List Notes vs GhostReader

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List Notes

Category: Speech Recognition
Industries: Writers, Students, Educators



Pro version


Category: Speech Recognition
Industries: IT Solutions



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List Notes reviews

This app does work on Kindle Fire but you need to search Google for the voice search apk file. One of the other reviews mentions the exact file name. As to this app it's fun but needs work. Someone else already gave a good overview so I'll just say that the most glaring flaw is the apps ability to understand you. It will often put the wrong word if you say something too fast or not clear enough. If you don't continue talking after a certain amount of time it stops recording even if you're not done. Mainly though it's like auto correct but it's listening to you talk instead of type. I think someone who speaks with a heavy accent would find this app hard to use. Although it's really fun to speak fake words and gibberish and see what real words it chooses. It can only put real words. It won't put exactly what you say. So if you start talking about Harry Potter and use some of those unique words from those books and movies it won't be able to. It will put what real words match most closely by how it sounds.

- Jason Morelli

I downloaded this app on my Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and it works great! All I needed was a simple app to take notes quicker than I could by jotting them down on paper, and it does precisely that. I really like that you can color code your notes, as well as the fact that you can edit them by switching back and forth between voice and text with ease. The only downfall I have seen is that it does not use punctuation properly, or at all rather. If you're looking to record something and then later copy/paste it to another source, it will definitely require proofreading. But, I was not in need of anything fancy with multiple options, so, this suits my needs almost perfectly.

- Kristi Tange

Usefull app to dictate and transcribe to text. Not completely accurate but just a bit better than the transcription software in Windows Seven on my laptop . Program has bells and whistles to save transcripts in different folders and color code them. You can also type memos. The pro version does not seem to have any additional useful features. My complaint is that you must have wifi active to run the transcription. Program is useful for my wife to learn to pronounce English words properly.

- Ignacio

GhostReader reviews

I REALLY like it I’ve enjoyed and recommended this software even before the first GhostReader. GhostReader Plus also has an excellent user interface. The word-processor-like layout is easy to use. When I want sophisticated control over a certain voice, the interface and other features allows me to get professional results (with some practice). If you are having trouble with certain OS X versions (my computer is older), DO NOT use the Apple voice ALEX. Even after a clean install, Alex seems to cause lots of trouble with any text-to-speech software (Apple inc - r u reading this?). The voices you get from ConvenienceWare website (part of your GhostReader ensemble), are excellent. Some of Apple’s voices have improved but ALL of the Infovox iVox VOICES (part of AssistiveWare) are amazing and very realistic. Improvements? I’d like to see a choice/checkbox to read only two letter US-States and not the old three letter method - thus “ill.” is NOT Illinois. Perhaps TAGS does this but words that can be pronounced in different ways such as “Live” could highlight themselves and a pull-down correction could be chosen, then applied to selection or whole document.

- Toxic Kumquat

Solid Product I've tired others. This is comfy and does the job on my Mac Mini Mojave.

- Mac1guy

Converts Columns! I used the free version on a script that was formatted in columns. The 'OCR zones' feature is a nice addition. However, it is tedious to have to select the columns on individual pages. It would be nice to define the zones once for the entire document - something to consider for a paid version. Also, I tried several documents. Some work great, while others have issues with the text, such as only converting what it automatically highlights or randomly leaving out letters from words. Not sure why these happen - maybe the fonts are too small or complex. Not a huge deal, since a processor can spot these errors to be corrected. Thanks.

- poudrbzork

Pros & cons

List Notes

Fun and interactive
Useful for dictation

Not completely accurate
The pro version does not seem to have any additional useful features
Needs wifi to run transcription


Read aloud on your Mac
Use for texts from any app or programMake it sound right
Modify the pronunciation of words
Import different text formatsText, Word, HTML, PDF and RTF
Read easier
With zoom & word highlighting
Personalize your text
Choose different voices
Listen on the go

Limited to Mac user only

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