I have enabled microphone permissions for the Mac Drafts app, but it doesn’t appear to pick up any audio.
I am using the latest version of Drafts - Version 38.0.1 (242) and the latest MacOS (Ventura 13.3.1)
I went through the relateddocumentation in the Drafts help section & tried re-installing Drafts but that didn’t help either.
I recorded a video to demonstrate what is happening:
What does your “Sound” preferences look like? Drafts should listen on whatever default mic is configured for the system - perhaps it is listening on a headphone mic or something else attached to the system and not hearing you properly.
If it gets as far as shown in your video without throwing an error, it’s not a permissions problem. The system has successfully told Drafts it’s listening on some audio input.
Interesting, when I use a different mic input it works.
So I guess Drafts doesn’t like my Vocaster audio interface.
One workaround is to use the inbuilt Mac dictation function.
Otherwise it would be cool if I could specify the audio input for Drafts as oppose to using the default one
Probably reboot and the widget will re-appear. Sometimes the system doesn’t register them right on new installs.
Yes, specifying audio input would be a nice addition. Not sure it’s about Drafts, exactly, however. It’s using system AV frameworks to say “Listen on the default microphone” and it appears, at least, that is working without error - so even specifying it might have issues. Not sure.