After being created at the annual Microsoft Hackathon event, Dictate is now one of the newest releases from Microsoft Garage. Dictate offers hands-free typing across Outlook, Powerpoint and Word.

Download the Dictate Microsoft Office add-in for Windows, via https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/garage/profiles/dictate/?group=newest

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Microsoft Dictate adds an additional option to the program ribbon, where you can control the speech to text options. The add-in supports 29 spoken languages and allows auto and manual punctuation entries.

Here is what the Microsoft team has to say about Dictate:

“You type all day long to get things done. Responding to email, writing documents and creating presentations to communicate your ideas. Sometimes, this gets tiring. Your fingers get sore, your wrists hurt. Or, maybe using a keyboard is difficult for you. Do you ever wish you could just talk to your computer and have it write for you? Research shows you can speak much faster than you can type. What if you could type with your voice? Meet Dictate, a Microsoft Garage project. Dictate is an Office add-in for Windows Outlook, Word and PowerPoint that converts speech to text using the state-of-the-art speech recognition behind Cortana and Microsoft Translator. Download it today and start writing with your voice!” – Microsoft Garage

Check out this introduction;