Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.1 or later.
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Compatible: iPhone iPad
Publisher's description - Dragon Dictation 2.0.22
Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by DragonÂ® NaturallySpeakingÂ® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, itâ€™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 yourselfâ€¦.all using your voice. Â So when youâ€™re on-the-go, stop typing and start speaking â€“ from short text messages to longer email messages, and anything in between.
Dragon Dictation currently supports U.S. English, U.K. English and German. French, Italian and Spanish support will be added later this year.
David Pogue - The New York Times : â€œIâ€™m finding Dragon to be a much faster, more efficient way to spit out e-mail messages, notes, text messages and Twitter updates. Itâ€™s really, really cool.â€
Mel Martin - TUAW.com: â€œPut this into the â€˜I didnâ€™t think they could ever get this to work on an iPhoneâ€™ category. Iâ€™m talking about Dragon Dictation from Nuance, the developers of the very popular Dragon Naturally Speaking for the PC.â€
Arik Hesseldahl â€“ BusinessWeek: â€œFor the last few days Iâ€™ve been trying two Nuance iPhone apps, Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search on my iPhone. And while theyâ€™re not the first voice search or dictation apps for the iPhone, I certainly like the results Iâ€™ve been getting.â€
Miker55 â€“ â€œItâ€™s understood everything Iâ€™ve said. I canâ€™t tell you how many times Iâ€™ve been driving and wanted to text someone but couldnâ€™t. This app is great!!!â€
Twebs â€“ â€œFor me Dragon dictation is a game changing application. The accuracy is outstanding and itâ€™s very easy to use. I immediately notified everyone I know with an iPhone to pick up this application while itâ€™s still free.â€
Redman042 â€“ â€œI canâ€™t believe my iPhone can do this. Accuracy is amazingly good and transcription is very fast. You canâ€™t even tell that transcription is being done online. Iâ€™m very very impressed.â€
â€¢ Voice-to-text transcriptions that may be sent as SMS, Email, or pasted into any application using the clipboard â€¢ Submit text to Social Networking applications â€“ Twitter and Facebook â€¢ Convenient editing feature that provides a list of suggested words â€¢ Voice driven correction interface
Â Â Â 1. Dragon Dictation requires network connectivity (WiFi or 3G/EDGE). Â Â Â 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. Â For more information, please view our end user license agreement http://www.dragonmobileapps.com/EULA-dict.html
This is a really good app. It seems to capture most everything I`m saying correctly. As other reviewers appointed out, it has the ability to append text to a recording you have already started. It has a funny way of editing word by word, but if you tap the keyboard icon in the lower left, you get your normal editing commands to fall back on if need be. I like how smart it is in being able to tell that there may be two choices for some words. When you tap a word you always get the option to delete, but sometimes you`ll get a choice if a specific word fit (fits) better in context. In this case tapping "fit" would show the other option "fits" as well as "delete".
I`m giving five stars, even though there are a couple of things missing. As another reviewer pointed out, there really does need to be a delete button to wipe out all the text if you want to start over. As it is now, to clear the page you either (a) need to close the app and launch it again, (b) click hold and drag from the built-in editor either from top to bottom or bottom to top to select all the text and delete it, or (c) bring up the keyboard, tap anywhere, highlight "select all", and then "cut" (my preferred method at this point).
There`s room for a small "clear" or "cancel" button beside the keyboard icon, so I invite the developers to add this much-needed feature right on the main page.
The second feature request, especially now with so many cloud services like box.net, Dropbox, Evernote, and even iCloud, is this: In the export pop-up window which shows "SMS, email, Facebook, Twitter, and copy", there needs to be another option called "open in". Tapping that button would bring up a list of all your installed apps which will accept pasted text. Selecting one of them would automatically switch to that app and paste the text you have just been dictating into it. Many apps are starting to use this concept effectively. For example, take a look at another exceptional voice recognition app: "Voice Dictation".
Thanks for all your years of hard work on getting voice recognition to the marketplace. Although this isn`t quite Siri, it has its place, and is quite useful. Looking forward to continued improvements as this specialty field of apps matures.
It`s accurate! ????Don`t listen to the detractors - they probably work for a competitor or have food in their mouths or need speech lessons.???? It recognized when I said, "IBS," (short for Irritable Bowel Syndrome) when I thought for sure it would type, "eye pee yes," or some other silly nonsense! LOL! I also ???? how when you say,"period," or, "exclamation mark," or, "question mark," it actually puts those punctuations! Now, if it would only help me dictate my reviews... lol
This is a great app as I never have any problems with it recognizing my words. The others complaining need to take the food out of their mouths first. Two things could make this app better. First be able to attach to a existing text conversation instead of always starting a new one. Secondly waiting on it to read my contacts each time I start the program get old. Regardless, it`s a awesome app.
The "Download" link for Dragon Dictation 2.0.22 directs you to the iTunes AppStore, where you have to continue the download process.You must have an iTunes account to download the application. This download link may not be available in some countries.