Nuance Announces Faster, More Accurate Dragon Dictate For Mac 3 With New Features


Dictate now supports Mountain Lion's new Notes and Reminders apps.
Dictate now supports Mountain Lion's new Notes and Reminders apps.

Nuance has today announced Dragon Dictate for Mac 3, the latest version of its popular dictation software. In addition to being faster and more accurate than the previous Dragon Dictate 2.5, this release also boasts “more features than ever before,” including new Smart Format Rules, wideband Bluetooth support, new correction capabilities, and more.

Dragon Dictate 3 promises 15% improvement over “out-of-the-box accuracy” than its predecessor, making it faster and easier to dictate text, create content, and command your favorite features — using only your voice.

What’s more, the software’s new Smart Format Rules let you customize your Dictate experience so that abbreviations, numbers and more are appear in the format you specify every time you dictate them. And when you get a word you’re not happy with, you can now use your speech to correct it, either by choosing an alternative word from a “richer list” or choices, or by spelling out the word you require and training Dictate as you go.

Dictate 3 also gives you more control over applications — including those built into OS X Mountain Lion:

Dragon Dictate delivers an Express Editor so that you can dictate into a text field for which it does not have Full Text Control. After you finish dictating, you can transfer the text from the Express Editor to the desired application quickly and easily by voice. In addition to general support for Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Dragon Dictate for Mac 3 offers built-in commands for the new Notes and Reminders applications in this latest OS release.

Another handy feature is Dictate’s ability to transcribe recorded audio files. When you’re away from your Mac, you can record your notes and ideas using your iPhone or iPod touch. Then you can give Dictate the audio file when you get back to your Mac, and it’ll transcribe it for you.

Dragon Dictate for Mac 3 is available to pre-order today through Nuance’s website, starting at $149.99 for upgrades from Macspeech Dictate and previous Dragon Dictate release. For new customers, the software is priced at $199.99.

Source: Nuance

  • GerryO

    Recently installed Dictate 3:
    – Destroyed a perfectly good working MBP
    – Without running Dictate, MBP lasts no longer than 15 minutes before crashes
    – Starting Dictate causes MBP to freeze 50% of the time
    – Installation of Dictate 3 blew away the 2.0 profile, so I have to re-train Dictate 3
    – Dictate 3 does not recognise the microphone recognised by the previous version
    – Requires use of the built-in mic that’s on the MBP itself (does not recognise any other device, even though the OS does)
    – Does not succeed in vocabulary training (will not actually succeed in loading a text file)
    To top it off, I could not even register on their support site, as the serial number I received with purchase is declared as “invalid’.
    I’m not even sure they tested this product.
    0 out of 5 stars. Worst product experience ever.