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Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home 12.0, English

by Nuance Communications, Inc. See the Amazon Page for this brand
Windows Vista / 7 / XP
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,211 customer reviews) 660 answered questions

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Product Features

  • Improved Accuracy: Dragon 12 delivers up to a 20% improvement in out-of-box accuracy compared to Dragon 11.
  • If you use Dragon on a computer with multi-core processors and more than 4 GB of RAM, Dragon 12 automatically selects the BestMatch V speech model for you when you create your user profile in order to deliver faster performance
  • Better performance: Dragon 12 boosts performance by delivering easier correction and editing options, and giving you more control over your command preferences, letting you get things done faster than ever before.
  • Smart Format Rules: Dragon now reaches out to you to adapt upon detecting your format corrections - abbreviations, numbers, and more - so your dictated text looks the way you want it to every time
  • More Natural Text-to-Speech Voice: Dragon 12's natural-sounding Text-To-Speech reads editable text-with fast-forward, rewind and speed and volume control-for easy proofing and multi-tasking

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows Vista / 7 / XP
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.5 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B008MR36FE
  • Item model number: K409A-G00-12.0
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 19, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,211 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

From the Manufacturer



Dragon Sidebar puts important voice commands and tips in one convenient desktop location
(view larger).
Correcting your dictated text is fast and easy



Use your compatible iOS or Android device as a wireless microphone
(view larger).

Dragon Home turns talk into text with greater recognition and formatting accuracy than ever before. Capture your ideas at the speed of thought without letting typing, spelling, or fear of the blank page slow you down. Say words and they appear on your computer screen - three times faster than typing - with no spelling mistakes. Correcting your dictated text is fast and easy, too.

Use your favorite applications to dictate documents, send e-mail, search the web, or network with friends and family. Speak simple voice commands to launch applications, select menu items, "press" keys, save files, or switch from one window to another. Dragon 12 Home makes working on your PC for home or school easier and more enjoyable than ever before.

Key New Features

  • Smart Format Rules allow Dragon to adapt by detecting your format corrections - abbreviations, numbers, and more - so your dictated text looks the way you want it every time.
  • Use Dragon with two of the most popular web-based e-mail applications - Gmail and Hotmail - with Full Text Control and commands for the most frequent actions.
  • An interactive tutorial provides simulations to enable you to learn and practice good dictation, correction, and editing habits so you can become more proficient with Dragon in record time.
  • Use an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (4th gen) or now a compatible Android device as a remote microphone for flexibility and convenience.
  • Dragon 12 delivers up to a 20% improvement in out-of-box accuracy compared to Dragon 11.
  • If you use Dragon on a computer with multi-core processors and more than 4 GB of RAM, Dragon 12 automatically selects the BestMatch V speech model for you when you create your user profile in order to deliver faster performance.

Ignite More Fun at Your PC

Dragon 12 Home lets you say words and watch them appear on your computer screen. It’s easy to install and fun to use, making even mundane PC tasks more enjoyable. It changes the way you interact with your PC for the better so you can get through your "to-do" list faster than ever before.

Ignite Creativity by Capturing Your Spoken Thoughts

Simply speak and Dragon captures your thoughts so you’ll never lose track of another great idea. Capture your thoughts quickly and completely, without having to keep your eyes fixed on the screen or keyboard. When it’s time to edit and revise your documents, use Dragon’s commands to breeze through the process. 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 Productivity by Turning Talk into Text

Turn talk into text three times faster than typing with up to 99% recognition accuracy right out of the box. Dragon 12 Home 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.

Ignite Convenience by Using Your Favorite Applications

In addition to DragonPad, the built-in text editor, you can use Dragon 12 Home with many of your favorite Windows applications.

  • Dictate documents in Microsoft Word, Corel WordPerfect, or OpenOffice Writer.
  • Send e-mail in Microsoft Outlook or Windows LiveMail.
  • Search the web using Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.
  • Post to Facebook or Twitter.

Dragon 12 Home 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 Speed with Powerful Intuitive Voice Commands

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: "Search the web for licensed electricians in Brooklyn, New York" or "search Google for 87 divided by 12" and Dragon makes it happen. You can also say "open top site for Girl Scouts" and Dragon automatically opens the top-ranked page for these keywords. You can even use voice commands to schedule tasks and appointments and search your computer faster than ever before.

Ignite Comfort and Freedom

With Dragon 12 Home, you can use your PC in a comfortable, ergonomic way without being tied to your keyboard and mouse. You can even use your compatible iOS or Android device as a wireless microphone for optimal convenience.

Ignite 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.

System Requirements

CPU
  • Recommended: 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. SSE2 instruction set is required.

Processor Cache
  • Recommended: 2 MB L2 cache
  • Minimum: 512 KB L2 cache
Free Hard Disk Space
  • 3.2 GB
  • 4 GB for localized non-English versions
Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 7 and higher, 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP3, 32-bit only
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2, 32-bit and 64-bit
RAM
  • Recommended: 2 GB for Windows XP, 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; 2 GB for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008
Other
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or higher for online help
  • Sound card supporting 16-bit recording
  • DVD-ROM drive for installation
  • Nuance-approved noise-canceling headset microphone (included in purchase)

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.





Use Dragon with Gmail and Hotmail with Full Text Control and commands for the most frequent actions (view larger).

Product Description

Turn Talk into Text-Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Home speech recognition software ignites new levels of creativity and convenience by letting you interact with your PC using your voice. Dragon recognizes what you say and how you say it so you can turn talk into text and enjoy using your voice to command your PC and applications. Say words and they appear on your screen - three times faster than typing. Use your favorite applications to dictate documents, send email, search the Web, or network with friends and family. Speak simple voice commands to launch applications, select menu items, “press” keys, save files, or switch from one window to another. Dragon 12 Home makes working on your PC for home or school easier and more enjoyable than ever before


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
718 of 732 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good dependable, accurate program for me. September 3, 2012
Format:DVD-ROM
I began using Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 11, then upgraded to 11.5, and bought version 12. Version 11 was good and accurate, but version 12 is much faster and seems to me to be much more accurate.

The OS is Microsoft XP Professional. I generally use Dragon to answer and create emails, and in MS Word 2010. Also use it with miscellaneous other programs from time to time. It seems to work just fine for me. Takes a little while to train (less than an hour).

I would recommend this program to family and friends without hesitation. It has several different modes, and a huge array of commands. Can't tell you about technical support or how good it is, as I've never had an occasion to use it.

The new version 12, is definitely more dependable and more accurate. As confirmation of the value and ease-of-use of the product, this entire review was dictated using Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 12. I have not had to do any corrections at all. The only thing I had to do, is capitalize two the words that I used, and change a to to a two. And that I did with Dragon commands.

And as a further bonus, the version 12 that I bought at this price, you have licenses for five computers.
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683 of 705 people found the following review helpful
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***UPDATE*** I find that Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 is spot on in terms of getting my words right. I've only used it for a few days but as far as voice recognition goes it's great. I followed all the advice below (because it's the best way to get good dictation) I feel that this product only gets better ever iteration. And I only use it for dictation and not mouse commands etc.

The following is a guide to helping new users to voice dictation to understand how to get the most out of Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Now these principles apply to all voice dictation software. I will update this review with more of the new features and how Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 runs when I've had time to use the software more.

(This whole review is done with Dragon I will not edit it at all)

As a quadriplegic standup comedian (okay I'm the cant stand up comic) I spent a lot of time doing voice dictation. I have been using Dragon naturally speaking since 1995 and I must say it is truly an amazing product and Dragon Dictate for Mac/Dragon NaturallySpeaking are only getting better. I want to give a basic overview on voice dictation and being successful.

To see my comedy set just google: AskACapper or I'm The Can't Stand Up Comic

One other thing to note I do not use Dragon for mouse movements and commands as I had the ability to use a touchpad mouse so I will not delve into those features in my review. This will merely focus on how you can use voice dictation effectively to receive near 100% accuracy. And how Dragon does it almost perfectly every time.

One thing you need to think about when you get into voice dictation is speaking in word clumps.
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483 of 498 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth Its Weight in Gold September 11, 2012
By sherryw
Format:DVD-ROM
Dragon Naturally Speaking Home 12 is a speech recognition program. This software allows you to use your voice to control many programs on your computer, as well as dictate in such programs as Microsoft office and Gmail. Using the software, for such things as writing research papers, has drastically increased my productivity. All I have to do is say what I'm thinking, and it appears on the screen. If you are a person who has difficulty typing or even spelling, you will find this product to be an essential tool.

Before purchasing Dragon Naturally Speaking Home 12, I attempted to use the speech recognition program included in Windows 7. I found myself repeating commands over and over, until I eventually gave up and began typing. Another problem that I had was remembering the commands. With Dragon NaturallySpeaking, there is a convenient sidebar with various commands that you can use to navigate around your computer. When dictating, it also gives you a list of different commands that you can use to operate the system. In Microsoft Word 2010, you can do almost any operation with the sound of your voice: you can move the mouse, access tabs, and perform any editing functions from your top toolbars.

Upon first bringing the software home, and installing it on my computer, it seemed that I was going to have the same problem that I had with Windows 7 speech recognition program. Every time I attempted to dictate the only thing that Dragon would print across my screen were the words "him him him him him him him..." Also, I was getting a terrible feedback from the microphone. This frustrated me to no end. Before giving up on the software, and simply throwing it in the garbage, I decided it would be best to call technical support.
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155 of 160 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Arm Injury Life Saver October 19, 2012
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A chain saw injury to my left forearm, prevented use of my keyboard. I am a fast touch typist and became extremely worried about loss of productivity and communication with clients by email. This program saved the day. The key to successful use is to take the time to train the program by hearing your voice and being willing to train it through more than one reading session. Once that is done, it types as fast as I can speak and with just a few glitches. It crashed on me a couple of times, but by reloading it, the program came back to life. There are enough reviews out there on Dragon that I won't bore with what has already been said, however, the only thing that is frustrating about the program is its "living in too many worlds at once". First and foremost it should be a dictation/typing machine. But it wants to go on steroids and try to do all sorts of computer functions for you. The only problem is that there is not a functional wall built between the two worlds. For instance, it will open programs for you (such as Word, IE, Google Chrome, Excel, etc) by saying "open" , followed by "Word". And it will keyword search in the same manner. What I found happening is if I am dictating something that has the word "open" within the body of copy and if I hesitate at all after the word "open" then the program pops up a dialogue box asking what I want to open. Frustrating and time consuming to correct it. I found this happening on several occasions where it went to action command instead of typing.

It sometimes gets confused in the correction mode, where you ask it to correct and it does not respond appropriately to the "correct that" command. So its helpful bells and whistles can sometimes be a source of irritation.
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