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Dragon Dictate Student/Teacher Edition, Version 3.0 (Mac) (Old Version)

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Mac OS X
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Nuance Student/Teacher Editions are for student and educators only. If you (or the person you are buying the product for) are a college student or college educator, you may use any Nuance Student/Teacher Edition product. Additionally, you may not sell this product on Amazon Marketplace. Amazon uses SheerID to verify student/teacher status. In order to verify eligibility, you will be prompted for your academic information during the checkout process. .
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Product Features

  • With up to a 15% improvement to out-of-the-box accuracy, Dragon Dictate 3 just gets you, and you get your words on the screen the way you intended
  • Improved Accuracy: Dragon Dictate for Mac 3 delivers a 15% improvement to out-of-the-box accuracy when compared to version 2.x.
  • Faster, More Advanced Correction: When it comes to making a correction, Dragon Dictate for Mac 3 makes it faster and easier than ever before
  • Control in More Applications with Express Editor: Dragon Dictate for Mac 3 gives you control in more applications, so that you can use your voice to get more done
  • Transcription of Recorded Speech: It's easy to transcribe your own recorded speech into text with Dragon Dictate for Mac 3. Note: Student/teacher edition requires documentation/proof, then 2 business days to verify and get your serial number to use.
Please note: Nuance Academic Edition products are for students and educators only. If you (or the person you are buying the product for) are a student or educator, you may use any Nuance Academic Edition product. You may not sell this product on Amazon Marketplace. Nuance uses Identit-E to verify student/teacher status.

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Mac OS X
  • Media: Software
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.5 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B009348X3U
  • Item model number: S601A-F02-3.0
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 29, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,290 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.


Product Description

Product Description

With Dragon Dictate for Mac 3 speech recognition software, you can use your voice to create and edit text or interact with your favorite Mac applications. Far more than just speech-to-text, Dragon Dictate lets you create and edit documents, manage email, surf the Web, update social networks, and more – quickly, easily and accurately, all by voice. Open and close or navigate between applications, or even create your own custom voice commands to execute multiple steps with a simple word or phrase. Use your iPhone or iPod as a wireless microphone, or capture your notes on-the-go using a digital voice recorder and Dragon Dictate 3 will transcribe them for you

From the Manufacturer

Control Your Digital World by Voice

Dragon Dictate for Mac speech recognition software ignites new academic possibilities by leveling the playing field and helping all students — even those with learning or physical challenges — reach their full potential. Dragon Dictate helps students keep up with their brains and more easily and clearly express their thoughts in writing by eliminating the mechanical aspects of typing or handwriting that can frustrate or slow them down. Students say words and they appear on their computer screen — three times faster than typing — with up to 99% accuracy and no misspellings. They can create and edit documents, manage e-mail, search the web, post to Facebook and Twitter, and more just by talking. With simple voice commands, it’s easy to open, close, and navigate between applications, or even create custom voice commands to execute multiple steps with a simple word or phrase. For convenience on the go, students can even dictate into a digital voice recorder or a compatible iOS device and have Dragon transcribe the audio files into text on their Mac.


Turn Your Talk Into Text

Dragon Dictate for Mac Student / Teacher 3 lets you transform your ideas into text at the speed of thought. Simply speak and Dragon captures your thoughts – three times faster than typing, and with 99% accuracy – so you’ll never lose track of another great idea.

Dictate and edit documents, e-mails, instant messages, Facebook and Twitter posts, and more. Correcting or revising your dictated text is simple with a new, more powerful correction interface that lets you quickly edit words or phrases. And Dragon Dictate for Mac 3 adapts to your voice and the words you use to deliver better recognition results over time. You can even personalize Dragon with acronyms, proper names, and other unique phrases that you frequently use.

Use Your Favorite Applications

Dragon Dictate for Mac 3 goes beyond simple speech-to-text, and gives you control in more applications so that you can simply speak to do more than ever before. Use Dragon Dictate in Mac OS X Lion or Mountain Lion with virtually any Mac application. Create and edit documents in Microsoft Word, TextEdit, Notepad, and Pages, work with spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel and Numbers, create presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint and Keynote, manage e-mail in Mail, search the web or your Mac desktop, post to Facebook or Twitter, and more – all by voice.

Dragon Dictate’s Express Editor lets you dictate into a text field in any application on the Mac for which it does not have Full Text Control. After you finish dictating, simply transfer the text from the Express Editor to the desired application quickly and easily by voice.

Command Your Mac, Comfortably

Say "goodbye" to repetitive stress injuries. Use your Mac 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 application to another, or create custom voice commands to execute multiple steps by voice. Use your compatible iOS or Android device, or a Wideband Bluetooth headset as a wireless microphone for even more convenience.

Go Mobile

Capture thoughts while they’re still fresh in your mind to produce detailed, high-quality reports, papers, proposals, meeting minutes, and more. Record your voice using Nuance’s free Dragon Recorder app with a compatible iOS device, or, for more advanced recording functionality, a Nuance-approved digital voice recorder. Dragon will transcribe the audio files into text when you return to your Mac.

Get Started Right Away

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. Dragon Dictate’s help menu is within reach with a simple voice command, so assistance is always available when you need it.

Key New Features

  • 15% improvement in out-of-the-box accuracy.
  • Faster, more advanced correction.
  • Express Editor so you can dictate into a text field that does not have Full Text Control.
  • Transcribe your recorded voice quickly and easily. Supports .wav, .m4a, .m4v, .mp4, .aif, and .aiff audio file formats.
  • Dragon Recorder app to record your thoughts using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch (4th gen). Dragon Dictate will transcribe the recorded audio files when you are back at your Mac.
  • Smart Format Rules allow Dragon to adapt upon detecting your format corrections to abbreviations, numbers, and more.
  • Vocabulary Editor lets you set alternative written forms of words or phrases (e.g. color vs. colour).
  • Interactive Tutorial offers short progressive simulations to help you practice good dictation, correction, and editing habits.
  • Built-in commands for the new Notes and Reminders applications.

System Requirements

  • Intel-based Mac computer (2.2 Ghz Intel Core2 Duo processor or greater recommended)
  • OS X Lion (10.7) or OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • 4 GB free hard disk space
  • 2 GB RAM recommended
  • DVD-ROM drive for installation
  • Nuance-approved noise-canceling headset microphone for Mac (included in purchase)

Note: An Internet connection is required for automatic product activation.




Dragon Dictate for Mac 3 Features

Dragon Dictate 3 Dragon Dictate 2.x Dragon Dictate 1.x Dragon Express
Speech Recognition
Turns your voice into text. X X X X
Up to 99% accurate. X X X X
Speed
Words appear on the screen three times faster than typing. X X X X
Local Processing
Recognition of dictations happens locally, and does not require a network connection. Recognition happens in near real-time and results can be seen immediately. X X X X
OS Support
Support for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. X
Support for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. X X X
Installation
Simple installation process with a single DVD. X
Centralized speech data saves valuable hard drive space for customers with multiple users on a single machine. X
Correction
Correct text by voice. X X X
Correct individual words or phrases through a single, easy-to-understand window. X
Richer list of more likely alternative word choices. X
Accuracy Tuning
Acoustic and Language Model Optimizer; ability to analyze selected documents and email. X X X
"Nothing But Speech" filter to automatically eliminate um/ah utterances. X X X
Vocabulary Editor
Ability to set alternative written forms of words or phrases (e.g. "color" vs. "colour"). X
Express Editor
Express Editor supports dictation into text fields that do not have Full Text Control; Text can be transferred from the Express Editor to the desired application by voice. X
Help System and Tutorials
Comprehensive help system includes tutorial, additional product resources, and information. X X X X
Interactive Tutorial introduces you to Dragon, with exercises that demonstrate best practices for dictating, editing, and formatting. X
Editing and Formatting Text
Format text by voice; Quick Voice Formatting (commands to delete / bold / underline / italicize / capitalize / copy / cut text). X X X
Smart Format Rules allow Dragon to adapt upon detecting formatting changes to abbreviations, numbers, and more. X
Command and Control
Click / move / drag / position the mouse by voice; press keys or key combinations by voice. X X
Application Support: Mac OS Utilities
Command sets for Mac OS applications including: Dragon Dictate, Finder, TextEdit, and iChat / Messages; includes commands for menus and most frequent actions. X X X
Application Support: OS X Mountain Lion Applications
Command sets for Mac OS X Mountain Lion applications including: Notes, Reminders, Notifications, and Messages; Enhanced support for Mission Control with commands for most common functions (e.g. "swipe left" or "swipe right"). X
Application Support: Social Networking
Ability to update Facebook or Twitter by voice, regardless of which application is active. X X
Application Support: Web Browsers
Command set for Safari browser; includes commands for application, file, edit, view, history, bookmark, window, help, links, and navigation menus. "Web 100" commands enable quick navigation to any of a hundred commonly used web sites, whether Safari is active or not. X X X
Application Support: Local E-mail
Command set for Mail; includes commands for application, file, edit, view, mailbox, message, format, and window menus. X X X
Application Support: Word Processing
Full Text Control and built-in commands for Word 2011. X X
Full Text Control and built-in commands for TextEdit. X X X
Dragon Voice Shortcuts for Web
Dragon Voice Shortcuts collapse common multi-step tasks into direct voice commands. Search the web for information, products, news, and more. X X
Dragon Voice Shortcuts for E-mail and Desktop Search
Send e-mails, schedule appointments, or create tasks; Search in Spotlight or a Finder window’s search field on the Mac; Open Mail and search e-mails. X X
Text to Speech
Synthesized voice reads out loud editable text you designate. X X
Multiple Sources per Profile
Ability to create multiple dictation sources (more than one type of audio input device) within the same profile sharing a vocabulary. X X
Mobile Dictation - Recorder Transcription
Allows transcription of recordings spoken by one person. X
Allows transcription of recordings spoken by up to six people, if each person has a trained profile.
Wireless Dictation - Bluetooth
Specific Bluetooth wireless acoustic model. X X
Support for wideband Bluetooth wireless headset microphones; When USB dongle of a certified microphone is plugged into the Mac, offers "Enhanced Bluetooth" as an audio source and does not require a script reading to get started. X
Wireless Dictation - Dragon Remote Mic App
Ability to dictate wirelessly with a mobile device. Free Dragon Remote Mic app works with iPhone, iPod Touch (4th gen), iPad, or compatible Android device. X X
Personal Administration
Ability to import / export custom word lists and user profiles. X X
Text Macros
Easily create commands to insert frequently-used text by voice. X X X
Advanced Custom Commands
Create or import powerful voice commands to automate routine tasks. X X X

*** Full Text Control allows you to use voice to perform direct dictation, selection, correction, and cursor movement within text.



Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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72 of 73 people found the following review helpful
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This is my review of Dragon Dictate 3.0 this review will be unedited and transcribed exactly as Dragon Dictate 3.0 sees fit to decide what I have been saying. For the record I am not a Nuance employee I'm just a disabled person who uses Dragon on a daily basis.

In the second part of this review will focus on how to get the most out of Dragon Dictate and voice dictation in general.

I want to say that we (with) Dragon Dictate 3.0 I have found that it is highly accurate (I think 98%+). A new features that I appreciate is the intro tutorial that I think is a great addition to helping new people get used to some of Dragon Dictate 3.0's new features. And just in general get used to using voice dictation. This is an awesome new feature in this product.

If you abuse (have used) Dragon Dictate in the past a.k.a. Dragon Dictate 2.5 or below I say just do the training all over again. To me just make sense when you do a new install of the software to take the hour to do all the training over again. It helps their new engine get used to you right off the start.

One other thing I want to say that I like about Dragon Dictate 3.0 is the new correct that feature. Now I only use Dragon Dictate for dictation but when I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking on PC I was loved the correct that feature. Basically when Dragon Dictate makes a mistake you just tell it to correct the word that was mistaken and you can train it to learn new words that way. Now I'm sure if older versions of Dragon dictate had this feature (I believe they did not) because I would often say "correct that" and nothing would pop up on the screen. But now the feature is in full effect in Dragon Dictate 3.0 and it works just as I desired it would.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Was skeptical and VERY happily surprised October 16, 2012
By Brian
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I started using the software to transcribe a lot of interviews I have done recently for my research. I was skeptical when I first purchased due to many of the negative comments on other Dragon Mac software. I can speak for this product and say that I think it has worked remarkably well. I have been using the headset that comes with the software and dictating directly into MS Word on my Mac. The software recognizes my speech easily (after some very brief training) and dictates fluidly. The voice commands I have tried work really well also. As to be expected, some abnormal proper nouns get missed but can easily be edited right away or on a later edit. I'm not sure what more one could expect from the software. For my purposes, it has been great.

Let me know if you have any questions.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Has Some Quirks, But Great Overall. December 10, 2012
By Spring4
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Okay, I'm using the software now to write my review. You can judge whether it is accurately recording my voice. I will put the corrections in parentheses.

I think the program is actually really good. I have used it to write a few papers so far. My only complaint is that sometimes the cursor moves to Orlando (a random) place while I am talking and then I have to go back and delete what I said because I don't really know we're(where) it made the mistake. This can be especially annoying when I'm reading a big block text from a book. I find that I have to look up at the text every few sentences to make sure the cursor hasn't jumped to a random place on the page.

I've also use (used) the program to type my hand written class notes. I think it is a real timesaver. This is beneficial for people who have issues with typing - whether you have a physical hindrance or you are a person who types slow. Overall, I would recommend buying this program. I think the glitches can be fixed over time. I just need to take the time to read the entire manual. Hope this review helps you in making a decision on whether to make a purchase. This is a great price if you are a student or teacher.

As for the previous negative review, if you look at the details on the product, it definitely states that you must be a student or teacher - that's why it is called the student/teacher edition. The price discount is made for people who fit those two categories so do not purchase this product if you do not qualify as either one. Unless you know someone who will allow you to use their school email address to authenticate the purchase, you will not be able to use this version. (However, I do not condone such unethical practices).

FYI, I have a brand-new MacBook Pro (purchased in November) so this may be why I haven't had too many system problems.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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I have a feeling I will not be using this product, so over $100 wasted. The difficulty of learning to speak all the punctuation is just a bit much for me. I thought I would be able to speak normally. But having to say cap, comma, period, and all that is just not a natural way to speak. And it seemed like the only words the program would understand from me, were the ones written for me to say to set it up, since it was looking for those words to be spoken. As soon as I was speaking off the script, it did not seem to understand anything I was saying.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dragon my make you get a newer OS. October 31, 2012
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I'll bet the program is just fine, however I did not read carefully enough. It takes an OS 10.7 or higher and mine is a mear 10.3. Perhaps a stop at the Apple store will solve the problem
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