updated 06:15 pm EDT, Wed July 1, 2009
MacSpeech Dictate Legal
MacSpeech has released MacSpeech Dictate Legal, and MacSpeech Dictate 1.5.2. The Legal version provides speech recognition tools for legal professionals and their support staff. Users can create legal petitions and briefs or build client consultation records. Text and commands can be dictated directly into applications, with support for more than 30,000 words and legal-specific terms. The software is bundled with a USB headset that provides a microphone for input.
In addition to text dictation, MacSpeech also enables basic navigation of a Mac interface. Using just speech commands, the software can launch applications, open new windows or execute menu commands.
MacSpeech Dictate 1.5.2 fixes several bugs and improves speech recognition accuracy, while supporting commands for the latest versions of programs such as Safari 4.
New customers can purchase MacSpeech Dictate Legal for $595. Users running MacSpeech Dictate 1.5 can upgrade for $345, while the price raises to $395 if using Version 1.3. MacSpeech Dictate 1.5.2 is a free upgrade for current users with Version 1.5 or higher, or priced at $55 for earlier releases. Both the regular and legal MacSpeech are compatible with Mac OS X 10.5.6 or later.