Dragon Speech Recognition

Avaliações: 75 | Classificação geral: Boa
The industry leading speech recognition software used by doctors, lawyers, and other professionals to convert speech into text. Starting at $119.99 for the Premium Edition, Dragon has been used by thousands of professionals for dictation and transcription for over 30 years. Runs on both Windows and Mac platforms.
Comentário deixado em 04/10/2020

I have enjoyed this program. I can get information entered much more quickly and it frees up my hands to do other things.

I like how quickly I can enter reports by speaking. Much quicker than typing material.

Sometimes the program misinterprets words and I have to go back and correct.
Comentário deixado em 04/10/2020
Edlin Immel

Overall, Dragon is software for speech recognition on the PC. However, speech recognition for dictation of articles is something that has to agree with you. Many people do not like to talk to the PC for this purpose and prefer to type in the article in stead. I would love to test out the app on smartphone or even have it integrated in the car as part of the standard software. That is however quite unlikely.

The software is great for dictation. I use it for English and Dutch with some words added to the vocabulairy because of the fact that they are typical acronyms (like WSO2, APIM etc). In contrast with speech recognition in the past the amount of getting used to your voice is now minimal. Just read a couple of lines and you are good to go. You can include things like next line and it will actually go to the next line. One of the best things is that you can import a sound file that you would like to transcribe and it will output the text to an rft file or you copy it to word.

Every now and then a profile does not load any more and i need to either create a new profile or switch to the other profiles.
Comentário deixado em 04/09/2020

Using for medical dictation.

I compared with Microsoft Speech Recognition, the accuracy was much better. I don't like a headset so I got a "Blue Yeti" microphone and the combo works very well for me. And the ability to insert a whole paragraph with just speaking a macro is invaluable! And even personal names and technical words are already in its dictionary!

Not much to say here. It works as well as I expected!
Comentário deixado em 04/08/2020

Makes reports a breeze. Also, because you are talking out loud, you hear your ideas and they resonate better. You notice your mistakes more readily. You also do not miss out on getting some of your perfect thoughts to paper. You know, those GOLDEN thoughts that you have while you are busy typing and finishing out the last thought that you are still typing. Don't lose the golden thoughts wasting time typing, get them into the document fast!

Great software. Makes writing reports, emails, papers, documents so much faster than typing, and I am no slouch when it comes to being able to type. It also releases you from the tethers of a pesky keyboard! You can also program in shorthands to speed up the process. Set it up so that you say ASPCA and it enters in "American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals." Excellent for scientific articles and jargon-heavy reports as you can train it to learn your words, your speech patterns, which make it more accurate.

Buggy. Works most of the time, but after long stretches, it tends to slow and crash. Save early save often. Save, close, then reopen after any new training to make sure that your edits are saved before a crash.
Comentário deixado em 04/07/2020

AWESOME educational tool!

Students are able to experience success with writing. Success is experienced by students that find writing difficult.

In rare cases, the voice recognition piece is difficult to set up for students.
Comentário deixado em 04/07/2020

Time saved and ease of use. I have never been fond of typing and prefer to be able to express my thoughts orally - I can do that and still have a written record or response easily available and legible.

I have been using the Dragon line for many years and it has gotten considerably easier to use and more accurate with each new release. Gone are the days that you had to spend hours on end training the product to recognize your speech patterns, idioms, idiosyncrasies and accents. The accuracy continues to improve and the formatting and command options are, at times overwhelming.

The help menus have a lot to be desired, if you are looking to find a quick answer, forget it! You have to know the exact terminology and context that is used in the help section or else spend a lot of time searching. When you do find an answer, the writers assume that you are a programming genius that knows exactly what is being discussed - if you need plain language answers, you won't find them. The manufacturer's support is, bluntly put - non existent, you will find more helpful information in user forums and blogs.
Comentário deixado em 04/06/2020

Hi, I am working as transcription so I am looking for best software for convert audio to text. So today I got that software. Thanks.

Because I heard about the this software very good so that is the reason I want to use this software.

Nothing just using this software.
Comentário deixado em 04/06/2020
Orianna Jasso

We used this when I worked in a physician's office. Even though English was not our doctors first language, this software was able to understand and record all of her office notes with very few errors. Highly recommended.

Easy to use, especially with different dialects. Makes manual transcription a thing of the past

We never had an issue with this product, it was great.
Comentário deixado em 04/05/2020

Overall Dragon has saved me time. There are quirks and frustrations that need to be fine tuned, but overall it is good software.

The software is a huge time saver if you are a hunt and peck keyboarder like me!

You will need to correct it on common words - like 2, two, too, to etc. since it cant decipher what the exact meaning of the word you are searching for.
Comentário deixado em 04/05/2020
Kilgore Signorelli

I haven't found anything to top DNS for what it does. I wish the company behind it was more interested in product support than pushing out paid upgrades that aren't ready yet.

It's the best on the market. If you put the time into it, you can get excellent results. It can be lifesaver for your hands and wrists if you type a lot.

It's clunky and is prone to glitches and issues. When it's working it's great. When it's not, it can be a pain. Instead of fixing issues and issuing a patches, the company is more concerned with frequent paid upgrades without fixing the problems in the version you already paid for.
Comentário deixado em 04/04/2020
Barnabe Lawrencesr

This software provided encouragement to a special needs student so he would make better attempts at speaking loudly and clearly. I benefited by making progress with a student and he benefited because it made him focus on producing clear speech.

I used this software with a student that needed encouragement to speak clearly. He was a special needs student and being able to speak and see his spoken words was very motivating to him. Also, if he didn't use his best articulation skills, his words would not appear correctly on the screen. It was a fun challenge to him to say his words clearly so they would appear correctly. This may not be the intended purpose for the software, but it was a great program to use for Speech Therapy.

As with any affordable voice to text recognition software, there are times when you speak fairly clearly but it still displays an incorrect word. Generally, a second attempt will produce the correct word.
Comentário deixado em 04/04/2020

I'm using it to provide dictation for industry articles or items that need to be transcribed out of other media and saved for reference or distribution. It's certainly much easier than just typing everything in manually, and it's been a huge help in improving overall efficiency. In all, it's certainly a product I'd recommend that others consider!

Compared to what I was expecting (or dreading), the software was easy to use and configure. It wasn't complicated to follow the instructions to develop a pattern of speech recognition. It was also relatively simple to set up the interface with the different software I use it with.

Like any speech recognition software, it definitely has its quirks. Sometimes it's inconsistent (just within a period of a few minutes) in how it recognizes the same commands, and that can get frustrating. Also, I might be overlooking this feature somewhere, but it would be nice to have a voice command that would save the document on command or at a defined interval (every 3 minutes, or whatever). Don't know if that's possible though.
Comentário deixado em 04/04/2020

I have been using Dragon as an alternative to typing my novels. When used consistently, it provides for larger numbers of words per hour than I could ever type and it gives my wrists a break. It has a learning curve that's not something to ignore. You have to train the software and be patient with it and yourself at first. My preferred method of working with it is to record myself and then use Dragon to transcribe my dictation. It does a lot better with non fiction than with fiction at first. It's not great with exotic names (so if you write unconventional character names, you will have a few issues unless you use easier variants for dictation), but it can be trained to recognize even those if you take the time to correct it. It's great if you spend a large number per day typing, as it will reduce the strain you put on your wrists. With practice, it also increases the number of words per hour you can get on paper. Please bear in mind though that I spent more time training myself to dictate than I did learning how to use the software or to train it. Dictating a piece of fiction is a very different process than typing it and it will take time at first to get Dragon to understand you. Unless you have a very clean accent, you'll spend more time training it to recognize your speech patterns. English is not my native language and my accent is not a standard one, but I had very few issues getting it to accurately transcribe what I was saying.

Dragon is my preferred dictation software for my novels. I love the accuracy and how it can be improved through using the software repeatedly.

Dragon is not the best at handling accents and transcription can take a while.
Comentário deixado em 04/03/2020
Aubrey Kueny

It makes documenting procedures simple. I don't have to type as much, so as a thought comes into my head, I can simply say it and it's in my document. It speeds up my process which means I get more done.

Dictation software is so helpful when writing books/courses. I like the fact that you can train Naturally Speaking to understand your style of talking. The training feature is a must when starting out as that's how it learns how you talk.

I struggled initially with turning it when trying to use other applications. I purchased it to document procedures in accounting software. When I moved to the accounting software to dictate the procedures, a new window appeared and started typing what I was saying. My hope was to have the typing in my open word doc. I had to adjust how I documented procedures...not a big deal, but took getting used to.
Comentário deixado em 04/02/2020
Thilde Rios

I can type fluidly now with a stream of consciousness and get my point across better and faster

I love the fact that I can type a letter hands free. I just close my eyes and talk. You can tell it what you want edited as well. Works great across all PC programs, browsers and more.

The voice editing has a really big learning curve. But you can easily jump onto your mouse and keyboard and edit along with it. If you use multiple microphone, the set up can slow you down. The Control panel gets in the way on the screen at times as well
Comentário deixado em 04/02/2020
Stratton Kiddy

I wish I could say that this solved a business problem or for me rather an academic accommodation issue. I spend more time making corrections after this program dictates then I do if I just type it myself. The entire purpose of me purchasing this crap for a second time was to make life easier and leave me time to focus on more important things, but I could never be so lucky instead I wasted hundreds of dollars on a program that has done nothing but cause me to get creative with my use of obscenities.

I can read and not take at the same time- when it decides to work.

It is very inaccurate, I often have to type what I dictated and go back over the reading again. This is the only speech recognition that works with sonnocent except that it doesn't work with that program, it dictates hi, him, and ummm was a complete waste of money especially the premium price for dragon professional, there are cheaper programs that work better, it is a bummer that Dragon has an exclusive license with sonnocet, because I have to listen to and dictate 28 hours of recordings every week, since this hot garbage of a program does not work for the purpose I purchased it for. Some smartalic will say well you need to run the accuracy tuner, or let the program improve accuracy, well I am not a moron and I have done this and GUESS WHAT? IT GETS WORSE, YOU CANNOT DEFEND THIS GARBAGE!!!!
Comentário deixado em 04/01/2020
Kazimir Rhead

Time saver +++++

Good accuracy, quick use. Commands functions work well. Accuracy improves with time. Multiple licenses help.

Australian accent pick up sometimes not accurate. "microphone off" command sometimes difficult with background noise.
Comentário deixado em 03/30/2020
Beach Zhong

In general, I love the software but we've had a long love/hate relationship for about three years. It's taken that long for me to really optimize my set up so that it runs well. I love the customizable vocabulary as well as being able to dictate without Internet connectivity. I like the fact that I can focus on content rather than typing when dictating. Actually, I am dictating this review with Dragon for Mac.

Microphone selection is a really big deal. You may have to try a few to get one that works well for you. It takes a while to learn how to use the software. Nuance could do more to make on boarding easier. The Windows version is significantly better than the Mac version in terms of voice recognition and text handling within an application. It's definitely worth the price, but you're going to have to put a fair amount of work into optimizing how it works. Don't think of it as Siri on steroids. Dragon dictate does a lot more and thus the set up takes a bit more tweaking than holding a button-down on your iPhone.
Comentário deixado em 03/29/2020

I have nerve issues in my hands and arms, and so typing is not possible, and I was very worried it would make me unable to do my job. Dragon let me to regain that part of me that I lost, allow me to voice type (and format by voice), and so I've been able to continue doing my same job.

It's pretty straightforward to use, offers good tutorials if you need it, and learns from your voice and your speech patterns. I mostly use it for dictation and voice typing.

Controlling the mouse by voice is difficult, and especially difficult on two monitors (which is my set up at work). Some applications don't allow direct dictation, or you can't correct things once you dictated them, which is annoying but possible to work around.
Comentário deixado em 03/29/2020
Hogen Herz

I rate it an overall 4 out of 10. I use Microsoft and there are issues.

It is user-friendly and easy to install and It works on multiple devices.

It's not very compatible with Microsoft.
Comentário deixado em 03/28/2020

No need for transcriptionist as Dragon is more efficient, and can keep up with fast talkers like myself.

I love that the more Dragon is used, the better it recognizes words and voices. I use Dragon in clinic when dictating notes, and the program transcribes flawlessly. The program seems to remember previous notes and is able to spell things like medication names and medical conditions with no problems at all. Can add multiple users all with unique voice profiles.

Slows down the computer, especially when needing to switch from Word to EMR. Seems that in order to use this software, you would need quite a bit of memory to support it.
Comentário deixado em 03/27/2020
Krause Mudie

I like how you can learn to run your entire computer. It's nice to not only dictate but to give my wrists a break from time to time. I'm on the computer for work at least 10 hours a day.

Even when it claims you've trained the software, it can still make a lot of mistakes. It takes quite a bit of time to get it trained to your voice. Things like Google Docs can understand you just as easily, if not better, without voice training. But, you can't run the entire computer from Google Docs - so there is a definite pro to Naturally Speaking.
Comentário deixado em 03/26/2020

As a writer, I use Dragon Speech Recognition products (specifically Dragon 13) to dictate my daily word count. I can not recommend this software enough. I'm easily able to dictate 5,000 words per day in the course of a few hours of work.

- Great price for what it accomplishes

- My profile sometimes disappears
Comentário deixado em 03/24/2020
Horvitz Devane

While I liked the idea of the software, it didn't work for me, and if I had known that it wouldn't work, I would not have bought it.

If you prefer to speak than to type, then this is a useful software. It makes it easy to produce documents, etc. by transcribing your speech (if you don't have a non-North American accent)

If you don't have a North American accent you will likely find Dragon useless. No matter how much I "trained" it, it did not recognize my speech.
Comentário deixado em 03/22/2020
Mikiso Gilreath

I suffer from dyslexia and use this software everyday at work to help me write emails and documents. The more you use it overtime the more efficient it becomes at understanding the word you want to say. Set up is simple and once you get the hang of using all the voice commands it just becomes second nature. I could not work without this!

Correcting mistakes, for example adding in a hyphen between words, is still not that intuitive and I'd love to see some more work done to help improve this feature.
Comentário deixado em 03/22/2020
Memberg Blaney

Very cheap and effective Medical dictation software.

First of all this is really all about the Medical edition of the software. I support 50 doctors who use this software on a daily basis. I have users who speak at barely a whisper and then I have doctors who will speak so loudly and fast to dictate you would think they are having a shouting match with someone. It can be trained to pick up speech patterns and accents. It's a very accurate piece of software and each version keeps getting better. The dedicated support team we have access to with Dragon is top notch as well. On average they respond to my odd ball problems within an hour and have some potential fixes.

There are times when Dragon will start lagging and not properly dictate, this is annoying but it can be fixed. Since we use Citrix in our environment we have to occasionally run a program to restore vSync and after doing so Dragon is back to picking everything up.
Comentário deixado em 03/21/2020
Yablon Wygant

Less neck and back pain.

I only use Dragon for very long projects, i.e. translating novels. Being able to dictate hundreds of pages is fantastic, since I used to experience neck pain after work.

I have been using the software for about 7 years now and I don't think it has kept up with the times.
Comentário deixado em 03/20/2020
Fronia Degiacomo

This helps all of us that have large thumbs. It is more accurate that hitting the keys on a small digital keyboard.

It does take alittle bit to learn what words are commonly used on a regular basis. With that you need to go back over your sentences and read what was typed.
Comentário deixado em 03/18/2020

If you are willing to learn, train the software and not afraid to sound funny (robotic with constant commands), then after a few sessions this thing will take off saving around 40%-60% of your time. It can even control other software on your computer, so your workflow can really take off.

It is really accurate tool. Understands even foreign pronunciation. It can learn from documents that you wrote, so it understands you better. When dragon is trained, it is super tool to have.

If you are not too tech savvy, it can be a real headache to learn to use it without help. If you don't learn how to dictate properly it creates a lot of work to amend your dictation.
Comentário deixado em 03/17/2020

You can dictate your work and emails which allows you to think through the problem. It does allow you to control the computer as well.

I liked that I could talk to my computer and write my articles. It was supposed to make my life a little easier. The whole idea is to make it simpler for me. For the most part, it picked up accurately. However, there are times when it didn't work like it was supposed to.

Where to begin? It takes forever for the software to install. It worked great at first, but after a while, it lost accuracy. It wouldn't pick up the words correctly, and when I would try to correct it, the program didn't respond accurately. I often would have to use the keyboard and mouse to go in and fix the words later. I ended up taking two to three times as long to write my articles. On top of that, even after exiting the program it would continue to run in the background. My system has 16GB RAM, and it still slowed my computer down as though I only had a couple of gigs.
Comentário deixado em 03/15/2020
Tally Badrulla

Overall, mediocre support but does what it intends to do.

I'm a pretty fast typist, but when you're seeing a patient, your eyes should be on the patient, rather than on the computer. That being said, this software helps translate my speech into words pretty well, and is more cost-effective than hiring a scribe. It supports multiple languages, and the software is smart - it learns as it goes and gets better with each iteration.

If you want answers, it's difficult to get answers. Forget about searching for them. Customer support can be better.
Comentário deixado em 03/15/2020

As someone who crafts as a job, my hands are often busy, or covered in glue or paint or stain. I often have emails to write, or reply to for customers asking questions about sizes, and colors and the like. Its not always easy to stay on top of emails!! Dragon has saved me!! I don't have to put down my pliers, or my paint brushes, or whatever is in my hands to answer a customer question! I have a New England accent, which my phone hates, but Dragon gets just about every word I say! Very rarely does it make a mistake, and I am super grateful for that. Great product, highly recommend.

No cons in my book, this has saved me so much time and hassle.
Comentário deixado em 03/14/2020

when it works, it is pretty good - while it never makes a typo, it often puts in nonsensical words

I have been trying to use it for years and keep on buying upgrades in the hope that it will function well. I upgraded my PC largely to allow Dragon to run efficiently (32 gigs of RAM, high end processor, high end graphics)- alas to no avail. Even after an update that supposedly corrected bad behavior with Word (Office 365), it still crashes Word and sometimes my computer. It gives me odd errors, like a plug-in is not enabled, but Word tells me it is. Outlook tries to disable the plug-in. And don't ever let customer support into your computer - I did once and all they tried to do was use notepad to try and sell me a new version at a price much higher than was available on-line (I upgraded on my own)
Comentário deixado em 03/14/2020

As an Occupational Therapist, I use this software with many of my patients who can no longer type, or who have difficulty with vision. Dragon Speech is by far the go to product for all of us in my field because what it does can be learned so quickly, modified very simply, and adaptable and sophisticated enough to help students needing to write papers, create assignments, etc. It is also helpful for those of us who do point of service documentation because dictating basic information while performing an evaluation removes the laptop from between me and my new patient. I cannot stress how extremely important that can be when working with someone who cannot process with even slight distraction. So much good in one small package. Worth every penny.

The only drawback i ever have is cost for people with low income situations but we typically find a way around this. An academic specific program would be nice for students with various differing abilities who need to be able to utilize specific programs with their classmates for group projects, etc. Other than that, I have nothing bad to say.
Comentário deixado em 03/13/2020
Tench Mynch

LOVE IT! It will save you a ton of time!

I LOVE Dragon! Once installed and you've gone through the set-up, it is super easy to use. I can't tell you how many HOURS it saved me on school and work projects because I can speak or read notes instead of having to type them.

I have to be very consistent at times in how I speak or it doesn't get it right. But newer version have gotten better and better at this and I'm sure it will continue to improve with future editions.
Comentário deixado em 03/13/2020
Jago Malakan

Our clients can stay connected which adds to their mental well being. This is important to the caregivers at West Coast Independent Living. The more independence these folks feel, the more empowered they are.

I researched and purchased this software for the folks in our independent living facility. People here are physically disabled but mentally sound- and usually are new to living with a disability due to illness,an accident etc. This speech recognition software allows our clients to stay connected through the internet just as they had before. Emails, internet searching and using application such as Microsoft Word are accessible to them once more.

The icon at the bottom which we keep "pinned" to the banner for clients ease of use, can sometimes be too close to other icons. When you do *not* wish to use the software, if you inadvertently press the icon it can take a while to wait for the software to load etc to be able to close it down. For people who cannot use their hands, it can be hard to close all of the windows when not in use. As this software likely is used by those with physical impairments, it is just something to note.
Comentário deixado em 03/11/2020
Issi Darrah

This application allows users to type from speech. This is very valuable for social scientists doing a lot of interviews. Instead of spending time, which is usually a very long time, to transcribe the data, it is easier to use the application to type the data for you. It has good voice recognition quality so your data will likely maintain its form, around 80-90% accuracy.

It requires a lot of memory. It would run fine and smooth at first but the longer you work with it, the more memory it will consume until it crashes.
Comentário deixado em 03/11/2020
Kali Jaishmin

Great! It makes life so much easier. I just wish that they had a subscription version compared to buying the new one every year.

Allows us to complete work faster. Makes taking notes, logging calls, and sending emails faster. Overall a great boost to efficiency.

It takes up a lot of space on your hard drive. At one point, the system learns how you talk to improve dictation and it took up 80 GB on my computer.
Comentário deixado em 03/11/2020
Oates Followell

I am neither a fast nor accurate typist and this software lets me dictate all my documents, saving me hours of time. I can create or edit all types of documents and forms as well as dictate on line with email or Web forms. The commands are simple to learn and it didn't take long to get up to speed, especially since I used to dictate in my prior legal position. The program is powerful and seldom makes a mistake and I speak quickly. It has been a life-saver, freeing me from the keyboard. Invest in a good headset mic to increase accuracy and make the most out of this software.

It does take a good chunk of memory/computing power to run and though my system exceeds the recommended minimums, it does slow things down when Dragon is running. It also frequently freezes if I have multiple windows open or programs running when Dragon is in use. This doesn't stop me from using the program, as it is an infrastructure issue, but it's worth mentioning as a heads up. I might just have to get more RAM to solve this problem. I also would love to see a less-cumbersome way to change capitalization or edit grammar with verbal commands but I am still getting used to that side of the program. ;-)
Comentário deixado em 02/14/2020
Elconin Travelstead

I use it for my journal and I am always taking notes while listening to other speakers and teachers ...so I like to read my handwritten notes into my Dragon and have them typed out more neatly for my files. I like that I can just speak when I am inspired and have it typed out. I just love this software. I can even just speak my emails too! I mainly use the commands such as: New line, new paragraph, period, question mark, save changes, and open quotes and close quotes. Simple and easy!

I love that I can just talk and have it printed out for me.

There was a learning curve and there still is. I just use the simple commands so that is what makes it easy.
Comentário deixado em 02/09/2020
Sears Matzov

Having used this software for over 15 years I have finally given up on it and changed to an online free service that is not only good, but doesn't use up massive amounts of computer resources, and interfere with other running processes running on the computer and gives a surprisingly accurate output albeit not as sophisticated as Dragon.

Its basically a very good program but recent upgraqdes have become increasingly buggy, and have incompatibility problems with windows 10 that causes crashes and freezes and random changes in font size and configurations.

The company takes no notice of customer complaints about the program, and have made no attempt to correct them or issue upgrades to overcome them. Trying to anyone to help in managing these problems is almost impossible.
Comentário deixado em 01/16/2020

Dragon is just working fine. It puts the word I say in my screen And even allows me to control my computer With simple commands. You need to carefully read the text you composeBecause sometimesText recognition is not perfect and worse ( words) with a complete other meaning will show

Due to a handicap I Do Use a whole lot of speech recognition For all my work, even made all my websites with speech recognition software from Dragon. I write complete books with the software solution.

Ever since I upgraded my computer and soundcard the software is more precise. So the more money you spend on your computer the better results you will get. Kind of realistic I think :-)
Comentário deixado em 01/10/2020

A decent tool for those who are not fast goers and are very limited on time for transcription.

Ability to speak my transcription notes as a provider into the electronic medical record system at my clinic.

Inability of the software to decipher complex words. Notes are choppy and have to be edited by hand. If you are a fast typer it would be easier to do that.
Comentário deixado em 01/03/2020

Overall, Dragon speech recognition is the gold standard in speech to text and has improved note writing efficiency

Dragon speech recognition is an excellent software that we use at the hospital for dictating notes. The speech to text function is fast and extremely accurate, even given that medical jargon can be difficult to recognize. Significantly speeds up note writing,

Sometimes, the software fails to recognize medical language and may confuse certain words for similar sounding words,
Comentário deixado em 12/13/2019

At the school board we recommend this software for kids with reading/learning disabilities. It helps them tremendously with their school work. We especially like it for kids in high school as they need to read larger volume of texts and needs to write longer lengths of paper/assignments. This tool allows them to succeed.

This software is the gold standard when it comes to speech-to-text. It is able to read anything on the computer - icons, websites, pdfs, etc. and will respond to voice commands to access these things. The rate at which it converts your speech to text is almost seamless and the accuracy is superior in comparison to other speech to text programs.

This software is very pricey considering there are other free speech to text programs out there. There is also a bit of a learning curve in the beginning as the program learns your voice and as you learn how to access all the features available. However, once you have mastered the program you will not consider other programs.
Comentário deixado em 12/04/2019

Tried it. Never really found it to be other than a pain in the apple. I am thinking it COULD be beneficial for someone that writes EVERY DAY and ONLY does that. But for us mortals, I think this tech is, not up to par.

I like the IDEA that it COULD be faster to talk into the mic like if I was to write a book, that is why I got it.

The thing here is that every sentence needs to be addressed, like, "end sentence". And "Capital L". "Underscore". You have to talk more to the software than I like and I am not fond of it.
Comentário deixado em 12/03/2019

This program helped me to deliver more freelance work because it cut down on the time I spent typing out my clients requests. I also found the program useful in other word processing programs that I used frequently like Ms Word and Google Docs. The software is well worth the investment, especially if you are writing for fun or for a career.

This software allowed me to cur my writing time in half, because I could speak the words into my headset and the program would type it automatically. This program helped me excel in my freelance business, since I could write more orders during the day for my clients.

I found that having an accent with this software can cause the program to type out the wrong words. This and get annoying especially when you have a thick accent that pronounces certain words in a different way. For me, if I tried to say “I helped someone”, the program would always type “I hoped someone”. This became rather annoying and frustrating, because I couldn’t correct my country accent.
Comentário deixado em 11/21/2019
Demitria Choturam

I use it daily and it works very well, no other speech recognition software comes close to the speed and accuracy of this software

I love that it allows people with disabilities to do things on a computer that anyone else can do, it is fast and responsive to your voice, I like that it allows for different members of your family to have their own user on the same software

there is nothing that I do not like about this software. It is very nice to be able to do things on my own, the price of the preferred is a little high compared to the regular addition that does pretty much the same work
Comentário deixado em 10/25/2019
Agrippina Lutts

Overall would recommend this product - on average had cut back time spent doing charts

Once the software is set up and recognizes your voice, it's very used friendly. Helps to speed up ability to get charts done quicker, process results and recommendations. For someone with carpal tunnel, also decreases pain in my wrist using the mouse or typing

Sometimes it's inaccurate despite having used and set this up. It was a friend system to use on my old ehr compared to the new one
Comentário deixado em 10/18/2019
Estis Delicat

DragonSpeech is a great option for saving time AND your wrists if, like me, you're facing injury. Forget Siri--this software is worth the investment.

I'm a freelance writer, and I recently gave myself carpal tunnel syndrome. What's a writer to do when your wrists go kaput but deadlines still loom large? Dragon Speech to the rescue!

These days, the hardest sell about DragonSpeech is that Siri is getting so good that it can seem hard to justify the cost of buying software. Still, as one who's spent endless hours correcting (sometimes hilarious) mistakes that Siri makes in transcription, I think it's worth it.
Comentário deixado em 10/17/2019
Lemal Overton

I do some of my most creative writing late at night. I’ll set up Dragon and then just start talking without paying attention to the program. If I get stuck I’ll just think of something else and just start talking again. I won’t even check my work at the end of the night. Just save it and go to bed. The next day I’ll go over it and be amazed at the quality of most of the copy I’ve written. The text seems noticeably improved over what I write when I’m poking and pecking at a keyboard.

I'm an author. I've written a book and many short articles that were published in a variety of online magazines. I have been using the Dragon Speech Recognition software for over 3 years and I love it. I'm not a great typist and in the past I'd have an idea but my sluggish typing would slow me down before I could get my thoughts recorded. With Dragon you simply speak and the software does the typing. While Dragon unquestionably saves you time and effort, more importantly it allows you to maintain your train of thought and commit your ideas much more concisely. Dragon has positively improved the efficiency and the quality of my writing.

Dragon does make mistakes. It Claims to have a 99% accuracy rate but that means if you are writing a 1000 word essay, you’ll have 10 mistakes. You definitely have to go over your work and fix any problems. Dragon creates a user profile. Over time it ‘learns’ your voice and pronunciations and improves its accuracy. Dragon also has difficulty with punctuation. I deal with it by speaking the punctuation where I need it. When I end a sentence I’ll say the word “period” or “question mark”. Doing this, while using Dragon, gets to be second nature very quickly. In my opinion Dragon’s benefits far outweigh its minor shortcomings.
Comentário deixado em 09/27/2019
Rani Detamore

Although it isn't perfect, it's the best option out there from what I hear, and I'll continue to use it while hoping improvements continue to be made to the software.

I like that I can use it to write my novels without exacerbating my carpal tunnel syndrome--it's extremely easy once it's all set up and I've written entire novels with it.

I'm not crazy about its ability to recognize certain words. Swear words are impossible. If it mixes up a homonym, it can be hard to fix if it's something like to/too/two and there are many in the document already. Basically, it isn't perfect.
Comentário deixado em 09/03/2019

I have used Dragon for over 15 years and it has become an excellent tool. I found it productive and helpful 15 years ago. Now it is incorporated into a number of other devices because of its overall quality and ease of use.

This software helps to relieve extra stress on my carpel tunnel and tendonitis by minimizing the amount of typing I do on a regular basis. I like the software for its flexibility in being able to use it for creating standard word processing documents, but also emails and spreadsheet entries. This software continues to get better and better!

I don't mind the time it takes to learn the software because of its benefits, and it recognizes my voice better and better each time I use it. However, don't expect it to be perfect. For example, "eliminate" was translated as "lemonade". The more a person understands that you are speaking to a computer program and not another person, the more likely you are to enunciate more clearly and pause between phrases.
Comentário deixado em 08/19/2019
Hanway Jambrina

My Business is all about writing and Nuance Dragon Speech Recognition software enables me to get my ideas typed quickly and easily. Moreover, the process is fluid and does not interrupt my creativity. I can talk faster than I can type, therefore, speaking into a headset microphone has become second nature. The purpose of getting this software was to speed up the writing process and to help with my wrist ailments. There are medical benefits too, for people with difficulties in their hands, where extensive typing can be a painful problem.

I have used Nuance Dragon Speech Recognition software for several years, from version 12 to the current version 15 for PC. Anyone vaguely familiar with this type of software may be used to clunky products that struggle to recognize simple words, let alone sentences and so on. Fret no more. Nuance are the market leaders in this field, and for good reason. It works - pure and simple. I defy anyone not to tryout the current version and not be super impressed.

Nuance Dragon Speech Recognition software can after several hours of use appear to get tired and become sluggish. Words and phrases it will have previously recognised will mystify it and produce random or garbled results. Dragon will not recognise some commands. This can be annoying when you are trying to complete a piece of work. When this happens, its best to switch it off for a break.
Comentário deixado em 05/30/2019
Connor Sabates

I bought this program for two reasons: The first and most important was for my Dad whose advancing age hindered his ability to sit at the keyboard and type with the dexterity and speed he once had; the other was for myself to verbally transcribe a long written document that I wished to edit on the fly, so Speech Recognition Software seemed a better solution than simply scanning the doc. Sadly, my Dad was unable to embrace the software's use, but it did serve its purpose for me and does continue to do so whenever I feel like speaking rather than typing.

The ability to speak your words rather than type them. It is a useful feature for people whose brains work faster than their fingers and for those whose fingers no longer too well due to injuries, age or any other reasons.

There is a learning curve to using this software. It will not function properly if you speak as fast as you think (although it still can be faster than typing for many). You must speak fairly slowly and enunciate your words well. Its functionality does improve as you use it more and it begins to better recognize your voice, but you will have to be a bit patient as it does.
Comentário deixado em 05/29/2019

I used this for mostly personal use. I studied for 6 years at university and received 2 BSBA degrees and an MBA. Using Dragon was a big part of writing my 20+ page reports on market research and business creation.

I think that the cons of this software are that it can be buggy. Sometimes my applications crash when I try to start Dragon and t times I've tried reinstalling the software and the initial setup is daunting but I understand why it takes time to recognize your voice profile.
Comentário deixado em 04/23/2019

I dictate regularly, and it makes it so much easier to write notes (and saves my fingers from early arthritis, I'm sure). I'm able to "teach" this program medical terminology, and it makes my job so much easier. Would highly recommend for anyone who needs to write notes at length.

Dragon is one of those software apps that seems to have been around forever, and for good reason. Having used this for medical dictation, I can say Dragon is perhaps the best in the field. It's easy to use, easy to set up, and it adapts rather well (you can add your own words that may not normally be recognized, so medical terminology can be programmed in based on your pronunciation). In addition to dictation, which Dragon does extremely well, you can also use Dragon to execute commands based on voice prompts. While I use this feature less, it is still rather functional. In short, Dragon adapts well and performs well. It's the leader in dictation software for a reason.

My only complaint would be that it uses up a lot of memory, which can be a problem on older machines. I personally use my laptop primarily, which is newer and does not run into these problems, but if you're forced to use an older desktop it may be laggy at times.
Comentário deixado em 03/07/2019
Lammond Goodwill

Dragon is a great tool for productivity, efficiency with school and work. It is also great for people with arthritis and fine motor control.

For individuals with no upper extremity function Dragon is a great way to increase independence. Dragon allows an individual control of every aspect of their computer with one piece of equipment.

One of the downfalls is that dragon commands are very specific. For individuals with limited cognitive function being able to recall commands is extremely difficult.
Comentário deixado em 02/20/2019

Bad attitudes, excuses (it's not my fault). Lack That positive can-do attitudes. Certainly not a customer-centric company and seem to have lost sight that the customer, pays the bills. I also have PaperPort while supposedly compatible with Windows 10 it certainly is a frustrating and buggy program. My experience with DNS is negative and I will make sure you "pass the message" wherever possible.

It gives the disabled more freedom to type but still requires much keyboard action things flowing.

I have Dragon 15 and a normal update notice popped up on my screen. I like to keep my software up to date so I clicked update now.
Comentário deixado em 02/13/2019

Compared to other products that I have used, I was extremely impressed with the accuracy of this products voice conversion to text. There is a short period of time to get the app trained for your voice, but once configured, would convert voice to text with very very little mistakes. would definitively recommend to any one in need of this type of app.

Works extremely well at converting voice to text

Cost is a little high, especially for the professional versions
Comentário deixado em 02/05/2019
Corinna Vanantwerp

I started using Dragon to reduce tendinitis in my wrists. It made a huge difference, and when I later broke a finger, it was great to already have the system in place. I use it for almost all "typing" on the computer, from e-mails to writing novels. When I started, it was really the only voice-recognition system out there. I keep using it because I'm so used to it, but I don't know if it's better than other options that may be cheaper.

Voice recognition allows me to produce an enormous amount of writing without taxing my wrists and other body parts.

It takes some time to train. Partly you train it, and partly it trains you. You have to proofread very carefully as errors frequently slip in. It is not faster than typing – but it is easier on the body.
Comentário deixado em 01/24/2019

Instead of spending 45 minutes per dictation, we spend 5. The software paid for itself in the first day. Without a doubt the best investment in software we have ever made!

This software saves our transcriptionists hundreds of hours and keeps them happy! We use Philips Speechexecutive software for our dictaphones, and then cue up the dictation, and it will run through 15-20 files in less than an hour, giving us 4-5 minute recordings into Word documents with ease. We re-listen through the files, correct as necessary, and at the end of the day, re-train the Dragon software to be even better through our changes. It was easy to setup and easy to implement/train on.

It is resource-intensive. We did not have a dual-core processor on the first computer, and it gave us errors about that, but kept churning out the transcriptions without a problem. Other than that, it's really a no-brainer!
Comentário deixado em 01/15/2019

The voice dictation is amazing. We use this product mostly for our customer service staff. To be able to use the same microphone to answer a call, then to write an email response or a chat response saves them so much time. It doesn't matter how quick the speech, Dragon is able to keep up and make very minimal errors in the dictation.

There is occasional lag, but nothing too bad. This might be be due to how the program is written, it seems to take a up a lot of memory on the computer while it is running. \
Comentário deixado em 12/26/2018
Denae Pounder

I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking daily for practically everything I do, including e-mails, correspondence, documents, and Outlook entries. It is accurate and effectively eliminates the need for a typist. It has a few drawbacks, but they are overwhelmed by its advantages.

NaturalSpeaking is the premium software for voice dictation. With an above average microphone, its accuracy is easily about 95% and likely 90% right out of the box. It learns as you use it, customizing itself to your manner of speaking, pronunciation, etc. It is relatively easy to create special words and even phrases and macros that you use often.

Customer service is a drag. It has been my experience that they are slow to respond. I also find that the knowledge base and online support is not fantastic and often get better results with a Google search than I do searching Nuance's knowledge base. It needs a better Chrome extension so that it does not need to be reset each time you close and reopen Chrome. Also, I cannot seem to train it to recognize how I pronounce certain words, which is regretable because those are almost always the inaccuracies in any document.
Comentário deixado em 12/04/2018

Makes note taking a simple task. Works pretty well in environments that aren't especially quiet.

I try to think I don't have a Boston accent but Dragon disagrees! For the most part the software understands what I say but having to fix the text after you are done talking can be frustrating. Sometimes it will stop listening and I don't notice so I have to start again.
Comentário deixado em 12/01/2018
Wiles Saldo

If you are in language transcription business or medical transcription business or just have a lot of tying to do, don’t give it a second thought and just buy this. It’s incredible at what it does with Speed and Accuracy. It could really save you a lot of time but it takes a while to get to know the commands and get your voice recognised in all scenarios. Overall a great product 👍🏻

1) Accuracy is one of the best things about it. 2) Speed is another aspect that it scores highly. I talk really fast, but it still manages to write down almost all of it. 3) Command Set is pretty easy to understand and get used to. 4)Huge Time saver - If you are into Transcription business like me, it’s a dream come true. You can get so much done in such little time and ofcourse earn more 🙂

1) RAM consumption is a lot with this software. You can’t really multitask if it’s open. 2) Sometimes it starts to lag behind in the writing process, but that rarely happens. 3) Comprehensive inbuilt Grammar check is missing which would really take this software to a new level.
Comentário deixado em 11/20/2018
Kaitlyn Ganser

Extensive Laboratory use

We have been using Dragon for years - while the concept is excellent, the execution is only fair. Easy to use, easy to set up, very nice "canned comments" and functionality to use.

Errors are frequent enough to cause concern - going into, then back out of records for recording and re-recording can be problematic. Incorrect translations are frequent enough to cause concerns - translation of words like "thymus" into "time us" is not acceptable. The company does appear to come out with real-time improvements and efforts to correct, however, the errors that make it through are concerning.
Comentário deixado em 11/17/2018
Toddy Kamraan

I listen to non-English speakers and translate for them. It is far easier to listen phrase by phrase and then speak their words in English, vs. any other methods I have found. Since I mainly transcribe in this manner, I turn off the command features in Dragon most of the time. It executes commands in Word okay though. I don't use it in other applications though it has all kinds of command and window swapping features.

It really is a powerful engine. I use it a lot. I recently had to reinstall it on a new computer and lost all my previous settings and profiles. It spent about an hour going through everything I had written before and is cranking out better than ever. The additional RAM and processor speed didn't hurt.

1) Dragon is a heavy user of RAM and processor. A gamer or heavy graphic setup is best. If you're running a dinosaur you might be better off with an earlier version of Dragon or Google docs voice recognition. Don't run any other heavy use programs simultaneously unless you are geared up. e.g. If my wife goes to use Adobe Creative Cloud after I've run a Dragon session a complete reboot helps. Heavy graphics, or audio / video like Audacity and VideoPad or Premier I would reboot first just to be safe. Big enough parallel processors and RAM and this won't be an issue for you.
Comentário deixado em 11/02/2018
Philbin Bassiti

it is an intuitive speech recognition program so even those with accents can use it relatively easily oncve they train it to recognize their patterns.

I'd been using Dragon Medical for years when I transferred to a new position. When I arrived my dragon had not moved with me ... I considered it a deal breaker. "No dragon no transfer" It took a few weeks but finally my dragon turned up on my computer snuggled down on my task bar .

I work at multiple sites and the dragon icon doesn't transfer easily
Comentário deixado em 10/20/2018

Very good and will continue using as it saves me a lot of time.

Dragon Naturally Speaking is a great concept and saves me a lot of time when writing long emails. It is much quicker than typing.

You have to proof read the writing thoroughly, otherwise you may have completely random words thrown in. Also, when used for gmail on a browser there can be quite a bit of lag.
Comentário deixado em 05/15/2018
Suneya Fraklin

Speeds up my charting. Easy to use.

Professional version is easy to use. Minimal teaching needed. Still misspells some words, not sure why. Works in word and libreoffice but not in EMR software that is web-based. Can still cut and paste into it but it's an extra step.

Works in word and libreoffice but not in EMR software that is web-based. Can still cut and paste into it but it's an extra step.
Comentário deixado em 12/09/2017

Its accuracy and ability to execute commands as well as record text. Multiple languages. Adapts by building a profile of the user over time. I bought Dragon NS in 2016, version 13 Premium and was surprised at how good voice recognition has become in recent years. I am a technical translator, French to English, and knew that DNS was fully supported by my computer aided translation software (MemoQ). Even though I am a fast typist, DNS allowed me to double my work output for many translations. I was also surprised by the ease of handling columns and tables of numbers and unusual words with Dragon. In fact, it is easier to say them than to type them. Like many keyboarders, I am OK with the the common keys and punctuation but need to look when doing special punctuation and numbers. Dragon is especially helpful with text containing a lot of the latter. In addition, Dragon knows how to spell!

The software itself is quite perfected. There is a challenging learning curve and one must learn many voice commands in order to edit using voice. On the other hand, the keyboard is still operative and it is quite feasible to mix voice and keyboard work. My most serious complaint is not about Nuance's DNS, but about some programs by others that do not support it well. For example, I use MS Office 365 and DNS works well with Word and Excel, but not with OneNote (however, it does work well with Evernote). It is not supported well by some online translation platforms like Memsource, which some of my clients require me to use. So if you plan on using it with specialized applications or platforms, you will need to verify that DNS is supported.
Comentário deixado em 12/05/2017
Celesta Beatty

The ability to get my notes done faster by having dragon transcribe all of my words directly into the document.

What I least like is the amount of errors that happens during transcription. Most of the time I have to go back and proofread the document before sending it out.
Comentário deixado em 05/26/2015

Having a rare for of arthritis I shelled out my money for DNS hoping to use it for just about everything on my Mac. I had the software for about 6 months when Apple released a new version of OS X. Dragon, naturally would not work with the new OS. Expecting to be able to upgrade or even get a maintenance release for my less than one year old software. Going to the website I could not find mention of the OS X package at all. I wound up having to call sales in order to find out what my options were and where to find the support section of the site that was completely segregated from the many "PC" purchase options support. It looked like it was added as an afterthought to the site and questions submitted seemed to go straight to the bit bucket. Calling after getting nowhere with my support questions I called in again and was allowed a fix which consisted of the new version. Just as that version was becoming usable it was time for another OS X release. This time I was told that I could purchase the new release for full price! That was all that I could stand and the end of my use of their product. Having to pay full price for a new release every year was impossible for me especially when Apple included dictation and control capability for free. There were some selection tools I missed but they were not worth the price and terrible support.

Comentário deixado em 07/30/2014
Edythe Aracri

I have used DNS (as we call it) for over 10 years now, but every time there is a problem, which usually occurs with every upgrade or new installation, I am horrified by the lack of help from the customer care people. The most recent upgrade is a good case study for this. As an early adopter I was sucked into buying the new upgrade from DNS 12 to 13, which Nuance offered as a download. Over 3.4Gb of download, which can only be achieved through their own download app. Excruciatingly slow. Then the downloaded installer didn't work, so I contacted the customer care. They (after 4 days 8 hours) suggested that I should uninstalll the older version - DNS12. Incidentally there was a stage in the abortive install that said it would do this for me. I uninstalled my working version of DNS12, but still the new DNS13 would not install. They suggested that I re-download the ware - but by this time the downloader had expired (yes it is date sentitive) so they wanted more money from me to extend the download period.

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