As a Workflow User of the SpeechLive dictation the first thing you’ll need to do is to activate your account by following the link on the invitation email. This is a relatively straightforward process but there is a full explanation on this link: Account activation.

As an Author there are several ways you can dictate and send your files to the SpeechLive cloud server in order to be processed by your support staff. These different means are: the SpeechLive SmartPhone App, the Web Recorder and the Desktop App. Below, we will explore how each of these can be utilised.

Smart Phone Application

If you wish to use the SpeechLive smart phone application you can scan the QR code below, taking you to the appropriate app store:


Or you can use these links:


Once you have downloaded and installed the application you will need to log in to the app with your SpeechLive login (which you defined during the activation process).

After installing and logging into the app you can navigate to the settings to define some basic options within the app. These include whether you wish to use biometrics to login to the app, which Typist or Team you want to send to by default and whether the display should stay on during dictation. This article outlines how to make these changes: Settings.

Once you have signed in and defined your app settings you are now ready to create your dictations. Creating dictations in the SpeechLive app is intuitive, as outlined in this article: Create a new dictation. There are also articles which outline how to fast forward and rewind your dictation: Rewind and Fast forward and insert, overwrite and append your recording: Insert, Overwrite, Append.

You can create a standard audio recording using the SpeechLive App, but it is also possible to utilise the app to create front end (real-time) Speech recognition Dictations; whereby the text appears on your phone. This can then be sent to your Support staff along with the audio file for processing. To utilise this feature, it is explained in detail here: Speech recognition.

Having created and amended your dictation it is also possible to update the dictation properties and meta data along with the priority of the file. This is outlined here: Change dictation properties.

Upon completing your dictation or speech recognition file you will be prompted to send this job. Sending the file completes the workflow from an Author perspective. When you wish to send the file you will have several sending options: Send to a Transcriptionist, send to Speech Recognition (back end) or send to the transcriptionist service.

Sending to a transcriptionist (your own typist in your SpeechLive account) please read this: Send dictations to a transcriptionist.

Audio files can also be sent for deferred recognition to our speech recognition service. If you choose this option, there will be a .rtf document attached when the job is returned, which you can download and proof read: Send dictations to speech recognition.

Alternatively, if you have no secretarial support but would still like your audio file to be processed by a human, then you can send it to our outsourced Transcription Service: Send dictations to transcription service.

Finally, there is the option to send via Email. However, this method is not encrypted: Send via email.

Dictation – Web Recorder

As part of the SpeechLive subscription, as an author, you will have access to an online Web Recorder in order to record and send dictation files over to your Admin Support or other sending options. This web recorder allows you to record via your computer and use a Philips SpeechMike. For a high level overview of the Web Recorder you can view that on this link: Web recorder.

As an author you may wish to give the file specific properties such as key word, comment and priority; amongst other things. For an overview of the properties follow this link: Dictation properties.

If you have a SpeechLive Pro or Enterprise subscription of SpeechLive then you will have a feature whereby you can create specific Typing Pools and Departments. Once these have been created you have the option of sending to specific ones. There is a walk through on this here: Creating relationships.

Once you have sent your dictation or saved it as a draft you may wish to listen back to it. This can be done via the Web Player within the system in Chrome: Author player.

Desktop App

SpeechLive also includes a Desktop App. This Desktop App can be used as an auto upload agent for automatically transferring dictations created on a Digital Pocket Memo (DPM) to the SpeechLive System.

Further to that if you have a Speech recognition package enabled for an Author, this app will also allow the author to dictate at cursor in any application they like.

For more information about setup, configuration and use please check out this page: SpeechLive Desktop App.