Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home

Average User Rating:
2.7
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Version:
13
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
July 22, 2014
Price:
Purchase; $99.99 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
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  • All Versions:

    2.7

    out of 37 votes

    • 5 star: 10
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 15
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  • 5 stars

    "It is Accurate!"

    April 01, 2014   |   By ShunRenHu

    Version: Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home 12

    Pros

    It is Accurate!

    Cons

    It doesn't has bad points!

    Summary

    It is Accurate!

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  • 1 stars

    "Wanted to DL version 12 Xmas special - Couldn't do it"

    December 22, 2013   |   By mikethaler

    Version: Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home 12

    Pros

    Don't know. I have ver. 11.5 from a couple years ago.

    Cons

    Paid the $25. Tried to go thru DL process. Nothing happened. Tried 3 times. I'm not a geek, but not a newbie,either.
    Off shore CS dis promise a refund.

    Summary

    Gave it one star because if you can't even DL the product, maybe the underlying product is lacking. In the past have downloaded many other complete programs.

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  • 1 stars

    "Unstable and freezing other processes."

    August 20, 2013   |   By BRSCPAII

    Version: Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home 12

    Pros

    None. When it crashes your machine there are no redeeming qaulities.

    Cons

    New feature tries to open "dialog box" on top of the Outlook email. First you dictate into the box, then transfer the text to the email. 1/3 chance of getting it right. a) it sometimes works b) it some times loses some of the text c) it hangs and you have to reboot your machine.

    If this can't run on an 8 core 8GB ram, then it doesn't stand a chance of working as is. There are no updates or patches available at this time.

    Tech support is off-shore and doesn't comprehend the decision tree they are reading from. They are so slow it took over 36 minutes to get through rebooting (do we really need to close all programs, open task manager and kill processes, and log off as a user, before shutting down the machine?) the machine and on to the real problem where their lack of understanding really came to light.

    Summary

    Pass on this version. It is clearly NOT a finished product. Wait until enough copies have been sold for them to be able to afford to finish the programming. Then after the next version has been out for about a year, and there are no significant complaints, wait another 6 months before buying.

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  • 5 stars

    "Best way to enhance your productivity in a glance"

    February 27, 2013   |   By ITRadio-Blogger

    Version: Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred 10.1

    Pros

    I am permitting myself to add to this thread because I think that there is a lot of confusion for this product. First off, it is essential to have a very good microphone on your computer. Myself, I had installed a studio microphone to maximize the quality of the sound recognized by the computer, hence maximize the recognition of the words. Second, compared to the Windows version, it is much easier to be able to export your profile from a laptop to a desktop or vice versa. The Windows version does not permit that feature, and good luck on Windows 8 having that particular feature transferred in your cloud profile! Third, the bilingual version is very efficient in English, but takes a little bit more time to train in French, but it does work well. If you want to start efficiently on this system, use the dictation mode only. By the way, all the text in this review that I am writing has been dictated by the software without any alterations from me.

    Cons

    Quite honestly, there are three issues that annoy me with Dragon. One, as mentioned by others there is no trial version available online, even though when you have the CD, it seems to offer you an evaluation mode, but it is unclear how to set it up. Seven days, 30 days, why not offer at least a little bit of time to evaluate before. Second off, the upgrade from version 11 to version 12 did not make that much of a difference. When I spoke to the support, they told me it was much more stable. I have tried it at many client places, and have not seen the difference. Third, having eight gigs of RAM, even on the laptop, makes a big difference, and also going in the task manager to prioritize the software in real time helps the responding and the recognition.

    Summary

    Bilingual version is cool, good microphone is essential, think about the whole sentence before starting to talk to the computer, upgrades are not necessarily essential compared to other software's. Other point: if the iPhone can isolate the sound which is around you when you talk, why can't the Dragon software do the same thing? Every time I have a sound from my computer, it tries to recognize something!

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  • 1 stars

    "buyer beware."

    March 17, 2012   |   By calvinjwiseman

    Version: Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred 10.1

    Pros

    bought version 9.5 preferred used it on my old pc and it worked great. you have to train the software to get it to work and once that is done it really does work great.

    Cons

    if you upgrade your pc in 2 years you can't transfer the software over to your new pc. I followed Nuance's policy and deactivated the software on my old pc and Nuance never told me BEFORE letting me deactivate the software that my license had expired and I WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO REACTIVATE THE SOFTWARE on my new pc. When I called tech support they said my only option was to pay another $100 dollars to get the newest version of the software.

    Summary

    I really liked their product but money doesn't grow on trees and $100 is not pocket change. So until Nuance decides they actually want repeat business from customers like me then maybe they'll think about providing better product support and allow me to use software I already purchased once on my new pc. And just as an FYI to all potential Nuance customers all their license agreements have an expiration date and if you upgrade your pc/laptop after that expiration date you'll be stuck in the same boat I'm in. (including PDF Converter another $50 and my only option is to upgrade). So I gave Nuance $150 for 2 pieces of software and now because they didn't tell me license was expired before I deactivated them on my old PC they want another $160 for the new version of the software.

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  • 2 stars

    "no free trial"

    February 02, 2012   |   By sherryweste

    Version: Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred 10.1

    Pros

    need something like it

    Cons

    don't want to spend so much money without trying it first

    Summary

    not worth the money without the free trial

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  • 5 stars

    "iNSTALLED ON VISTA"

    January 11, 2012   |   By ebiker69

    Version: Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred 10.1

    Pros

    I am at well over 90% accurate on mine and I installed it a week ago. It took me a half hour to get it to understand and set up. When you have a error train it and eventually you too will hit 99% accuracy. I am a slow and terrible typist. This is the answer for me.

    Cons

    Proceess takes a bit of time to set up.

    Summary

    I barly type now and that alone makes it worth the price for me.

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  • 2 stars

    "Best version yet still falls short."

    January 08, 2012   |   By craigf702

    Version: Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred 10.1

    Pros

    This software is a viable option for those trying to avoid typing.

    Cons

    Even with a lot of training it still makes a lot of mistakes.

    Summary

    This software is far from perfect. But there is no better speech to text software available. It has improved greatly from previous versions but still leaves much to be desired.

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  • 1 stars

    "TERRIBLE PRODUCT FRON USE TO THE 30 charge for support"

    December 08, 2011   |   By jim4457

    Version: Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred 10.1

    Pros

    there are none

    Cons

    easy voice recongination wow it could even tell the diffrence in recogination when you speak it types other words

    Summary

    Hyped as the best i can type it faster than speaking to it they tell u it recongizes 98 per of words its more like 98 per cent of not understanding yr voice this progran is not worth the effort its a complet waste of yr hard earned money STAY AWAY FROM IT

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  • 5 stars

    "Dragon Voice Recognition Software is the Best!"

    November 22, 2011   |   By totalvoicetech

    Version: Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred 10.1

    Pros

    Accurate and easy to use for consumers and professionals!

    Cons

    Lacks the vocabulary that can be found in the medical, legal, and professional versions.

    Summary

    www.totalvoicetech.com

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