Dragon Dictation App Review

Posted on February 28, 2011

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I was a bit of a late-comer to this app. The Dragon Dictation App is the mobile device version of their almost $300 computer software program. The best part about this app is that it’s FREE!

How does it work? Basically, you open the app, start recording yourself speaking and boom – it translates your speaking into text. So, does it work well? Is it accurate? What are the your options for export once your text is successfully recorded? I’m glad you asked. :) Here’s a quick video to explain most of the answers.

It’s so accurate (as long as you aren’t slurring your words), gives you options to correct mistakes and lets you email, text, post to Facebook, Tweet or just plain ol’ copy and paste the text into any other application you have. Are there any setbacks? Just one in my experience – it’s best to keep your recordings to bursts of a maximum of 30 seconds, then wait for it to process…then keep going. So as long as you are ok with pausing every half minute, no problem (it’s good to do this anyway to check over the text to make sure it is accurate). This app is just perfect for composing long email messages and text messages from your iPhone or iPod Touch without tiring out your thumbs.

I love Dragon and use it all the time. I rate it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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