The fastest and most accurate way to interact with your computer. Dragon delivers up to 99% speech recognition accuracy right out of the box, providing a personalised voice-driven experience, learning words and phrases you use the most and delivering accurate results the more you use it.
Use your voice to dictate documents or enter text anywhere you normally type. Dragon eliminates barriers to productivityand creativity by letting you interact with your computer by voice. It turns your spoken thoughts into text and your voice commands into action so you don’t have to worry about the mechanics of typing and spelling.
Edit and format documents—all by voice. Dragon allows you to select text, make edits and apply formatting such as bold, underline, capitalisation and more, using your voice to make easy work of document creation. “Smart Format Rules” automatically adapt to how you want abbreviations, numbers and more to appear, so you don’t have to correct them every time.
Command and control your computer all by voice. Launch applications, select menu items, execute key functions, switch windows, search the web, create and send emails and more—all by voice. It gives you the flexibility to work hands-free, if desired, and experience more ergonomic comfort when working on your PC.
Enjoy superior dictation, voice editing and voice command in many popular web applications. Dragon gives you robust voice command and control as well as “Full Text Control” (full voicedriven editing and command capabilities) within many popular applications, including web applications such as Gmail™, Outlook®.com and Yahoo! Mail® within Internet Explorer®, Firefox® and Chrome™, enabling you to create documents and zip through computer tasks in record time.
Choose your microphone option for freedom and flexibility. With automatic microphone detection, Dragon will conveniently show you which microphones are available for you to use. You can also use multiple audio device types within the same profile, meaning that you can easily switch to another microphone while keeping all your personalised preferences for accuracy and formatting.
Dictate on the go, then transcribe your recordings. Record notes— anywhere, anytime—while they are still fresh in your mind to produce more detailed documents. Use a Nuance-approved digital voice recorder for advanced recording functionality or the free Dragon Recorder app on your compatible iOS® device. Dragon will automatically transcribe the audio files to text back at your PC.
Import/export custom word lists. Dragon’s vocabulary editor makes it easy to personalise your vocabulary to include acronyms, proper names or business-specific phrases that you frequently use for increased recognition accuracy and fewer corrections. Importing and exporting your custom word lists enable you to share with co-workers who use the same terminology.
Create custom voice commands for inserting frequently used text and graphics. With Dragon Premium edition, it’s quick and simple to create custom voice commands to quickly insert frequently used text and graphics. Insert email signatures, logos, graphics, boilerplate text and more just by speaking a simple command for significant time savings.
Natural-sounding text-to-speech or audio playback of your own dictation. Dragon’s text-to-speech capability reads designated text to you, simplifying proofreading and supporting new levels of multi-tasking. You can also listen to audio playback of your own dictation with the associated text highlighted on the screen.
Easy to get started, easy to master. Dragon makes it easy to get started with speech recognition and become even more proficient with regular use. It’s also simple to explore more advanced features that can boost your productivity even further.
Turns your voice into text with up to 99% accuracy.
NEW! Up to a 15% improvement to out-of-the-box accuracy compared to Dragon version 12.
Words appear on the screen three times faster than typing.
Installation automatically detects available PC resources (CPU, Processor Cache, RAM) and configures system for optimal use.
Enhanced - On powerful PCs with multi-core processors, Dragon 13 automatically selects its latest and greatest speech model for best performance.
“Acoustic and Language Model Optimizer;” ability to analyse sent email and selected text documents; “Nothing But Speech” filter to automatically eliminate um/ah utterances.
NEW! “Learn from Sent Email” now also works with web-based email such as Gmail® and Yahoo! Mail®, so you have more potential sources from which to let Dragon familiarise itself with the words and phrases you might write. You can launch the analysis of documents and emails at any time
Help system and tutorials
Comprehensive Help System includes searchable Help Topics, resizable Learning Center and Interactive Tutorial.
NEW! Redesigned and augmented Interactive Tutorial has short progressive simulations that introduce the DragonBar, the Learning Center, the Vocabulary Editor, as well as basic web navigation and use of web-based email.
Editing and formatting text
Format text; “Direct Editing” commands (commands to delete/ bold/underline/italicize/capitalize/copy/cut the specified words). Smart Format Rules allow Dragon to adapt upon detecting formatting changes to abbreviations, numbers and more. Enhanced - Dragon now generates more hints for alternate word written forms, to make it even quicker and easier to make a change.
Ability to create, modify, and correct text within text fields where Dragon does not have Full Text Control including option to automatically open the Dictation Box where there is no Full Text Control.
Command and control
Click/move/drag/position the mouse by voice; press keys or key combinations by voice.
Application support - web browsers
NEW! The Dragon Web extension now gives Full Text Control in Chrome® and Firefox® as well as Internet Explorer, in compatible websites. In order to use Dragon in the supported browsers, you must enable this add-on.
Internet Explorer® 9 and up, Chrome and Firefox: Dictation and Full Text Control* in compatible web edit fields. Command and control for all standard web controls, links and buttons, including Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, iCloud and more.
For the latest on supported web browsers, please visit support.nuance.com (Note: there are differences among browsers in terms of Full Text Control and command capabilities)
Application support - web mail
NEW! Dragon 13 supports Full Text Control and Command and Control, including Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and Outlook®.com within Internet Explorer®, Firefox and Chrome. In order to use Dragon in these browsers, you must enable the add-on.
Application support - local email
Outlook 2010 and 2013 (32- and 64-bit): Full Text Control, Menu Tracking, and Natural Language Commands.
Application support - word processing
– Word 2010 and 2013 (32- and 64-bit); NotePad; WordPad, Windows 7 and 8; and DragonPad (word processor included in Dragon): Full Text Control, Menu Tracking, and Natural Language Commands
– OpenOffice® Writer 4.1 (ApacheTM): Full Text Control
– WordPerfect® X6 and X7 (English and French only): Full Text Control, Menu Tracking, and English Natural Language Commands.
Application support - spreadsheets
Excel® 2010 and 2013 (32-bit and 64-bit): Full Text Control, Menu Tracking, and Natural Language Commands.
Application support - presentations
PowerPoint® 2010 and 2013: Menu Tracking, and English Natural Language Commands. By default, the Dictation Box opens automatically in Powerpoint because there is no Full Text Control.
Dragon Voice Shortcuts for web search, desktop search and Dragon Help search
Dragon Voice Shortcuts collapse common multi-step tasks into direct voice commands. Search the web for information, products, and more, e.g. “Search news for keywords” or “Search Google® for 57 divided by 3.” “Open top site for keywords” command directly opens the top ranked page for keywords.
Dragon Voice Shortcuts for email
Send emails, schedule appointments or create tasks, e.g. “Create an email about...”
Dragon Voice Shortcuts for Facebook and Twitter
Quickly update social status with commands, e.g. “post to Facebook...” (does not open the site)
Text to Speech
A synthesised voice reads out loud editable text you designate.
Ability to playback your speech in documents.
Multiple sources per profile
Ability to create multiple audio sources (more than one type of audio input device) sharing a vocabulary within the same profile.
Allows transcription of recordings spoken by one person.
Built-in microphone support
NEW! Dragon 13 now supports microphones built into many of the latest laptops for optimal flexibility and convenience. You’re now free to dictate documents and speak commands directly into your laptop without using a headset.
Dragon 13 also automatically detects which microphones are available to you. You simply pick the recommended device you want to use.
Wireless dictation - Dragon remote mic app
Dictate wirelessly with a mobile device: the free Dragon Remote Mic app works with iPhone®, iPod® touch (4th gen), iPad® or compatible Android® device.
Ability to import/export custom word lists and user profiles.
Text-and-Graphics custom commands
Easily create commands to insert frequently used text and/or graphics by voice.
We recommend minimum 2 GB for 32-bit Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1, 4 GB for 64-bit Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 and Windows Server 2012
We recommend 2.2 GHz Intel dual core or equivalent AMD processor. Faster processors yield faster performance.
We recommend 2 MB L2 cache. (Minimum: 512 KB)
Free Hard Disk Space
4GB. If installing from a download: three times as much space is initially needed (after the download is unpacked and installation completes, temporary files can be removed from the system)
Supported Operating Systems
Windows 8 and 8.1 32-bit and 64-bit
Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2, 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition, 64-bit
Internet Explorer® 9 or higher or the current version of Chrome™ or Firefox® to view the software’s Online Help (free download at http://www.microsoft.com)
System Requirements: The install process checks that your system meets the minimum requirements; if they are not met, Dragon NaturallySpeaking will not be installed.
A sound card supporting 16-bit recording
A DVD-ROM drive for installation from disk
An Internet connection for automatic product activation (a quick anonymous process)
Note: Supports Microsoft® Office 2010 and 2013. Does not support dictation directly into Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems. For EMR support, please use Dragon Medical Edition.