Excellent Speech Recognition Software.
This speech recognition software comes highly recommended by Les, the founding father of the disabledinfo.co.uk website. Les' condition has deteriorated in recent years and now more or less completely paralysed, Les said he could not praise this software enough, and that using it allows him to do everything he would do before - all from his voice.
He said it takes a little getting used to, and took a little while to set up, but he can browse the web, answer email, catch up via facebook and waste a lot of time on Youtube.
Les opted for the Premium version of the software.
Dragon Speech Recognition Software.
We rely on our computers more and more every day, whether we're creating documents and reports, surfing the web or catching up on email. But it's not always easy to complete everything you need to do on your PC. Now there's a faster and easier way to interact with your PC. Just say words and watch them appear on your computer screen. Tell Dragon what you want your computer to do, and Dragon will execute the task: 'Open Microsoft Word,' 'Set font size to 18' or 'Minimise all windows.' You can even use voice commands to edit and format your text, search the web or send email.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home speech recognition software is the fast, fun and convenient way to interact with your PC - just by talking! For everything you do on your computer at home or school, there's no easier or more enjoyable way to get more done faster.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium speech recognition software gives you complete voice control of your digital world. With Dragon as your personal assistant, you'll accomplish more on your PC than you ever imagined possible. It's your key to less stress and more success - at home, work or wherever life takes you.
Ignite productivity with fast, accurate dictation
Say words and watch them appear on your computer screen - three times faster than typing - with up to 99% recognition accuracy right out of the box. Correcting or revising your dictated text is fast and simple, too. Natural-sounding Text-to-Speech reads editable text for easy proofing or multi-tasking. Dragon adapts to your voice and the words you use to deliver better recognition results over time. You can even personalise Dragon with your own custom vocabulary of acronyms, proper names and other unique phrases that you frequently use. Dragon can even adapt its format rules by detecting your format corrections - abbreviations, numbers and more — so your dictated text looks the way you want it to every time.
Ignite proficiency and ease of use right out of the box
Thanks to the new interactive tutorial's simulations, you can learn and practice good dictation, correction and editing habits so that you can create text efficiently within just a few minutes. The Dragon Help system contains a Tip of the Day window and other easy ways for you to quickly learn what interests you. The Dragon Sidebar puts important voice commands and tips in one convenient desktop location. And on-screen help means information is always available when you need it.
Ignite freedom and comfort at your pc
Say goodbye to repetitive strain injuries. Use your PC in a comfortable, ergonomic way without being tied to your keyboard and mouse. Open applications or folders, select menu items, click or move the mouse, press keys, switch from one window to another and more using simple voice commands. Use your Apple® iPhone®, iPad® or iPod® touch (4th gen) or your Android device as a wireless microphone over Wi-Fi for optimal convenience. Wideband Bluetooth support delivers outstanding wireless performance with no training required.
Ignite convenience using your favourite windows or web applications
Use Dragon 12 Premium with virtually any Windows application. Dictate documents in Microsoft® Word, OpenOffice™ Writer or Corel® WordPerfect®, work with spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel®, create presentation text in Microsoft PowerPoint®, manage email in Microsoft Outlook®, search the Web using Internet Explorer® or Mozilla® Firefox® or Google Chrome™, post to Facebook or Twitter and more - all by voice. Dragon 12 Premium even enhances the experience of using your voice with two of the most popular web-based email applications - Gmail and Hotmail - offering Full Text Control and commands for the most frequent actions in Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla Firefox 10 or higher and Google Chrome 16 or higher.
Ignite efficiency with voice-driven multitasking
Dragon Voice Shortcuts™ collapse common multi-step tasks into direct voice commands you can use at any time, no matter which applications are currently active. For example, say: 'Send email to John Smith and Raphael Sanchez' or 'Search maps for financial advisors in London' or 'search Google for 87 divided by 12' and Dragon makes it happen. You can also say 'open top site for Facebook' and Dragon automatically opens the top-ranked page for these keywords. You can even use voice commands to create emails, schedule tasks and appointments and search your computer faster than ever before.
Ignite mobility for productivity on the go
A free Dragon Recorder app lets you record high-quality audio files using your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch (4th gen). For more advanced recording functionality, dictate into a Nuance-approved digital voice recorder and then have Dragon transcribe the audio files into text when you return to your PC. These mobile recording capabilities enable you to capture thoughts while they're still fresh in your mind to produce detailed, high-quality reports, papers, proposals, meeting minutes and more.
The install process checks that your system meets the minimum requirements; if they are not met, Dragon NaturallySpeaking will not be installed.
CPU: We recommend 2.2 GHz Intel® dual core or equivalent AMD processor. (Minimum 1 GHz Intel® Pentium® or equivalent AMD processor or 1.66 GHz Intel® Atom® processor). NOTE: Faster processors yield faster performance. (IMPORTANT: SSE2 instruction set is required)
Processor Cache: We recommend 2 MB L2 cache. (Minimum: 512 KB L2 cache)
Free hard disk space: 3.2 GB (4 GB for localised non-English versions)
Supported Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 7 and higher, 32-bit and 64-bit
Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, 32-bit and 64-bit
Microsoft Windows XP SP3, 32-bit only
Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2, 32-bit and 64-bit
RAM: We recommend 2 GB for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 32-bit, 4 GB for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 64-bit. (Minimum: 1 GB for Windows XP and Windows Vista and 2 GB for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008.)
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or higher for online help (free download at www.microsoft.com)
Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 12 or higher or Google Chrome 16 or higher are required in order to experience the enhanced capabilities in Gmail and Hotmail
Sound card supporting 16-bit recording
A DVD-ROM drive for installation
A Nuance-approved noise-cancelling headset microphone (included in purchase). See details at support.nuance.com/compatibility/ (includes USB adapters and digital voice recorders).
Note: An Internet connection is required for automatic product activation (a quick anonymous process).
*This edition of Dragon does not support dictation directly into Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems. For EMR support, please use Dragon Medical Edition.
Dragon Software Bundles
Sometimes interacting with your computer can be a challenge, whether it's difficulty typing, viewing the screen, reading online text or simply trying to manipulate the mouse and keyboard to perform everyday computer tasks. By pairing additional software tools with Dragon, users can unlock the power of their computer for greater convenience and productivity.