By Nuance Communications
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.
With Dragon Dictation you can also dictate status updates directly to your Social Networking applications (Facebook and Twitter) or send notes and reminders to yourself….all using your voice. So when you’re on-the-go, stop typing and start speaking – from short text messages to longer email messages, and anything in between.
Dragon Dictation supports a multitude of global languages. For a full list of currently supported languages visit www.dragonmobileapps.com.
David Pogue - The New York Times : “I’m finding Dragon to be a much faster, more efficient way to spit out e-mail messages, notes, text messages and Twitter updates. It’s really, really cool.”
Mel Martin - TUAW.com: “Put this into the ‘I didn’t think they could ever get this to work on an iPhone’ category. I’m talking about Dragon Dictation from Nuance, the developers of the very popular Dragon Naturally Speaking for the PC.”
Arik Hesseldahl – BusinessWeek: “For the last few days I’ve been trying two Nuance iPhone apps, Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search on my iPhone. And while they’re not the first voice search or dictation apps for the iPhone, I certainly like the results I’ve been getting.”
Miker55 – “It’s understood everything I’ve said. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been driving and wanted to text someone but couldn’t. This app is great!!!”
Twebs – “For me Dragon dictation is a game changing application. The accuracy is outstanding and it’s very easy to use. I immediately notified everyone I know with an iPhone to pick up this application while it’s still free.”
Redman042 – “I can’t believe my iPhone can do this. Accuracy is amazingly good and transcription is very fast. You can’t even tell that transcription is being done online. I’m very very impressed.”
• Voice-to-text transcriptions that may be sent as SMS, Email, or pasted into any application using the clipboard
• Submit text to Social Networking applications – Twitter and Facebook
• Convenient editing feature that provides a list of suggested words
• Voice driven correction interface
1. Dragon Dictation requires network connectivity (WiFi or 3G/EDGE).
2. Dragon Dictation works on iPad, iPhone, and on second and third generation iPod Touch (external microphone required).
In order to improve recognition accuracy, Dragon Dictation will only upload names from your address book when permission is provided... no emails, addresses, phone numbers, or other personal information are uploaded. This information is not used for any purpose other than improving the usability of the application. Dragon Dictation will also utilize the data in spoken messages collected over time to continuously improve and provide high speech recognition accuracy. All data is stored in secure data centers according to stringent privacy and security standards. For more information, please view our end user license agreement http://www.dragonmobileapps.com/EULA-dict.html
Now supporting Catalan!
What's New in Version 2.0.28
Definitely Needs Work
When this app works, it is truly indispensable. It does have trouble identifying some words at times, but I find that it does pick up more and more over time as you use it. However, because you can only choose one primary language, the app cannot process more than one language at once, and, this can be a problem if you're using more than one language in your work/study.
My main complaint is the reliability of this app. The app crashes on a regular basis, it loses contact with the system through which it processes your dictation, and, lately, the app stopped opening on my iPad, and all of my most recent work was lost. I have had to delete and reinstall this app on my iPad, to date, two times, and I've only been using it for approximately three weeks. Unfortunately, some of these issues are recent ones, and, thus, the company should seriously consider a substantial app update in the very near future.
Although I can honestly say that when it does work, this app is a great help to those of us who have hand/wrist issues where extensive typing is required, I cannot recommend the current version--best to find something else for now and/or wait for the app to be updated so some of these issues are (hopefully) addressed.
I am writing this review on that dictate program just in order to show its actual level of accuracy. It is not always right however you can type(tap on) what I'm ( whatever) writing (is) off and it gives a choice that's very close sounding. I think this program is pretty great it does become more accurate the more you use it. I love this program with the headset and all the whole thing for school I was wary of it here. I didn't( had not didn't) trouble with texting on the touchscreen ending up with AutoCorrect choosing crazy words or typing really confusing and misleading text and so I Jossies( chose to use) internal system or Siri and that ended up making it worse and when I was driving and things like that I could(couldn't) look and review it and ended up sending even more wild or offbeat messages. That's why overall I really like this program and even if I'm speaking low or fast or mumbling it is( still does) a really good job of detecting things and you(even) without a headset. For a free simple dictation system worry free as well I would give this program the best the gold standard the top rating.
Is Nuance still supporting this app?
I installed the new IOS version, and this app continues to work well. Ignore the Apple warning.
Anybody know if this app still works with the new Apple IOS version? I got a brief warning that this and a couple of other apps might not be supported by the new IOS. It looks as though Nuance may not be supporting it anymore, since there has been nothing new in over year. I really like this app and I do not want to lose access to it if it does not work with the new IOS.
The best thing about this app is that your last dictation stays on its desktop even after you close it and only goes away if you actively delete it.
I suspect Nuance maybe getting rid of it because it does not generate a revenue stream, but they should keep it since it is a simple introduction to their main program, and should encourage people to pay for the real thing to use on their computers.
This is great for generating short texts and emails etc. on the run, but it does not hold a candle to the main program. I am astounded to see that some reviewers actually use it to write long papers even books – they should use the regular program on their computers.
- Category: Business
- Updated: Feb 15, 2013
- Version: 2.0.28
- Size: 9.6 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: Nuance Communications
- © 2014 Nuance Communications, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.