I don’t remember exactly when I came first across Braintoss, but it was early days when the app was still free. I’ve always been fascinated by speech-to-text, and was an early adopter of software like Dragon Naturally Speaking and Otter.
I am a screenwriter and producer for movies and television, and at first I thought it would be cool just to dictate a script and have it all come out on the page, no muss, no fuss.
But all the speech-to-text platforms I tried were very restrictive as to formatting, capitalizations, and punctuation, most of the time auto-correcting my speech into something illegible (much like my handwriting).
So I kind of gave up on the technology, and returned to staring at a blank page until the ideas came. But more often than not, my best ideas come when I’m doing other things – walking, driving, meeting, trying to get to sleep, at which point I’ve got to scrounge a scrap of paper and scrawl out enough of a note that will remind me of the idea.
I’m sure you know how well that worked out most of the time… 🙁
Then I came across Braintoss, and downloaded it onto my phone immediately. In a matter of days, Braintoss became the go-to app on my phone. And I never have to worry about when or where an idea will strike.
Walking, driving, meeting, or sleeping – with Braintoss, I just whip out my phone, speak out the idea, and it’s automatically converted into text and sent to my inbox. Once I get to the studio, I simply collate the mails I’ve sent to myself, and Hey Presto! I have a foothold on the story or scene I’m working on.
Freed up from staring at the computer screen, or trying to scavenge bits of paper and find a pen, I’m much more spontaneously creative.
Sometimes the ideas come fast and furious, and by the time I get back to the studio and put them all together, I have a nearly complete outline and can set to work immediately on the writing.
Mark Byers – Dezerlin Films