Dragon Professional Individual - Upgrade (from DNS Premium V12 & V13)

Dragon Professional Individual - Upgrade (from DNS Premium V12 & V13)

Dragon Professional Individual Upgrade speech recognition software drives productivity for the individual user at work to quickly dictate or transcribe documents with a fully customizable experience that optimizes speed and accuracy. You can customize words for specific industry terminology, insert frequently-used text or short-cut repetitive tasks by voice when you create documents, spreadsheets, presentations or emails, fill out forms or simply reduce the physical stress of typing. Dragon Professional Individual Upgrade connects seamlessly with the new Dragon Anywhere mobile apps to provide an end-to-end voice productivity solution that lets you work smarter and get more done faster at your desk, on the road, or wherever your job takes you.

 
 
The fastest and most accurate way to interact with your computer

  • Delivers up to 99% speech recognition accuracy right out of the box
  • Get highly accurate speech recognition results with no training required
  • Eliminate spelling concerns and minimize corrections
  • Enjoy superior reliability and performance with Dragon’s strong technology foundation
  • Provides a personalized voice-driven experience
  • Achieve increasingly accurate results the more you use it
  • Enjoy personalized accuracy; Dragon learns the words and phrases you use the most and spells even difficult words and proper names correctly
  • Further enhance accuracy with optional advanced training or analysis of existing documents and emails
  • Work your way using Smart Format Rules; dictate naturally and the text appears as you intended it to
  • Work effortlessly with a solution that just “gets” you and how you speak
  • Performs with fast response times and minimal latency
  • Talk at normal speeds and see words appear on the screen almost instantly
  • Receive immediate feedback on what you say so you can check it right away
  • Never lose a beat in your train of thought; Dragon captures your ideas as fast as you can speak them

Use your voice to dictate documents or enter text anywhere you normally type
Dragon eliminates barriers to productivity and creativity by letting you interact with your computer by voice. It turns your spoken thoughts into text and your voice commands into action so you don’t have to worry about the mechanics of typing and spelling.

  • Think out loud
  • Overcome writer’s block
  • Express yourself more creatively
  • Avoid spelling errors
  • Capture ideas up to three times faster than typing
  • Multitask thanks to hands-free interaction
  • Enter text quickly in forms, chats, social media, blogs and more


Edit and format documents — all by voice
Dragon not only lets you dictate up to three times faster than typing, but it also allows you to make edits and apply formatting using your voice. 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.

  • Make edits and format text quickly—faster than using your mouse and keyboard
  • Automatically format text to appear the way you want it to—every time
  • Easily switch between keyboard, mouse and voice so you can use the mode of input you prefer for any given task


Import/export custom word lists and vocabulary
Dragon Professional Individual easily learns acronyms, proper names and other unique or business-specific phrases that you frequently use for capturing your unique words the way you want. In addition, you can import and export your custom word lists.

Create custom voice commands for inserting frequently-used text and graphics
With Dragon Professional Individual, it’s quick and easy to create custom voice commands to quickly insert frequently-used text and graphics. This feature lets you insert a standard reply, a signature block, a logo, or other boilerplates by speaking a simple command for significant time savings.

Automate business processes with time-saving macros
Create macros to automate simple workflows or multi-step business processes via simple voice commands. For example, send an email to your sales distribution list, copy the senior management team, and print a hard copy for your files by saying something like, “Send standard sales distro email.”

Sync with separate Dragon Anywhere mobile app
Dragon Anywhere is a separate, cloud-based app that provides continuous dictation capabilities, letting you create and edit documents of any length by voice—using your own customized words, shortcuts and commands—directly on your iOS or Android device. It adapts to your voice and terminology so you can dictate, edit, navigate and format quickly and accurately within your document from anywhere. Your documents, preferences and customizations can be synced with Dragon desktop offerings for seamless productivity wherever your job takes you. Gain immediate access to your dictation without having to wait or rely on a costly transcription service so can spend more time contributing to your bottom line and less time behind a desk completing administrative tasks.

Enjoy superior voice command and control in many popular applications
Dragon gives you robust voice command and control as well as Full Text Control (full voice-driven editing and command capabilities) within many popular applications you use every day, enabling you to create documents and zip through computer tasks in record time. These capabilities are available in for example:

  • Microsoft Word 2010, 2013, WordPerfect X6 & X7, Wordpad, Notepad and more
  • Outlook 2010, 2013
  • Gmail, Outlook.com, Yahoo Mail and more, within Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome
  • Excel 2010, 2013
  • … and more!


Transcribe your recordings from audio files
Dragon Professional Individual supports Nuance-approved digital voice recorders for advanced recording functionality and can automatically transcribe the audio files to text back at your PC. You may prefer to take notes by recording your voice into an audio device for later transcription, or you can work with the Dragon Anywhere mobile app for immediate, professional-grade dictation. Dragon Professional Individual lets you work the way that you want, to optimize your productivity while on the road.You can also accurately transcribe another single speaker’s voice from pre-recorded audio files or from podcasts. To transcribe an audio file, Dragon checks if your profile needs a transcription source created and will lead you through a training process. If your audio recording is of a different speaker, you must create a new profile. Only a 90 second audio clip of that speaker (instead of the speaker personally present to read a passage) is required for training.

Command and control your computer by voice
Launch applications, select menu items, press keys, switch between windows, search the Web, create and send emails and more all by voice, if you wish. Dragon Professional Individual gives you the flexibility to:

  • Work hands-free, if desired
  • Experience more ergonomic comfort when working on your computer
  • Feel less stress and strain on your body
  • Multitask by using your voice to dictate and execute commands


Simplify proofreading with natural-sounding text-to-speech or audio playback
Dragon’s text-to-speech capability is a natural-sounding synthesized voice that reads designated text to you, thereby simplifying proofreading and supporting new levels of multi-tasking. With Dragon Professional Individual, you can also listen to audio playback of your own dictation with the associated text highlighted on the screen.

Choose your microphone option for freedom and flexibility
With automatic microphone detection, Dragon will conveniently show you which microphones are available for you to use. With Dragon Professional Individual you can also use multiple audio device types within the same profile, enabling you to 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 wireless mic at work and your laptop’s built-in mic when you’re on the go. You have the option to use:

  • Microphones built into many of the latest laptops: You’re free to dictate documents and speak commands directly into your laptop without using a headset for optimal flexibility and convenience
  • Wireless Bluetooth mic: Use a Nuance-certified Bluetooth headset microphone for outstanding wireless performance and the freedom to move while working on your computer
  • Any other Nuance-approved microphone: See support.nuance.com/compatibility for more information.


Extend accessibility and prevent repetitive stress injuries
Dragon Professional Individual supports Section 508standards to eliminate barriers for individual workers with disabilities that limit their ability to use a keyboard and mouse. In addition, it helps prevent fatigue and repetitive stress injuries by offering a comfortable, ergonomic alternative to the keyboard and mouse.

Easy to get started, easy to master
Dragon Professional Individual makes it easy to get started with speech recognition and to become proficient quickly with regular use. It’s also simple to explore more advanced features that can boost your productivity even further.

  • Fast, easy set-up gets you going with speech recognition in no time
  • Helpful tutorials make it easy to become productive right away
  • An intuitive design provides easy access to a rich and powerful feature set for ever-increasing productivity gains
  • Additional help with in-context commands when user asks “what can I say” at any time, giving you not only a hint on the spot but allowing you to learn these essential commands over time


Sync with separate Dragon Anywhere mobile app

With Dragon Professional Individual, you can sync your customizations with the separate, cloud-based Dragon Anywhere app that provides professional-grade continuous dictation capabilities on your iOS or Android mobile device. This capability enables you to achieve seamless productivity—both in the office and on the road—for greater efficiency wherever your work takes you.

Advanced custom commands

  • Ability to include variable fields in the body of auto-texts where the user can later type or dictate a specific value. This ability makes it easier to create a template, such a form with entries, where the fields can be filled out quickly one by one.
  • Include variables in command names, so you don’t have to remember one specific wording
  • Create or import powerful commands to automate tasks (Macro Recorder, Step-by-Step, and VBA-style Advanced Scripting), useful when for example opening a particular document, or formatting, then saving, and sending the current document.
  • Organize custom commands in custom groups


Advanced personal administration

Ability to export custom words to XML format to capture their properties, such as custom spacing and capitalization.

Client-based advanced administration

  • Ability to import/export custom commands in the Command Browser
  • Ability to maintain, import and export multiple vocabularies (for optimal accuracy even on very different topics).
  • Security features for custom commands, such as support for protected commands. When you export a set of custom commands into a file, you can set the permissions on that file so that a user can dictate the commands but cannot view source code, edit or re-export that command, hence protecting the original command.
  • User can obtain a recognition log file for rich, objective usage data


Transcription Tools

  • Ability to accurately transcribe another single speaker’s voice from pre-recorded audio files or from podcasts without having to create and train a profile using a recording of that single speaker reading pre-selected text.
  • To transcribe an audio file, Dragon checks if your profile needs a transcription source created and will lead you through a training process. If your audio recording is of a different speaker, you must create a new profile. Only a 90 second audio clip of that speaker (instead of the speaker personally present to read a passage) is required for training.
  • .m4a format is now supported (in addition to .wav, .wma, .mp3, .dss and .ds2)
  • Includes option to save synchronized audio from dictation done in certain apps.Dragon saves a .dra file along with the transcribed text file. By doing so, you (or someone else) can reopen the documents later to make corrections after the original dictation session.


Auto-Transcribe Folder Agent

  • Monitors a specific directory to automatically launch transcription
  • Provides a synchronized audio file along with the transcript, for deferred correction
  • Supports .DOC, .RTF and .TXT output formats
  • Run a script (such as an email notification) when a transcription is complete

Extend accessibility and prevent repetitive stress injuries

Dragon Professional Individual supports Section 508 standards to eliminate barriers for individual workers with disabilities that limit their ability to use a keyboard and mouse. In addition, it helps prevent fatigue and repetitive stress injuries by offering a comfortable, ergonomic alternative to the keyboard and mouse.

Easier to use

  • Newly designed Dictation Box, so you can easily create or edit text by voice even in applications not supported by Dragon.
  • Additional help with in-context commands when user asks “what can I say” at any time, giving you not only a hint on the spot but allowing you to learn these essential commands over time
  • A list of relevant commands will immediately assist you if you ask “what can I say” when working in for example, Outlook, Word, Word Perfect, Excel, Web browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox) and on the desktop.
  • The “What can I say” window offers additional help with the following:
  • Show navigation commands
  • Show correction commands
  • Show formatting commands
  • Show punctuation commands
  • Open Help
  • Easier access and management of “Text-and-Graphics” commands (or “auto-texts”) in the Tools menu
  • Easier access and management of user-defined commands in the Tools menu with “Manage Custom Commands” option.


  • RAM: Minimum 2 GB for 32-bit Windows 7, 8.1 & 10; 4 GB for 64-bit Windows 7, 8.1 & 10 and Windows Server 2008 R2 & 2012
  • CPU: Intel® dual core or equivalent AMD processor. Faster processors yield faster performance.
  • Free hard disk space: 4GB
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (32- and 64-bit); Windows Server 2008 R2 & 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
  • Built-in microphone or a Nuance-approved microphone. See support.nuance.com/compatibility for more information
  • An Internet connection for automatic product activation (a quick anonymous process)

Note: Does not support dictation into Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems. For EMR support, please use Dragon Medical Practice Edition.