CocoonWeaver Gives You Private Voice Transcriptions

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

CocoonWeaver is a new-ish app (released five months ago) that gives you private voice transcriptions automatically sorted into categories with a voice command. To assign a category to a transcription just say at the beginning, “Cocoon, <category>” then start talking as normal. The developers also have a good privacy policy. Audio and textual data is encrypted and stored locally. The app’s design adheres to guidelines put forth by The Center for Humane Technology. Other features include: Integrated maps for geotagged notes, global search of history, an Apple Watch app, works offline, and more. App Store: Free

CocoonWeaver Gives You Private Voice Transcriptions

macOS: How to Start Using Mac Dictation

· Andrew Orr · How-To

Like Siri, Dictation adapts to you. The more you use it, the better it gets at understanding your voice and accent.

macOS Sierra: Best Listener Yet

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Follow these steps to enable dictation in macOS Sierra's Keyboard System Preferences pane.

Dr. Mac says he’s been using his voice with hisMac more and more and guess what… He thinks macOS 10.12 Sierra may well be the best listener of all time.

Who Wants to Be a Mac Dictator?

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Old Fashioned Microphone

Did you know that macOS Sierra (and Mac OS X El Capitan) have pretty good dictation built-in at no extra cost? Dictation can be faster than typing and a nice change of pace; discover how to enable and use it in this week’s thrilling episode of Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves, only here at The Mac Observer!