LipSurf Updates

  1. 1.9.2

    • Fixed issue with Japanese word splitter.
    • Fixed issues with live-text getting in the way of the page at times.
    • Made it more clear that page that automatically opens after install is the LipSurf tutorial.
  2. 1.9.1

    • Updates to make all WaniKani number items properly recognized.
    • Fixed issues with homophones being expanded to infinity.
    • Don't allow blank custom homophone transcript sources.
  3. 1.9.0

    • Fixed issues with language switching for ja/en.
    • New zoom in, zoom out and reset zoom commands!
    • Fixed some issues with recognizing certain vocab/kanji with numbers in them.
  4. 1.8.2

    • Fixed issues with loading local plugins. Thanks Pat!
    • Infrastructural improvements
  5. 1.8.1

    • Better microphone permission handling and troubleshooting in the tutorial and options.
    • Fixed issue with fonts on Windows and macOS.
    • More πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί Russian translations and some fixes general language handling (including πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Japanese). Thank you @ulalasava!
    • Fixed issues on smaller resolutions (eg. help being cut off).
    • Fixed issue with custom shortcuts/homophones and synonyms metrics gathering.
    • Warning in the tutorial for Chromium users about incompatiblity. (Install Google Chrome instead).
  6. 1.8.0

    • Watch a walkthrough tutorial of the new features.
    • Custom homophones/synonyms/shortcuts can now be added by clicking the live text!
      • Quickly add a shortcut to do a Google ... query, or activate any other command of your choosing.
      • Map simple words to things that are hard to dictate (eg. email addresses, unpronounceable usernames, random sequences of characters, etc.)
      • Correct any misheard transcriptions.
      • Map commands to vocabulary that you have an easier time saying or remembering.
    • New "feeling lucky" command let's you automatically go to the first result of a search query. Try feeling lucky Django documentation.
    • Improved the tag command.
  7. 1.7.1

    • Fixed bug where saying tag would cause high CPU usage.
  8. 1.7.0

    • Completely rehauled the Japanese kanji➑kana conversion (new dictionary download is necessary).
    • Big improvements to the WaniKanipro plugin
    • Loading icon, and language displayed in the icon.
    • Improved language switching speed.
    • Improved subscription modification button
  9. 1.6.9

    • Fixed issue that prevented sign-out and may have caused other authentication issues.
  10. 1.6.8

    • Smarter deprecation logic depends on the user's previous version.
  11. 1.6.7

    • Continuous deployment integration improvements.
  12. 1.6.6

    • Fixed issue where Pro users would get repeat upgrade messages.
    • Chained homophones in WaniKani pro fix.
    • Temporary WaniKani pro fixes for certain characters.
  13. 1.6.5

    • Hotfix to bug for brand new users in 1.6.4
  14. 1.6.4

    • Testing new release automation.
    • Important updates show as notifications.
    • Better error handling.
  15. 1.6.3

    • Better error handling.
  16. 1.6.2

    • Fixed Japanese number to digit conversion.
  17. 1.6.1

    • Hotfix: LipSurf wouldn't turn on with certain settings configurations.
  18. 1.6.0

    • Added lessons capability for WaniKani pro
    • WaniKani pro now shows fully correct answer in transcript even when transcript only fuzzy matched answer.
    • Updates now hosted online instead of in-app.
  19. 1.5.0

    • New dictionary command (try saying dictionary "exculpate").
    • New English ⬌ Japanese dictionary commands.
      • Try saying Japanese lookup "jet lag" to lookup an English ➑ Japanese word.
      • Switch to Japanese by saying Japanese then try saying γ˜γ—γ‚‡γŸγ“γ‚„γ to lookup "takoyaki" a Japanese ➑ English word.
    • New Wikipedia command (try saying wikipedia "John Perry").
    • Fixed bug with top part of page being un-clickable.

    Tip of the Update

    Remember you can say Japanese or γˆγ„γ” to switch between Japanese and back to English, respectively.

  20. 1.4.0

  21. 1.3.0

    • Better bug/error tracking
  22. 1.2.0

    • Commands in the middle of a transcript are now recognized (see video on the left)!
    • Faster command recognition.
    • New scroll right and scroll left commands.
    • Smarter scroll commands look at viewport height. Thank you @aparajita!
    • Live text stays on top of new tabs and pages.

    Tip of the Update

    Remember you can say options or right click the extension icon and click "options" to see and configure all the possible commands.

  23. 1.1.0

    • New ANKI plugin!
    • Sign-in and registration included in tutorial.
    • Faster play video command.
    • Go to r [subreddit name] is no longer global.
    • Tutorial command.
  24. 1.0.0


    v1.0 and LipSurf Pro are finally here!

    New Commands

    pro Dictate Text

    Quick text dictation by focusing on an input and saying dictate [text you want to input].

    Great for search boxes, short comments, or messages! You can redo the dictation just by repeating the command.

    pro Go to URL

    Go to any URL by saying go to [url].

    You can also spell the URL if it's a really hard one. Even the rarer sites are now at your finger tiβ€” err... the tip of your tongue!

    • LipSurf now never starts as activated when Google Chrome opens (even if it was activated when the browser was shutdown last).
    • Old annotate and unannotate command words added as alternatives to tag and untag respectively.
  25. 0.11.2

    • Fixed error collection.
  26. 0.11.1

    • Fixed issues with tutorial.
  27. 0.11

    • New "Anti-Procrastination Plugin"! Try open Reddit for 10 seconds (you can say "open [any website] for [any duration]")
    • Google calendar commands! Try add event to Google calendar or just Google calendar.
    • Changed default shut off time from 20m to 5m.
    • Fixed issue that would occur when many tabs were open (LipSurf wouldn't load).
  28. 0.10

    • Infrastructure improvements.
    • Added BETA Russian support!
    • Added new window command.
    • Added Hacker News plugin.
    • Improved tutorial.

    Tip of the Update

    Now you can say tag and untag instead of annotate/unannotate, respectively.

  29. 0.9

    • Improved annotations.
    • Improved Reddit commands.
    • Performance improvements.
    • New Top Sites plugin. Try saying youtube!
    • Improved Japanese recognition.
    • New WaniKani plugin commands (more info, last 10) and added more homophones.

    Tip of the Update

    We now have a forum where you can make feature requests and ask questions:

  30. 0.8

  31. 0.7.1

    • Hide updates for 0.7-0.7.1 to not annoy users with too many updates.
  32. 0.7

    • Added more English dialects.
    • Actually fixed issue with overlapping commands in WaniKani specifically.
    • Language picker in first page of tutorial.
  33. 0.6.1

    • Fixed issue with overlapping commands -- delaying commands that are partial matches of other commands.
    • Fixed issue with command priority.

    Tip of the Update

    Try using a headset for improved transcript accuracy. Apple headphones work quite well! If you see 3 rings on your headphone jack (like in the picture), that means there's a microphone.

  34. 0.6

    • Fixed issue where live text would show but commands would not be executed.
    • Fixed issue where LipSurf would break after any network issue -- sometimes caused by saying many things while LipSurf is activated.
    • Fixed issue with setting auto. off timer to 0 not working.
    • Added English homophones: kay ➑ k, okay ➑ ok, are ➑ r, you ➑ u
    • Fixed issue where toggling LipSurf on WaniKani would sometimes cause the wrong language to be selected.
    • Fixed issue where LipSurf would stay on if it was shutdown while on a Japanese reading for WaniKani.
    • Fixed issue with recognizing WaniKani vocab/kanji with numbers.
    • Added many default homophones for WaniKani. esp. for Romaji ➑ Japanese.
    • Fixed issue with apostrophes, hyphens in WaniKani answers.

    Tip of the Update

    Don't say "annotations off" say "turn off annotations" or "hide annotations" -- that way LipSurf doesn't jump the gun and think you're saying just "annotate".

  35. 0.5

    • You can now spell out hard-for-the-recognizer words in WaniKani.
      1. If already in English mode (answering meanings) then just start spelling it out.
      2. If in Japanese mode, first say "γˆγ„γ”" then spell the reading as you would type it
        (eg. for γ—γ‚‡γ†γŒγ€ say "s-h-o-u-g-a-t-s-u")
    • Added commands to switch between Japanese and English.
    • Fixed bugs with general Japanese and WaniKani.

    Tip of the Update

    You can spell out words if LipSurf is having trouble recognizing you.

    Try spelling out "g-o-o-g-l-e-l-i-p-s-u-r-f".