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Dragon Dictate for Mac 4.0

by Nuance Communications International BVBA
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Platform: Mac
Edition: Educational Edition
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  • Accurately transcribe an audio file of any single speaker's voice from podcasts or pre-recorded audio files
  • multiple transcription sources allowed within a profile so one user can easily work with different recordings
  • full text control for creating emails in gmail
  • voice control your gmail inbox within safari and firefox
  • mix talking and typing with full text control in apple pages 4.3
  • higher performance and faster editing with pure 64-bit application and improved memory management capabilities
  • improved accuracy over version 3.x, with optimization for latest speech recognition technology
  • only for purchase by students, teachers or registered charities


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Dragon Dictate for Mac 4.0 Educational Online Validation Program (Mac) + Plantronics 37852-11 Audio 310 Mono PC Headset
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Mac OS X
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Product details

Platform: Mac | Edition: Educational Edition
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  • ASIN: B00ID0RCJQ
  • Release Date: 26 Mar. 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 592 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Platform: Mac | Edition: Educational Edition

Product Description

Accurate and fast speech recognition,plus versatile transcription capabilities all in one.
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The challenge

This Nuance Education product is strictly for academic purposes only, for use by valid students, faculty and staff of recognised educational institutions or registered charities. Mac users including high school and college students, educators and many others may want to be more productive and use their voice to command their computer. These users may also have a need for powerful, accurate transcription capabilities from any audio source for personal audio transcription, transcription of lectures and presentations either by the speaker or by another individual, transcriptionof recorded audio data gathered during interviews or from the Internet, such as podcasts, notetaking and report writing in the field or transcribing the audio portion of a video of a single speaker in video production.

The solution

Dragon Dictate for Mac is the ultimate productivity tool that enables you to save time and get more done. Dictate, edit, transcribe and control your computer all by using your voice. Dragon’s accurate speech recognition, customisable capabilities, easy-to-use interface and full transcription flexibility means you get more done – at home, college or work – quickly and accurately. Dragon Dictate for Mac now includes the powerful capability to accurately transcribe an audio file of any single speaker’s voice from podcasts or pre-recorded audio files. Great for transcribing college lectures, interviews, recorded notes…and more! You now get accurate and fastspeech recognition, plus versatile transcription capabilities all in one.

New in Dragon Dictate 4

Powerful transcription. More control. More accurate. Faster. Brand new benefits include; Accurately transcribing an audio file of any single speaker’s voice from podcasts or pre-recorded audio files, multiple transcription sources allowed within a profile so one user can easily work with different recordings, Full Text Control for creating emails in Gmail, Voice control your Gmail inbox within Safari and Firefox, Mix talking and typing with Full Text Control in Apple Pages 4.3, Higher performance and faster editing with pure 64-bit application and improved memory management capabilities, Improved accuracy over version 3. x, with optimisation for latest speech recognition technology.


Easily teach it how you speak.
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Educators and Students

Professors who want to make transcriptions of their lectures readily available to students without having to manually transcribe the results. As well as teaching Assistants, some of whom may need to transcribe recordings of multiple professors’ lectures and finally students who record their professors’ lectures and transcribe them.

Format text to suit your own needs.
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Compose content

For personal audio transcription, compose content while away from the computer using a recording device to capture content from your own voice or from other single speaker to transcribe later as well as transcribe recorded speech audio from the Internet, such as podcasts.

It types what you say.
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Note taking

For note taking and report writing in the field – anyone who is away from the desk or computer but needs to capture information from one or more sources.

Massive inbuilt dictionary and add your own words.
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More control

Compose and reply to emails in Gmail using full text controls, doing dictation and editing natively without having to transfer any text. In Safari and Firefox, use voice commands to control your Gmail inbox, giving you even more voice capability within popular applications and mix talking and typing with Full Text Control in Apple Pages 4.3.

Prompts you what commands are available.
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Video Producers

For transcribing the audio portion of a video of a single speaker to produce i. e text for subtitles or a transcript for the purposes of searching content or pulling out keywords for metadata.

Training is fun and easy.
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Academic Researchers

For transcription of recorded audio data gathered during interviews or from the Internet, such as podcasts.

Box Contains

Dragon Dictate for Mac 4.0;A Nuance-approved noise-cancelling headset microphone for Mac (included in purchase)

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five stars all the way. 10 Sept. 2014
Platform for Display:Mac| Edition:Educational Edition|Verified Purchase
This software is truly amazing. In my work, I have to type thousands of words every day and, although I can touch type, I am not a very fast typist. I also find that after some time, my wrists begin to ache and my typing becomes more and more erratic due to tiredness. With this software, I am not only able to put out 5 times as much work, but my writing has also improved. I think it has to do with hearing the words being spoken that my brain engages better with each sentence, which then leads me off into further ideas and dialogue. My only regret is that I waited so long to purchase this gem. The accuracy has amazed me too. A good 95% comes out as expected and another 2% is because I have spoken it wrong myself. Next to my MacBook, and maybe my new shoes, this is by far the best thing I have purchased. Buy it, you won't be disappointed.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as expected 26 Oct. 2014
By I. Darren TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Platform for Display:Mac| Edition:Educational Edition|Verified Purchase
Sadly this wasn't as great as they made it out to be. I bought it for the transcription features (so I can't comment on the "dictate" side) but with transcription, even with training, it gave mixed results. I wanted it to transcribe some talks and presentations so I can find roughly the subject via keyword search later.

So even a 90% type accuracy would be enough if I have an archive, since I can find the talk and then always listen back to it.

Sadly this worked in part and it didn't. The biggest issue was how it would suddenly turn the text into gibberish. More than misunderstanding a word:

i.e. "My dog is sitting in the chair and he might be wanting to eat some Bonio biscuits" could turn to

"My doggis sit in the chair and he might be wanting to eat some Bone no biscuits"

(not perfect, but still better than typing out lots of text but getting

"MydoggissitinthechairandhemightbewantingtoeatsomeBonenobiscuits" is useless.

Nuance has confirmed this is a problem, well confirmed it is MY problem.

"Please note that you will not be able to transcribe a file containing speech more than one speaker in a very reliable manner.
In addition, the music and varying dynamic range will make it near to impossible for Dragon to tune in to the speakers.
If you are able to reproduce the problem of fused words with one single speaker in a quiet environment, please send a sample file (max. one or two minutes worth of recording),
we will then be able to investigate the causes and suggest possible cures.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good product...simple to use 19 April 2015
Platform for Display:Mac| Edition:Educational Edition|Verified Purchase
My husband bought this for me, and I must say it's really very impressive. Took no time to set up, worked pretty much straight out of the box. You don't need to be a computer genius to set it up. The mic that came with it did not work on my Mac computers but does in a PC. I needed to purchace a different headset, as the software works best with a mic, rather than relying on the built in Mic, on a laptop. If you find spelling or typing difficult it's worth giving g this a go.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars pretty useless programme 1 Jan. 2015
Platform for Display:Mac| Edition:Educational Edition|Verified Purchase
pretty useless programme, any accent variation is not being registered, and most of us speak with slight different accent. Software does not fullfill what it promises
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Platform: Mac | Edition: Educational Edition