[Please also see my more recent post on TalkTyper, an even better Voice-to-Text option for Google Chrome.]
The more I use it, the better I like Google Chrome. It is without question my preferred browser now. It’s extremely fast and versatile. Best of all, there are numerous add-ons that facilitate access. Here’s another one for users who may have difficulty using a keyboard. A major bonus with this one is that it can be used even when the computer is not online.
Speech Recognizer is a Chrome app that provides a text box for using Chrome’s built-in speech recognition to create text. Once the text has been “written”, it can be copied and pasted anywhere. S
After the app has been downloaded from the Web Store and installed, the icon to activate is found in the list of apps that appears when you open a new browser tab, as shown below. Chrome ‘apps’ are slightly different from ‘extensions’ in this regard. Icons for extensions are found just to the right of browser’s address and search bar.
It could not be easier to use this voice recognition app. Once the app is open, click on the microphone and dictate a sentence. Then click on the button to add the dictated text to the text box.
Text from the text box can be edited, then copied and pasted anywhere. I have had no difficulty dictating end-of-sentence punctuation, but I have been unable to capitalize or add formatting.