Sep 28

Nuance just released an update to Dragon for Mac yesterday. What’s more, I received a personal phone call from Jeff Lieman,  the manager of Engineering at Nuance,  encouraging me to try out and review the new version.  He was very generous with his time and chatted with me about some of the new features of Dragon 6 and how Dragon are working with various companies to bring even better integration to Dragon. He was very concerned about the bugs that are in Dragon 6 and pretty keen to get them sorted ASAP.  It sounds like the number of problems in the latest release caught them by surprise. He sounded concerned. But the proof will be in how well Nuance can get the bugs fixed and give us a stable working version.

I’ve installed 6.01.  It’s crashed twice which is disappointing but better than it was last week.  I’ll be giving it a good test drive over the next week  – stay tuned for an update.

7 Responses to “Dragon 6.01 released”

  1. Wayne, I’m staying tuned in, thanks, Jim

  2. Malcolm says:

    Hi Wayne,

    Thanks for the news. How’s 6.01 going?


  3. Wayne says:

    To tell you the truth, I’m feeling a little paralysed in terms of what to say. I’ve been using 6.01 for a couple of weeks and on the one hand it’s the best version of Dragon I have used in terms of its accuracy, integration, and functionality. But it’s still not quite there in terms of stability. It is such a shame that they released it before all the bugs were ironed out because it is a beautiful piece of software. I’m really looking forward to 6.02 and I hope I can give it a great recommendation.

  4. Karen says:

    Hi Wayne – I’m following your posts as well.
    By stability do you mean the crashing or something else as well? and are you using it on a desktop or laptop?

  5. JimBo says:

    I’m getting a lot of crashes especially after having to go back and manually edit, or if I’m jumping around with the cursor too much. I wish there was a way to know how to make this not happen. I cannot *not* do those things for business. It crashes with every single document I open and have to restart it at least once per document.

  6. Miles Gerety says:

    Not only is Dragon 6.0.1 constantly crashing, it freezes so it can’t be quit and starts eating documents. It is so bad I’m going back to the prior version.

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