Digging through the System Preferences on the new OS X Mavericks, we’ve found a couple of Dictation features that are bound to make many users happy. With the check of a box and a 785 MB download, “Enhanced Dictation” makes it possible to speak your words without requiring an Internet connection. In addition, you can get live feedback. With live feedback, you can see what Dictation is interpreting before you press the enter key.
It doesn’t seem that the feature works in this beta… yet. Since it’s already built into the OS, they may set up the downloads before the next beta hits.
New Update: Enhanced Dictation can now be downloaded and installed. Of note, live feedback works even when you’re offline and seems to be working perfectly. The screen recording below was taken with the new Enhanced Dictation (Dictation didn’t like when I said “yet”).