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Looking For a hands free texting app

by macliker / January 6, 2014 12:31 PM PST

Hi All

I drive alot and sometimes don't have time to pull over and respond to a text

I have been looking for an app that will send or respond to texts hands free

I found one that I think would be suitable for me and it isn't available in the usa

Its called Voice text Pro

I have an iphone4

Thanks

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Clarification Request
Which phone are you using??
by birdmantd Forum moderator / January 6, 2014 8:33 PM PST

Android and Apple devices have built-in voice to text applications.

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iphone4
by macliker / January 6, 2014 9:36 PM PST

which app has voice to text capabilities?

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My mom.....
by birdmantd Forum moderator / January 7, 2014 1:54 AM PST
In reply to: iphone4

.....uses Dragon Speak with her iPhone 4 and likes it.

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Dragon is pretty good
by macliker / January 7, 2014 1:58 PM PST
In reply to: My mom.....

Vlingo says it's for internet searches

Dragon is pretty good at speech to text I'm impressed
But I have to manually transfer the text to messages and send it
But still it will make it easier for me

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i like Dragon Dictation
by macliker / January 7, 2014 7:38 PM PST
In reply to: My mom.....

Dragon Dictation transcribes pretty good I like it

What I need now is an app that can text a transcribed message hands free

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Mail, iMessages and Notes are just 3 off the top of my head
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 7, 2014 7:02 AM PST
In reply to: iphone4

but not on the iPhone 4.

The 4S and the 5 have it.

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There are many.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 6, 2014 12:44 PM PST

Start with Vlingo and start trying these out.

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If I'm not mistaken...
by Pepe7 / January 7, 2014 12:21 PM PST

...that app got tepid and/or terrible reviews.

Nice try at a 'promotional' spam message here though Wink

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Most seem to require copy & pasting
by 4pato4-25035180915322953555370486809254 / January 28, 2014 11:03 AM PST

I have an iphone5. My child has an itouch4 and, of course, they wanted to be able to voice text on their itouch as soon as they saw me voice texting on my iphone5. I only had to take a look at about 10 apps before I came to the conclusion that the free apps out there (regardless of them being for an iphone4 or an itouch) require you to copy and paste (what you just voice texted using the app) into the section where you'd normally type your text message.

I may be wrong, but I think you can totally disregard any free apps being able to do what I know you're wanting your phone to do. I'd hang in there for your time to upgrade. I use the voice texting on my iphone5 ALL the time & it works great. I have very little trouble with the voice recognition understanding me for a text or an email....

<img class="irc_mut" src="http://www.sparkproductivity.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/iPhone-Dictation-Efficiency-200x300.png" style="margin-top: 47px;" id="irc_mi" width="200" height="300" />

However, I don't bother with Siri at all if I'm going to text or email. I gave Siri a try several times and it was a mess. That little microphone icon is going to be an enormous help to you when traveling.

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