Years ago my husband had some program that you could talk into the computer with and it would type the words for you. Problem was; his computer wasn’t that great so the program never really worked well for him. Cue almost 10 years later …
We’re updated now baby! We each have our own laptops, plus a Mac plus a PC desktop. I think you can safely say we’re a total Geek household. In fact, we’re always looking for things to play with and test out on our rigs! So, when I heard about Dragon Naturally Speaking Preferred by Nuance I was very interested to learn more. First off; my husband was kind enough to let me know that this is the very same brand of software we used to play with on our old computer. So now that we have much better computers I’m sure it would work like a charm!
How much easier would blogging or writing a review be if I had Dragon Naturally Speaking on my computer? I get excited just thinking about it! It can be used with a lot of different brands of headsets (Bluetooth included!) and works with programs such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, Internet Explorer, and even AOL. You can create documents, reports and emails faster than most people
type — with up to 99% accuracy. Surf the internet, create voice commands to quickly insert blocks of texts or dictate into a handheld device when you’re away from your PC, or use a Bluetooth microphone for the same great dictation results without the wires. With the “Preferred” version they even include a headset for you!
There is a Mac version also; called “MacSpeech Dictate” – it is built on the same engine as Dragon NaturallySpeaking and works on your favorite Mac apps like Photoshop, Quark, iChat, Mail, iPhoto, Keynote, and more.
The Dragon NaturallySpeaking line varies from “Standard” up to “Professional” – so you can find the application for any budget. Think of time management here – how fast can YOU type versus talk? I know I can talk WAY faster than I can type. Wanna see? Click here for a Dragon’s typing speed test to see how you measure up!
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