WAV files of a voice and converts them to text. It is available as freeware for downloading.

Embedded Speech Recognition

Embedded Speech Recognition Kit 1.0 is a free download. It is supported on the Windows CE system.


E-speaking is a freeware application that operates by voice recognition. You can dictate with this program by speaking into a microphone; the program will turn your speech into text. You also speak simple commands such as "delete last text, "delete last word," "new line" and "new paragraph." It is supported by Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

About the Author

Megan Allyce Snider is a freelance writer who has contributed to a variety of websites. Snider holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Jacksonville State University and an Associate of Arts in liberal arts from Muscatine Community College. She has also studied German and English at Shorter College.

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