iListen 1.8 from MacSpeech is software that creates text from ordinary speech and interprets voice commands to be executed by the computer. It allows the user to enter text into most applications (such as word processors, email clients, etc.), navigate documents, and control the computer (i.e., open and close applications, execute functions within applications, etc.), without the keyboard or mouse, using the individual's ordinary voice for text, and simple vocal commands to control the computer and its applications. The setup and training required is quite extensive, and the results (at least for dictation) can be spotty. Since the vendor, MacSpeech, is in the process of revamping the software to use an entirely new voice transcription engine, I would recommend that potential users wait to see how this new program performs. The name of the program is "Dictate", and should be available by the time this review is posted. iListen 1.8 has great potential, but there are serious problems with the Leopard version. Hopefully these problems will not carry over to the next iteration of the software.