2008-05-06

Control your Vista PC with your voice using Windows Speech Recognition Macros.[Daily Feature]


With Vista, Microsoft introduced the built-in speech recognition capabilities. Even though this feature is one among the many under-hyped Vista features, it's sure bound to revolutionize the way people interact with their PC.

Microsoft has identified the vast potential that exists in Speech Recognition and has gone one step further when they released the Windows Speech Recognition Macros (WSRMacros) last day.

WSRMacros is sort of an addon for Vista’s built-in speech recognition. Using this tool, you can easily create macros (read as jobs), which gets executed when you say a particular word or sentence.

This is how Microsoft describes their product:

The Windows Speech Recognition Macros tool (aka WSRMacros) extends the usefulness of the speech recognition capabilities already included in Windows Vista. Users can now create powerful macros that are triggered by spoken commands. These macros can perform a single task, or a series of tasks. Macros can be as simple as inserting your mailing address to as complex as providing a completely different speech interaction utilizing a number of built in capabilities or utilizing custom JScript/VBScript actions.
Remember that this software is still in pre-beta. So this might not be the product for the faint hearted. Requires Genuine Windows Vista English Edition with atleast 1GB RAM and a good microphone.

Release Notes | Download from downloads.microsoft.com.