Short Text Asks for Apple

My last post was about Short Text, a way of using one or two letters, sometimes repeated, to type and also handwrite more efficiently. I used the Text Replacement feature…

Introducing Short Text

I’ve been working on a project for the past year or so that has to do with efficient silent input. When I use a computer to write, I use speech…

How to Take Notes, Organize Them, Grab Screenshots, Capture Transcripts and Still Pay Attention during Online Meetings

As online meetings, webinars, and online conferences become increasingly common, I’m finding that some tools I’ve used for other purposes are really good for taking notes online. The key to…

Online Conferences and Automatic Transcripts

I went to a very well-managed remote conference last week – the Collaborative Journalism Summit (CJS). The CJS organizers used Zoom Webinar for the conference and Zoom Meetings for networking…

Zoom and Original Sound for Musicians

If you’re using Zoom for playing music, you’ll sound best to those you’re playing for if you use Original Sound. By default, Zoom is optimized for speaking, so it filters…

Interactive Transcripts from the Coronavirus Front Lines

Frontline published a series of articles about Covid-19 in April. Two of the articles link to more material from the main subject of the story: an interactive transcript thanks to…

Immigration Transparency

There are another 38 interactive interviews on the PBS Frontline site. This time we enabled 38 source interviews from the immigration documentary Zero Tolerance. Like the interactive source interviews from…

Pestering Apple: Do Right by Speech Input

As this year’s iPhone software update nears I’ve become a bit disappointed with Apple. Despite bringing an innovative, comprehensive implementation of speech input technology to iOS13, the company is falling…

Christmas in July

As I wrote earlier I’m excited about the iOS13 update because it looks to be taking speech input a big step forward. I’ve gotten a chance to test the public…

Apple’s Getting Serious About Speech Input

Wow. Speech input is about to change in a big way. It looks like Apple is finally addressing the big gap in speech input on mobile devices. For many years…