Dictate allows to dictate text messages into your device instead of typing. Never type any text, just dictate it using your speech!
With Dictate you don't have any dictation time limits anymore like in the iOS dictation function which stop usually between 30-60 seconds.
Dictate offers more than 40 languges, including: English, Deutsch, Nederlands, Dansk, Español, Français, Hrvatski, Italiano, Pусский, Magyar, Norsk bokmål, Polski, Português, Bahasa Melayu, Indonesia, Tiếng Việt, Türkçe, Català, Română, Slovenčina, Suomi, Svenska, čeština, 中文, 粵語, ไทย, 日本語, 한국어, עברית, العربية, Ελληνικά, українська
You can synchronize your text across your devices with our new iCloud-Sync feature. Text that is dictated into one device magically appears on other iOS devices where you are logged in with the same AppleID.
Using the clipboard technology, nearly every app that can send and receive text messages can be configured to operate with Dictate.
Dictate offers 3 text zones which you can use for different projects. Easily switch between text zones with one klick. Text zone A can sync to iCloud, zones B and C store locally.
In addition to dictation you can edit your text manually in case you want do some formatting of just correct small errors.
We offer a free 3 day testing period where you can test Dictate without any fees.
Yes, in order to check your subscription status we require users to log in with their AppleID. The benefit to the user is that renewal of subcription does not require any further interaction.
Click into the text field whenever you want to manually correct your text. This will popup the keyboard. The keyboard only appears when dictation is stopped. You can position the cursor (insert point) and edit your text at any time (except when dictation is in progress). If you leave Edit mode by pressing the "Dismiss keyboard" button in the top bar, the next dictation will insert at the current cursor position in the text. This allows to insert text by dictation in the middle of your text. This behaviour has changed with V1.999, for earlier versions press the Edit button on the top left to popup the keyboard !
Press the delete button to erase your current text field. A security requester will ask if you are sure. If you say "Yes" there is no way to recover your previous text.
Press Setup to open the app configuration screen. There you can select the dictation language, the font size and en-/disable the iCloud synchronization feature. For further details please refer to setup screen description below.
Help button offers links to: dictation commands, this manual and our frequently asked questions.
This button opens the upgrade screen. You will be asked to log with your AppleID. This is only to renew previously made purchases. No purchases are made by entering your password on setup screen opening ! Here you perform in app purchases, recover you previously made purchases and renew your subscriptions. For further details please refer to update screen description below.
Using this selector you can switch your text zones. There are 3 text zones which can be used to work on different projects at the same time. Each text zone will store and recover its text when you switch it. You can think of each text zone as a separate 'file'.
Each text zone can be assigned a different language, so that you can switch the dictation language with one click. For details please see the 'Setup Screen' section below.
Text zone A is a special syncronisation text zone. If it shows an "A" it does not synchronize to iCloud, if it shows a recycle icon it stores your text in a private container in your iCloud. To use this feature you need to be logged in into your iCloud account and you need to have given permission for Dictate to access it. Otherwise it will throw errors each time you try to dictate new text.
If you don't have more than one device you can safely switch iCloud Sync off. Please refer to Setup section below.
Text zones B and C always store your text locally on your device. Please note that when you delete Dictate from your device your texts are also lost.
The Copy button copies the complete current text field into the global clipboard. You can use this to transfer text to other allocations that can not be configured with the Send button.
Press this button to start and stop dictation.
Dictate has no time limits, but it will terminated dictation when it does not recognize speech for more than a minute. This is a safety feature to avoid draining your battery completely because you just forgot to stop dictation.
Please note further that under certain conditions this button might be disabled. Please refer to our FAQ for solving these problems.
The Send button transfers your text to other (configured) apps where you can further process it or just send it as a message. Most of the social media apps like Twitter, Facebook, Message, Email and more can be configured to receive your dictated text.
In the upper area you can setup the speech to text transcription languages for each text zone. There are more than 40 languages available.
You can select a different language for each of the 3 text zones or select the same language for all text zones in case you don't want to dictate in several languages.
1. Select the text zone (pressing one of the flags) for which you want to change the language.
2. Select the language using the language selector.
The selected language is immediately assigned to the selected text zone. For easy visualization the 3 text zones are shown with flags representing the selected language. The same applies for the main screen, where you can switch easily between your configured languages.
Here you can set the text size of the text field in the main screen. This is especially helpful for disabled persons which can select very large font sizes to improve the readability.
Here you define whether text zone A synchronizes its text into your iCloud container. Switch it off if you don't need this feature. To use it ensure that your iCloud account is configured for usage with Dictate and that you are logged in. Otherwise error messages will occur complaining about the inability to save your text to the iCloud.
From V1.999 on there is no more a silence timeout. Once started, "Dictate" never stops recording until you explicitly stop it by pushing the "Record" button again.
Attention ! This can drain your batterie in case you forget that it is sill recording and leave the device alone.
In the upper area you can can select from various subscription models. From time to time we offer life long "Pro-Version"s which are not subscriptions, but a one time purchases. Press the wanted product and you will be guided through the purchasing process.
In the lower part you will find information about the time period of you current subscription. If you own a life long Pro Version it will also be written here instead of a expiration date.
Press this button if you want to restore previously made purchases. Normaly expired subscription are renewed automatically on opening the upgrade screen, but life long Pro Versions are not. If you own these and did a reinstall of Dictate or got a new device you have to restore by pressing this button.
All restore actions are for free, because you already have payed for them.
You can access your text also via iTunes File Sharing, when you connect your device to your Mac.
1. Connect your device with your Mac
2. Open iTunes (or Finder for macOS 10.15 upwards) and select your device
3. Look for "Files" and find your text files under "Dictate".
For each text zone there is a file named "Textzone_A.txt", "Textzone_B.txt" and "Textzone_C.txt" respectively.
Attention ! These files are copies of your text. It is not possible to transfer text to Dictate by copying files into the "Files" section of iTunes.