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The Best Voice Dictation Software

By Joe Romm  

"The Best Voice Dictation Software"

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Okay, this is somewhat off topic, although I do all of my blogging using Dragon NaturallySpeaking (DNS) voice dictation software.

Anyway, a lot of people I know tried voice dictation a few years ago and gave up on it, since it wasn’t that good, especially IBM’s Via Voice. But the DNS software is really kickass now.


I have been recommending DNS (from Nuance) to people since version 8.0. I just downloaded version 9.5 VR for Vista — and with five minutes of training it is incredibly accurate. Plus you can navigate all major programs — you can easily dictate into Word and even a WordPress window or even a Firefox web address line.

You should try to get a computer with 2 GB RAM, though since voice dictation is a memory hog.

Anyway, if you are tired of typing, give it a try. I’m confident you’ll be happy with the results.

And if you see an odd-looking mistake on the blog, it is probably the PC “mis-hearing” me.

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5 Responses to The Best Voice Dictation Software

  1. Sorghum Crow says:

    Interesting, I can’t wait till everyone in the surrounding cubicles is using voice recognition…

  2. Joe says:

    Yes, it’s true, the system won’t work that well in open office environment. I work out of a home office so I don’t have that problem. Still, it isn’t any noisier than talking on the phone, if that is any consolation.

  3. Zabela says:

    Well then maybe its time to ditch the hateful “cubes” and go back to real offices again… a little privacy can go a long way.

  4. A lot of positive reviews about DNS, I’m going to try my hands on it now.

    Hope it helps me better in school.

  5. Robert DIngman says:

    Can I get this software in french English and Spanish?