When do you get inspired?
I find I get inspired at the most inconvenient of times, like in the shower or in the car or while walking the dog. During those times, my mind is free to wander, and when I’m not stressing over what I have to accomplish that day, or an upcoming project, or trying to remember a grocery list, plot elements pop into my head.
I have an iPhone, so while walking one day, I tried dictating my ideas into the phone using the built-in microphone. Unfortunately, it only recorded the last three words I spoke, and since I don’t want to dictate three words at a time—it tends to disrupt the rhythm and makes me forget what I was thinking in the first place—I knew I needed another option.
Being a Facebook junkie, I decided to crowd-source and see if there were any speech-to-text apps that my friends recommended. Unfortunately, many of my friends didn’t think I knew about the built-in microphone, so many of them suggested I try that. But finally, my go-to tech guy suggested DragonDictation by Nuance Communications.
I checked it out and it seems robust enough on first glance to do what I want. You record what you want to say and then you have the option of sharing it multiple ways—by email, text, etc. Of course, today while walking the dog, I was not inspired at all, but hopefully, within the next few days, I’ll be able to try it out and see how it works.
Has anyone else tried anything that they like?