Dragon software delivers accurate speech recognition to convert spoken words to text. It is used by corporate executives, mobile/field workers, professional services personnel, lawyers, students and retirees to capture text “in the moment” instead of relying on note-taking or transcribing audio files at a later time.
Up to 99% accuracy from the start and it will improve by adapting to your voice as you use it.
Continued usage will allow Dragon to adapt to your voice and drive accuracy to the highest levels. You can also add specific words to Dragon’s vocabulary.
That depends on the version you currently have. Upgrade pricing is available from our e-commerce store for Dragon Professional Individual and Dragon Legal Individual. For Professional Group products, purchasing maintenance and support entitles the user to free upgrades.
For Dragon desktop products, just click on the install link in your order confirmation email following purchase. You will then be guided through the installation process. For Dragon Anywhere, via subscription through the ecommerce store or via the iOS or Google Play Store. For Professional Group products via a special volume licensing email with download instructions via network.nuance.com.
While it can vary, most people learn the mechanics of dictating and using basic functionality of Dragon within 2 weeks.
Dragon desktop software licences are per user, not per machine. A licensed speaker is permitted to create and use multiple voice profiles, and these voice profiles can be stored on one or more computers. A separate licence, however, must be purchased for each additional speaker whose voice profile(s) are being used by the software.
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Most versions of Dragon are available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch.
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You can purchase and then overload multiple languages on one PC, but the base Dragon must be the same version, so currently all would need to be version 15. You cannot overload v14 with v15. This means if you need French, German and English, you would purchase French and German. English is supplied free with all other versions of the Professional product. You need to create a profile for each language.
Dragon is speech recognition technology enabled by language and acoustic models to recognise the human voice. Recent versions of Dragon take advantage of advances in Deep Learning to maximize accuracy.
The licence is per user, not per machine. A licensed speaker is permitted to create and use multiple voice profiles, and these voice profiles can be stored on one or more computers. A separate licence must be purchased for each additional speaker whose voice profile(s) are being used by the software.
For Dragon Home

CPU: Intel® dual core or equivalent AMD processor. Faster processors yield faster performance.
RAM: Minimum 4 GB
Free hard disk space: 4 GB (8 GB when installing from a digital download)
Supported Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Internet Explorer 11 or higher, or current version of Chrome or Firefox
Sound card supporting 16-bit recording
A DVD-ROM drive for installation (not required for digital downloads)
Built-in microphone or a Nuance-approved microphone.
An Internet connection is required for automatic product activation (a quick anonymous process) and to access online help.

For Dragon Professional Individual and Dragon Legal Individual

RAM: 2GB to 4GB RAM
CPU: Intel® dual core or equivalent AMD processor. Faster processors yield faster performance
Free hard disk space: 8GB
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (32- and 64-bit); Windows Server 2008 R2 & 2012 R2
Internet Explorer 11 or higher or the current version of Chrome or Firefox
A sound card supporting 16-bit recording
Built-in microphone or a Nuance-approved microphone.
An Internet connection for product download, automatic product activation (a quick anonymous process) and access to Online Help
Yes, the Dragon Professional Individual and Dragon Legal Individual editions of the product can transcribe an audio file that contains one speaker.
Dragon Professional Individual and Dragon Legal Individual will transcribe an audio file that has been created in MP3, WAV, WMA, DS2 or DSS format, by a Dragon voice profile that has already been trained by a user. These products will not transcribe other audio formats, or for users that have not trained an audio profile, nor will it cater for multiple voices.

So, unfortunately we don't currently have the technology to transcribe meetings directly.

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However, you can record the meeting, and then listen back to this sentence by sentence. Then restate what you have heard into a new document. This enables you to format the resulting document as you re-speak the audio.
Dragon Home, Dragon Professional Individual and Dragon Legal Individual are designed for use on Windows machines. Dragon Anywhere is the product designed for mobile environments based on iOS or Android and can be synced for use with Dragon Professional Individual and Dragon Legal Individual.
Download versions are available for purchase.
No, but there is a 1 week free trial available with no commitment and can be cancelled at any time:

https://shop.nuance.co.uk/store/nuanceeu/en_GB/Content/pbPage.dragon-anywhere
For assistance with the installation, activation, registration, use or return of your software call (800) 654-1187

For assistance with all payment, invoice and store related questions please call (888) 781-1189

For assistance with volume licensing please call (866) 748-9536
Monday-Friday, 9am to 8pm (EST/EDT) (770) 702-6014
Uninstall the software from your current computer whilst connected to the internet and the Nuance activation server will return your licence to you. You are then free to install on another computer.
They are contained within the Dragon application itself.
Additional videos can be accessed via Nuance University at: https://www.nuance.com/about-us/nuance-university-training.html
Dragon can be used with a wide variety of microphones (including built into a laptop), although we typically recommend a high-quality usb microphone/headset or our PowerMic III microphone.

Learn more about official Nuance accessories here: https://shop.nuance.com/store/nuanceus/en_US/Content/pbPage.dragon-accessories
Yes, but you need to install the Dragon Chrome extension for your Chrome browser to do so.
Dragon will work in virtually any Windows based application where you can position a cursor and type as you would with your keyboard. Some applications however, (like Microsoft Office) offer “full text control” allowing for higher levels of formatting features. Full text control is denoted by a green circle in the Dragon bar.
No, but there is a free trial of the Dragon Anywhere dictation app for iOS and Android:
Try it now: https://shop.nuance.com/store/nuanceus/en_US/Content/pbPage.dragon-anywhere
No, there is a slight delay so Dragon can hear the entirety of the sentence the user is speaking and adjust accordingly based upon context.
Yes, but Dragon is designed to work primarily with one voice profile, although professional versions of Dragon allow you to transcribe one other individuals voice. Children’s voices do tend to be slightly more difficult to recognise.
No, Dragon Home, Dragon Professional Individual and Dragon Legal Individual are only available for Windows/PC.
Dragon will recognise most formats of audio. The type of device is not relevant.
No, not for desktop-based versions of Dragon, although an internet connection is needed briefly in the professional versions for logging out and logging back in when accessing Dragon on different devices. This brief connection is only to have the users “dynamic profile” follow them to the new device. Dragon Anywhere and Dragon Professional Anywhere on the other hand do require internet connectivity.
No, it requires an active WiFi or mobile connection.
The addition of specialized legal vocabulary and the ability to format legal citations.
No, but you can download a free trial of the Dragon Anywhere dictation app for iOS and Android.
Try it now: https://shop.nuance.com/store/nuanceus/en_US/Content/pbPage.dragon-anywhere