Dragon Dictate 3.0
Dragon Dictate 3.0
Dragon Dictate speech recognition software lets you create and edit documents, manage email, surf the web, update your Facebook or Twitter status, and more—all by voice. Open, close, and navigate between applications, or even create your own custom voice commands to execute multiple steps with a simple word or phrase. Capture your notes on-the-go using a digital voice recorder or your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with the free Dragon Recorder app. Dragon Dictate will even transcribe your recordings when you're back at your Mac. Get more done—at home, school, work, or wherever life takes you—with the power of your voice.
- Enhance productivity with fast, accurate dictation
- Conveniently use your favorite Mac Applications
- Ease of use means proficiency right out of the box
- Work more easily and comfortably on your Mac
- Mobility for improved productivity on the road
Did you notice?Capture notes wherever you are using a digital voice recorder or your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with the free Dragon Recorder app—then wirelessly transfer the audio files to your Mac.
Apple Recommends ForSave time by using your voice to compose documents, surf the web, update your Facebook status, as well as control your Mac applications.
What's in the Box?
- Dragon Dictate 3.0 software DVD
- Nuance-approved noise-canceling microphone for your headset
- Internet Access: Some Features Require Internet Access
- Media: DVD
- Mac OS X v10.7 or v10.8
- 4 GB of free hard-drive space
- Mfr. Part Number: S601A-G00-3.0
- UPC or EAN No.: 780420126985
Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products
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Ratings & Reviews
I had Dragon Dictate 11 on my PC and it worked good but then I got a iMac so I bought Dragon Dictate for Mac 3 it doesn't navigat I had Dragon Dictate 11 on my PC and it worked good but then I got a iMac so I bought Dragon Dictate for Mac 3 it doesn't navigate good at all horrible the dictate part works ok sometimes when I try to train my email address it puts a space in it sometimes other times instead of a @ it types at on my PC it would have a couple of different options for commands this one only has one for each command And the commands are all different than the one for PC this program is definitely not worth $200 and it definitely does not rate any stars I am a quadriplegic and I need a dictating program. Trying to use Dragon to dictate this review I have had numerous mistakes I am so disappointed in this program if you do not absolutely need a dictating program do not buy this. I am constantly having to use my nose to backspace and to retype and dragons support line has not been able to help me at all their excuses is that the Safari interface limits what Dragon can do all I got to say is this is a horrible program …
- Written by john C from Green Springs
109 of 135 people found this useful
Myself, I read the instructions, and followed them, and the program works great for me...
So, for all those, that have written, Myself, I read the instructions, and followed them, and the program works great for me...
So, for all those, that have written, bad reviews, I say this... "Get a life", take the time, and read the instructions, and "FOLLOW" them, and you will "NOT" have any problems with the program.
This review was written with the program...
Thank You …
- Written by John C from Lauderhill
97 of 124 people found this useful
OK Dictation Software
Am new to mac. Had Dragon Naturally Speaking 9.0 on my HP. While Dragon Dictate 3.0 does not have the functionality and accuracy o Am new to mac. Had Dragon Naturally Speaking 9.0 on my HP. While Dragon Dictate 3.0 does not have the functionality and accuracy of DNS 9.0, it is still light-years ahead of me typing entire documents from scratch. For me, it is easily worth the price because I still save countless hours by dictating, not typing. No matter what dictation software you use, you are going to have to proofread the document. A few more corrections is not a big deal to me. I'm hoping over time, they'll get it to the proficiency and functionality of DNS. In the meantime, I need DD 3.0. …
- Written by Frank D
62 of 72 people found this useful
Impressive, but flawed
The speech recognition capabilities of DragonDictate are amazing. I had an earlier version years ago and the accuracy is light yea The speech recognition capabilities of DragonDictate are amazing. I had an earlier version years ago and the accuracy is light years ahead of that. If you are writing long documents can certainly save a lot of time.
But like Charles C my biggest frustration is the way the cursor jumps around randomly, even in Dragon's own notepad program. For example, you may correct something (which, incidentally, Dragon does very well in this version), but overwrites the rest of the sentence and possibly the whole of the next line as well. Even that sentence was an example. When I said "next line" it put in a new line, which is fair enough, but when I went to correct it it overwrote "the rest of the sentence". I'm sure managing the position of the cursor is not easy to do, but this is an absolutely fundamental part of the software and undermines an otherwise excellent product. They need to get this right.
it also has issues with capitalising the beginnings of sentences and putting spaces at the beginning of a line (this sentence for example).
Another thing to keep in mind is that the thought process involved in speaking is quite different to that of typing and you may find that the quality of your writing goes down.
Overall, a remarkable product let down by some disappointing flaws. …
- Written by Richard M from Christchurch
Do not buy this if you use Word or Outlook
I have been using Dragon for the past 12 years on my PC without a problem. I switched to an iMac which which I love however Drag I have been using Dragon for the past 12 years on my PC without a problem. I switched to an iMac which which I love however Dragon does not work well within Microsoft Word or Outlook. When dictating the cursor moves around randomly jumbling your text, Inserting unwanted text, inserting punctuation in the wrong places and you wind up spending just as much time fixing it as you do dictating. Software support is no help as they give the same solutions of remove and reinstall but the same problems keep occurring. Several blog comments also describe the problem however there is no solution yet. Perhaps it will be a bug fix in the future but as of right now I would not recommend this product as it is very expensive and can be quite frustrating. If you don't use Word or Outlook, I would recommended this product. …
- Written by Charles C from Rancho Cucamonga
20 of 21 people found this useful
what a pain
This should be in beta phase. Crashes with complete losses on a Mac - works decently on non Mac computers. Misses key functionalit This should be in beta phase. Crashes with complete losses on a Mac - works decently on non Mac computers. Misses key functionalities like vocabulary and other helpful items. …
- Written by victoria V from SARASOTA
13 of 18 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can I create meeting agendas with Dragon? Is it comparable to publisher for windows? What Mac software will work like publisher?
- Asked by Sandra B from Clinton
No answers yet
There is no limit. Dragon works differently from speech recognition built into Mac OS. The Mac versi There is no limit. Dragon works differently from speech recognition built into Mac OS. The Mac version is time limited. Dragon converts your speech to text 'on the fly' and will work for as long as you talk. …
- Answered by Bryan K from Page
can dragon be used on the airbook mac?
- Asked by Theresa M from Watertown
I have used Dragon successfully on a 13" Air.
- Answered by Bryan K from Page
can dragon dictate 3.0 be programmed to respond to 2 different voices?
- Asked by Linda S from St. Thomas
The licence with Dragon allows only 1 voice. 2 voices need 2 licences.
- Answered by Bryan K from Page
Can Dragon Dictate 3.0 be used with a MacPro running Snow Leopard 10.8??
- Asked by Larry D from Boulder
NO! Snow Leopard is not 10.8-it is 10.6.8. I just bought the Dragon Dictate 3.0 for my 92 year old NO! Snow Leopard is not 10.8-it is 10.6.8. I just bought the Dragon Dictate 3.0 for my 92 year old Mother for Christmas and have not installed it yet. She has Snow Leopard and I need to upgrade her MAC OS to either Lion (10.7) or Mountain Lion (10.8) for this version to work.
I have been doing a lot of researching and think the new I-Macs with the Mountain Lion Operating System installed and the other great improvements to the hardware and software would rationalize buying her a new Mac and having all of the additional features for elderly people with disabilities and then installing the new Dragon Dictate that will also be a companion APP with her new I-pad for recording. …
- Answered by Lance P from Miami