Not sure how this passed me by, being a Mac user and all, but I'm now enjoying "Speech" in Pages. Pages is Apple's answer to MS Word (which has been crashing for unknown reasons, which makes me sad as Word and I know each other well). Thus I've moved to Pages from which I can export to Word, PDF, etc.
At the moment, I'm revising a very long piece of writing, trying to make the language absolutely precise (ha), thus using the "write then read out loud" method. Only yesterday I discovered that I can have Kathy (or Agnes or Princess or Fred or Bruce) read to me.
It's good, I'm finding, for things like tone. Even though the voice is annoyingly computerish, I'm hearing where I should use 'd instead of had, where I've used my too many times, that sort of thing.
Does Word speak?