December 8, 2009 | Robert Nelson
Just recently added to the App Store was Dragon Dictation, and it appears to be a pretty nice speech to text app for the iPhone.
To begin with, the app is powered by Dragon NaturallySpeaking and it is available as a free app. Of course that free does come with a catch or two. The price is just for a limited time and the app will self censor. So, if you tend to have a potty mouth then you can expect to see asteriks in place of letters in those words.
Assuming you can deal with the censoring, which honestly should not be an issue for many people, then hit up the App Store and download this before the free goes away.
As far as how the app works. Well, it seems simple enough — launch the app, press the record button and begin speaking. Then after you are done speaking, which can be anything from a simple word or two, a sentence or diatribe you then have the option to send that text by email, text message or save it to the clipboard.
The app was also noted as having an “editing feature that provides a list of suggested words” and a “voice driven correction interface.”
And did I mention, its free.