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Introducing TalkType 2.0

TalkType 2.0 is a brand new version of TalkType that combines the best of TalkType 1.0 with powerful new features that have been requested by our users. Let's dive in and take a look at how TalkType 2.0 works. 

TalkType Dictation Modes

TalkType 2.0 provides you with two different ways to dictate into your Mac. 

Dictate Notes
This brand new feature provides you with a powerful text editor that you can control with your voice. If you want to create a document with just your voice, choose Dictate Notes.

Auto Dictate
Auto Dictate allows you to use TalkType to dictate directly into other applications, such as Mail or Word, and to use lots of voice commands on your Mac.

Let's take a quick look into each of these different modes and see how you can use them. 

1. Dictate Notes

Dictate Notes is the text editor designed for your voice. When using Dictate Notes you can create, edit, and format documents with just your voice. 

To open dictate notes, click on the icon in the top bar titled 'Dictate Notes'. This will give you the TalkType Text Editor. When you're ready to start dictating with Dictate Notes, press the microphone icon in the bottom left corner of the screen. This will trigger TalkType to listen to you and will transcribe what you're saying into text and display it in your document. 

When you're happy with what you've dictated, you have the option to share it via the share button or can save the document for later. 

This is just scratching the surface of what you can do with Dictate Notes. You can also: 

  • Edit your document with your voice including selecting text from word to word. 
  • Format your document with your voice
  • and much more... 

You can find out more about Dictate Notes in our detailed article here

2. Auto Dictate

Auto Dictate is similar to the first version of TalkType and provides you with the ability to dictate directly into any other application on your Mac and to use lots of voice commands to control your Mac with your voice. Auto Dictate has two modes and you can navigate between them with the tabs at the top: 

  • Timeline Mode - this mode allows you to dictate into other applications and the timeline shows you the text that you'd dictate with TalkType and the 'chunks' of text that have been placed into the other application.
  • Command Mode - this mode allows you to use lots of different voice commands to control your Mac with your voice.

Let's dive in and take a quick look at each of the different modes within Auto Dictate. 

2.1 Auto Dictate - Timeline Mode

When you use TalkType to dictate into another app TalkType will listen to what you're saying and first show this within the timeline view. This allows the software to figure out what you're saying before the text is transferred into the third-party app that you're using. It looks a little like this: 

To find out more about Auto Dictate and Timeline View, head over to our article on it here. 

2.2 Auto Dictate - Voice Commands

You can use TalkType to control your Mac with your voice. To do this, you'll need to enter Auto-Dictate Mode and then select 'Command'. Here TalkType will listen to your voice commands and will respond to you to show that it's heard you and is working to perform the command you've spoken. It looks a little like this: 

This is just a small amount of what you can do in the new version of TalkType with your voice. To find out more about Auto Dictate in Command Mode click here

That's a really quick overview of the new version of TalkType but if you want to find out more explore our help articles, the website, and our YouTube channel! 

If you have any questions please contact us at [email protected] 

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