Dragon for Mac speech recognition software empowers individual Mac users to be more productive at work by enabling quick, accurate dictation and transcription with the right level of customization. Easily customize words such as specific industry terminology, insert frequently-used text or shortcut repetitive tasks by voice to work faster and smarter—whether you’re creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations, sending emails, filling out forms or simply looking to reduce the physical stress of typing. For professional-grade dictation on the go, automatically sync your desktop dictations and word/command customizations with your Nuance® Dragon® Anywhere-enabled mobile device to be productive by voice in the office or on the road.
The fastest and most accurate way to interact with your computer:
Delivers up to 99% speech recognition accuracy right out of the box
- Get highly accurate speech recognition results with no training required
- Eliminate spelling concerns and minimize corrections
- Enjoy superior reliability and performance with Dragon’s strong technology foundation
Provides a personalized voice-driven experience
- Achieve increasingly accurate results the more you use it
- Enjoy personalized accuracy; Dragon learns the words and phrases you use the most and spells even difficult words and proper names correctly
- Further enhance accuracy with optional advanced training or analysis of existing documents and emails
- Work your way using Smart Format Rules; dictate naturally and the text appears as you intended it to
- Work effortlessly with a solution that just “gets” you and how you speak
Speed through work with fast response times and minimal latency
- Talk at normal speeds and see words appear on the screen almost instantly
- Receive immediate feedback on what you say so you can check it right away
- Never lose a beat in your train of thought; Dragon captures your ideas as fast as you can speak them
Use your voice to dictate documents or enter text anywhere you normally type:
Dragon eliminates barriers to productivity and 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.
- Think out loud
- Overcome writer’s block
- Express yourself more creatively
- Avoid spelling errors
- Capture ideas up to three times faster than typing
- Multitask thanks to hands-free interaction
- Enter text quickly in forms, chats, social media, blogs and more
Edit and format documents—all by voice:
Dragon not only lets you dictate up to three times faster than typing, but it also allows you to make edits and apply formatting using your voice. You can select text and apply formatting such as bold, underline, capitals and more, or just speak to make needed changes. 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.
- Make edits and format text quickly—faster than using a keyboard and mouse
- Automatically format text to appear the way you want it to every time
- Easily switch between keyboard, mouse and voice so you can use the mode of input you prefer for any given task
Import/export custom word lists and vocabulary:
Dragon for Mac easily learns acronyms, proper names and business-specific terminology and phrases that you frequently use to capture your unique vocabulary the way you want. You can even import and export your custom word lists to share with colleagues.
Create custom voice commands for inserting frequently-used text:
With Dragon for Mac, it’s quick and easy to create custom voice commands to insert frequently-used text. This feature saves time and effort by letting you insert a standard reply, a signature block or other boilerplates by speaking a simple command.
Automate business processes with time-saving workflows:
Create AppleScripts, Automator Workflows, or shell scripts and let Dragon for Mac activate them by voice to automate simple workflows or multi-step business processes via voice commands.
Sync with separate Nuance Dragon Anywhere mobile app:
Dragon Anywhere is a separate, cloud-based app that provides continuous dictation capabilities, letting you create and edit documents of any length by voice—using your own customized vocabularies, shortcuts and commands—directly on your iOS or Android device. It adapts to your voice and terminology so you can dictate, edit, navigate and format quickly and accurately within your document from anywhere. Your documents can be shared and custom words and auto-texts can be synced with Dragon for Mac for seamless productivity wherever your job takes you. Gain immediate access to your dictation without having to wait or rely on a costly transcription service so can spend more time contributing to your bottom line and less time behind a desk completing administrative tasks.
Enjoy superior voice command and control in many popular applications:
Dragon gives you robust voice command and control as well as Full Text Control (full voice-driven editing and command capabilities) within many popular applications you use every day, enabling you to create documents and zip through computer tasks in record time.
Transcribe your recordings from audio files:
Dragon for Mac supports Nuanceapproved digital voice recorders for advanced recording functionality and can automatically transcribe the audio files to text back at your Mac. You may prefer to take notes by recording your voice into an audio device for later transcription, or you can work with the Dragon Anywhere mobile app for immediate, professional-grade dictation. Dragon for Mac lets you work the way that you want, to optimize your productivity on the road.
You can also accurately transcribe another single speaker’s voice from pre-recorded audio files or from podcasts. Only a 90 second audio clip of that speaker (instead of the speaker being personally present to read a passage) is required for training.
Command and control your computer by voice:
Launch applications, select menu items, press keys, switch between windows, search the Web, create and send emails and more all by voice, if you wish. Dragon for Mac gives you the flexibility to:
- Work hands-free, if desired
- Experience more ergonomic comfort when working on your computer
- Feel less stress and strain on your body
- Multitask by using your voice to dictate and execute commands
Simplify proofreading with naturalsounding text-to-speech or audio playback:
With Dragon for Mac, you can also listen to audio playback of your own dictation with the associated text highlighted on the screen.
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. With Dragon for Mac you can also use multiple audio device types within the same profile, enabling you to easily switch to another microphone while keeping all your personalized preferences for accuracy and formatting. This is useful if, for example, you use a USB mic at home, a wireless mic at work and your Mac’s built-in mic when you’re on the go. You have the option to use:
- Microphones built into Macs: You’re free to dictate documents and speak commands directly into your laptop without using a headset for optimal flexibility and convenience
- Wireless Bluetooth mic: Use a Nuance-certified Bluetooth headset microphone for outstanding wireless performance and the freedom to move while working on your computer
- Any other Nuance-approved microphone: See support.nuance.com/compatibility for more information
Extend accessibility and prevent repetitive stress injuries:
Dragon for Mac eliminates barriers for individual workers with disabilities that limit their ability to use a keyboard and mouse. In addition, it helps prevent fatigue and repetitive stress injuries by offering a comfortable, ergonomic alternative to the keyboard and mouse.
Easy to get started, easy to master:
Dragon for Mac makes it easy to get started and to become proficient quickly with regular use. It’s also simple to explore more advanced features that can boost your productivity even further.
- Fast, easy set-up gets you going with speech recognition in no time
- Helpful tutorials make it easy to become productive right away
- An intuitive design provides easy access to a rich and powerful feature set for ever-increasing productivity gains
- Additional help with in-context guidance not only gives you a hint on the spot, but it also allows you to learn essential commands over time