Vocal, the newly released app for the iPhone, lets you control your Mac via voice commands. When used on an iPhone 4S and free Mac client, you can tell your iMac or Macbook to do things like open iTunes, send a tweet, print a page and even search amazon for a specific book.
Vocal lets you send commands and dictate straight to your Mac!
Using the voice recognition feature on the iPhone 4S (and manual text entry on other devices), you can navigate and use your computer using just your voice.
Vocal can control any application on your computer through command recognition, and uses a powerful system called Vocal Chords to do so. Want a new command added? Just send us a message and we’ll add that command instantly, over the air, to Vocal for Mac.
Vocal sells for $1.99 and it should be noted that voice commands only work on the iPhone 4S. If used with any another iDevice, the app will still work, though you’ll have to manually type out the commands instead of using your voice. Check out the demo video made by developer Matthew Roberts after the break.
Matthew Roberts, Vocal – Vocally control your computer, – $1.99
- Connect straight to your computer using Vocal for Mac, available to download from our website and the Mac App Store
- Send commands like “play the next song” and have your computer act straight away (note – in English only, commands are not recognised in other languages)
- Dictate long documents and emails with ease
- For voice recognition: an iPhone 4S (however commands can be manually entered into the text box when controlling your computer)
- Vocal for Mac, available as a free download
- An Internet connection on your iPhone (for the dictation to work)