Most of the smartphones today have the ability to accept voice commands and perform actions. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just speak something and get things done on your PC too?
Well, if you use Google Chrome, here is a great feature which will allow you to search several search engines by speaking. The Chrome extension called Voice Search is an experimental add-on which allows you to search Google or any other search engines by speaking out the words you want to search.
This is a really amazing add-on and goes on to show the capabilities built into Google Chrome. I tested this feature out to demonstrate how this works, the video is a bit grainy due to bad lighting; will upload another one shortly. Of course, the extension is not perfect and does not recognize all the words, however, once fully developed it would become a really good way to type text without having to use the keyboard.
Voice Search comes pre-loaded with the following default services: Google, Wikipedia, YouTube, Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo and Wolfram|Alpha. You can also add your own user-defined search engines. It 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.
Of course you require a microphone for this to work. Excited? Go ahead and download the Voice Search extension for Google Chrome now.