Typing on the iPad is a little tough. Mostly, it’s slow-go hunt and peck. In landscape orientation, the on-screen keypad can be used for touch typing in a cramped and awkward way. How much faster it would be to just talk into the thing and have it turn my words into a Facebook update or an email. Perhaps I could even dictate parts of an article.
Nuance Communications, which also makes Dragon NaturallySpeaking, the best voice recognition software on the market, offers a free app that translates speech into text easily, quickly, and accurately. It can recognize a variety of languages including French, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese.