Perhaps many of you knew about it already, Vocie-activated Checklist allows running through checklists via voice command. This interesting stuff I only found recently on a Youtube video by Paul Endersby, who is the author of the utility.
Latest version is v0.5 and it comes by default with the A2A C172 Trainer Checklist. In addition, there are human recorded sound files (also from Paul) corresponding to the commands of the checklist. The utility is free and can be downloaded from here.
Paul has made another Youtube video called Voice Activated Checklists – Walk Through, in which he explains how to set up the utility properly.
Two tips from my experience:
Lowering the Confidence Threshold to 60 or 50 from the utility’s Voice Input Option would allow easier triggering of the checklist commands.
By adding AT&T’s or Ivona’s natural sounding voices to the system, users may no longer need to record human sound files for their custom-made checklists (for example I have created one for my favorite C172SP), unless they don’t mind using the default robotic voice of Anna from Microsoft.
Surely, the convenience brought by such natural voices does come with a price.