Brainasoft

Braina

4 / 5 15 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Braina is being used by thousands of businesses and professionals in more than 180 countries to convert speech into text and voice control PC.


Average Ratings

15 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $29.00/year/user
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Brainasoft
  • www.brainasoft.com
  • India

About Braina

Multi-language speech recognition software with the ability to dictate in any third party software or to fill forms on websites. Apart from dictation, Braina also provides voice command features that allows you to search the web, open file, programs & websites, find information, set reminders, take notes and much more. You can use your voice to dictate text to your Windows computer, automate processes and improve your personal and business productivity.


Braina Features

  • Chatbot
  • For Healthcare
  • For Sales
  • Machine Learning
  • Multi-Language
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Rules-Based Automation
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Automatic Form Fill
  • Call Analysis
  • Concatenated Speech
  • Continuous Speech
  • Customizable Macros
  • Specialty Vocabularies
  • Variable Frequency

Braina Reviews Recently Reviewed!

I consider this an easy to use product for enthusiast or for the disabled.

Sep 29, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I have used many chatbots over the years. I think Braina is fairly straight-forward. It has a simple interface and is not difficult to navigate or understand the U.I.

Cons: Like I had mentioned before, I have used a lot of chatbots over the years. What I did not like about Braina is that the interface looks really plain-Jane and boring. I feel a visual upgrade of sorts would be great. Another thing I did not care for was the robotic sounding voices. I acknowledge that this is not the fault of the Braina developers. However they could have chosen to use a little more realistic sounding voices.

Excellent experience

Aug 28, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is quick, easy to use and very accurate in speech recognition. Apart from the dictation, it is helpful in office assistant tasks such as setting reminders, notes and searching files.

Cons: Braina is only available for Windows PC right now. I asked them about any possibilities for Mac support in near future. They replied it will take 6 more months! Moreover, they have an Android app for wireless mic support but they don't have an iOS app.

Overall: Dictation saves time. It also takes notes and has alarm function.

Responsive and Cool

Aug 13, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very light software. Easy to install and use. I use it to dictate emails in gmail and word. Works decently even in noisy environment. I also like the artificial brain feature which remembers information.

Cons: It opens up a speech recognition window. What you speak appears in this window and also in the software in which you are dictating. I can minimize this window and continue to dictate but i can't understand the need of providing this extra speech recognition window .

Overall: Saves time compared to typing.

Very, very disappointed

Aug 08, 2017
1/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It takes fewer computer resources than Dragon. I can run it with other applications open - Dragon drags the computer performance down.

Cons: It doesn't work correctly... I have tried, but it wastes more time than it saves.

I really don't like having to do this, but people need to be warned about products like this. I have used Dragon for a long time. It is disappointing for a lot of reasons, but at least it works. You can dictate long sentences to Braina and the text it copies to the application does not include everything you said. You may not be aware that Braina opens a window where it types what you say, it seems to think about it for a moment, and then it copies the text to the open application (e.g. Word). But often what you see in Word and what is in the Braina window are different! If you are quick enough you can manually copy the text, but it disappears after a moment. And it usually gets the punctuation wrong - there may be operator error, but if you dictate "the cat likes dogs, and fish like food" you will either get "...dogs, and ..." , or get "...dogs , and..." (i.e. with a space), or "... dogs comma and fish..." (i.e. with the word).

I have an Australian accent, but I speak at many international conferences and people comment how clear my accent is.

Not that it matters, but the user interface is ugly. But if it worked I would not care.

Overall: None - it does not work as it should

Vendor Response

by Brainasoft on August 11, 2017

The default language is English (United States). As you are from Australia, you will need to select English (Australia) as your speech recognition language for the software to work correctly.

Could not get it to work and there is no customer support other than virtual.

Jul 01, 2017
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Cons: Could not get it to work and no customer support. I emailed them because there wasn't a phone number, and still no response.

Overall: I could not get it to work. It continuously tried to connect and then it would tell me to select the "Allow", but there was nowhere to select it. Even the IT people couldn't get it to work.

Vendor Response

by Brainasoft on July 03, 2017

Hello, You are facing this issue, not because of a problem with Braina but rather an issue with your Chrome browser. The permission to use microphone is blocked on your Chrome browser. Please give permission by following the steps mentioned in the email that we have already sent you. If you can't find the email in your inbox, please check your spam/other folder. Regards.

Voice automation and dictation makes tasks easier

May 04, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is not just a simple dictation tool or personal assistant. It is a complete speech recognition enabled automation package. It helps in doing most of the tasks I do on computer without using keyboard or mouse. I use it to write emails, dictate documents, set reminders, as a notes database, voice command applications, listen songs, transcribe recorded audio files to text and

Cons: UI is simple to use which is a plus point but it can also be made attractive to look more appealing.

Overall: Time savings and productivity increased

Simple, easy, fast and accurate

Apr 25, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Simple interface and the ability to recognise multiple users without creating voice profiles and training for each one.

Cons: It needs Internet connection.

Overall: The interface is very simple to use and it works out of the box. No need to spend hours to train the software. Install it and start dictating. Works in most of the languages of the world, but I only use for English voice recognition. Voice recognition aliases feature can be used for word corrections. It is fast and saves time.

Recommendations to other buyers: The personal assistant feature is icing to the cake. Useful for reminders, notes and searching PC for files, music and videos.

Great for automated tasks

Apr 21, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The AI system that is builtin is very impressive. Teaching is also easy.

Cons: User interface is so depressing a bit.

Overall: I have used this software for more than a month now, and is very useful for automating tasks.
Searching and doing things in my jumbled file storage is tedious, using this makes my life productive.

Recommendations to other buyers: More features can be added that I being a user would like to have, but adding features seems to be slow.

Great Transcription Program

Apr 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has live speech to text feature but it can also transcribe pre-recorded audio files if you install a add-on plugin as they have suggested on their blog. It saves lot of time and increases productivity.

Cons: No cons found.

Overall: I am a doctor and I use Braina Pro to dictate notes and transcribe existing medical audio files to text. It works flawlessly with good accuracy. Better than Dragon software.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you don't want to use virtual assistant feature and only planning to use the software for transcription then you may enable dictation mode on program startup automatically by specifying startup command from Tools menu as "dictation mode on".

Works Perfectly

Jan 29, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Accuracy and Ease of use. It is lightweight and cheap too.

Cons: It needs the Internet to work.

Overall: Works well for dictation in any software or website. I use it especially for dictating emails and word documents. It is fast, easy to use and 99% accurate. It needs more features though and should work offline.

accurate and effective speech recognition software

Dec 10, 2016
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The software has a very Simple interface. No need of training yet best speech to text results.I am using the software since a year and it has definitely increased my productivity.

Better Speech Recognition than Dragon

Aug 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Speech recognition is better than Dragon. Also useful as a Cortana alternative.

Cons: Can't dictate when computer is offline but it's not a big problem for me as my PC is connected to the Internet 24 by 7.

Overall: I am a lawyer and I have been using Braina Pro since a month and it is extremely useful software which has increased my productivity. It is also fun to use as it is not just a dictation software but also a voice control and personal assistant software.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are going to buy for two computer systems then select "2 system license option" on order page. They give 50% discount on second license. I missed this option while making payment and had to pay full amount for second license.

Good! (Wish there was a truly FREE Pro trial)

Jun 13, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to use from first attempt.
Understands my speech without being nit-picky.
Is more affordable (and better) than some similar popular software.

Cons: The trial is not as functional as some users might like or testing before buying. The only way to try the Pro version is for requesting a refund before the end of the 7-day period , but that refund will be minus a $7 charge. That was kind of petty, IMO.

Overall: I am a fiction writer and find that it's easier for me to dictate first drafts instead of typing them. Braina is quick, responsive and fairly easy to get used to. This is better than Dragon.

Recommendations to other buyers: I think that this will be useful for other fiction writers. Once you're finished dictating, it's easy to go in and clean up your work for a final draft.

My arms and hands now rest!

Mar 20, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I use the PRO version. I initially bought an annual subscription for just 29$ so as to try it and I can use Braina to write on any interface. It is perfect in all respects. Thank you so much! I will definitely buy the 3-year subscription soon.

Dictates accurately to third party software like MS Word in English and many other languages.

Oct 17, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: PROS
1) Best speech recognition accuracy
1) Supports 40 languages of the world
2) Allows to create custom voice commands to open specific file, folder, website or program
3) Also an assistant software
4) Voice Recognition Aliases

CONS
1) For non-English language you will have to setup the punctuation marks. Not a big con but they should have provided it by default.
2) Needs Internet connection

Vendor Response

by Brainasoft on October 19, 2015

Thank you for your review and suggestion.