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    Hi
    i am new to this site and a new user of the ipad 4.
    i was looking for some good advice on what is the best speech software to buy for my ipad i am looking for the best price is not a issue.
    This would be manly used for dictation ie e-mails, documents etc.
    What is your recommendations and where is the best place to down load it.

    ps any other advice would be helpfully on what microphone to use etc etc

    Regards
    Andy
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    If you have not done so, go to Settings > Siri and turn it on. A microphone button will appear on your keyboard allowing you to dictate in any app that supports text entry. Here is a forum thread with most of the commands available for the iPad's built in dictation feature.

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-3-forum/81750-dictation-tips-tricks.html

    If the built in dictation is not working for you, you can try Dragon Dictation. This is the only app I know of (for iOS) that has a reputation of being better than Siri. However it can not integrate with the system. Dictation must be done in the app, the copy/pasted to where you want it. Though I believe emails and social site status updates can be sent directly from the app. It's been a long time since I played with it, so I'm not sure what the complete feature set is.

    Google's voice recognition is also very good. Some say better than Siri's, faster anyway. However, I am not aware of any app that uses it for dictation. It is mostly used for entering search queries. That does not mean there is no app, or that there is no way to fool it into working for dictation, just that I don't know of either. It would not surprise me to find out that such an app exists. Like Dragon Dictation, you would not be able to use if system wide. The results would have to be copied and pasted in most cases, though like Dragon Dictation it might support email and some social services; maybe Google+. That would make sense.
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    LOL I was trying to figure out what the heck sprach was than I saw you meant speech!!!!!
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    Hi there Andy and welcome.

    There is lots of good advice and info on here plus plenty of members all too willing to help with any problems.

    Remember, search is your friend. If you can't find the answer you need and you post a question then give as much info as you can to help members help you i.e. iPad 1 or 2, etc. and iOS version and name of app if the problem is with a specific app........and please don't forget to read the forum rules http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rules-help-info/2119-forum-rules-everybody-please-read.html

    These are the hacking section rules for all you jail breakers (and would be jail breakers) http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-hacking/2892-hacking-section-rules-please-read.html

    We also have an app for this forum. The link to download the app is: Discussion Forum for iPad Users for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

    You can download the manual for your iPad here http://help.apple.com/ipad/6/ and here http://support.apple.com/manuals/ and in iBooks search for "iPad user guide for" and you will find free comprehensive manuals for iOS 4, 5, 6, etc.

    If you have other Apple products or are interested in other Apple kit then why not join our sister forum too at http://www.appleforums.net/ and for iPhone users, come and join in the discussion over at http://www.iphoneforums.net

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