Siri is the landmark new feature in macOS Sierra, but unfortunately you have to click the icon or a keyboard shortcut in order to talk to your computer. Since "Hey Siri" is one of the best features on iOS, this is a bummer. Good thing you can hack it into your Mac too.
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Dictation may still have a little way to go before it's perfect, but it's still useful in a lot of cases. If you're a fan, OS X Daily points out that El Capitan added the ability to initiate dictation with a voice command.
Mac (Bluetooth): Previously mentioned Type2Phone has received a big update that enables you to use your Mac's dictation feature to convert speech to text and send it over Bluetooth to any compatible device. Additionally, the app now accepts AppleScript input, so you can send special commands.
Web marketer and migraine sufferer Scott Clark is tracking all the daily variables—food, environment, activity, and the like—that surround his attacks with a migraine diary, and he's found text-to-speech services like Jott (original post) are the best hassle-free tool for the job. Not only will Jott (or ReQall or most similar systems) automatically record the date and time of the entries, but it's always accessible by cell phone, and one can create a dedicated "inbox" for migraines to separate the diary from productivity-related uses. For anyone looking to track a diet, health issue, or other things that happen away from the desk, it's worth looking into. Photo by robtxgal. Migraine Diary Creation using Jott