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, and we have more platforms on the way.

What programming languages are supported?

You can use Serenade to edit any text, but Serenade has programming language support for Python, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and Java. That means commands like "delete method" will work as you'd expect. Email us at if there's a programming language you wish were better supported!

What information does Serenade collect?

Serenade Cloud uses cloud-based speech recognition, so the audio from your microphone will be sent to Serenade's servers and used to improve our speech engine. We also send the contents of the file you're currently editing, since source code transformations happen in the cloud as well. All communication between your laptop and Serenade happens over HTTPS.

With Serenade Professional, no information is sent to Serenade's servers: all of your audio and source code stays completely local.