Google launched a funky new feature called Voice typing in Docs. In fact, Google claims that I no longer need a keyboard because I can literally type, edit and format my documents using my voice.

A widget box showed up in my desktop version of Docs today and I was really excited to try it out. However, if the widget doesn’t show up, just select “Voice typing” in the “Tools” menu when you’re using Docs in Chrome. Don’t forget grant microphone access to Google before you try the service. When you click the microphone it turns red meaning it’s listening and you are good to go.

One has to be careful with grammar issues because voice recognition has never been perfect but this is a good start for those whose fingers just won’t stop hitting the keyboard. This is a feature am going to love but editing is hard work.

Check out a version Of this article I wrote using Voice Typing in Docs.