Google2ubuntu is a tool that allows our Ubuntu to receive our voice commands. It is not a new thing, neither the program nor the idea, but recently the tool has been updated with some very interesting features that could make the Ubuntu panorama. As we said before, Google2ubuntu it is not new and we owe this update notice to the Wepupd8 guys, Those who have detected and experienced this useful program.
What does Google2ubuntu offer?
At the moment Google2ubuntu only recognizes English and French, which while not Spanish, yes there will be an amazing audience that can use this tool without any problems. As its name suggests, Google2ubuntu uses the Google Voice API, So the technical part of voice recognition is assured (Don’t know it yet Google Voice?). As for the program’s interaction with Ubuntu, Google2ubuntu it has two types of voice commands, internal and external. Internal voice commands perform specific functions, such as notifying the laptop battery, indicating the time, reading the selected text, or searching for a specific word in a particular search engine ( Google, Wikipedia, Youtube, etc …). External voice commands perform simple operations and relate a word to an action, such as closing windows, maximizing it, etc … The best thing about the latter is that it can be modified to our liking, using the script of the program in key combinations. Something very comfortable that will allow us for example, open the terminal with the voice.
How to install Google2ubuntu
There are currently two ways to install Google2ubuntu: One through an external repository, the other using the github of the project and instal. The latter mode is the only way for those who use versions prior to Ubuntu 13.10, but if you have this version, it is best to use the external repository method. To install using the internal repository, we must open a terminal and type:
its add-apt-repository ppa: benoitfra / google2ubuntu
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install google2ubuntu