Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to install dictation software to use Serenade?

Nope, you don’t need any additional software to use Serenade. Just download the plugin, and you’re ready to go.

What platforms are supported?

Serenade works across Windows, macOS, and Linux. Today, Serenade is available as a plugin for Atom and VS Code, with more platforms on the way.

What programming languages are supported?

You can use Serenade to edit any text, but Python, JavaScript, and Java work best right now. Email us at if there’s a programming language you wish were better supported!

What information does Serenade collect?

Serenade uses cloud-based speech recognition, so the audio from your microphone will be sent to Serenade’s servers and used to improve our speech recognition. We also send the contents of the file you’re currently editing, but your source code is not saved on our servers.

We also offer an on-premise solution to enable you to host your own instance of Serenade. Email us at to learn more.