I am searching for a solution to use the Android (aka Google) Speech to text functionality on my Windows Laptop (Windows 7-10).

Reason: I really like the Android STT, it works flawless and i really dislike the Windows STT (except for the Cortana search/command functionality, but you can't use it as a keyboard, so for me it's totally worthless). This would spare me ~1h / day.

Current state: I have tested several apps that allow me to use my Android keyboard to type text which is then live-transferred to my Windows Laptop, but non of them work as expected: Telepad disables STT on its keyboard, Intel® Remote Keyboard outputs random letter nonsense when using STT, ...

Approach: An app that lets me use Android's STT just as usual, but sends the created text directly to my Windows Computer. Perfect would be to make the Android STT run under Windows, but I don't assume this to be possible.

Requirement: I just want to talk and have the text on my windows device, that's it. If I have to switch manually between physical keyboard and Android keyboard, it's not practical at all.

Whatever ideas you come up with: you're great! Thanks.

  • Not sure and not tested, but maybe tasker with the AutoVoice plugin could accomplish that. Be welcome to check with my Tasker resources for comparable combinations/approaches using that app. – Izzy Jan 11 '18 at 13:17
  • @izzy as far as i understand it, AutoVoice is to execute tasker commands based on predefined voice commands. While this is pretty fun, you can't use it to understand arbitrary speech and convert it to text. Still fun idea! – Conic Jan 11 '18 at 15:56
  • Yes, you might be right there (it's a long time ago I used it; it depends on Google's STT to detect the command). That's why I mentioned my list of Tasker resources, there might be something better fitting. I'm sure there's a way that Tasker simply sends the transcription somewhere as text – and I wouldn't wonder if the AutoVoice author has a plugin for that, too (he wrote plenty). – Izzy Jan 11 '18 at 16:46

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