Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 13.0, English
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- The fastest and most accurate way to interact with your computer; Dragon dramatically boosts your personal productivity and helps you realize your full potential
- A personalized, voice-driven experience; Dragon gets even more accurate as it learns the words and phrases you use the most, spelling even difficult words and proper names correctly
- An intuitive design and helpful tutorials make it easy to get started and easy to master
- The ability to create, format and edit documents by voice allows you to think out loud and break through barriers to creativity
- Dictation of text anywhere where you normally type within popular applications enables greater productivity and efficient multi-tasking
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Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 13
- RAM: Minimum 2 GB for 32-bit Windows 7, 8 & 8.1, 10; 4 GB for 64-bit Windows 7, 8 & 8.1, 10 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012
- CPU: Minimum 2.2 GHz Intel dual core or equivalent AMD processor. Faster processors yield faster performance.
- Free hard disk space: 4GB
- Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit; Windows 8 & 8.1, 32-bit and 64-bit; Windows 10, 32-bit and 64-bit; Windows Server 2008 R2; Windows Server 2012
- Internet Explorer 9 or higher or the current version of Chrome or Firefox for Online Help
- A sound card supporting 16-bit recording
- A DVD-ROM drive for installation
- A Nuance-approved microphone. See support.nuance.com/compatibility for more information
- An Internet connection for automatic product activation (a quick anonymous process)
- Note: Supports Microsoft Office 2010 & 2013. Does not support dictation into Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems. For EMR support, please use Dragon Medical Practice Edition.
A Nuance-approved microphone is INCLUDED with this purchase.
Be more productive on your PC for work, school, or home by using your voice
Dragon Naturally Speaking 13 Premium is perfect if you want a robust speech recognition solution that enables you to accomplish more on your computer in less time by talking instead of typing so you can realize your potential at work, school or home. It lets you dictate documents naturally with up to 99% accuracy and control your computer and applications using simple voice commands for significant productivity gains and reduced stress and strain on your arms, neck or back.
Whether you’re a student, teacher, professor, self-employed worker, writer/blogger, consultant or anyone who spends a lot of time on a computer, you can use Dragon speech recognition to complete everyday tasks or large work projects faster than you ever thought possible.
Dragon makes it easy to:
* Dictate, edit and format letters, articles, papers, essays, spreadsheets, presentations, reports and more — all by voice
* Search the Web to find facts, figures and images for inclusion in assignments and documents
* Take voice notes on the go by dictating into a digital voice recorder or smartphone for later transcription
* Enter frequently used text or graphics into a document with a simple voice command
* Email professors, colleagues, friends and family by dictating, editing and sending messages using your voice
* Speak into a chat client instead of typing to collaborate with peers on projects or to communicate with friends and family
* Talk to fill out online applications, registration forms, shopping check-out fields and more
* Enter and check class schedules, client meetings, kids’ activities and other calendar appointments by voice
* Update your status and check what’s new on social media like Facebook and Twitter
* Multitask by interacting with your computer hands-free to fit more in your busy day
Enjoy amazing speed and accuracy
Dictate up to three times faster than typing; your words appear on the screen almost instantly. Speak naturally and Dragon recognizes what you say right out of the box.
Talk naturally at normal speeds and your words appear on screen almost instantly. Eliminate spelling concerns and minimize corrections. Get results the way you want them;
Dragon adapts to your preferences for how words, phrases or numbers are formatted.
Achieve even better accuracy the more you use it; Dragon continues to learn the way you speak and write. Optional advanced training or analysis of existing documents and emails further enhance accuracy.
Be more productive on your computer
Create, edit and format documents—with no spelling mistakes! You can select text and apply formatting such as bold, underline, capitals and more, or just speak to make needed changes.
Smart Format Rules automatically adapt to how you want abbreviations, numbers and more to appear, so you don’t have to correct them every time.
Easily switch between typing and voice so you can use the mode of input you prefer for any given task. Launch applications, control programs, surf the web and switch from one window to another—all by voice.
Create your own custom voice commands to insert frequently used text and graphics. You can also import/export custom word lists.
Work the way you want to
Interact with your computer in a more comfortable and ergonomic manner.
Go wireless with built-in laptop microphones—no headset required! Or, use your smartphone as a wireless microphone. With automatic microphone detection, Dragon will conveniently show you which microphones are available for you to use. With Dragon you can also use multiple audio device types within the same profile, meaning that you can easily switch to another microphone while keeping all your personalized preferences for accuracy and formatting. This is useful if, for example, you use a USB mic at home, a Bluetooth wireless mic at school, and your laptop’s built-in mic when you’re on the go.
Capture notes using a digital voice recorder or compatible iOS and Android devices and Dragon will transcribe the audio for you. Dragon is optimized to transcribe a single speaker’s voice.
Use favorite applications
Control your computer and your applications—whether on the desktop or in the cloud—using your voice. Speak voice commands and use Full Text Control in Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, Notepad, WordPad, and DragonPad.
Enjoy Full Text Control in many popular web applications including Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and Outlook.com, when using Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome. Full Text Control allows you to perform direct dictation, selection, correction and cursor movement within the text using your voice.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Premium speech recognition software lets you accomplish more on your computer - quickly and accurately - using your voice. Dragon turns spoken words into text and executes voice commands much faster than you can type so you can realise your productivity potential at work, school or home.
Platform: PC Disc | Edition: Premium 13.0
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You have to be REALLY good with tech to install this sucker.
I'm moderately tech savvy but I would never have been able to install the dragon software. This is one thing they just have to fix because it's ridiculously hard.
In fact for me it was no problem because I just had the main problem-solving guy from our company's IT department install it for me.
Despite the installation complexity, I gave it five stars because for the eight months I've been using it, it's just great.
It's accurate and it's easy to correct mistakes. I've no complaints with it at all. It's the best Dragon has ever made.
I've been using voice recognition, Mostly Dragon, For 17 years. I never type anything more then one short sentence. Every document, e-mail, etc. that I have created all these years has been done with voice recognition.
So, I have a tip:
With each new version of voice recognition software that I use, I have found that over time, The voice files get so huge and complex that they begin to degrade and then the software makes more and more mistakes and becomes becomes less and less useful.
So, what you can do is use the new software for a couple months to get its vocabulary just where you want it.
Then, back up your speech files and save them somewhere where you can find them.
When the software starts going all to hell, uninstall the software, reinstall the software along with your backed up speech files.
The installation was painless as well as the initial setup. There is no training required to get started, and the accuracy was surprisingly high without this requirement; however, I have since read one of the training documents because of the amount of text that I have to dictate every day, I wanted to ensure greater accuracy.
Since purchasing DNS13 on August 11, 2014 I've dictated just over 6,000 words; out of curiosity I did track corrections that had to be made, and Dragon NaturallySpeaking's accuracy came in at 99.2%. My VXi TalkPro UC2 microphone is working very well with Dragon NaturallySpeaking, much better than it was with Windows speech recognition.
The product integrates well with Microsoft Word and Outlook, but all of the default hotkeys must be changed otherwise you cannot create formulas in Excel. It is unfortunate that after all of these years that people have requested integration with Microsoft OneNote, the only thing DNS 13 can manage is the ribbon; text cannot be dictated directly into the program.
One thing I do miss about Windows speech recognition is the add-on macros tool where I could build routine formatting commands. I use this extensively in Microsoft OneNote; for example, I would dictate a line and then voice a command that would select the entire line, set the font point size, set tags, and then enter a double line feed.
If you try to dictate into some web forms, such as Amazon's search field, the Internet Explorer Full Text Control browser add-on does crash Dragon NaturallySpeaking (according to the DNS and Windows event logs), and corrupt all right-click context menus in Windows 7; a reboot is required to clear up the problem. With Firefox, the browser add-on simply does not work.
There is a plethora of commands available in DNS 13 to suit whatever level of keyboard or mouse interaction you would rather use your voice to control. I particularly like being able to search the web when something comes to mind, the "search the web" command is great.
Overall, for me, the product is better than Windows speech recognition, and I can continue to work around the browser add-on crashing, missing Microsoft OneNote integration, and lack of custom formatting commands as quality recognition is my number one need. For now, Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 gets four stars; address the missing OneNote integration and the browser add-on crashing, and I might bump it up to five stars.
My daughter has dyslexia and as a result has a hard time with writing papers. Upon the recommendation of others with dyslexia, she decided to try using Dragon to see if it might help her write and get her ideas down on paper more quickly. She has Dragon 12.5 which she has attempted to use for three months or so. She is using Dragon on her machine which is an XP machine. My daughter has had some difficulty trying to get Dragon to train to her speech patterns and attributed it to her braces which sometimes make it difficult for her to talk.
I decided to try to get Dragon for my computer which is a Windows 7 64 bit computer and see if I might learn to use it alongside her to help her train and use this program which I am sure will help her. My experience, however, was MUCH more frustrating than hers.
OS- Windows 7 64 bit
Processor i5 650 @ 3.20 Ghz
RAM- 6.0 GB
Video- ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
Monitor -Viewsonic VX 2270
INSTALLATION ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE
I am pretty computer savvy and the installation of the Dragon Premium 13.0 was one of the most frustrating experiences I have ever had in installing programs into my computer. I tried everything I could think of to install. I got the same experience:
I would put the program into the machine, go through the installation process, add the serial number and continue installation. The program would look like it was installing, but then would stop and insist that the program installation was interrupted and I should try to set it up again at a later time.
I tried to install this every which way I could think of including safe mode, and going into the disc files and using them directly. NOTHING worked. Same results.
MY CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPERIENCE
After reading such horror stories about Nuance customer service, I was not looking forward to having to call them for help. I did manage to get through after a long wait on hold, and I talked to my first technician. I was told that I should copy the entire DVD into my desktop and install it there. The technician was so sure that this would work that they told me to call back if I had any trouble. The technician was very polite and positive, but I was a bit frustrated that they left me on my own at that point. True to my suspicion, the program did not install any easier this time than it did before . At this point, I had spent four hours trying to get this program to install.
I called back, and this time I got a technician who really knew computers even better than the first one. Again a very pleasant and helpful attitude, but at times difficult to understand due to international phone connection and accent. He knew how to get in and out of files and locations well and was pretty good at relating this to me. Had I been a person who did not know how to program computers, however, this could have led to some intense frustration.
The second technician listened to everything that I had done so far and paid attention. He put me on hold to do some research and came back after a considerable amount of time. I was told that I needed to write down every single file that this person told me I would need to make a note of. This impressed me greatly as that is key when making this kind of change to the files in the system.
I wrote down the Windows 7 update files that would need to be uninstalled : KB 2918614, KB 2982791, KB 2970228. These were the only files that pertained to my system. The technician carefully walked me through the uninstall process, again, I was impressed by his knowledge and way in which he carefully had me document the entire process. As a computer technician, I know that it is important to keep careful track of all changes made to the system.
I also was led through my msconfig files and disabled all startup and services (once I made Windows files hidden first) and again carefully noted all that I had done on paper. Once I did this, I immediately (without rebooting) installed the Dragon program. It did not seem like it wanted to install and took almost ten minutes to perform some loops of processing. Eventually it did install and there were no problems at all with the installation other than very slow processing.
The process of re-activating the startup and services files took a bit more time and then the computer had to be restarted to get the Windows 7 update files to re-install as well. Again this took several more HOURS to complete, so the installation process for Dragon 13.0 Premium literally took me ALL DAY to install.
ONE DAY LATER
I was exhausted from the intricate process and all of the effort I had to go through to install that I decided to try to use the program the next day. That was easier said than done. In order to truly use the product efficiently, I had to read the manual. The only way I really could use the program easily was to print out the huge manual. That led to problems because once again, my printer would not print out the program. It kept choking on the files and would hang. Four hours later, I managed to re-install the driver to my HP K550 Officejet printer and get the manual to print. I have never had a problem with my printer not printing a large file like this before.
This process was getting more frustrating by the moment. I began to try to train the program to my voice but have been confused as to how this works, since I did not have the program before this. The interface is so simplistic, I had no idea where to go. I did not want to ask my daughter yet as I wanted to review this as a first time user.
Let me tell you, if I did not know how to build and program computers, I probably would have given up with this and not used it. However, I really wanted to so I have kept on.
USING THE PROGRAM
I have started reading the manual and trying to train the program and am making slow progress. Slow seems to be the key word in this situation. The headphones that come with the package are the same as what my daughter got with her home edition. The microphone seems okay, and I have tried to program with background noise and with no noise and it works okay. I will also test with my daughter’s better microphone next time.
UPDATES TO COME
I had SO much trouble installing and trying to do simple things with this program. I wanted to outline my journey through what would probably get many people to quit long before I did, so I wanted to post this review right away. If I can help anyone by letting them know that it eventually DID install and work, I want to encourage you. I think that the program is worth having, but I did not expect such a frustrating long and drawn out experience just to get it to run and print on my system!
I will update with comments on usage after I have had a chance to really train the program and see if I can get it to work better for me than it did for my daughter. For now I am giving it three stars due to my experience which I felt was way more difficult than it needed to be.