Nuance Communications has announced Dragon Dictate for Mac, version 4. It’s an update of the personalized voice recognition software. The upgrade has improved accuracy with new and improved speech recognition technology, and now features the ability to transcribe text from any single speaker’s pre-recorded audio file, combining both voice recognition and transcription offerings into one powerful product.
As a pure 64-bit application, Dragon Dictate for Mac, version 4, now enables higher performance and improved memory management capabilities over previous versions, says Peter Mahoney, chief marketing officer, Nuance. In addition, Dragon Dictate for Mac lets you control your Gmail inbox within the Safari or Firefox browser with a few simple voice commands.
Dragon Dictate provides Full Text Control in Gmail, so you can mix your talking and typing and still be able to edit, correct and format your text using voice commands. The software also supports Full Text Control in Apple Pages 4.3 simply by using one’s voice.
What’s more, Dragon Dictate for Mac 4 includes features from Nuance MacSpeech Scribe — creating a single voice offering that can not only transcribe your own voice, but can transcribe text from pre-recorded, single-speaker audio files in many different formats, such as .mp3, .mp4 and .wav. For instance, teaching assistants and students can record lectures at close range and turn them into text, and field workers can now transcribe recordings of their interviews directly from their digital recorder or smartphone.
The English version of Dragon Dictate for Mac, version 4, is available immediately starting at US$199.99 on www.nuance.com, as well as through Nuance’s global network of reseller partners, software retailers and professional sales organizations. Dragon Dictate for Mac offers special upgrade pricing for current Dragon Dictate for Mac and MacSpeech Scribe registered users.