VoiceCommander

VoiceCommander 1.4

Voice Commander is an app that lets you speak commands to your Mac.
 
1.4 (See all)

Voice Commander is an app that lets you speak commands to your Mac. The app can listen to you and carry out pre-defined commands when it hears and recognizes one of your commands. To add a command, you simply have to give it a name and specify what you want the app to do when it hears it. Unfortunately, the options are limited. Voice Commander can only press keyboard keys or generate a mouse click. You can't tell it to open an application or launch a script, unless you figure out a way to do it via a keyboard shortcut.

When you add a command, the app will use your Mac's built-in speech system to say it out loud and when it detects something similar, it will carry out the command. My voice isn't anything like the Mac's default machine voice, so I struggled a bit to get this app to understand what I was saying, and when it did detect what I was saying, the command wasn't really executed. There is a feature called "echo commands". This makes the app speak the command name out loud when it recognizes it. This serves as feedback. Well, when I was testing it, the app did recognize the commands, because it repeated them for me, but the actions that I had set didn't seem to work.

I might just not have been using the app correctly, but I honestly tried with different commands and different key combinations.

José Fernández
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Review summary

Pros

  • None

Cons

  • I couldn't get it to do anything
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