The Windows operating system comes with free built-in voice recognition software that lets users control their computers with voice commands, while Google also offers a free voice recognition extension for Chrome that works with Google Docs and voice commands. Other freeware options include TalkTyper and Brania speech recognition software.
TalkTyper provides users with in-browser speech recognition, allowing them to dictate text within special boxes on its website. This easy-to-use option lets users simply click the red microphone button to begin dictating speech to text, and an alternatives button allows for easy editing. When finished, users simply copy and paste the dictated text where needed.
Brainia speech recognition software requires a download, but the program incurs no cost. This software touts itself as speedy and accurate, with no need for voice training to set it up for use.