Pramod Choudhary

A PG in CS, Pramod loves reviewing Android applications.


  1. Allen Snell
    December 14, 2016 @ 3:31 am

    I am hearing impaired and require an app to convert voice to text on my Android phone. Which is the simplest app recommended?


    • Pramod Choudhary
      December 14, 2016 @ 6:44 am

      Hello Allen,
      The Google voice to text converter built in the Android OS does a good job of recognizing words we speak. It doesn’t have unwanted options nor does it require any type of configuration. Try it out!

      Other apps use Google’s speech recognition API.


      • Debb
        February 6, 2018 @ 8:29 pm

        Hello, are there any new Voice to text converter that shows the most accurate words and ongoing without any pauses? I am hearing impaired as well.


  2. Bhagwan Kulkarni Pune Yog
    August 24, 2017 @ 6:59 pm

    Please suggest a Marathi OCR App for Android


  3. jerry
    October 5, 2017 @ 6:14 pm

    For some reason there is no microphone showing on my nexus 5x, under settings/speech there is no option for voice to text. How do I obtain that option?


  4. Kapil
    March 20, 2018 @ 2:38 pm

    Hi! Is there any android app which can convert pre-recorded audio call in a mobile device to text?
    Please suggest


  5. Beth
    May 29, 2018 @ 5:42 pm

    I’m confused with all these apps. I would dearly like to find an app for my cell phone that was take the speech spoken by others and transcribe that into text, so I could have a live conversation with others. Yes, I’m severely hearing impaired, and it seems like there has to be something out there that would do this. Anyone know?


  6. Richard
    June 4, 2018 @ 4:32 pm

    I recognise the benefit of STT to save typing text messages but my key interest is an app which will translate incoming phone calls to text for me to read.
    I’m profoundly deaf but could communicate well if such an app exists.
    Any thoughts please.


    • miukkel
      August 12, 2018 @ 7:39 pm

      Skype can actually do that


  7. Dave
    August 9, 2018 @ 11:59 am

    Some of us don’t fully trust google and would love to use a plugin for our keyboard that doesn’t send our voice to google.
    in my settings I have an option for bing as voice but its greyed out. odd


  8. Lisa Ellis
    July 14, 2019 @ 1:47 pm

    I want to know if there’s a free speech to text app with automatic punctuation for android? My husband can’t type and has difficulty with punctuation. He uses speech to text on his phone to send messages to his phone contacts, and people on Facebook messenger.


  9. tara macdonald
    September 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

    My son is dyslexic and in secondary school – we need a tablet he can speak into and have his out put in text. He also needs to be able to transfer that text to other places e.g. word at least or a presentation page or the school on line space called Glow and e-mail. Can you suggest the best tablet and app for this please


  10. Charlie
    October 27, 2019 @ 10:15 pm

    My friend is disabled and cannot use his hands. He can manage to swipe to turn on his phone and some very rudimentary icon punches with a knuckle, but that is it. He has a Samsung Galaxy S6. He does not like the way ‘Hey Google’ works, but does like the Google assistant. I have been trying to help him and cannot figure out how to turn off ‘Hey Google’. They compete with each other and cause problems. Can you tell me how to turn off ‘Hey Google’? I have tried to search on the web, but all their tips are for older android phones. The Google community has not been much help either. They either give me the old info or just ignore me. Any info you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


    • Pramod Choudhary
      October 30, 2019 @ 5:21 pm

      Hi Charlie,
      There’s an option to prevent Google from responding when the user says “Hey or OK Google”. To access it, open the Google app. Now, tap the round profile picture/image to open the settings interface. Now, tap settings option and then the Voice option. You’ll find an option called “Voice Match”. Tap this option and make sure that the “Access with Voice Match” setting is turned off.


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