Dragon Dictation makes it possible to transform voice to text and put your thoughts down anywhere anytime. All you need is the app installed on Windows, Mac, iPhone or Android phone and your voice. Let’s have a look what Dragon software you’d better choose and how to correctly use Dragon Dictation app for smartphones.
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On the official Nuance Communications site you will find apps for home users, journalists and bloggers as well as apps for business users, drivers and medical workers. The one we observed is Dragon Dictation. It’s great for every day using. You can download Dragon Dictation app for iPhone or Android absolutely free or charge.
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At the same time you may publish the dictated text on Twitter, send a message or an email with it.
If you want to change the language, go to Settings and choose the right one there. You can set other features like name recognition here.
Now, let’s run a test and check what this app can actually do.
To make sure that Dragon app is as brilliant as it sounds, we dictated 5 text pieces to check the quality of recognition.
1. The first one was a short phrase from a famous Lullaby:
Twinkle, twinkle, Little Star.
Great result, but that was easy.
2. The second one was a long and sophisticated tongue twister:
Whether the weather is right, or whether the weather is not
Whether the weather is warm, or whether the weather is hot,
We’ll weather the weather, whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not
As you can see, the written variant is not 100% correct.
3. The third piece is the description of Freemake Blog. We didn’t train these phrases so they looked natural with pauses and different intonation.
Freemake Blog is the place where we, Freemake team, share our findings of new and interesting apps, software and websites across the Web. Here you’ll learn about latest tech trends, visit hot destinations on the Net, get acquainted with web influencers and laugh at our funny discoveries. Feel free to contact Freemake Blog team.
Unfortunately, the app fails here.
4. The fourth one is said in Scottish English:
Dinnae fuss, Gonninae dae that!
Which means “Don’t worry, I’m not going to do that”. And it was a complete fail. So as it is impossible in the general mode, for dialects recognition create a profile and modify Accent.
Well, if you live in Scotland, try to speak general English when you use Dragon Dictation app.
5. And the last one is a French phrase we decided to try a different language.
“J’ai le mal de la Seine” – I adore river the Seine.
This time the app showed a nice result again.
Using Dragon app for a long time but your text leaves much to be desired? Try these tips and tricks to improve the quality of your speech recognition:
While dictating, you are welcome to use the following voice commands:
Give me help, Set for Arial (or any other font), Bold that, Delete previous character/5 words, Spell, Select “Twinkle” (or any other word), New line/paragraph, Undo that, etc.
To see the complete list of commands, ask the Dragon app: “What can I say?”.
As you see the Dragon Dictation App is the most suitable for short and prepared phrases. Nonetheless, it is a great app to write your ideas down hands-free.
Apart from numerous iPhone and Android apps, Nuance Communications also develop software for computers. Dragon Software in its turn is not free. There are four options for Windows users:
Those who prefer to use Mac can benefit from two options:
Check how it works on Mac:
Dragon Dictation’s working principles are similar to those of Siri, Google or Cortana, it recognizes speech and then converts it into words. It is really easy to use and can amaze you with a quick and precise result.