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If you’re a mobile professional—or anyone on the go—who relies on a digital voice recorder or smartphone to capture notes and memos, use Dragon’s robust transcription features to turn your recordings into text quickly, easily and accurately. Dragon can even transcribe another single speaker’s voice from pre-recorded audio files or from podcasts to maximize flexibility and drive productivity.

Capture thoughts anytime, anywhere

Dragon goes where you go. The best ideas are often lost unless you capture them while they’re still fresh in your mind. Using a digital voice recorder and Dragon, capture thoughts—even on the go—for automatic transcription.

Speak your notes, memos and more. Record voice memos to transcribe later. Transform podcasts or the voice of a single speaker into written words. Dragon works the way you work.

Easily transform your voice files into text.Transfer your single-speaker recorded audio files to your PC or Mac to generate a written transcript using Dragon. It's as easy as record, transfer and transcribe.

Looking for a mobile dictation solution? Choose to work with Dragon Anywhere on your mobile device (iOS or Android) for immediate, professional-grade dictation wherever you go. Dragon gives you multiple options to work the way you want to optimize productivity away from your desk.

Transcribing with Dragon

It’s easy to transcribe your recorded speech into text using Dragon. Simply establish a user profile for a digital voice recorder or the free Dragon Recorder app, then speak your notes or memos and have Dragon automatically transcribe your recorded voice when you connect to your PC or Mac.

With the all-new Dragon Professional Individual, v15, Dragon Legal Individual, v15 and Dragon Professional Individual for Mac, v6 (or Dragon Dictate v4 and up), you can even transcribe another single speaker’s voice from pre-recorded audio files or from podcasts—without having the speaker present to read a passage for training. It’s fast, simple and accurate.

Dragon is not designed for use with multiple speakers or to transcribe lectures. The software does, however, support the voice writing transcription technique, where the transcriptionist repeats or "parrots" audio from other speakers.

Using “voice writing” or “parroting” for lecture and interview transcription

Since Dragon is speaker-dependent software, it’s not designed for use with multiple speakers. Thousands of customers still successfully use Dragon to transcribe interviews or lectures using a basic technique called "voice writing" or "parroting."

  • Record a lecture using a digital recorder or mobile device and download the audio file to your PC or Mac.
  • Activate your Dragon microphone, listen to the recording through your Dragon headset and repeat the recorded text as you hear it.
  • Speaking the text aloud in your own voice enables Dragon to accurately transcribe the audio using the Dragon profile tuned to your voice.
  • Dragon turns your voice into text as quickly as you can speak the words, so there’s no need to constantly rewind the audio while you try to type out the corresponding text.

Dragon transcription means business

Thousands of businesses use Dragon as a transcription solution for single voice recordings to increase productivity and reduce transcription costs. Dragon’s powerful transcription capabilities turn recorded audio files into transcribed documents—instantly—so you no longer need to transcribe from scratch or rely on an outside service.

  • Streamline transcription. Dragon’s Auto-Transcribe Folder Agent (ATFA) manages the flow of transcribed text and synchronized audio of digital voice recordings to streamline third-party review and correction. Just drag and drop any recorded audio files into the ATFA and they’ll be automatically transcribed into text.
  • Gain efficiencies.Support staff can review a draft of a transcribed document instead of typing the whole document from scratch for faster, more efficient turnaround.
  • Increase productivity. Use a digital voice recorder or the Dragon Anywhere professional-grade mobile dictation solution, and dictate reports, notes, or memos away from your desk or out in the field for later transcription using Dragon.

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Transcribing with Dragon Professional Individual

Don’t fall behind on paperwork. Record notes using a digital voice recorder and automatically transcribe your voice file recordings when you connect back to your PC.

Transcribing with Dragon for Mac (v5)

Transcribe voice memos, podcasts or audio files of any single speaker’s voice to text quickly, easily and accurately with the new Dragon for Mac (v5).

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Dragon Premium Edition

$249.95

Dragon 13 Premium

Improve productivity with powerful new features that enable you to accurately create documents, spreadsheets, and more.

  • Capture notes on the go using a Nuance-approved digital recorder.
  • Go hands-free and headset free with more microphone options including those built into many laptops or go wireless with a Bluetooth headset
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Dragon Dictate

$249.95

Dragon Dictate for Mac

Dictate, edit, transcribe and control your Mac — quickly and accurately — all by using your voice.

  • Flexible voice commands let you get things done quickly.
  • Create and edit documents, manage email, surf the Web, update your social status, and more.
  • Full transcription capabilities to easily transcribe your voice memos into text.
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Dragon Professional

$799.95

Dragon 13 Professional

For business professionals who want to work effortlessly to complete reoccurring tasks, and control their PC by voice.

  • Work faster and smarter to create documents, spreadsheets and more.
  • Save time on recurring tasks and create command shortcuts.
  • Section 508 certified to meet government-mandated accessibility requirements.
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Dragon Legal

$1095.95

Dragon 13 Legal

Increase productivity while decreasing the time and costs involved in creating legal materials.

  • Macros automate and streamline repetitive manual processes.
  • Transcribe one or multiple recordings into multiple text files for easy review and correction.
  • Create and export custom words to share and use with other user profiles.

System requirements

Find out if Dragon speech recognition works on your computer.
  • RAM: Minimum 4GB, 8GB recommended
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 Ghz or faster processor - Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 recommended
  • Free hard disk space: 8GB
  • Supported Operating Systems: OS X El Capitan (10.11)
  • An Internet connection for product download, automatic product activation (a quick anonymous process) and access to online help
  • Built-in Mac microphone or a Nuance-approved microphone. Some older devices are no longer supported. See support.nuance.com/compatibility for more information

Note: Does not support dictation into Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems. For EMR support, please use Dragon Medical Practice Edition.

  • RAM: Minimum 4GB
  • CPU: Intel® dual core or equivalent AMD processor. Faster processors yield faster performance.
  • Free hard disk space: 8GB
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (32- and 64-bit); Windows Server 2008 R2 & 2012
  • Internet Explorer 11 or higher or the current version of Chrome or Firefox for Online Help
  • A sound card supporting 16-bit recording
  • Built-in microphone or a Nuance-approved microphone. See support.nuance.com/compatibility for more information
  • An Internet connection for product download and automatic product activation (a quick anonymous process)

Note: Does not support dictation into Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems. For EMR support, please use Dragon Medical Practice Edition.

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