TalkTyper and Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 12 are both good voice recognition programs, according to PC World. Windows Speech Recognition software is also a good voice recognition program and comes preinstalled on computers with Vista and Windows 7 and 8 operating systems.
TalkTyper uses a Google voice algorithm for text dictations. The program supports copying text to the clipboard, printing or emailing text, and text translation. Dragon NaturallySpeaking, while pricey, allows text dictation anywhere in any text box on Web pages, and it also allows dictation for writing emails, posting to social media and launching browsers.
The Windows Speech Recognition software preinstalled on many computers is free to use and lets users initiate many computer commands using voice. The tool opens browsers, tabs, apps and documents and allows for text dictation.