I’m a pretty heavy iPhone user, the thing is pretty much attached to my hand at all times… but one thing I didn’t expect was how much I’ve come to depend on it while on the road; to get directions, to find a particular store or get restaurant reviews. It’s a fantastically powerful device to have in the car, but one that’s incredibly dangerous too.

The iPhone’s touchscreen means that it’s very hard to type without looking at the screen, so it usually means I have to madly scramble while stopped at a red light to find what I’m looking for.

vLingo (iTunes store) solves this problem. Now you can speak to your phone and it understands you.

It’s voice recognition for your iPhone, much like the recent voice search feature added by Google, but vlingo takes this one step further; not only allowing you to perform Google searches but local searches (on a map) and even voice dialling your contacts all in one.

As a bonus, you can even update your Twitter or Facebook status by voice as well. vlingo instantly transcribes your spoken words to text and sends them out.

It’s pretty amazing. And lightning fast. Give it a try.



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