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Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home 12.0 (PC)

Platform : Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008
4 out of 5 stars 268 customer reviews

Price: £42.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Turn talk into text; send email, search the Web and more
  • Improved Accuracy--20% Improvement compared to Dragon 11
  • Faster processors yield faster performance
  • Dragon 12 boosts performance by delivering easier correction and editing options
  • Enhanced Experience with Gmail and Hotmail
  • Interactive Tutorial proposed to help you get the most out of Dragon
  • Smart Format Rules to adapt detecting your format corrections
  • More Natural Text-to-Speech: reads editable text. Fast-forward, rewind, speed and volume control
  • Faster Correction - Dragon now includes more choices to make it quicker and
  • Dragon Remote Microphone App for iOS and now Android: go wireless

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  • Platform:   Windows 7 / Vista / XP / Server 2008
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Product details

Platform: PC | Edition: Standard
  • Item Weight: 200 g
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  • ASIN: B008KVDGY8
  • Release Date: 17 Aug. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (268 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 351 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Platform:PC  |  Edition:Standard

Product Description

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Home speech recognition software ignites new levels of creativity and convenience by letting you interact with your PC just by talking. Because Dragon recognises what you say and how you say it, you can speak words and they appear on the screen - three times faster than typing - with no spelling mistakes. Use your favourite applications to dictate or edit documents, send email, search the Web, network with friends and family and more. Dragon 12 Home is the fast, fun and convenien

Manufacturer's Description

Dragon 12 Home lets you say words and watch them appear on your computer screen. It's easy to install and fun to use, making even mundane PC tasks a lot more enjoyable. It changes the way you interact with your PC for the better so you can get through your to-do list faster than ever before.

Transform your ideas into text at the speed of thought; don’t let typing, spelling or fear of the blank page slow you down. Simply speak and Dragon captures your thoughts so you’ll never lose track of another great idea. Capture your thoughts quickly and completely, without having to keep your eyes fixed on the screen or keyboard. When it’s time to edit and revise your documents, use Dragon’s commands to breeze through the process. Dragon can even adapt its format rules by detecting your format corrections – abbreviations, numbers and more — so your dictated text looks the way you want it to every time.

Turn talk into text - three times faster than typing - with up to 99% recognition accuracy. Dictate and edit documents, email and instant messages, Facebook and Twitter posts and more. You can even personalise Dragon with acronyms, proper names and other unique phrases that you frequently use.

In addition to DragonPad, the built-in text editor, you can use Dragon 12 Home with many of your favourite Windows applications. Dictate documents in Microsoft® Word, Corel WordPerfect or OpenOffice Writer send email in Microsoft Outlook or Windows LiveMail, search the Web using Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, post to Facebook or Twitter and more - all by voice. Dragon 12 Home even enhances the experience of using your voice with two of the most popular web-based email applications - Gmail and Hotmail - offering Full Text Control and commands for the most frequent actions in Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla Firefox 10 or higher and Google Chrome 16 or higher.

Dragon Voice Shortcuts collapse common multi-step tasks into direct voice commands you can use at any time, no matter which applications are currently active. For example, say: "Search the Web for licenced electricians in London" or “search Google for 87 divided by 12” and Dragon makes it happen. You can also say “open top site for Girl Scouts” and Dragon automatically opens the top-ranked page for these keywords. You can even use voice commands to create emails, schedule tasks and appointments and search your computer faster than ever before.

With Dragon 12 Home, you can use your PC in a comfortable, ergonomic way without being tied to your keyboard and mouse. Launch applications, select menu items, “press” keys and switch from one window to another using simple voice commands. You can even use your compatible iOS or Android device as a wireless microphone for optimal convenience.

Thanks to the new interactive tutorial’s simulations, you can learn and practice good dictation, correction and editing habits so that you can create text efficiently within just a few minutes. The Dragon Help system contains a Tip of the Day window and other easy ways for you to quickly learn what interests you. The Dragon Sidebar puts important voice commands and tips in one convenient desktop location. And on-screen help means information is always available when you need it.

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I am using the Dragon software to write this review. In order to test it I will first type and then I will dictate some text from the Dragon Sidebar. I will do each for 60 seconds. I will make no corrections to either text.

Typing: "In some editions of dragon you can also use the advanced features of the my commands editor to create commands based on the VBA like scripting, mouse movements and keystrok" 30 words in 1 minute.

Dragon: "In some editions of Dragon you can also use the advanced features of the my commands editor to create commands based on VBA like scripting, mouse movements and keystrokes. Important: this tab is meant to display custom commands present in your user-defined group. If you have custom commands under other group names, these commands will not be displayed here. While creating a user profile, Dragon presents a list of dictation sources. If you are not using the default microphone plugged into the mike in Jack be sure to indicate your devices type: for instance, USB microphone or Bluetooth microph" 99 words in 1 minute.

I am not sure how useful fast typists would find this software but for someone like me who does not type quickly this is an absolutely brilliant piece of kit. My typing speed above-approximately 30 words per minute-is just about as good as I can do. If I am typing for any length of time, I soon develop stiff neck muscles and gradual loss of concentration. On the other hand, I find using Dragon to be a relatively effortless exercise.
Hugely impressed.
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By Beki TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 18 Oct. 2012
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I have never been a great typist, nor all that fast. Watching my fingers on the keyboard instead of the words on the screen can make for interesting errors. Recently the arthritis in my hands has got so bad that I've hardly been able to type at all, which has set my writing back a great deal. But with this lovely software all of that is behind me.

A friend bought this for me as a present from my Amazon wish list which was a lovely surprise. I installed the software and plugged in the little headset that is included in the box. The quality of the headset is good, not brilliant, but it is certainly sufficient to get you started with Dragon. The training texts took about an hour to get through. However you don't have to do all of them at once, although the software will work better the more training you give it. It has taken me a little while to get used to speaking to the computer rather than typing into it. But having got the hang of it it is far, far easier. I have background noise in the room that I usually work in, but even with my parrot whistling away happily from the top of his perch 3 feet from where I'm working, the software rarely throws an error.

The software also includes the ability to read back text that you've entered, or any other editable text on your computer. You simply highlight it and tell it to 'read that' and a pleasant female voice, who is slightly electronic and robotic, will read it all back to you. My only niggle with this is that you can't pause it. Don't tell it to read your whole 100,000 word novel in a single sitting because the phone will ring and you will miss half of it. I do like the ability to search the web on the fly, just by saying 'search the web for' to the computer.
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I bought this software for home use, to help me compile quotes from a pile of various books I'm using as research material for a project. To my surprise and relief it surpassed all my expectations.

My most recent alternative experience with voice recognition software was with the application that came free with Windows 7, a pile of junk which in fairness got many 'unfamiliar' words right, but repeatedly failed to recognise simple words like 'and', 'a', and 'the'.

THIS software package, however, was a revelation. Dragon N.S. Home 12 was easy to install, easy to calibrate, easy to use, gets nearly all 'unfamiliar' words right first time and, more importantly for me, gets the 'simple' words right just about all the time, with no need for tedious correcting and re-correcting of the same damned word over and over. Usefully, it seems to detect 'context', so that it doesn't offer 'to' when you mean it to spell 'too', and nor does it offer 'of' when you mean it to write 'off'.

Once I got it going I wrapped up the quotes I needed from one book in less than a quarter of an hour; last night, harvesting material from another book, the software was such a joy to use that I grudged having to go to bed before I'd finished what I wanted to. I've felt this way about a great computer game before, but never about a great software package!

I noticed a niggling glitch that recurred when I used it in 'Word Open Office' in Win 7, but it vanished totally when I switched to WordPad, so I can't even complain about that.

I paid less than £50 for the package and it is going to save me money; I was intending to hire a typist to write up the material, but I'll be able to do it all myself now.
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Platform: PC | Edition: Standard