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.
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!
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.)
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.)
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.
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.
One of my favourite Apps is Dragon Dictate – it takes what I say and dictates it to the computer. The problem is that it costs $200. Last week Nuance released a new app called Dragon Express in the App store. A cut-down version of Dragon Dictate. I’ve never seen an app with worse reviews! Check this out:
I’m hesitant to fork out the $49.99 to try it out but I was wondering if anyone else had tried it?
Yesterday Nuance released to Dragon dictate 2.5.
So what’s it like?
STOP PRESS: Even though initially I wrote this great review, after using version 2.5 for a week I find that it often crashes when I try to use the correction window. There are a lot of complaints about this in the Dragon Dictate forums. I’d hold off till the next update comes along . Dragon Dictate 2.5 is quite unstable.
24th August 2011: Dragon Dictate 2.5.1 was released this week and all the stability problems seem to be fixed.