🚀 v4 A̶l̶p̶h̶a̶ Beta Ready!

UPDATE 6/3/21 20:00 CT - Beta now available w/ various fixes

After many months of intense development, we’re excited to announce the alpha beta for the new major release v4.0.0 is now ready for testing!

Version 4 is a foundational change that paves the future for a much more powerful, and customizeable voice control platform, and also comes with long-requested features.

If you want to get an early look and give feedback before the permanent release, this is your chance! But beware, it has bugs and is not intended for use outside of testing - don’t rely on it for anything important and don’t intend on saving any customizations you make to it (eg. custom shortcuts/corrections).

You will have to uninstall the alpha beta version later to keep LipSurf up-to-date with the mainline version.

:sunglasses: Cool new features :sunglasses:

  • Automatic dictation - just start speaking if any textbox is selected
  • Advanced custom shortcuts
  • Custom shortcut manager
  • Replacements are underlined and can be modified via the live transcript
    *… much more

:warning: BEWARE :warning:

Known Issues (will be fixed before v4 mainline release)

  • Needs new tutorial
  • Import/export custom shortcuts not working
  • Custom shortcuts are not yet editable
  • Disabling homophones not working
  • Doesn’t work on Google Docs, Medium, WhatsApp, or FB chat yet

How to Install

  1. Download: https://cdn.lipsurf.com/lipsurf_4-0-0_beta.zip
  2. Follow these instructions: https://help.lipsurf.com/update-lipsurf.html#install-a-beta-custom-or-enterprise-version

Try to download “v4Alpha” by clicking to http://cdn.lipsurf.com/lipsurf_4-0-0_alpha.zip, but the downloading is not starting. Is it the problem of my computer or something other?

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woops, should have been https, fixed now!

After clicking to „New“ icon on upper bar (Chrome browser), starts transfering to http://devhost:8082/updates/ and appears the warning, that can’t access the site. May be something wrong with my computer, but may be something other.

Sorry about that, it’s a benign error, you can safely ignore it. Also, I have just uploaded a newer version, the beta which has it fixed and can be downloaded via the updated link above!

When using of Lipsurf I have no need for example, in “Dictionary for Japanese Language Learners v4.0.0” (avaliable in settings). I change this option in settings from “ON” to “OFF” position and close Chrome front page. After new opening of Chrome front page and opening of Lipsurf settings, above mentioned option is newly active (“ON” position).

Am I right, that settings changing from “ON” to “OFF” is active only till closing of Chrome front page and they are automatically returning to “ON” position after each renewal of Chrome front page?