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Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium

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Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 12 (formerly Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred) will help you get a lot more done a lot quicker. Create documents, spreadsheets, reports, e-mails, and surf the web with simple shortcuts – just by speaking. Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 is perfect for small business users, PC enthusiasts, students, and more. It is easy-to-use, and over three times faster than typing.

Right out of the box, Dragon NaturallySpeaking is extremely accurate (up to 99%); however, it gets smarter and smarter the more you use it. Just use your voice to dictate and edit in Microsoft Word, Excel, Corel WordPerfect, and basically all Windows-based applications. You can even dictate into a handheld device when you’re away from your PC, or use a Bluetooth microphone. Once you are back on your computer, Dragon will transcribe the audio files. Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 also recognises a number of different accents for even further improved accuracy.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking is easier than ever – you can get started right away! Dragon NaturallySpeaking supports 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 8. If you are a Mac user, please see Dragon Dictate for Mac.

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Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Key Features

  • The world’s #1 speech software – Dragon NaturallySpeaking products have won over 175 major awards for accuracy and ease-of-use, and are used by millions of people around the world – more people than any other speech recognition software!
  • Amazingly accurate – Dragon NaturallySpeaking is up to 99% accurate, and often more accurate than typing. Dragon NaturallySpeaking never makes a spelling mistake, and it gets smarter the more you use it. Compared to the previous version, Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home 12 can show up to 20% improvement in out-of-box accuracy.
  • 3 times faster than typing! – Most people speak over 120 words per minute, but type less than 40 words in the same amount of time. Dragon NaturallySpeaking lets you create letters and e-mails about three times faster than typing. The latest version boosts performance with easier correction and editing options, as well as by giving you more control over your command preferences. In fact, the time it takes for words to appear on your screen is now half of the previous couple of versions!
  • Time-saving shortcuts – With the Dragon Voice Shortcuts, common tasks have been collapsed into time-saving shortcuts; simple commands that make using your computer faster than ever. Whether you want to schedule a meeting, send an email, or search Google, Wikipidia or a map for information, simply say it out loud and Dragon NaturallySpeaking will do all the work!
  • Extremely easy-to-use! – With Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12, no script-reading is needed to get started. You can dictate letters, e-mails and surf the web by voice right away! A full set of on-screen tutorials and a Nuance-approved free noise-cancelling microphone are included for FREE with the software (Headset only included in physical shipment purchase).
  • Use with any Windows program – Use your voice to dictate, edit and control programs like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Express, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Excel, PowerPoint, Facebook, Twitter, and Corel WordPerfect. Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 has also kept up with the most recent releases, supporting for example Windows 8, Office 2013, and Internet Explorer 10. It also gives you enhanced experience with Gmail and Hotmail/
  • Tools for your mobile life – Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 12 offers several ways to simplify your life also while away from the computer: The free Dragon Remote Microphone App turns your compatible iPhone, iPod touch (4th gen), iPad or Android device into a wireless microphone for use with Dragon over a WiFi network; and the free Dragon Recorder App lets you record high-quality audio files using your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch (4th gen). Wideband Bluetooth support provides outstanding wireless performance with no training required. Once back at your computer, Dragon will transcribe the audio files.

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Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 System Requirements

  • CPU: Minimum: 1 GHz Intel® Pentium® or equivalent AMD processor or 1.66 GHz Intel® Atom® processor. Recommendation: 2.2 GHz Intel® Dual Core or equivalent AMD processor. (IMPORTANT: SSE2 instruction set required)
  • RAM: Minimum: 1 GB for Windows XP and Windows Vista, and 2 GB for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 & 2012. Recommendation: 2 GB RAM for Windows XP and Windows Vista, and 4 GB for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2008 or 2012.
  • Processor Cache: Minimum: 512 KB. Recommendation: 2 MB.
  • Free hard disk space: 3.2 GB (4 GB for localised non-English versions) if installing from a disk. NOTE: Three times as much space needed initially if installing from a download (temporary files can be removed from the system once the download is unpacked and installation completed).
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer® 7 or higher (free download at target=”blank”).
  • Sound card supporting 16-bit recording.
  • DVD-ROM drive required for installation from disk.
  • Nuance-approved noise-cancelling headset microphone (included with purchase). See details and other compatible devices (list includes USB adapters and digital voice recorders).
  • Internet connection for product activation (quick and anonymous).

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 8, 32-bit and 64-bit.
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (SP1), 32-bit and 64-bit.
  • Microsoft Windows Vista (SP2), 32-bit and 64-bit.
  • Microsoft Windows XP (SP3), 32-bit only.
  • Windows Server 2008 (SP2), 32-bit and 64-bit.
  • Windows Server 2008 (R2 SP2), 64-bit.
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition, 64-bit.

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Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Premium vs Home Comparison

The comparison matrix below outlines the features of Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home (£79.99) and Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium (£149.99), both for PCs.

Interested in the Mac version of Dragon? See Dragon Dictate for Mac.


Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home


Dragon NaturallySpeaking Version Comparison - Premium

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium


Up to 99% accuracy

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Home & Premium editions both have an up to 99% voice recognition accuracy rate when turning voice into text. Since the previous version, Dragon has gone through an up to 20% increase in out-of-the-box accuracy; however, the software adapts to your voice and writing style, and will get better and more accurate over time. Dragon can also be personalised with a custom vocabulary of acronyms, proper names, and other unique phrases you frequently use.
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3x faster than typing

Most people speak over 120 words per minute, but type less than 40 words in the same amount of time. Dragon NaturallySpeaking lets you create letters and e-mails about three times faster than typing. Boost performance further with easier correction and editing options, as well as more control over your command preferences.
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Automatic system configuration

During installation, Dragon NaturallySpeaking automatically detects available PC resources (CPU, Processor Cache, and RAM) and configures your system for optimal use.
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Edits and corrections by voice

Dragon NaturallySpeaking has great out-of-the-box accuracy, and gets smarter the more you use it; however, if needed, you can make corrections to your texts by speaking. More – as well as more likely – word choice options have been included to make changes both quicker and easier. You can also format text by voice; e.g. using commands to delete/bold/underline/italicise/capitalise/copy/cut the specified words. Dragon can even adapt its format rules by detecting your format corrections, e.g. abbreviations, numbers, and more, to make sure your dictated text looks the way you want it to every time.
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Software optimisation tools

Dragon NaturallySpeaking comes with Acoustic and Language Model Optimiser features. For instance, use the “Nothing But Speech” filter to automatically eliminate um/ah sounds. The software can now remind you to analyse documents and sent emails, as well as to run Language Optimisation upon file save to boost accuracy even further.
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Help system & tutorials

Dragon NaturallySpeaking includes a comprehensive help system and tutorials to introduce you to the software, including fun exercises showing best practices when it comes to dictation, editing, and formatting.
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Free noise-cancelling microphone

Nuance-approved free noise-cancelling microphone comes with the software for FREE (box version only; download version does not include free microphone.
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Use in Internet Explorer, Firefox & Chrome

Use Dragon to search the web in Microsoft Internet Explorer®, Mozilla® Firefox® or Google Chrome™; compose emails in Gmail™ and Hotmail®/; or post updates to your favorite social networking site, including Facebook and Twitter. Use Dragon Voice Shortcuts to send email to multiple friends by saying e.g. “Send email to Sarah Peterson and Robert Cole”, or locate anything on the Internet using simple commands like “Search the Web for coffee shops in Minneapolis, Minnesota.”
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Word processing support

Use Dragon NaturallySpeaking to dictate documents in Microsoft® Word, NotePad, WordPad, OpenOffice™ Writer, Corel® WordPerfect®, or DragonPad (Dragon’s own word processor, included with the software). School work, projects for work, or any other document that needs to be put on paper will be a breeze.
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Support for Excel & PowerPoint

Use Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium edition to create spreadsheets and work in Microsoft® Excel. Also dictate presentations in PowerPoint. Please note that support for Excel and PowerPoint is not included in the Home edition.
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Dragon Voice Shortcuts

Dragon Voice Shortcuts™ turn common multi-step tasks into simple voice commands. Use Shortcuts to quickly and easily create and send emails, schedule appointments, post to Facebook or Twitter, search your desktop (e.g. “Search Computer for Annual Budget”) or the Internet (e.g. “Search news for ”).
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Text to Speech

Dragon NaturallySpeaking now has more natural-sounding Text-To-Speech functionality, which reads editable text for easy proofing and multi-tasking. Complete with fast-forward, rewind, and speed and volume control. This feature is available in both Dragon Home and Dragon Premium; however, for more advanced correction and editing tools, including the ability to playback your speech in documents, Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium is required.
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Advanced correction & editing

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium comes with advanced correction and editing tools, including the ability to playback your speech in documents.
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Multiple audio sources per profile

With Dragon Premium, you have the ability to create multiple audio sources (more than one type of audio input device) sharing a vocabulary within the same profile. This feature is not available in Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home.
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Mobile dictation & transcription

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium lets you capture notes and ideas while they are still fresh in your mind — no matter where you are. Dictate content at work, home, school or on the go; then let your Dragon Premium software automatically transcribe the audio files to text once back at your PC. For additional freedom and flexibility, simply use your iPhone®, iPod® touch (4th gen), iPad® or compatible Android™ device as a remote microphone. Dragon Premium also supports the use of Bluetooth devices.
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Dragon Remote Mic mobile app

Use Nuance’s free mobile app, Dragon Remote Mic, to turn your compatible iPhone, iPod touch (4th gen), iPad or Android device into a wireless microphone for use with Dragon over a WiFi network. To get started is easy: use the camera on your device to scan the barcode that Dragon 12 provides on-screen.
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Custom voice commands

In addition to the commands included in Dragon Voice Shortcuts, Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium lets you create custom commands to insert frequently used text and/or graphics by voice. As an example, you can add a command to insert your full address when you say “home address”. Routine computer-related tasks will be quicker than ever. Custom commands are not supported in Dragon Home.
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Import/export custom word lists and profiles

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium gives you the ability to import and export custom word lists and user profiles. For example, if you often use specialised vocabulary in your documents, maybe for a profession or a hobby, you can save a custom word list as a .txt file and easily import it directly into Dragon Premium 12. Depending on the size of your list, this can prove to be a tremendous timesaver.
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