DragonDictate, Dragon Dictate, or Dragon for Mac is proprietary speech recognition software. The older program, DragonDictate, was originally developed by Dragon Systems for Microsoft Windows.It has now been replaced by Dragon NaturallySpeaking for Windows, and has since been acquired by Nuance Communications.Dragon Dictate for Mac 2.0 (originally named MacSpeech Dictate) is supported only. Nuance dragon free download - Dragon Home, Nuance Clinician, Nuance PowerShare, and many more programs. Dragon® Home v15 speech recognition helps you get more done on your PC by voice. Dictate documents, send email, search the Web, and more. Designed using Nuance Deep Learning™ technology, it delivers up to 99% recognition accuracy, adapts to different accents, and even works in noisy environments. Simply speak and watch your words appear on the screen 3x faster than typing. Dragon Professional Individual 15, Upgrade from Dragon Professional 12 or 13 or DPI 14, Dictate Documents and Control your PC – all by Voice, PC Disc Sep 1, 2017 by Nuance Dragon.
|Dragon for Windows|
|Up to 99% speech recognition accuracy right out of the box|
|Create, format and edit documents just by speaking|
|Create email and search the Web faster than ever using simple voice commands|
|Built on 'Deep Learning' speech engine that continuously adjusts to your voice|
|Listen back to dictated text|
|Optimised for touchscreen devices|
|Create and edit your spreadsheets with full text control in Microsoft Excel|
|Create custom voice commands for standard texts|
|Import/export custom word lists for your sector|
|Turn recordings into editable text|
|Automatically transcribe your recordings|
|Sync customizations with the Dragon Anywhere mobile app|
|Combine with the Nuance PowerMic for ease-of-use|
|Network managed licenses and volume discounts|
|Integrated legal terms specifically for legal professionals|
DragonDictate, Dragon Dictate, or Dragon for Mac is proprietary speech recognition software. The older program, DragonDictate, was originally developed by Dragon Systems for Microsoft Windows. It has now been replaced by Dragon NaturallySpeaking for Windows, and has since been acquired by Nuance Communications. Dragon Dictate for Mac 2.0 (originally named MacSpeech Dictate) is supported only on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Nuance's other products for Mac include MacSpeech Scribe.
DragonDictate for Windows was the original speech recognition application from Dragon Systems and used discrete speech where the user must pause between speaking each word. The first version, 1.0 was available only through a few distribution and support partners. It included a Shurecardioid microphone headset. Later it was replaced by Dragon NaturallySpeaking, which allows continuous speech recognition and correction and training of words via the keyboard. NaturallySpeaking remains a Windows-only program, and since 2016 distributes in Version 15. DragonDictate for Windows is still available but has not been updated since Windows 98 was the current operating system.
Dragon Dictate for Mac 2.0, an upgrade for MacSpeech Dictate, was announced on September 20, 2010 by Nuance Communications, the developer of MacSpeech products. The upgrade incorporates some of the features of NaturallySpeaking into the MacSpeech software. Dragon Dictate for Mac lacks other NaturallySpeaking features, such as training mis-recognized words by simply re-typing them using the keyboard. An early review by David Pogue notes,
I’m thrilled about the power, the control, the speed and the accuracy of Dragon Dictate. It does, however, have some room for improvement.
For example, in the dictation software world, teaching the software to know its location in your text document is a huge challenge. If you never touch the mouse, the program always knows where it is in the text — because it has deposited all that text itself.
But if you click to edit somewhere, it’s blind. It no longer knows where it is in the document.
In Windows, Nuance has used some clever tricks to overcome this problem in the most important programs, like Word and Outlook. On the Mac, however, the program has no idea what you’ve done manually, by clicking. So you can say something like “select fishmonger,” and the program correctly selects that word. But if you then say “italicize that” or “capitalize that,” the program operates on the wrong words, italicizing or capping something a mile away from the selection. Bizarre.
(This problem doesn’t happen in TextEdit or Dictate’s own included word processor.)
In October 2018 Nuance announced that it was dropping Macintosh support for its products.
Peter David - American writer of comic books, novels, television, movies and video games. David began using DragonDictate following his stroke in December 2012.