If you are someone who enjoys talking over typing then download this Google Chrome extension without giving a thought again. Even if you don’t, you might enjoy trying out Voice Search, an experimental Chrome extension that uses your voice as text input to do searches.
What is the basic requirement?
It goes without saying that you will need a microphone hooked onto your computer or laptop.
What all can I search with this extension?
It’s not just Google search, you can also serach YouTube, Wikipedia, Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, Wolfram Alpha by default. It has a option to add your own user-defined search engines. Voice Search also integrates a speech input button for all websites using HTML5 search boxes, all of the default search engines’ websites, Facebook, Twitter, reddit, and GitHub.
Well, How can I do the Voice Search?
1> Once you’ve installed, you can see a small microphone icon on your address bar.
2> Click on that icon and select the services which you want to search such as Google or Youtube or Bing etc.
3>Now click the icon and speak your search. For example, you can say ‘YouTube 2011 New Year Celebrations’ and find the latest videos
on the firework displays.
4> Once you have said and stopped, the voice recognition technology identifies your command and carries out it accordingly.
The extension is still in development so do expect some bugs and inaccuracies, but it is a great tool that, once fully developed, will provide an awesome functionality.
About the Author (Author Profile)Nikhil Chakravarthi is a Software Engineer by Profession and a Blogger by Passion. He is in Love with just one thing - Technology. He is from Silicon Valley and enjoys simple living.
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