Few days ago, we introduced Sara – a jailbreak-only Siri alternative which actually works similar to iPhone 4S voice assistant on iOS 5.0. Now what are you waiting to see is something you have expected before on unsupported iOS devices. What is Sara Dictation? Sara Dictation is an alternative to Siri Dictation for all generation of iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. You can convert speech to text in more than 5 languages such as English, French, German, Chinese and Spanish.
From the developers of Sara comes Sara Dictation – a simple-yet-effective voice-to-text tweak which sits within your device’s keyboard support. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, which also intriduces a little white microphone alongside the space bar which you simply tap to actiavte. I have been tested it few times, Sara Ditaction is – accurate and much like Siri, with only a few minor mistakes per paragraph. It recognizes all the little bits and pieces required for a decent dictation app – allowing you to insert full-stops, commas, and speech marks as you so wish.
You can find more Siri-like utilities available within Cydia and iTunes App Store. This Voice dictation is of course the favorite to be. For a relatively small package (153 kb), it is a nice, smooth voice-to-text which, unlike Siri, covers 30+ languages as opposed to just American accented English.
It’s a free tweak available via the same repository which hots Sara ((http://isoftjsc.com). Add the url to your source list in Cydia, and look for a file named Siri Dictation (NEW VERSION). Once installed, however it doesn’t force a respring upon you, we recommend doing so in order to complete the installation.
SaraDictation 0.1 is currently in beta version and quite buggy and may cause Springboard to crash. I hope to see more language support in next version of SaraDictation and more stable implementation.
Of course need to jailbreak your device to install this tweak. For jailbreaking iPhone 4S and iPad 2, just follow our complete guide posted here to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 using Absinthe Windows or Mac. For A4 devices you can follow our complete step by step guide posted here to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 untethered on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 1, and iPod touch 3G/4G using Redsn0w or Sn0wbreeze to untether jailbreak on iOS 5.0.1.
Updated : Download the new Sara Dictation deb with support for 39 languages: