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When you need to take a note, but you don’t have both hands free,rnwhat do you do? You dictate. If you take a look at the GooglernPlay Store, you’ll find plenty of tools ready to take your notes. Somernare straight-up audio recorders; others are voice-to-text apps. Both optionsrnare viable solutions, so I decided to highlight some of each here. Whetherrnyou’re looking for an audio recorder or a speech-to-text note tool, one ofrnthese will certainly meet your needs.
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Once the note is saved to your Google Keeprnaccount, it will be available to Google Keep on all your devices that arernattached to your Google account. From my experience, this is one of the bestrnways to dictate notes to Android. Of course, I happen to depend upon GooglernKeep, so this is a no-brainer for me.
Smart Voice Recorder
The skip silence feature alone makes Smart Voice Recorderrnworth using. If you tend to pause while you dictate, you’ll find skip silencernan absolute must.
There are ads with the free version of SVR. You can get ridrnof them with an in-app purchase ($1.49 USD).
Note to Self 2.0
You won’t find any settings for the app and the interface isrnminimal. If you tap on a note and then tap the Edit button, you can edit thernsaved note (on the off-chance the speech-to-text misheard you or when you justrnneed to add more information after the fact).
ListNote also lets you create categories so you can betterrnmanage your notes. To record a speech-to-text note, tap the category button,rnselect your category, tap the Speech Recognition button and immediately startrnspeaking. Once you’ve finished recording your note, tap Done and the note willrnbe saved. You can then edit the note manually or trash it.