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This review is from: Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home 12.0 (PC) (DVD-ROM)
It is no exaggeration to say that this product has changed my life. I am an absolutely rubbish typist and it takes longer to spellcheck what I type than it does to type it. I have tried voice recognition a number of times over the years but always found the level of recognition too low to make it worthwhile. I was inspired to try this product after trying the built in voice recognition on my iPad, and finding it pretty good.
But this product is much better. I am getting levels of recognition of around 99% and most of the mistakes it makes are with proper names etc. It is fairly quick to learn these if you use the built in “correct that “ facility.
Since I have to generate a lot of reports and proposals in my line of work, having a product which enables me to generate accurate text at speed has massively improved my productivity. I have only had it a few weeks and no longer know how I would work without it.
My only criticism is that it does not dictate directly into PowerPoint. You have to dictate into a separate “Dictation Box” which opens when you start speaking and then transfer the text. However I have found it easier to dictate into Word and then cut and paste into PowerPoint.
The only other issue was that when I first loaded the software I got a message which said that it might run slowly on my machine (which only has 2GB of RAM). However I have found it fine provided I don’t have too many applications running at the same time.
Possibly the best 60 quid I have ever spent on a piece of software.
And yes I did dictate this review using the product, and only had to correct two mis-spellings.