I had my eyes set up on some pretty expensive dictation software. Not mentioning the brand, it's definitely the most popular dictation software that's out there. The problem is I didn't want to fork out the cash to buy the application, not because I didn't think it be a good investment, but because reviews were mixed.
This is probably the only time I'd ever waited over a week to think about whether wanted to buy something or not. However, I'm definitely glad I waited.
I'm not sure why it's not that well known, but for Windows 7 users there is a fabulous speech recognition application that comes free with the operating system.
Just like with most dictation software, you have to train it. But, even on the first time using it I would say that it hit about 90% of the words that I spoke. In fact, this entire post is made using it.
Seriously, if you are looking to speed things up, it takes a little getting used to, but after a while it really helps.
The application itself is found in the control panel under Ease of Access.
Anyway, just wanted to give back to the community.
Edit: Here's the link to how to set it up: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ch-Recognition