5 Best Android Applications to Turn Your Voice to Text

Android smart phones are increasingly popular nowadays and smart phone users are looking for smart applications which can help them complete their day-to-day tasks easily. With iPhone 4S introducing Siri, an intuitive voice assistant, Android competitors have also come up with plenty of interesting voice to text applications. If you want to give rest to your fingers from typing your messages, you can use the best Android applications for converting your voice to text. This can save you lot of time from typing lengthy messages and is also interesting to use.

5 Best Android Applications to Turn Your Voice to Text

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1.      ShoutOut – Best Voice to Text App for Android:

ShoutOut is extremely powerful voice to text software introduced by Promptu Systems Corporation. Whatever input you give as voice will be converted to words by this interesting application. It is very good for messaging services as it comes with dictation and voice addressing. Also, it supports hands free mode for improved user experience.

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It has various interesting features like Speak able punctuation, smart word editing, threaded discussions, Smartword editing, popup notifications, handsfree composition, reply and calling as well as text to speech which can be useful read out your text messages. Shout-Out is the first voice to text application especially for Android and works very well. It is completely integrated with SMS client of Android and is compatible with Android 2.1 onwards. It has a personalized acoustic model, which is licensed to each user while registering them with the application. Hence, it provides greater accuracy in converting user’s voice to text. It is hundred percent automated and can transform voice to text messages without any intervention.

2.      Evernote Voice-to-Text Extension:

Evernote is an amazing android application which assists you to remember important information and take notes on the go. It will help in enhancing your productivity by saving your ideas, capturing photos, taking notes, record voice reminders, create to-do lists and helps you to stay organized. There is a voice to text update for this interesting application. So, if you want to take notes, you can just shout it out and the application will create notes out of your voice input. It will be a useful app for teachers and students as valuable learning tool and help them in taking important notes through voice. This latest application is available only with Android 4.0 Ice-cream sandwich version.

3.      Vlingo Virtual Assistant:

This is another useful app from Vlingo Corporation and is considered the best voice-powered virtual assistant for Android similar to IPhone Siri. You can give simple voice commands like “Text Sam, Hey what’s up buddy?” or “Find best Chinese restaurants in Texas” etc and the Vlingo Virtual assistant will do the job for you.

You can also make Facebook updates by giving voice input like ‘Update Facebook; Chennai Super Kings Rock!’ You can send text messages and e-mails to your friends’ hands free by using Vlingo Virtual assistant.  You can also do social networking through Twitter, Foursquare and Facebook hands free with help of this amazing voice-powered Android application.

4.      Google Voice Search:

If you want to search for anything through Google search, you need not type the text in search box but just use your voice as input using Google Voice Search. You can download this application through Android market and install it. When you open the Google Search, you will find a microphone and when you tap on it, Google Voice search dialog opens with “Speak now” prompt. Whatever voice you give as input, will be converted as text by Google search and it will be automatically populate search results for your voice input in a browser. So, whatever query you have can be entered as voice with help of Google Voice search and it will do the job for you.

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5.      Push to Talk – TalkBox Voice Messenger:

TalkBox Voice Messenger – PTT is another interesting voice to text application for Android OS. It is very good tool for messaging through voice and you need to spend time typing the numbers and letters to convey important messages to your dear ones. Whatever you want to message them can be given as input through voice and this app will do the job for you. Likewise, it can be used for updating social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter through voice and also has other interesting features.

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This guest post has been authored by Prashant Sharma who writes on What is Android blog and also happens to write on Price India blog.



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  1. mani says

    Thanks for giving and sharing us great applications to turn voice to text… these are incredible :)

  2. Cait Kinahan says

    Hello GD,
    I have 1 question and 1 comment/suggestion which is actually related to my question (somewhat). But my question is, was an answer ever posted to Al’s question re: VTT apps that can handle much longer “messages” i.e, 2 hr. long speeches as Al used in his example? I do a lot of research and could also benefit from any answer to Al’s question.
    And my comment/ suggestion was adding a timestamp on these questions or comments (posted on GD) so that for example, if Al asked this 1 hr ago, I know to wait awhile before sending in my question so that you have time to answer it. However if I can see that the question was asked 10 days ago and hasn’t been answered, then I know it’s okay to ask as well. Plus in the “earlier comments” section, everything asked and answered could be 2 years old and totally irrelevant by now given the speed of today’s technology.
    So that’s it. Thanks for the info and for your site! Best Regards, CK

    • says

      Hai Kinahan
      Actually I get lot of genuine and spam comments everyday and I may or may not answer them all. To be frank, sometime after doing a quick research I can’t find the proper answer for the question. In worst cases, I have to ignore that comment hoping someone like you might reply them just like you did now.

      And I decided to remove the timestamp with SEO in mind.
      Thank You

  3. Al says


    Do you know of a good voice to text app that will handle messages up to two hours long for dictating speeches, etc.?



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