MacSpeech has released version 1.6.8 of iListen, its speech recognition software that enables users to work at their Macs by issuing voice commands. This upgrade adds support for Mac OS X v10.4 "Tiger," allowing users to access Appleis dynamic search engine Spotlight and Automator, which handles repetitive tasks.
Users can say "Open Spotlight" and speak their keywords to run a search. In addition, they can drag an Automator application to a new command editor window in iListen and give it the name they want to say in order to run it. This update also includes several bug fixes and performance enhancements, including a new Transcription AppleScript command.
iListen 1.6.8 is free for all owners of iListen 1.5 or higher. Other users can upgrade for US$39.95. System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.1.5 or v10.2.x or higher, a G3 or better processor and 256MB RAM (512MB recommended). Pricing for the full version is $99, or $149 in a bundle that includes a headset and microphone.