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Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home 11 [Old Version]

by Nuance Communications, Inc. See the Amazon Page for this brand
Windows XP / Vista / 7
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (856 customer reviews) 87 answered questions

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Product Features

  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 Home speech recognition software lets you interact with your PC just by talking
  • Spoken words appear on the screen three times faster than typing, with up to 99-percent accuracy right out of the box
  • Works with nearly any Windows-based applications--Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, Microsoft Outlook and more
  • Dragon Sidebar puts important voice commands and tips in one desktop location for at-a-glance convenience
  • Simple installation takes just a few minutes; learn the software quickly with on-screen help and tutorials
Please note: Discs may be marked either version 11 or 11.5 but contain the same and most up-to-date version of Dragon Naturally Speaking 11.

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Media: Software
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.5 x 2.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • Item model number: K409A-G00-11.0
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 29, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (856 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #785 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Product Description

Product Description

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home speech recognition software lets you interact with your PC just by talking! It understands what you say and how you say it. Speak words and they appear on the screen - three times faster than typing. Tell your PC what to do and it does it. Use your favorite applications to create documents and email, surf the Web, update Facebook, and more. Dragon Home is so fast, easy and fun; you'll wonder how you managed without it!


Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 Home provides a whole new way to interact with a PC--using speech instead of a keyboard and mouse. Just say words and they appear on the computer screen--three times faster than typing--with no typos! Tell your PC what to do and it obeys your commands. Dragon understands what users say and how they say it.

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Use your voice to:
  • Dictate and format documents
  • Surf and search the Web
  • Send email and instant messages to family, friends, and colleagues
  • Update Facebook, MySpace, or Twitter
  • ... and so much more!
Dragon 11 Home provides everything you need to get started, including a high-quality headset. There's no faster, easier, or more enjoyable way to get things done on a PC for home, school, or leisure activities. Once you discover the Dragon difference, you'll wonder how you ever managed without it!

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Stop Typing, Start Talking

Just say words and watch them appear on the computer screen--three times faster than typing--with up to 99-percent accuracy right out of the box. Dragon can learn the words you say every day, including acronyms and proper names. It even gets to know you better over time for increased recognition accuracy.

Speak and the PC Obeys

Dragon eliminates the need to navigate menu options or type in keywords so users get more done faster. Just tell Dragon what to do, and it does it. Control applications or edit and format text using simple voice commands like "Open Microsoft Word," "Show my photos," "Bold that," or "Center the row."

Multi-task Like Never Before

Dragon Voice Shortcuts make it faster and easier than ever to create email or search the Web or desktop for specific information or resources.

  • Send an email to multiple friends by saying, "Send email to Jon Smith and Raphael Sanchez." Dragon automatically opens Microsoft Outlook, creates a new email, and enters the correct email addresses for you.
  • Say commands like "Search the Web for low-fat lasagna recipe" or "Search maps for Union College in Schenectady, New York," and Dragon returns the results.
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Transform Ideas into Text at the Speed of Thought

With Dragon, typing, spelling, or fear of the blank page won't slow you down. Dragon keeps up with your brain, instantly transforming ideas into text--with no spelling mistakes! Just say what you mean instead of struggling with the keyboard or worrying about spelling. Now you can focus more on the content of your writing and less on the mechanics of typing.

Easy to Use

  • Simple installation gets users up and running in minutes.
  • New! The Dragon Sidebar puts important voice commands and tips in one desktop location for at-a-glance convenience.
  • Improved! On-screen help and tutorials make it faster and easier to complete tasks by voice.
  • Works with nearly any Windows-based application.
  • Comfortable hands-free interaction lets you control your PC without being constrained by the keyboard.

Faster, Better, Simply Smarter

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From improved accuracy and faster performance, to an intuitive user interface with a rich Help system, powerful new voice commands, and an enhanced correction and adaptation process, Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 has been redesigned to be Faster, Better, and Simply Smarter.

The Dragon user interface now offers better usability, and includes a new Sidebar showing tips as well as many commands. It's now easier to discover, remember, and access important Dragon features and options. New Recognition Analytics continuously monitor audio quality and alert users when there is an audio issue, to help them achieve their best accuracy. More than ever, Dragon 11 enables users to focus on their thoughts and ideas rather than the mouse, keyboard or computer screen.

Dragon 11 is more accurate out of the box than version 10, and uses state-of-the-art technology. Thanks to improvements at various levels, corrections are faster to make, and quickly become less necessary. Version 11 "learns" better than any previous version, including from existing documents and dictations as well as from corrections made via the keyboard. Dragon 11 responds faster to voice commands and also introduces new time-saving commands that consolidate multiple mouse clicks and keystrokes. It's faster and easier to open applications, get to a particular window, move within a window, send e-mail, create appointments, search the Web, and more--all by voice. So now users can get even more done faster on their computers.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
716 of 739 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Dragon NaturallySpeaking it is just amazing. September 25, 2010
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
(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 and I have been using Dragon naturally speaking since 1995 and I must say it is truly an amazing product. One thing you need to think about when you get into voice dictation is speaking in word clumps. You have to think about what you want to have Dragon type for you then you have to say those sentences in chunks (I hope that makes sense) most people who complain about voice dictation don't take the time to realize this.

in the following example I did edit the text when errors were made for continuity of thought.
if I wanted to say "Is that the wheelchair that goes upstairs?" "No it is not but it goes downstairs one time really fast!"
The way I attacked this sentence was "Is that the wheelchair -pause- that goes upstairs question mark -pause- no it is not -pause- but it goes downstairs -pause- one time really fast exclamation point

Here is another one "what is the worst thing that a handicapped person can hear? Is it a doctor telling you you'll never walk again? Or someone saying you can't go with us because you are disabled? No the worst thing we can hear is someone in a crowd yell "run for your lives" at that point I know I am boned.
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954 of 1,024 people found the following review helpful
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Got it on Monday and sent it back to Amazon on Friday. I was using Windows 7 Speech Recognition with surprisingly good results. After hearing all the ads for Dragon, I decided to give it a try to see if its accuracy was better than Windows. It was, except Dragon's speech recognition engine is 20 times slower than Windows. While I could speak naturally with Windows, Dragon required me to stop at the end of each sentence and wait a minute or two for it to figure out what I was saying. Dragon slowly populated one phrase at a time. The product is completely unusable. I recommend you use the built-in speech recognition of Windows 7, which is far better than Dragon and it's free!

BTW - this review was written using Windows 7 Speech Recognition. If I used Dragon, I would still be waiting.
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152 of 164 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 11 September 3, 2010
I previously used Dragon version 10 for about eight months. When the new version 11 came out I was called by their customer service and after they described the new improvements. I bought it and am very happy I did. I'm still trying to get used to the punctuation aspects. The help screens are very good and the fact that it will take so many verbal commands is very helpful to me. I have multiple sclerosis and can no longer type but can use the mouse so I feel grateful that such a program exists. I did upgrade to a Logitech microphone because of another review I read earlier. I found two problems: when you try to use the rename function (F2) and bring up a spell window any entry will not transferred to the renamed file.Nuance has confirmed it is a bug but as of April 2011 have not corrected it. The second is a program does have a delay in response of at least a few seconds to as long as two or 3 min. to type the dictation. What causes this. I'm not aware of but it is a flaw with this program. I just have to wait until it suddenly wakes up and starts to type. I know it's a problem that if I say " go to sleep" and wait to see when the microphone turns to yellow. It has woken up. Which happened while I was typing this. All in all it's a super program and I used all the time.
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110 of 118 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars review of dragon naturally speaking December 29, 2010
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I received the product promptly. I was able to download everything fine. When dictating, it consistently miss understands what I am saying. I have continually corrected the error as instructed to and still it misunderstands almost every word I say, for example: I say... "What is the best analgesic recommended for chest pain"? It writes "The social construction for this is"? Not even close to what I am saying!? If I say 3, it puts down see. I am a very clear speaking person, very precise and literate but it is clueless to what I am saying. I try to say my words in groups of three or four then pause as recommended but still it is continually wrong. I do not know how people are getting this to work. I called the 800 help line for them to tell me to look on a web site. I called again and they told me a 407 number to call that only gave me a recording to go on the web site which was no help at all. I called again for them to say any questions will require you to pay a large fee. Please be aware that if there is a problem with this system you will pay largely for any questions to be answered by a human being, the help website is not very helpful at all.
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106 of 114 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dragon review November 20, 2010
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Less than 30 days ago I purchased the new version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11. I was admittedly suspicious after reading the numerous claims regarding the new version of Dragon, however; after deciding to purchase software, I was ultimately proven to be wrong in a very short period of time.

Upon receiving the new software, I took it out of the box, I installed it on my computer, and I decided to give it a sample run. What I discovered was absolutely astonishing ...

Directly out-of-the-box, with absolutely no training whatsoever, Dragon 11 immediately proved that it was capable of recognizing approximately 95% plus of my speech patterns. Because the nature of my business requires that I use many technical terms that are not included in the Dragon dictionary, several of the words I continually use were not recognized. Nonetheless, after expending a few simple seconds to train Dragon to accurately recognize those words, the issues were entirely resolved.

Now, I feel I may comfortably state that Dragon has approached a near 100% rate of accuracy. I will also add that I am using nothing other than the headphones that were included with my purchase of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11. Although several users have commented that the headphones appear to be cheap, I'm quite happy with them.

In closing... I can only say that I am entirely satisfied with my purchase of the new version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11. This entire review was written using Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11, and I made absolutely no corrections.
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