updated 11:20 pm EDT, Tue September 15, 2009
MacSpeech Dictate International 1.5
MacSpeech has launched a new international version of its speech recognition software, with new localized multi-language support for France, Italy and Germany. The latest MacSpeech Dictate 1.5 International now converts speech to four different languages including English and French, by having the user create a voice profile in their preferred language. After creating a profile, users can simply open the profile whenever they want to run the MacSpeech program, having it convert the speech into the pre-specified language.
The software is designed to deliver hands-free control over any Mac, enabling users to utilize spoken commands for everything from launching applications to opening new windows. (The company is also planning on releasing Spanish support, but provided no details on the release date.)
MacSpeech Dictate International requires Mac OS X 10.5.6 or higher to run, and can be purchased as an upgrade from the current MacSpeech Dictate 1.5 for only $50. Customers running version 1.3 of the software can also upgrade for only $105, while new users can purchase the program for $450 which comes with a choice of headsets.