Nuance announced the release of Dragon 12.5 today [shipping March 22nd] with greater enhance support for Microsoft products, such as, Windows 8, Microsoft Office 2013, Internet Explorer 10 and Outlook.com.
As with each release of Dragon NaturallySpeaking Nuance is indicating that it’s faster and more accurate; ever improving. Dragon 12.5 premium allow you to control the latest applications all by voice command. As with the last version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking there’s integration with Gmail and the offering of fulltext control and commands for those services.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking, since version 12, has offered a Dragon Remote Mic App for Android and iOS. Allowing users to utilize their smart phones as recording devices. The applications are installed upon the smart phone and function over the local Wi-Fi connection. The recognition quality using the smart phone application is highly accurate.
Over the past couple of years, Nuance has been really trying to engage with the Dragon NaturallySpeaking customers to find ways to improve their product to make it more friendly; ultimately making it more productive. With 64-bit processing and PCs having more than enough processing power to handle speech recognition, it doesn’t make any sense why a person would not be using this type of technology to increase their productivity.
Individuals who have problems with getting started with writing, will find it Dragon NaturallySpeaking is a great medium to facilitate the connection between thought and written communication. Dragon NaturallySpeaking is a great tool to generate documentation and emails very quickly. In previous versions of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, training was required to get the best accuracy out of the software, but with the newer versions, since version 9, training is optional.
Obviously, spending a few more minutes with training is the best way to get the best results from speech recognition, but is not required. The average person should be able to install Dragon NaturallySpeaking straight from the box, strap on a headset, and start using the software and getting accurate results.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking has become more compatible with other applications because of the use of the dictation box that’s offered. If Dragon NaturallySpeaking cannot detect the application properly for dictation, a dictation box is presented and the user can dictate in that box; the results of the dictation can be copy and pasted into the target application.
With more and more people using Smartphones, hopefully the benefit of using this type software should be clear.
Are you using speech recognition yet?
Larry Henry Jr.
…via Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12