Dont get me wrong, I can type. I can type even in the dark, when its 2:30 in the morning and I know I wont have time to do a blog post later that day (thats dedication, guys)
But sometimes I dont want to type.
And that is where Windows Speech Recognition comes in. <not sponsored>
If I dont know a word, it does, and if it doesnt like my pronunciation, I can teach it new words.
I'd say I get about 95% accuracy, but every now and again it just doesnt know what to do. Like when I said "Mexican" two different times it gave me two different responses, neither of which were "Mexican". But I can fix that.
And the other day when I sloppily said "...two forsakes it" it thought I said 2468. :)
Most of the time though, Its great for typing up paragraphs from handwriting without lifting a finger at all.
On any Windows computer, its free. Once you have used the set up process, just say "Start Listening" to use it and to put it in Sleeping mode, say "Stop listening". You have to have a microphone with you or as part of your laptop.
(Here are some headphone/ microphone sets on Amazon starting at about $8.)
Pretty easy when you pull up the program to see what I mean.
Although it will have a lit of attitude if it thinks you are stupid: Like you'll be going to save your document, and will say "Show Numbers" "3" "Okay" and it will be all like "Next time, say 'Save Document'".
Well then, be like that if you think you are better than me.