MacSpeech, Inc. has released iDictate 1.0 and an update for iListen at Macworld this week. iDictate is a verbal text utility designed to allow direct speech translation to text on Mac OS X. Listen is a more robust version that allows for verbal commanded corrections and features Learn My Writing Style. The iListen update features support for OS X and Classic together. According to MacSpeech:
Macintosh speech recognition authority MacSpeech today announced a version of iListen that works on both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9, as well as a new dictation-only product for Mac OS X called iDictate. Both products include MacSpeechis exclusive TalkAnywhere technology that allows the user to dictate into virtually any Mac application.
iListen 1.3 has all the features of previous versions, plus improved accuracy and works on both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 without requiring the user to create two profiles - or purchase two different products (another MacSpeech exclusive!).
iDictate 1.0 is an entry-level program for people who prefer a dictation-only solution. With iDictate, the user can still dictate into virtually any application, but will not have voice commands or Learn My Writing Style, and must perform corrections manually.
You can find more information about the iDictate release and iListen update at the MacSpeech, Inc. Web site. Upgrades for iListen 1.3 are available for US$19.95, while the full version is available for US$99.00.