New! Speech Tools Add In for Microsoft Word is now available for download

Speech Tools Add In for Microsoft Word adds all the features you’ve been looking for to make dictation in Microsoft Word faster and easier. Speech Tools makes use of the shared speech recognizer control you’ve always used.

Speech Tools Add In for Microsoft Word uses the Shared Speech Recognizer

Speech Tools builds on what you already know about dictation with Microsoft Word. You don’t need to learn anything new.

Speech Tools installs into Microsoft Word and adds a new tab that provides the new functionality.

Speech Tools run inside Microsoft Word

Speech Tools gives all these additional features:

  • A full list of over 800 searchable commands you can use to dictate, format text, navigate documents, open windows and much more
  • Over 100 new commands that are exclusive to Speech Tools
  • The ability to make your own dictation commands to add frequently used text to your documents with a single command
  • A Noise Filter to prevent noises from causing random text to be inadvertently entered into your documents
  • A Read feature to have the Speech Recognition system read back selected text – it’s the ideal way to proofread your documents
  • A complete transcription system built into Microsoft Word with a media player and controls to help you speed through your transcription projects
  • The ability to import word lists into the custom speech dictionary

Speech Tools works on Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 running on Windows Vista, 7, 8 and Windows 10.

For more information, check out the Speech Tools video demonstration.

Download Speech Tools Add In for Microsoft Word


Dual Writer 2.1 is now available for download

The latest version of Dual Writer, version 2.1, contains several new features that make transcription easier. This upgrade is available at no charge to existing users.

The new Speed Control allows the media player playback speed to be adjusted from half speed up to double speed. This is particularly useful for transcribing fast speech. By reducing the playback speed it’s possible to catch words that might not otherwise be understood.


The Dual Writer Media Speed Control lets you slow down playback for faster and easier transcription.

Another use of the playback setting is to slow down the audio enough so that you can type or use speech recognition to transcribe, and keep up with the speaker. So rather than typing faster to keep pace, you can just slow down the speaker. You’ll find it’s no longer necessary to pause as frequently, or playback passages you couldn’t get the first time.


The Timestamp options in Dual Writer give you complete control of the look of your customized timestamp.

Another new feature in version 2.1 of Dual Writer is Timestamp configuration. The Options dialog box now has options to change the Timestamp to meet virtually any requirements. You can specify text before and after the time, and set the characters that separate the hours, minutes and seconds.

Version 2.1 also includes minor bug fixes. To download the latest version of Dual Writer and try it out for free, just visit the download page.

Download Dual Writer 2.1.0

Dual Writer 2.0 is now available for download

Dual Writer Version 2.0 has many new features and a number of minor bug fixes.


Dual Writer 2.0 includes a built-in media player that speeds up your transcription work. With Dual Writer’s speech recognition and complete word processing features, it is the ultimate transcription software solution. Read more about transcription with Dual Writer.

International English

Dual Writer now supports all versions of English for speech recognition. User’s can choose between US and UK for the dictation language. Dual Writer also now includes spelling dictionaries for a number of different versions of English.

  • US
  • UK
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa

New Dictation Mode

In Dual Writer 2.0 you can select Review Mode, where you can give voice commands to move the cursor through the document, select and format text. Review Mode prevents any dictation from being entered into the document unless you say “OK”.

Download Dual Writer 2.0



Dual Writer 1.1.0 Now Available for Download

The latest version of Dual Writer, version 1.1.0, is now available for download at the Dual Writer website. The latest version contains a new testing tool that is used to assist users in properly setting up Speech Recognition on their Windows computers. The Dual Writer dictation test checks the dictation accuracy of 10 short sentences the user is prompted to read. Suggestions are provided for improving voice recognition accuracy.

Dual Writer Speech Recognition Test

The test checks a number of system settings, including:

  • whether the system has Speech Recognition configured
  • the microphone is properly set up
  • the Speech Tutorial has been completed
  • the Voice Training has been done

For users who need assistance setting up Speech Recognition, the test results can be sent to Dual Writer using the Support Form at the Dual Writer website.



Dual Writer 1.0.3 Now Available for Download

Dual Writer 1.0.3 is now available for download from the Dual Writer download page.

A new dictation command has been added to Dual Writer so that you can easily add quotation marks and parenthesis around words and sentences in your documents. Just say “Select the sentence”, and then say “Quote that.” Quotation marks will be added around the selected text. You can also say “Paren that” and “Bracket that” to add parenthesis and brackets.

Dual Writer 1.0.3 also includes some minor bug fixes, including a check to verify the Windows Operating System language settings. Dual Writer’s word processing features can be used in most languages, but the dictation feature requires that Speech Recognition be set to US English. See the blog post on adding US English to your system for more details.



Dual Writer 1.0.2 Now Available

Dual Writer 1.0.2 is now available for download from the Dual Writer download page.

Dual Writer 1.0.2 has links within the program to a collection of video tutorials that take you through the process of setting up speech recognition on your computer, getting started with dictation, using the speech controls, plus navigating through documents and editing text using voice commands.

The videos are available for viewing on YouTube, and also posted here in the Dual Writer blog under the Video Tutorials category.