Welcome to VoiceKeyboard.
Speech recognition software
Voice commands for controlling your computer.
Speech recognition (or voice recognition) is nowadays widely used for dictation and as a personal assistant. In addition, it is also possible to give commands to a computer in a simple and transparent way with your voice. Many programs and functions on your computer can be controlled with key combinations (shortcuts or hotkeys).
The VoiceKeyboard software makes it possible to link a word or phrase to keys, shortcuts and mouse buttons. With this you can now send the relevant key, shortcut or mouse button to the active program on your computer with your voice.
This is not only efficient but also provides more rest for the hand and arm because fewer hand movements are required between the keyboard and mouse. That way you can prevent or reduce RSI.
Features of the speech recognition software:
- Control your computer with your voice.
- Determine your favourite key combinations yourself and give these a name of your choice.
- No internet connection needed, everything stays on your own computer.
- Transparent and easy to use.
- Increase your efficiency.
- Prevents and reduces RSI complaints.
What do you need.
- Windows 10 or Windows 11. Dictation is only available in Windows 10.
- A good microphone, preferably with a USB connection. But a microphone built into a laptop can work as well.
- The VoiceKeyboardPlus app.
- A speech recognizer. See Tips and Tricks
With which language can the VoiceKeyboard app be used?
If English (United States, United Kingdom, Canada, India, or Australia), French, German, Spanish, Japanese or Mandarin (Chinese Simplified or Chinese Traditional) is installed on your computer, you can use this language. Note that for Japanese and simplified/traditional Chinese you need to adjust the "Voice text" yourself.
If you want to use the app in a language other than the language installed on your computer, you can install a speech recogniser in your preferred language. You do not have to make this new language the default language on your computer.
How does the VoiceKeyboard app work.
Say the voice text of a key or key combination and the key(s) will be sent to the active window.
By default all keys on your keyboard (and more) are already available in the VoiceKeyboard app. You can say all these Voice texts with or without a so called modifier key (shift, control, alt or windows).
Say “A” and the letter a will be typed in the active window. Say “Shift A” and the letter A will be typed. Say “Control A”
and you select all in the active window. Say “Windows A” and you will open the Action Centre. You can even say “Control Alt A” if an
active window uses this shortcut.
Although you have a large number of keys and key combinations at your disposal, it can be useful to make combinations
yourself with an easy-to-remember name and multiple keys, key combinations and texts. A number of examples have already
been added to the app. For example, you can start an application with your voice by creating a My key
with the combination "Windows R" followed by the text "chrome.exe" and a line with "Enter". Give this the Voice text "Start Google Chrome" and
you can start Google Chrome with your voice. In short, if you can do it with your keyboard, you can also do it with your voice.
On your Keyboard you can use the Alt key in combination with a number to type a Symbol in the active window. But can you remember al these numbers? In VoiceKeyboard you can make easy to remember voice texts for a symbol and say its name instead of looking up its number. A number of symbols is already available in the program but you can easily add new ones. You can choose from 32767 symbols. See this link.
By default most Mouse clicks and mouse movements are already available in the VoiceKeyboard app. You can say all these clicks and moves with
or without a so called modifier key’s (shift, control, alt or windows). You can for instance say “Left double click” or “Shift left double click”.
Of course the mouse clicks and movements can also be used in the "My keys" section of the app.
- The names of the default keys and names you created yourself can be anything, they even don’t have to be real words like for instance “Tralala”.
- If you have difficulty to make one or more letters understood by the speech recognizer you can omit or replace that letter in a name. If you have problems with the letter “R” you can try “popeties” or “plopelties” instead of “properties”.
- Press the “Regular keys”, “My keys”, “Symbols” or “Mouse” buttons in the app to see which key (combination) with what name is already available.
- See this page for more Tips and tricks.
Be aware of your environment.
- Keep background noise to a reasonable minimum. Close windows to block out street noise, or turn down the volume of the radio on your desk.
- Close or stop all other computer applications using sound.
If you encounter any problems or have wishes, please contact us.