Citing the benefit of using your voice “as a third hand,”
CEO and founder Andrew Taylor announced recently that an update to the company’s iLife Voice Solution for
is now available. The
supports iLife ’04 and contains ScriptPaks that provide more than 250 voice commands to help you control the most important features in the latest upgrades for iDVD, iMovie, iPhoto, iTunes, and GarageBand.
“Controlling the iLife applications by voice takes ease of use to a whole new level,” said Taylor.
iListen is MacSpeech’s flagship product. It allows you to, for example, dictate text into a word processing application and format it with voice commands. Its vocabulary of over 330,000 words was developed with Oxford University and ensures that iListen will be able to understand your commands. It also offers the ability to store multiple voice profiles for different users, hands-free correction, macro and AppleScript capabilities, and more.
The iListen ScriptPaks are geared toward specific applications and contain voice recognition for their most common commands. The complete iLife Voice Solution is US$29 and is available now as a download from the MacSpeech Web site. Individual ScriptPaks for the separate applications are $10 each and can be downloaded too. You’ll need iListen 1.6.4, which is a free update for users of iListen 1.5 or higher, and Mac OS X v10.3 (Panther).