Sep 02

dragon for mac

Today Dragon Dictate Version 5 (renamed “Dragon for Mac”) was released. It’s a major upgrade from Nuance who are the creators of Dragon Naturally Speaking. They have flagged the importance of this release with the name change from ‘Dragon Dictate’ to simply ‘Dragon for Mac’. It looks different and it feels different, My overall my initial response is… it’s got a lot of bugs, but I love the improvements!

UPDATE: This review was done in September 2015 and my conclusion was to ‘wait for the first bug fix release to get a more stable product.’  It’s now four months later, we are up to version 5.0.4, and based on my own experience and the comments of people below, Dragon is not getting any better. If anything it’s getting worse!  It’s become so unstable under ‘El Capitan’ that I’ve had to stop using it. I have gone back to using the built-in dictation, which is pretty painful, but at least it doesn’t crash!

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Sep 02

dragon for mac

Click to read the specs from Nuance on their new Dragon for Mac 5. 

Or you can check out my own initial thoughts and review here.

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Sep 01

Regular readers of Macintoshhowto.com will know that one of my favourite pieces of software is Dragon Dictate for Macintosh. Well the latest version, ‘Dragon for Mac’, appeared today at nuance.com. Check out my review of  here.

I just purchased it but  there are a few different prices around!

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Nov 06

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The first three weeks of Yosemite has been painful because Dragon Dictate has not been working properly.   It would not read  my old profiles and would not let me train a new one without crashing. I rely fairly heavily on Dragon Dictate to do most of my  writing/typing  so this was a bit of a dud. I was going to write a post on a workaround for this problem, but Nuance released an update today – version 4.0.6 –  which fixes the problems. Training is working again and Dragon Dictate has stopped crashing.

Nuance should have had this all worked out before Yosemite was released, but at least we are back in business now.

STOP PRESS: Click here for review of newer ‘Dragon for Mac’ (released Septmeber 2015.)

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Jun 14

dragon_dictate_4_8

I’ve been playing around with Dragon Dictate version 4 for a few weeks now so it’s probably time I did a review.  This review is for people who had never used Dragon Dictate before.

Click here for a Review of the newer ‘Dragon for Mac’ (released September 2015.)

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Jun 14

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The built-in Mavericks OS X speech recognition is a good piece of Voice recognition software to give you a taste of what speech recognition is like, but not as good as Dragon Dictate. This is mainly due to the complete lack of any correction capability. Here’s how it compares to Dragon Naturally Speaking, and how to enable the ‘Enhanced Dictation’ Mode which makes it a lot faster.

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Jun 14

dragon_dictate_4_8

I have written a review of Dragon Dictate version 4 here.  For those of you who already have Dragon Dictate version 3,  the big question is ‘Should I pay for the upgrade?’

I don’t think it’s worth the upgrade and here’s why.

STOP PRESS: Time to upgrade! Version 5 was released today (15 months later). Read more about it here.

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May 21

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I have just received a free version of Dragon Dictate version 4 to review.  I installed it yesterday and first impressions are that it is slightly better than version 3 in recognition. This is surprising because I thought version 3 was so good that it would be hard to improve on. I’m putting it through it’s paces. Stay tuned because after I’ve used it for a week I’ll put out a review.

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