iListen

iListen and Schindler's ListI think this is a first for me… I’m blogging while watching a film — Schindler’s List. I’ve already seen it once, but that was years ago. Anyway, I was thinking about getting iListen for dictation and transcription. I do most of my best thinking in the morning, while I’m commuting and doing production/deadline work. I’ve tried a cassette dictation machine ten years ago, but that just didn’t work. I started looking into iListen to use with my computer at home, comparing it to other dictation/transcription software and hardware solutions. Then, it occurred to me… I have a video iPod. I would want to get a microphone for it and use it away from home. Then I got a better idea… I’ll just get the Belkin TuneTalk and use my iPod for dictation. I will transcribe the file myself. I’m fairly proficient at typing and it’s mindless work — I can do it when I’m exhausted at the end of the day. If it doesn’t work out, then I’ll go ahead and spend the extra $130 for iListen. Any tips from you seasoned dictation/transcription-ists out there?

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