Disclaimer: I received this app free of charge. However everyone can do the same, the app currently retails for free. (Possibly only for a limited time)

When I downloaded the Dragon dictation app I didn’t have very high expectations but the price was right…FREE. At best I was hoping for about a 75% accuracy and I figured I’d play around with it a bit then delete it. The user interface is clean and simple, the app doesn’t try to do too much.

With my first try I spoke 12 words and it got 11 out of 12 correct. The word that was dictated wrong was easy to correct with a drop down menu or opening the keyboard. My next test was to include some, well how should I put this…adult language. Dragon handled it like a champ and got 100% accuracy while included one “*” in each word. These tests were done in my (somewhat quiet) office, I figured the real test was while driving home. I was impressed that in a noisier environment the dictation was surprisingly accurate missing only 1 out of 10 words.

The limit in length is 30 seconds but for a txt message or email sent from a phone I think that’s plenty.

Once the dictation is complete you’re given the option to open email, txt message or send to clipboard.

An app that I figured would quickly get deleted is going to actually moving closer to my home screen if not actually on the home screen.

Screen Shots:

Dragon Dictation Screen Shot

Dragon Dictation Screen Shot

Dragon Dictation Screen Shot

Dragon Dictation Screen Shot

Link to yahoo article on the updated privacy statement.

Dragon/Nuance web site.

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