MacSpeech Inc. has released an iLife Voice Solution that lets iListen use your voice to control common functions and menus within iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie and iDVD.
iListen, MacSpeech’s speech recognition software, has “TalkAnywhere” technology, which lets you dictate into virtually any Mac application. It translates speech to typed text and characters anywhere you would normally type. iListen is speaker dependent, meaning you have to spend some time “training” iListen to the unique cadence and timbre of your voice. However, it can handle multiple users, each with their own speech files.
There are almost 200 new voice commands in the iLife Voice Solution, according to MacSpeech’s Donald MacCormick. An iLife ScriptPak bundle is available for US$25. Each ScriptPak for the individual iLife applications can be bought separately for $10 each.