Nuance Communications ( has unveiled Dragon Dictate for Mac 2.5, a new release of the speech recognition software for the Mac.

Building on the improved accuracy, faster performance, and powerful new voice commands introduced in Dragon Dictate 2.0, Dragon Dictate for Mac 2.5 adds new features that make it easier to create documents, send emails, surf the Web, share social status and interact with many Mac applications, according to the folks at Nuance. For the first time, Dragon Dictate users can combine dictation and voice commands with mouse and keyboard entry within Microsoft Word 2011, making it easier to create and edit documents.

Dragon Dictate 2.5 also takes advantage of the recently introduced Dragon Remote Mic App, a free iOS app on the Apple App Store that makes it possible to use an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad as a wireless microphone for Dragon via a Wi-Fi network connection.

Dragon Dictate 2.5 for Mac is available immediately starting at US$179.99 through Nuance’s website as well as its global network of reseller partners, software retailers and professional sales organizations. Dragon Dictate 2.5 is a free upgrade for current Dragon Dictate 2.0 users. For additional information on features, editions, pricing and volume licensing programs, go to the Nuance web site.