Say the name of a shortcut to run it without invoking Siri. Private by default; Speech Utility uses on-device speech recognition exclusively so your voice never leaves your Mac.

Special Characters
- Use an * in the name of a shortcut to have that part of the name sent as input. For example, a shortcut named "Switch to * mode" will pass the word dark as input if you say "Switch to dark mode".

- Use the characters [*] together to have that part of your speech ignored. For example, a shortcut name "[*] switch to * mode [*]" will ignore "can you" and "please" if you say "Can you switch to dark mode please"

Special Commands
- Run multiple shortcuts in succession by saying the keyword "then".

- Pause Speech Utility by saying the key phrases "hold on" or "standby".

- Resume Speech Utility by saying the key phrase "I'm back".

- Name a shortcut * to capture all unrecognized commands.

What’s New

Version 2.0.1

- Speech Utility is now marked as a background app so that it doesn't claim focus away from other apps.

Ratings and Reviews

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App Privacy

The developer, Robert McGee, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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