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A fast, accurate, and personalized speech recognition experience by being able to command and control your computer by voice in ergonomic, hands-free comfort
Think out loud to create, format and edit by voice quickly and efficiently
Create custom voice commands to insert frequently-used text and Import/export custom word lists to share unique vocabulary among peers
Sync your desktop with the new Dragon Anywhere Mobile App and gain immediate access to your dictation without having to wait or rely on a costly transcription service
Dictation of text anywhere where you normally type within popular applications enables greater productivity and efficient multi-tasking
Dragon for Mac 5.0 speech recognition software drives productivity at work by enabling the Mac user to quickly dictate or transcribe documents with a fully customizable experience that optimizes speed and accuracy. You can customize words for specific industry terminology, insert frequently used text, or short-cut repetitive tasks by voice when you create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, or emails, fill out forms or simply reduce the physical stress of typing. Dragon for Mac connects seamlessly with the new Dragon Anywhere mobile apps to provide an end-to-end voice productivity solution that lets you work smarter and get more done at your desk, on the road, or wherever your job takes you. Dragon for Mac 5.0 provides improved accuracy over 4.x (15% out of the box accuracy improvement over v3), with optimization for the latest speech recognition technology and enhanced support for more accents. Now you have enhanced accuracy in using microphones built into all MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and iMac computers. You're free to dictate documents and speak commands directly into your Mac without using a headset for optimal flexibility and convenience. Dragon for Mac 5.0 offers improved recognition of Canadian, SE Asian, Indian, and Australian English Accents. It now provides support for Word 2016 with Full Text Control and built-in commands that let you effortlessly mix talking and typing. Transcription results can now be saved as .RTF or Microsoft Word format and opened in your application of choice. Dragon for Mac appears in the OS X Menu Bar, making all features easily accessible from a single menu. You can now change profiles right from the menu as well as instantly access preferences and tools to improve recognition. It’s quick and easy to create custom voice commands to insert frequently-used text. This feature saves time and effort by letting you insert a standard reply, a signature block or other boiler-plates by speaking a simple command. Create Apple Scripts, Automator Workflows, or shell scripts and let Dragon for Mac activate them by voice to automate simple workflows or multi-step business processes via voice commands. Dragon gives you robust voice command and control as well as Full Text Control within many popular applications you use every day, enabling you to create documents and zip through computer tasks in record time. Dragon for Mac supports Nuance-approved digital voice recorders for advanced recording functionality and can automatically transcribe the audio files to text back at your Mac. You may prefer to take notes by recording your voice into an audio device for later transcription, or you can work with the Dragon Anywhere mobile app for immediate, professional-grade dictation. Dragon for Mac lets you work the way you want, to optimize your productivity on the road. You can also accurately transcribe another single speaker’s voice from pre-recorded audio files or from podcasts. Only a 90 second clip of that speaker is required for training. You can also listen to audio playback of your own dictation with the associated text highlighted on the screen. Dragon for Mac eliminates barriers for individual works with disabilities that limit their ability to use a keyboard and mouse. In addition, it helps prevent fatigue and repetitive stress injuries by offering a comfortable, ergonomic alternative to the keyboard and mouse.
Mac Minimum System Requirements:
Mac Recommended System Requirements:
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 Ghz or faster processor- Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 recommended
RAM: 4GB, 8GB+ Recommended
Hard Disk: 8GB
Video Card: None
Supported OS: Mac Yosemite 10.10, Mac Mavericks 10.9
Additional Requirements: An internet connection for installation and automatic product activation. A Built-in Mac microphone or a Nuance-approved microphone. See support.nuance.com/compatibility for more information.
Nuance Communications, Inc.
Dragon for Mac 5.0 Edition
Mac Yosemite 10.10
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am not a computer enthusiast. I don't rave about software programs. But I have used both this and the Windows version of Dragon for awhile. I've never had any problems with the Windows version, but have had them consistently with the Mac version. Not this time, though. So far, it works perfectly. I can mix typing and dictation, which had been the big problem with the Mac version. I use it for only one thing: Dictation into Word. I'm using Office 2011 without issue. With this version, I can stop going to the Windows partition on my iMac.
After I broke my hand, I thought this software would be my salvation. I have a book due and I need to finish it. Sadly, it has been a huge disappointment. I have already had to stop and make five corrections writing this review and have had to switch to typing with my left hand. I tried to make it work. I read it the stories, adjusted my mic settings, uploaded a sample of my work. I can't even type this review with it. I am better off using my iPhone and copying and pasting. Here is an example of how poorly it does. I said, "Cheyenne began to edge her way out from behind the hay bales." It typed: "Shine and began to aunt her way out from behind a veil." The cursor often goes to the wrong place for corrections. It randomly adds letters after typing what you say. Sometimes it decides to bold a few words for fun. Only buy if you need higher blood pressure.
I have had three versions of Dragon Dictate for Mac and the penultimate windows version. I am deeply unhappy with Customer Support. I have upgraded to V5.0 and my Apogee One for Mac & iPad is working with every program any system resource except Dragon. My Mic/USB interface appear in System Pref/Sound (48V Mic+Instrument) and as One in the DD Profiles window. Yet there is no signal received into DD. I've been on the phone with Support for 45 minutes. At first, i was told that USB interfaces are not supported which is expressly contrary to the FAQ/Support. Further the Hardware Compatibility which is "reviewed continually' according to Nuance, has not been updated since 2012. That's several generations ago. There are multiple threads in support on Mic compatibility issues and no substantive solutions or information posted. This is shockingly poor.
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