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Dragon Dictate
Dragon Dictate
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Dragon Dictate free download for Mac

Dragon Dictate

Version 6.0

Premium voice-recognition solution.

Dragon Dictate overview

With Dragon Dictate speech recognition software, you can use your voice to create and edit text or interact with your favorite Mac applications. Far more than just speech-to-text, Dragon Dictate lets you create and edit documents, manage email, surf the Web, update social networks, and more - quickly, easily and accurately, all by voice. Open and close or navigate between applications, or even create your own custom voice commands to execute multiple steps with a simple word or phrase. Use your iPhone or iPod as a wireless microphone, or capture your notes on-the-go using a digital voice recorder and Dragon Dictate 3 will transcribe them for you.

Information

License

Commercial

Size

24.7 MB

Downloads

64104

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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Meitnik
Meitnik
Apr 15 2021
6.0
1.0
Apr 15 2021
1.0
Version: 6.0
why is DD being even posted???
Ajmac25
Ajmac25
Oct 25 2018
6.0
2.0
Oct 25 2018
2.0
Version: 6.0
Good program and bad customer support. Just discontinued for the Mac last week. Sigh
Psychiatry
Psychiatry
Oct 1 2017
6.0
4.0
Oct 1 2017
4.0
Version: 6.0
Dragon Dictate has two features: 1) The best voice recognition software for dictation 2) An attempt to give you voice interface control of your computer. If you expect Dragon Dictate to do more than voice recognition, realize that any such attempt is a hack on the operating system - Windows or Mac. Voice control is not built into the major operating systems. Our major operating systems are not built for voice control. Any complaints should be tempered with this recognition. I would recommend forgetting about using it to control your computer. Just do dictation. The primary use for Dragon Dictate is for DICTATION. For voice dictation, Dragon Dictate is simply miles ahead of the competition. And this includes: 1) Mac OS's built in voice recognition and 2) Siri. Dragon simply does a much more accurate job than Mac OS's voice recognition or Siri for dictation. And accuracy is crucial with voice recognition since you have to spell check manually aftewards. And this is a lot of work if if has > 2% error rate. Yes, it doesn't work with every app. Dictate into apps work it works then copy and paste to those which aren't compatible. If you are a writer, just dictate. Transfer the text at a later time. For writing via voice recognition, Dragon Dictate is indispensable, totally worth it, highly recommended. Try paying for transcription services. You quickly realize how much less expensive Dragon is. It works really well with my inexpensive Plantronics C435 USB headset.
GymW
GymW
Sep 30 2017
6.0
1.0
Sep 30 2017
1.0
Version: 6.0
This from what I can make of it is NOT an upgrade or update from the current version. The current version is 6.07 and has not been updated in months. As far as I can tell no changes have been made for High Sierra but it does run under High Sierra. However given the instability of the product that I have incurred since V6 was released, combined with the abysmal tech support that I have been given (4 documented issues and questions that have not received closure since April when they were asked/reported)

My personal recommendation would be to avoid this product at all costs unless you absolutely have to have it.

However in all fairness in the short time I have been using it in High Sierra, it does seem more stable in High Sierra than in Sierra.

However High Sierra has also introduced some new issues in Dragon Dictate; particularly in Apple Mail as caching and correction no longer seems to work. I have not reported this to Nuance as their seems to be no point to wasting my time to do so, given their seemly reluctance to fix anything - i.e. the Dragon Safari extension has been crashing randomly since V6 came out many months ago and that has been reported.

I would not be suprised if Nuance comes out soon with a new expensive paid upgrade which turns out to be primary bug fixes for this version, along with the usual marketing spiel about how it is now High Sierra compatible and runs faster, as they usually do with likely another price increase. I feel they are able to get away with all of this, as they know they have no competition on the Mac Platform and seem to do their very best to take full advantage of that fact.

As previously pointed out if you decide (in my opinion) to be glutton for punishment by purchasing this product I would second the previous recommendation regarding not getting their headset, but finding a good one, preferably wireless to use with it. FYI: Bluetooth headsets are not recognized by Dictate.unless it has a USB dongle or USB connection in its stand.

I use a Plantronics Savi 740 wireless that give superb results and connects to my computer, my landline (or VOIP) and my mobile phone and has a range of over 300 feet that allows me to roam while speaking or dictating. It allows connections between the various inputs and the long lasting rechargeable batteries are changeable on the fly. It also does a fairly good job receiving dictation with the headpiece sitting in its stand. While a bit pricey it I feel it is worth every penny for what it does.

Dictate is also supposed to work with Mac built-in microphones, so if you have such a system, you might want to try that first before investing in a headset.
Dualist
Dualist
Sep 29 2017
6.0
0.0
Sep 29 2017
0.0
Version: 6.0
Wasn't this the company that hoodwinked Jobs into letting them announce its coming to Mac during one his events several years ago? If they added unfettered translations to this app it *might* make for a worthy product. Seems pretty high priced.
higherterrain-com
higherterrain-com
Sep 29 2017
6.0
0.5
Sep 29 2017
0.5
Version: 6.0
Every time I see this app the price continues to go up in price and remains about as useless tits on a boar.
Achim2
Achim2
Sep 2 2016
4.0.7
1.0
Sep 2 2016
1.0
Version: 4.0.7
I just purchased Dragon "Professional" Individual v6. It's impossible to open the Commands window – so you have to guess what to say. Not to speak of adding new commands for your applications. They promise to support Scrivener, which was the reason for me to buy it – but it's not even possible to get correct quote signs, and corrections often delete parts of what you dictated before without any apparent reason. Support is non-existent. QA apparently as well or else there wouldn't be those blatant bugs in a 300$ app. Don't buy this – wait for an update or for better built-in speech recognition in OSX. For me it will be the first and last time I fell for their big-mouthed advertising.
Guest
Guest
Oct 16 2015
4.0.7
0.0
Oct 16 2015
0.0
Version: 4.0.7
the software does quite well what it says it does however the update policy is ridiculous every year $150 without any major changes or improvements is just to expensive. Every major update is 75% of the purchase price without any new features really
Rufty-Tufty
Rufty-Tufty
Sep 20 2015
4.0.7
0.0
Sep 20 2015
0.0
Version: 4.0.7
Has anyone who has successfully upgraded from 4.0.6 to 4.0.7 noticed any significant changes? Particularly in the areas of: - bug fixes: when working in MS Word, the editing commands would sometimes result in strange results (duplicated words, etc.), that really hurt the usability - stability: 4.0.6 crashed fairly often for me - that was the biggest reason I finally stopped using dragon completely after a couple of months (on top of the editing bugs). - recognition quality: I considered recognition to be adequate in 4.0.6, but I'm curious if they've actually improved, as they are claiming in their marketing emails for the new version.
cycling-matt
cycling-matt
Sep 15 2015
4.0.7
4.0
Sep 15 2015
4.0
Version: 4.0.7
It works, but better to use a real USB headset microphone than the one supplied with the product. Once I made that change, accuracy is about as they claim, and I'm able to use it with a wide variety of apps. The "transcription" module is half-baked if you're trying to use it for interview transcription. It would work fine for someone dictating notes into a digital recorder (with punctuation etc) and later running it through for transcription.
neartheredrocks
neartheredrocks
Sep 1 2015
4.0.7
4.0
Sep 1 2015
4.0
Version: 4.0.7
I seriously don't understand why this application is getting only negative if not hateful reviews. I have a strong German accent and I am writing this with Dragon Dictate. Without any corrections. I would think that such an application meets training to work well. But in my experience Dragon Dictate does exactly that. Therefore I have to give it four stars [only four because it got one word here wrong].
Pierre-Jean
Pierre-Jean
Aug 31 2015
4.0.7
0.0
Aug 31 2015
0.0
Version: 4.0.7
Au début, il est assez performant, mais au fur et à mesure de l'utilisation, il devient chaotique, reconnais difficilement la voix, s'autorise des commandes non voulues, et en fin de compte, obligé de quitter l'application pour la relancer si on veut continuer à travailler. Pénible, et personnellement très déçu.

At first it is good enough, but as you use, it becomes chaotic, difficult to recognize voice, he is authorize unintended commands, and ultimately forced to leave the application for the raise if we want to continue working. Painful and personally very disappointed. (excuse me Google translation....)
mrsidoric
mrsidoric
Aug 30 2015
4.0.7
0.5
Aug 30 2015
0.5
Version: 4.0.7
Dragon Dictate is an obscene ripoff. After a miserable install process on a new machine – accuracy is abysmal with practiced diction, and enunciation. Hugely disappointed that after all the hype and hoopla – there is no perceptible improvement in ease of installation, use, or accuracy. Use Apple's Dictation instead – Nuance is stealing from customers.
Bob-a9f1ee95
Bob-a9f1ee95
Aug 30 2015
4.0.7
1.0
Aug 30 2015
1.0
Version: 4.0.7
So disappointed! I can't even get this to install. I get a "flawed installation" message every time. I so wanted this to work. Once upon a time it did work, quite well actually. Not now. :-(
pazdera
pazdera
Aug 21 2015
4.0.6
0.0
Aug 21 2015
0.0
Version: 4.0.6
my version 2.5.2 will not work under 10.10.4 on my MBP nor iMac Would anybody be willing to swap a v.4.0.6 for a v 2.5.2 ? and I can also spare the French data-set-disc (seldom used) - Paul
Lord-Lightning
Lord-Lightning
Aug 19 2015
4.0.6
0.5
Aug 19 2015
0.5
Version: 4.0.6
Now these highwaymen and bandits are back with "Dragon for Mac", saying it is new, but in reality, they are passing off an update as an upgrade by giving it a new name. It is claimed to be 15% more accurate than the 4.0.6 version. In my books that is not a new app - that is an update and should be called version 4.0.7.
The evil Nuance empire strikes again - I have ZERO trust in this mob. Absolutely Zero.
migret-ph95
migret-ph95
Feb 7 2015
4.0.6
1.0
Feb 7 2015
1.0
Version: 4.0.6
It will be good when Apple improves their dictate app so Nuance doesnt get away with this nonsense - it took me 15 hours to "upgrade" Dragon to 4 too.
LeMerlot
LeMerlot
Nov 18 2014
4.0.6
0.5
Nov 18 2014
0.5
Version: 4.0.6
Dragon Dictate version 4.0.6 crashes… – ALWAYS while trying to launch with a new microphone… – and then later with or without external microphone attached. Definitely has to be worked on.
Lord-Lightning
Lord-Lightning
Nov 6 2014
4.0.6
0.5
Nov 6 2014
0.5
Version: 4.0.6
Every time I perform the update form 4.0.5 to 4.0.6 it falls over. That applies EITHER to the Dragon dictate in app update or the automatic update provided by MU. I have never installed an application over the last 20 years that has caused so much grief. Nuance can not be contacted by email and the account I have with them refuses to accept my account details - and yet tells me that there is already an account with those details. GRRRRRR!!!
Rlevent
Rlevent
Sep 10 2014
4.0.4
5.0
Sep 10 2014
5.0
Version: 4.0.4
Although I agree that the upgrade pricing is a little steep and that the prior versions were not that accurate, this new version 4 is working very well for me. It is making virtually no errors in its transcription. I am therefore very pleased with it.
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