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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 (828 customer reviews) 84 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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Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home 11 [Old Version] + Koss CS100 Speech Recognition Computer Headset
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.5 x 2.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • 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 (828 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #487 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

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.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
2,940 of 2,985 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars review by using product without editing September 14, 2010
By Bill
Verified Purchase
I'm writing this review, ours should set the computer and NaturallySpeaking 11 home are writing this review as I dictate. Please note I'll be doing no editing whatsoever. So if there any misspellings or miss words or whatever, it's either the software or I can't talk correctly. I'm guessing it's software since I have not been drinking, suffered any head trauma recently, or taken any hallucinogenic. So let's begin.

So what I'm going to do in this test is simply say a few phrases and words that are well-known and you can judge for yourself accuracy.

Mary had a Little Lamb whose fleece was white as snow and everywhere that Mary went the lamb was sure to go.
I'm mad as hell when I couldn't take it anymore.
Here's looking at you kid.
Four score and seven years ago our forefathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation dedicated to the proposition that all men are rated equal yada yada yada.
How many licks does it take to get to the center of the tootsie pop? The world may never know.
Should a taken a left at Albuquerque.
Once upon a time there through the pigs each one had a house. One pig had a house of straw, another had a house made of sticks, and the third had a house made of bricks.

As suggested, words with same sound different meaning:

(Typed by hand) To, too, and two.

I want to go to the store.
Are you going to the store to?
Are the two of you going Russian Mark?( program took ? As Russian Mark)

(Typed by hand) There, Their

their houses over there.
There's no business like show business.
Their car, their house, there you are.

(Typed by hand) Write, right.
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714 of 737 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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950 of 1,020 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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware--This an unsupported "Legacy" product
Beware--this is a so called "Legacy product", which means that you have no tech support if it is buggy, which mine was after 2 days of use. Read more
Published 1 day ago by NH Doc 4385
2.0 out of 5 stars Constant errors, faster response than anticipated in automatic typing...
Constant errors , faster response than anticipated in automatic typing . Impressed at the concept.
Published 11 days ago by heather
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 12 days ago by Gary Denniston
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very pleased
Published 16 days ago by Rodney L Burley
1.0 out of 5 stars Fortunately Nuance offered me a full version of Dragon 13 ...
I ended up having to buy Dragon 13 as Dragon 11 is not compatible with Windows 8.0 or 8.1. I tried to find this information on Amazon's offer for Dragon 11's specifications but... Read more
Published 19 days ago by Mary Lynn Burke
4.0 out of 5 stars teacher recommended
Person liked this item uses it just about everyday….would recommend it.
Published 20 days ago by Barbara Debie
5.0 out of 5 stars How to avoid typing
At first this speech recognition program takes a bit to learn but Dragon does a good job of starting you on the way. Read more
Published 23 days ago by JOT
3.0 out of 5 stars Constantly having to work with this so it learns how ...
Constantly having to work with this so it learns how I talk. also this takes up a massive amount of space on my PC's memory. not really worth it unless I became a writer.
Published 27 days ago by AJDH
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Dificult to get help
Published 28 days ago by Bud Hubbard
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointed.
Had problems from the start. Talked with techs many times with no answer to my problem. I finally gave up and erased the program completely. Very disappointed.
Published 29 days ago by M. Blackmon
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